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14.08.2019

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New vehicles to mine 500,000 t of salt in Ireland

New vehicles for Irish Salt Miners Irish Salt Mining & Exploration has put two Volvo FMX 6x6 rigids into operation, where they will operate almost exclusively 460m below ground. The Volvos are being used to bring one tonne bags of ballast into the salt mine, as part of a permanent stability operation. Each FMX can carry 12 tonnes and the pair can empty a curtainside trailer at the surface in one run. Once underground, the Volvos are then unloaded and the material is used like large building blocks, in areas previously excavated, to guard against any future roof movement. The company mines around 500,000 tonnes of salt a year that is used for road gritting across the UK and Ireland. (ben) www.volvotrucks.com www.irishsaltmines.co.uk


Irish Salt Mining & Exploration has put two Volvo FMX 6x6 rigids into operation, where they will operate almost exclusively 460 m below ground. The Volvos are being used to bring one-t-bags of ballast into the salt mine, as part of a permanent stability operation.

 

Each FMX can carry 12 t and the pair can empty a curtainside trailer at the surface in one run. Once underground, the Volvos are then unloaded and the material is used like large building blocks, in areas previously excavated, to guard against any future roof movement.

 

The company mines around 500,000 t of salt a year that is used for road gritting across the UK and Ireland. (ben)

www.volvotrucks.com

www.irishsaltmines.co.uk

 

 

 

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