FH120

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Overview

Our flexible and maneuverable battery-powered face haulers are designed to maximize the payload capacity in a given seam height. They're equipped with the HiPac 10 VFD Drive System, which increases ground speeds, improves haulage cycle time and delivers more work per battery discharge. Operators are comfortably and safely enclosed in a thick steel envelope with a clear view front and back. Convenient operator's control stick and scoop-type controls enable productivity. And to change directions, operators simply turn their heads.

Specifications

Units:
Operating Height 1.42-2.13 m (56-84 in) 1.42-2.13 m (56-84 in) Less
Max. Carrying Capacity 17 tonnes (19 tons) 17 tonnes (19 tons) Less
Power Type Battery Battery Less
Empty Weight 42.5 tons 38.6 tonnes Less
Engine N/A N/A Less
Ground Clearance 305 or 356 mm (12 or 14 in) 305 or 356 mm (12 or 14 in) Less
Load Discharge Time 24.0 Seconds 24.0 Seconds Less
Max. Tram Speed 6.0 mph 9.65 km/h Less
Overall Length (with tailgate) 40.42 ft 12.32 m Less
Overall Width 11.19 ft 3.41 m Less
Power Dual 56 kW (75 hp) AC motors Dual 56 kW (75 hp) AC motors Less
Wheel/Tires 1118 or 1270 mm (44 or 50 in) 1118 or 1270 mm (44 or 50 in) Less

General Data

Frame Height 1168-1245 mm (46-49 in) 1168-1245 mm (46-49 in) Less
Operating Height 1422-2133 mm (56-84 in) 1422-2133 mm (56-84 in) Less
Payload Capacity 19.0 tons 17.0 tonnes Less
Power Type Battery Battery Less

Wheelbase

Empty Weights – With 120-SSP110-19 Battery 82820.0 lb 37566.0 kg Less
Empty Weights – With 120-SSP140-19 Battery 87020.0 lb 39471.0 kg Less
Empty Weights – Without Battery 59580.0 lb 27025.0 kg Less

Design Gross Vehicle Weight

Cubic Meters/Cubic Feet Capacity: (Maximum Payload – Calculated) – Heaped with 101.6 mm (4 in) Sideboards 702.0 ft3 19.88 m3 Less
Cubic Meters/Cubic Feet Capacity: (Maximum Payload – Calculated) – Heaped with 152.4 mm (6 in) Sideboards 729.0 ft3 20.64 m3 Less
Cubic Meters/Cubic Feet Capacity: (Maximum Payload – Calculated) – Heaped with 50.8 mm (2 in) Sideboards 678.0 ft3 19.2 m3 Less
Cubic Meters/Cubic Feet Capacity: (Maximum Payload – Calculated) – Heaped with No Sideboards 653.0 ft3 18.49 m3 Less

Turning Radius

Discharge Time 24 seconds 24 seconds Less
Steering Articulation 120 degrees total 120 degrees total Less
Terrain Compensation Articulation (+) 15 degree/(–) 10 degree (+) 15 degree/(–) 10 degree Less
Tram Speed (Speed will vary depending on floor conditions) 0-9.66 km/h (0-6 mph) 0-9.66 km/h (0-6 mph) Less

Hydraulics and Controls

Components Tuned battery-lift shock absorption for ride comfort Tuned battery-lift shock absorption for ride comfort Less
Components Battery-lift float function to ease battery change Battery-lift float function to ease battery change Less
Components Auto-retract function to automatically return ejector to load position while tramming Auto-retract function to automatically return ejector to load position while tramming Less
Components Larger brake release hand pump – 8 to 10 pumps required Larger brake release hand pump – 8 to 10 pumps required Less
Components Battery lift load-locking counterbalance valves for safety Battery lift load-locking counterbalance valves for safety Less
Components Service tees provided for ease of gauge installation to troubleshoot and/or service Service tees provided for ease of gauge installation to troubleshoot and/or service Less
Components Pressure-compensated pump hydraulic system for optimal performance Pressure-compensated pump hydraulic system for optimal performance Less
Components Hydraulic component design and placement for ease of service and/or maintenance and fewer hydraulic components and hoses Hydraulic component design and placement for ease of service and/or maintenance and fewer hydraulic components and hoses Less
Components Bulkhead-mounted hosing for ease of service and/or maintenance Bulkhead-mounted hosing for ease of service and/or maintenance Less
Components 37.85 L/min (10 gal/min) powered and filtered hydraulic oil tank fill 37.85 L/min (10 gal/min) powered and filtered hydraulic oil tank fill Less

