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Slag carrier goes large

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KAMAG Transporttechnik has developed its largest ever U-frame slag pot carrier for Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel in Oman

The 82-tonne heavyweight vehicle is 11.9 metres long, 7.7 metres wide, 4.3 metres high and can transport payloads of up to 130 tonnes. The slag pot carrier is driven by a Caterpillar C15 diesel engine with 403 kW (548 hp) at 2100 revolutions per minute. The single-axle prime mover efficiently pulls the 5.8 metre long and 4.35 metre high slag pot – with a capacity of 45 m³ – and has been newly developed by KAMAG in order to transport the ever increasing loads without any problems.

The 2800 series represents slag pot carriers constructed using a U-frame design which are used, for example, for handling slag pots in areas of restricted heights, e.g. driving through production facility doorways. Here, the rear end of the vehicle encircles the slag pot which is then lifted to the designated transport height. A tipping angle of up to 130° is standard. The main advantages of this series are the low pick-up height and short pick-up time. The vehicle can easily be modified for the transportation of molten steel.

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