Cat diesel roof support carriers incorporate the most efficient engines and powertrains available while boasting the lowest level of general body air emissions amongst underground diesel vehicles. Many proprietary developments – such as dry scrubber and wet bath exhaust systems with diesel particulate filtration and horizontal or vertical configuration cooling radiators – make Cat diesel roof support carriers a safe and powerful solution for your longwall move. They can move any roof support over any distance and over various roadway conditions with speed and efficiency.
Cat diesel vehicles across the product range share industry-proven drive units; diesel engines and other major components from the world’s leading OEM manufacturers. We combine this with our own expertise in developing low-emission solutions:
Particulate filtration system
Inline purifier catalytic converter
Zero-smoke dry particulate exhaust system
New wet scrubber exhaust system
Posistop brakes for extra safety
Positorque axles for superior traction
4-speed power shift transmission for smooth operation
The Power You Need
A combination of Cat battery- and diesel-powered vehicles can offer the ideal solution for longwall installations and moves.
Diesel-powered roof support carriers carry your roof supports the full distance at maximum speed and lowest cost. Diesel equipment is a good option for new longwall installations as they do not require electrical infrastructure such as cabling and charging stations and can operate at higher speeds over long distances, up steeper gradients and over rougher terrain – conditions not suitable for battery-powered vehicles.
Diesel Power for the Long Haul
Diesel-powered equipment is used in nearly all underground mines in various tasks and functions around the world.
There are many technical features of Cat diesel vehicles that make them unique in the underground mining industry. Their general body air emissions are one of the lowest in the field, and the fact that they are compact, powerful machines with a small roadway presence and the capability to be used for multiple tasks means a high return on investment.
Cat diesel-powered roof support carriers offer independence and flexibility when you need it most – during longwall moves and reinstallation.
The four-wheel drive and rear engine arrangement are designed to offer high stability and high tractive effort whether loaded or unloaded on the roadway or installing roof supports at the longwall face.
RAS – Rapid Attachment System
The Rapid Attachment System available for the CL10 and CL15 makes an accessory change a one-man operation, allowing a broad range of accessories to be fitted in moments without removing the backing plate. Utilizing the LHD with RAS attachments during longwall relocations can greatly reduce lost production time.