WESTECH Body Sets New World Record
The record setting event took place June 16, 2011 at the Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine. The body was designed and manufactured by WESTECH, of Casper, Wyoming, for the Liebherr T282C Ultra Class haul truck that set the record at 447.3 tons, or a volume of 615.2 cubic yards. The Guinness World Book of Records officially recognized the record July 19, 2011.
Guinness World Records Certificate awarded to WESTECH for the T282C Flow Control™ (Patent Pending) Coal Body.
WESTECH's Flow Control® [Patent Pending] Body has a revolutionary new floor design that keeps the center of gravity of the load forward of the rear axle longer while in the dump cycle, reducing material surge as the load leaves the truck bed. The flow of material is controlled, eliminating lift at the front of the truck, making the truck much safer with increased stability.
Safety and stability are not the only benefits of the new design. The new Flow Control Body® [Patent Pending] feeds a more even flow of material to the crusher, increasing crusher life and efficiency, and greatly reducing dust generated at the stilling shed. WESTECH's 793 Flow Control® [Patent Pending] Combo Body works equally well in both coal and overburden, greatly increasing a truck's capabilities.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the WYOMING ENGINEERING SOCIETY PRESIDENT’S PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD