The machines, which each have the capacity of 91t, were delivered to SGT through Terex Trucks’ official distributor in the Russian Federation, Ferronordic Machines, in October 2016.
With an ambition to become a major supplier to the Russian mining industry, Ferronordic first started communications with SGT when the company issued a tender to enlarge its fleet with rigid haulers.
Alexander Shmakov, mining director at Ferronordic explains: “Sovremennye Gornye Tehnologii was one of the first companies to employ Ferronordic’s services within the mining industry. Alongside our ability to quickly supply quality products, we also provide high-quality maintenance, and the customer was satisfied with the proposed terms and conditions of our offering. So successful has this experience proven that it was one of the main triggers for the decision to purchase further machines from Terex Trucks.”
The first two TR100s were assembled in just three weeks following their delivery in kit form and quickly got to work on site. Since commissioning the trucks, SGT has recorded an increase in production, and noted that the Terex Trucks machines are easy to operate, and outperform other brands. The remaining machines arrived in Siberia in December and a team of engineers from both Terex Trucks and Ferronordic worked against the elements to put the haulers together.
Once all the trucks were assembled and commissioned, Ferronordic, with the support of Terex Trucks’ service engineers, put the training programme into operation at the mine. The handover involved sharing knowledge with operators to make sure that SGT receives the full benefits of the machines. The on-site service provided by Ferronordic also helped to strengthen its relationship with SGT.