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More Battery-powered Options for LHDs
Recognizing the benefits of zero emissions, miners consider lithium batteries

Tried and tested, operational and available,battery-powered Load Haul Dumps (LHDs) primarily face one obstacle to widespread usage in underground mining. Both manufacturers and academics say the equipment is largely proven, but its market share will remain limited until the perception improves. “The biggest hurdle is market acceptance,” said Mike Kasaba, CEO of Artisan Vehicle Systems, maker of the 153, a 3-metric-ton (mt) (tramming capacity), lithium battery-powered LHD. “We’re talking about an industry that plans and gets investment on assets that don’t mature into profits for five years, even 10 years—very long development cycles, and long, slow acceptance of new technology.”

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