R2900 XE (Diesel-Electric)

Underground Mining Load Haul Dump (LHD) Loaders R2900 XE (Diesel-Electric)

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Key Specs

Engine Model
Cat® C15
Cat® C15
Engine Power - Stage V Engine - ISO 14396:2002
449 HP
335 kW
Nominal Payload Capacity
40785 lb
18500 kg

Overview

CLEANER. FASTER. MORE POWERFUL

Built on the platform of our most popular underground loaders, the new R2900 XE is the first Cat® diesel electric underground LHD. It’s a productive, powerful, reliable machine built to meet the underground mining industry’s need for bigger payloads, faster loading and reduced emissions.
Its powerful diesel electric drive engine is EU Stage V compliant, and it offers the power to match its class-leading 18.5-tonne . The R2900 XE is highly productive, with smooth and quick machine responses combined with improved digging and tramming performance. Employing electric drive components reduces fuel burn and improves productivity — helping mines reduce greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.

Benefits

SUPERIOR PRODUCTIVITY

Thanks to a number of new and improved features, the R2900 XE delivers a +20% increase in productivity.
(Compared to R2900G)

GREATER THAN 35% IMPROVED LIFT BREAKOUT FORCE

The R2900 XE employs a high efficiency electric drive system and is powered by a quiet, reliable and durable Cat® C15 engine.

REDUCED MAINTENANCE and REPAIR

A number of features and improvements contribute to ensuring the R2900 XE is easier and less expensive to maintain, driving down cost per ton and increasing availability.

Product Specifications for R2900 XE (Diesel-Electric)

Engine Model Cat® C15 Cat® C15
Engine Power - Stage V Engine - ISO 14396:2002 449 HP 335 kW
Engine Power - Tier 2/Stage II Engine - ISO 14396:2002 447 HP 333 kW
Bore 5.39 in 137 mm
Stroke 6.77 in 172 mm
Displacement 928 in³ 15.2 l
Note (1) Power ratings apply at a rated speed of 1,600 rpm for Tier 2/Stage II model engine when tested under the reference conditions for the specified standard. Power ratings apply at a rated speed of 1,600 rpm for Tier 2/Stage II model engine when tested under the reference conditions for the specified standard.
Note (2) Power ratings apply at a rated speed of 1,600 rpm for Stage V model engine when tested under the reference conditions for the specified standard. Power ratings apply at a rated speed of 1,600 rpm for Stage V model engine when tested under the reference conditions for the specified standard.
Note (3) All rating conditions are based on ISO/TR 14396, inlet air standard conditions with a total barometric pressure of 100 kPa (29.5 in Hg), with a vapor pressure of 1 kPa (.295 in Hg), and 25° C (77° F). Performance measured using fuel to EPA specifications in 40 CFR Part 1065 and EU specifications in Directive 97/68/EC with a density of 0.845-0.850 kg/L @ 15° C (59° F) and fuel inlet temperature 40° C (104° F). All rating conditions are based on ISO/TR 14396, inlet air standard conditions with a total barometric pressure of 100 kPa (29.5 in Hg), with a vapor pressure of 1 kPa (.295 in Hg), and 25° C (77° F). Performance measured using fuel to EPA specifications in 40 CFR Part 1065 and EU specifications in Directive 97/68/EC with a density of 0.845-0.850 kg/L @ 15° C (59° F) and fuel inlet temperature 40° C (104° F).
Note (4) Minimal engine derating* required up to 2926 m (9,600 ft) at rated speed for Stage V engines and 3505 m (11,500 ft) for Tier 2/Stage II equivalent engines. Minimal engine derating* required up to 2926 m (9,600 ft) at rated speed for Stage V engines and 3505 m (11,500 ft) for Tier 2/Stage II equivalent engines.
Note (5) Optional DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) Package available. Optional DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) Package available.
Note (6) * <5% * <5%
Nominal Payload Capacity 40785 lb 18500 kg
Gross Machine Mass 172157 lb 78089 kg
Shipping Weight 131988 lb 59869 kg
Static Tipping Load - Straight Ahead - Lift Arms Horizontal 95407 lb 43276 kg
Static Tipping Load - Full Turn - Lift Arms Horizontal 82889 lb 37598 kg
Breakout Force - Lift (ISO) 71500 lb 32500 kg
Breakout Force - Tilt (ISO) 92500 lb 42000 kg
Operating Mass* 122300 lb 55462 kg
Operating Mass* - Front Axle 54400 lb 24685 kg
Operating Mass* - Rear Axle 67900 lb 30777 kg
Operating Mass + Rated Payload* 163100 lb 73962 kg
Operating Mass + Rated Payload* - Front Axle 120100 lb 54480 kg
Operating Mass + Rated Payload* - Rear Axle 43000 lb 19482 kg
Note * Calculated Weight. * Calculated Weight.
Transmission Type Cat switched reluctance electric drive Cat switched reluctance electric drive
Forward - 1st (virtual) 3.6 mile/h 5.8 km/h
Forward - 2nd (virtual) 5.9 mile/h 9.5 km/h
Forward - 3rd (virtual) 10.6 mile/h 17 km/h
Forward - 4th (virtual) 15.3 mile/h 24.6 km/h
Forward - 5th (virtual) 20.8 mile/h 33.4 km/h
Reverse - 1st (virtual) 3.7 mile/h 6 km/h
Reverse - 2nd (virtual) 6.3 mile/h 10.1 km/h
Reverse - 3rd (virtual) 11.2 mile/h 18 km/h
Reverse - 4th (virtual) 16.2 mile/h 26 km/h
Reverse - 5th (virtual) 20.4 mile/h 32.9 km/h
Lift/Tilt System - Circuit Electro Hydraulic Controls Electro Hydraulic Controls
Lift/Tilt System - Pump Variable Displacement Piston Variable Displacement Piston
Maximum Flow 264 gal/min 479 l/min
Relief Valve Setting - Main 4597 psi 31700 kPa
Lift Cylinder - Bore 7.48 in 190 mm
Lift Cylinder - Stroke 39.8 in 1011 mm
Tilt Cylinder - Bore 10.63 in 270 mm
Tilt Cylinder - Stroke 18.03 in 458 mm
Raise 9 s 9 s
Dump 2.8 s 2.8 s
Lower, Empty, Float Down 3.5 s 3.5 s
Total Cycle Time 15.3 s 15.3 s
Bucket Capacities 7.4-9.8 m³ (9.7-12.8 yd³) 7.4-9.8 m³ (9.7-12.8 yd³)
Dump Bucket - 1 - Standard Bucket 9.7 yd³ 7.4 m³
Dump Bucket - 2 11.2 yd³ 8.6 m³
Dump Bucket - 3 12 yd³ 9.2 m³
Dump Bucket - 4 12.8 yd³ 9.8 m³
Outside Clearance Radius** 286 in 7270 mm
Inner Clearance Radius** 134 in 3391 mm
Axle Oscillation
Articulation Angle 42.5° 42.5°
Note ** Clearance dimensions are for reference only. ** Clearance dimensions are for reference only.
Tire Size 29.5 R29 29.5 R29
Engine Crankcase 13.7 gal (US) 52 l
Propulsion Motor/Drop Box Oil 18 gal (US) 68 l
Hydraulic Tank 89.3 gal (US) 338 l
Cooling System (Engine Radiator) 25.1 gal (US) 95 l
Cooling System (Drive Motor - secondary) 8.5 gal (US) 32 l
Front Differential and Final Drives - With Axle Oil Cooling System 37 gal (US) 140 l
Rear Differential and Final Drives - With Axle Oil Cooling System 40.7 gal (US) 154 l
Fuel Tank 174.4 gal (US) 660 l
DEF Tank 9 gal (US) 34 l
Standards ISO 3471:2008 ROPS; ISO 3449:2005 FOPS ISO 3471:2008 ROPS; ISO 3449:2005 FOPS