Hydraulics

Battery Changer Cylinder Two (2) double-acting cylinders with 63.5 mm (2.5 in) forged rods and internal load checks. Two (2) double-acting cylinders with 63.5 mm (2.5 in) forged rods and internal load checks. Less
Battery Float Two position-3-way valve Two position-3-way valve Less
Pump Main hydraulic system, pressure compensated piston pump directly splined to pump motor at 20 687 kPa (3,000 psi) Main hydraulic system, pressure compensated piston pump directly splined to pump motor at 20 687 kPa (3,000 psi) Less
Pump Monitored by a glycerin-filled main system pressure gauge Monitored by a glycerin-filled main system pressure gauge Less
Pump Motor Alternating current motor: MSHA totally enclosed, explosion-proof, non-ventilated cooling, and foot-mounted Alternating current motor: MSHA totally enclosed, explosion-proof, non-ventilated cooling, and foot-mounted Less
Pump Motor Mine-duty laminated frame Mine-duty laminated frame Less
Reservoir 257.408 L (68 gal) capacity reservoir equipped with breather and removable suction strainer. 257.408 L (68 gal) capacity reservoir equipped with breather and removable suction strainer. Less
Steering Cylinder Two (2) double-acting cylinders with 63.5 mm (2.5 in) forged rods. Equipped with integrated shock-absorption relief system. Two (2) double-acting cylinders with 63.5 mm (2.5 in) forged rods. Equipped with integrated shock-absorption relief system. Less
Valve Bank Five-section parallel type equipped with glycerin-filled pressure-monitoring gauge Five-section parallel type equipped with glycerin-filled pressure-monitoring gauge Less
Valve Bank Functions: • Eject/Retract • Vertical Articulation (Terrain Compensation) • Battery Lift (Changer) • Battery Lock • Steering Functions: • Eject/Retract • Vertical Articulation (Terrain Compensation) • Battery Lift (Changer) • Battery Lock • Steering Less

Drive Train

Design Two proprietary design Two proprietary design Less
Design Double-reduction parallel primary reducers equipped with integral multiple wet disc brakes and axle shaft Double-reduction parallel primary reducers equipped with integral multiple wet disc brakes and axle shaft Less
Design Mounted to a proprietary design planetary wheel end Mounted to a proprietary design planetary wheel end Less

Electric Drive Train

Components Operator interface diagnostic and information display Operator interface diagnostic and information display Less
Components Variable-frequency traction drive Variable-frequency traction drive Less
Components Lead acid battery DC power source Lead acid battery DC power source Less
Components 36 kW (48 hp) inverter duty AC inductance pump motor 36 kW (48 hp) inverter duty AC inductance pump motor Less
Components Control system with operator interface accelerator and operator interface control handle Control system with operator interface accelerator and operator interface control handle Less
Components 56 kW (75 hp) AC inductance traction motor 56 kW (75 hp) AC inductance traction motor Less

Brakes

Automatic Brake Spring-applied, hydraulic-released braking system controlled by electrical/hydraulic solenoid Spring-applied, hydraulic-released braking system controlled by electrical/hydraulic solenoid Less
Automatic Brake Equipped with totally enclosed multiple wet disc brake in each drive unit Equipped with totally enclosed multiple wet disc brake in each drive unit Less
Automatic Brake Equipped with manual hand pump brake release and glycerin-filled pressure monitoring gauge Equipped with manual hand pump brake release and glycerin-filled pressure monitoring gauge Less
Service Two (2) hydraulically actuated, multiple wet disc brakes Two (2) hydraulically actuated, multiple wet disc brakes Less

Frame

Type Heavy-duty, with bends utilized where applicable to reduce the number of indeterminate stresses introduced by welding. Heavy-duty, with bends utilized where applicable to reduce the number of indeterminate stresses introduced by welding. Less

Center Section

Type Heavy-duty, dual-articulation joint, welded steel construction with steel pivot pins Heavy-duty, dual-articulation joint, welded steel construction with steel pivot pins Less
Type Axial load rating of 261 269 kg (576,000 lb) Axial load rating of 261 269 kg (576,000 lb) Less
Type Horizontal self-aligning pivot thrust bearings on the primary articulation and ball bearing on secondary articulation Horizontal self-aligning pivot thrust bearings on the primary articulation and ball bearing on secondary articulation Less

