Extreme Environments Call for Reliable Safety Solutions
With trucks measuring over 40’ (12.5m) long, 25’ (7.5m) wide and 18’ (5.5m) high, the blind zones on mining equipment are potentially immense—some vehicles can even have full 360° blind zones. PRECO provides solutions that utilize a combination of PRECO’s PreView® Xtreme radar, PreView Sentry® radar, and PreView Plus camera/monitor system in order to help eliminate costly collisions and vehicle downtime.
Radar Gives Mining Loader Operators Just the Right Amount of Warning
Sterling Ventures, LLC runs a 1,000-acre underground limestone mine in Verona, Kentucky. In this dusty, sometimes cramped, 3-level environment, 16-ton L220 loaders must carefully navigate around obstacles to get the limestone into haul trucks. If an operator backs into one of the 50-foot-wide ribs that support the mining area, damage to the vehicle’s counterweights can cost as much as $30,000 to repair or replace. Sterling mounted PRECO’s PreView® Radar on the back of one such loader, and that machine hasn’t been involved in a single accident since. With its pilot test successful, Sterling is ready to install the PreView systems on the rest of its L220 loaders.