R2900 XE (Diesel-Electric) Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL

  • 12V Power Supply in Cab
  • Alternator, 150-amp
  • Auxiliary Start Receptacle
  • Battery Disconnect Switch, Ground Level
  • Diagnostic Connector
  • Electric Starting, 24V
  • E-stop (Illuminated):
    – Rear Right Hand Side
    – Rear Left Hand Side
  • External LED Lighting System, Front, Rear, Stop – Brake – Tail Light Dual LED
  • Low Maintenance Batteries

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Operator’s Station, Enclosed ROPS/FOPS:
    – Air Conditioning
    – Cab Pressurizer and Filter
    – Radio Ready Compartment for Radio and Speakers
  • Cup Holder and Storage Compartments
  • Cat® Color Multi Purpose Display (CMPD)
  • Electric Horns
  • Guard, Rear Side Quarter Window
  • Operator Presence System (Auto Park Brake)
  • Door Latch Monitoring
  • Electro-Hydraulic Implement Controls, Single Joystick
  • Push Button Panel for Lights
  • Seats:
    – Suspension Seat, Vinyl
  • Adjustable Arm Rest and Knee Pads
  • Seat Belt Monitoring
  • Retractable Seat Belt
  • STIC Steering
  • Secondary Steering

POWER TRAIN

  • Cat C15 Air-to-Air Aftercooler (ATAAC) Diesel Engine, 6-Cylinder
  • Engine Options:
    – Engine, Tier 2 Equivalent
  • Catalytic Exhaust Purifier/Muffler Group
  • Cat Switched Reluctance Electric Generator and Pump Drive
  • Cat Switched Reluctance Drive Motor
  • Cat Integrated Powered Electronics
  • Brakes, Fully Hydraulic Enclosed Wet Multiple – Disc with Cooling (SAFR™)

TECHNOLOGY

  • Auto Retarder with Grade Control
  • Product Link Elite

OTHER EQUIPMENT

  • Tire Arrangements:
    – Tire, 29.5 × R29 VSM L-5S Bridgestone
  • Flat Fold Handrails

R2900 XE (Diesel-Electric) Optional Equipment

ELECTRICAL

  • Lighting – Loading
  • Service Bay Light

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Operator’s Station, Enclosed ROPS/FOPS:
    – Cab Pressurizer and Filter (HEPA)
  • Cameras, Color Forward and Rear Facing
  • Dual Pane Windows
  • Seats:
    – Suspension Seat Tee, Vinyl
    – Suspension Seat Air, Vinyl
  • Reversible Steering Return to Dig

POWER TRAIN

  • Engine Options:
    – Engine, EU Stage V
  • Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) (flow through)
  • Fast Fill and S·O·S points

TECHNOLOGY

  • Traction Control
  • Auto Dig
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Command for Underground
  • Payload Control System
  • Remote Control Interface (excludes transmitter and receiver)

OTHER EQUIPMENT

  • Remote Recover Hook and Bar
  • Tire Arrangements:
    – Tire, 29.5 × R29 VSDL L-5 Bridgestone
  • Bucket, Various Sizes, Dump (7.4 m³ to 9.8 m³ [9.7 yd³ to 12.8 yd³])
  • GET and Wear Package Options
  • Centralized or Auto Lube Systems
  • Wheel Chocks
  • Rear Protection – Bat Wings

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