Battery Changer

Type Ground Level Battery Changer System Ground Level Battery Changer System Less
Type No battery stands are required. No battery stands are required. Less
Type The FH120 is equipped with an Attach/Detach tilt-style battery change system. The FH120 is equipped with an Attach/Detach tilt-style battery change system. Less

Operator’s Compartment

Features Manual breaker lever reset Manual breaker lever reset Less
Features Easily visible glycerin-filled gauges Easily visible glycerin-filled gauges Less
Features Full height back and head protection Full height back and head protection Less
Features Heavy-duty, adjustable, ergonomically designed operator’s seat Heavy-duty, adjustable, ergonomically designed operator’s seat Less
Features Ergonomically designed control stick, for one-hand control of face hauler Ergonomically designed control stick, for one-hand control of face hauler Less
Features Right-foot-operated accelerator switch pedal Right-foot-operated accelerator switch pedal Less
Features Dual panic tape switches that de-energize electrical system and apply automatic brake Dual panic tape switches that de-energize electrical system and apply automatic brake Less
Features Warning gong Warning gong Less
Features Left-hand mechanical steering handle Left-hand mechanical steering handle Less
Features Right-hand false bottom ejection/retraction handle Right-hand false bottom ejection/retraction handle Less
Features Right-hand vertical articulation handle (terrain compensation) Right-hand vertical articulation handle (terrain compensation) Less
Features Right-hand battery changer handle Right-hand battery changer handle Less
Features Right-hand battery lock/unlock handle Right-hand battery lock/unlock handle Less
Features Right-hand battery float handle (independently located separate from valve bank) Right-hand battery float handle (independently located separate from valve bank) Less
Features Left-foot brake pedal Left-foot brake pedal Less
Features Side egress, access Side egress, access Less

Major Features


Freedom of Movement

Cableless face haulers have several advantages over cable-driven shuttle cars: They have greater freedom of movement as there are no trailing cables, and travel is not restricted by cable length, typically 200 meters or less.


Packed with Power

Because of their superior productivity and flexibility, Caterpillar has focused on battery- and diesel-powered face haulers.


The Clean Air Act

Cat® battery-powered face haulers do not burden the mine environment with emissions or heat. Due to infinitely variable power control, they are the ideal vehicle for conditions where heat, emissions and noise would impact work and where a flexible vehicle is needed.


State-of-the-Art Drive Technology

Since their introduction, Cat face haulers have led the indus­try with state-of-the-art drive technology. The latest Caterpillar innovation is the HiPAC 10 VFD control system, which drives the motive traction and hydraulic systems, and provides the operator with machine management information.


Ergonomically-designed Cockpits

The operator’s compartment provides a safe and comfortable working environment. Clear lines of sight are provided to the front, back, and sides.


Frame Design

Ruggedness and durability are the key elements in the life of a battery-powered hauler. Through the use of Finite Element Analysis, each Cat frame is de­­signed for maximum strength without adding power-robbing weight.


Heavy-Duty Ball Bearing Center Section

Cat face haulers offer the strongest center sections in the market and superior oscillation in tough conditions. The rolling-element oscillation bearing ensures smooth ground-contour following of driven wheels for maximum traction.


Proven Mine Duty Drivetrain

Cat face haulers feature dual 56 kW (75 hp) AC 3 phase motors.


One Powerful Package

The Cat East Penn battery is built for the long run, providing the lowest cost of ownership in the industry.


FH120 Standard Equipment

Each design maximizes payloads in a given seam height.

True tracking geometry improves maneuverability and decreases haulage cycle time.

The Cat HiPAC 10 VFD drive system increases empty and loaded ground speed, improving haulage cycle time, delivering more work per battery charge and providing a machine management system.

No trailing cables means unlimited flexibility when traversing the mine and getting to and from the face.

Operators are comfortably and safely enclosed in a thick steel compartment with clear visibility to front and rear.

Face haulers are powered by the East Penn Deka battery which provides the highest level of performance and productivity.

FH120 Optional Equipment

Sideboards

Battery plugs/change cables/receptacles

Chargers

Batteries

Controller protective guarding

Pump motor protective guarding

Canopy extension adapters

A Commitment to the Mining Industry

As the demand for commodities grows, mining companies need a partner to support them in their efforts. Caterpillar is committed to being that partner.

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