Trime designed and manufactured the X-Mine Monster in response to a request from an Australian open cast mining contractor who was working twenty-four hours a day. Traditional wheeled lighting towers were unsteady and not providing sufficient lighting. They were also proving difficult to transport around the site. The contractor explained their requirements to Trime engineers who immediately set about developing the X-Mine Monster.
Trime's X-Mine Monster is a lighting tower fitted onto wide crawler undercarriage, which ensures that the unit remains secure and stable on all terrain, enabling it to deliver bright, safe lighting levels irrespective of the ground conditions.
Should the X-Mine Monster encounter a short climb or descent, its dynamic levelling system will automatically tilt the mast. This ensures that the unit remains perfectly vertical at all times and that the lamps are steady, which confirms correctly targeted lighting.
The X-Mine Monster is fitted with 30 multi-directional and adjustable 150W, energy saving LED lamps. This equates to 5700W of light fitted onto a 10m hydraulic and foldable mast, with 240-degree rotation, delivering up to 24,500sqm of illumination.
The X-Mine Monster is easy to operate and simple to manoeuvre. It has a maximum driving speed of 2.2Kph and is remotely controlled via a Wi-Fi enabled joystick operated console. Ground level headlamps are fitted so that all base operations are carried out safely. It has a high capacity, 150L fuel tank, enabling the X-Mine Monster to run continuously for up 94 hours. A handy 9kVA of auxiliary power is also available at a safe 48V DC.
Trime believes that the X-Mine Monster is the only lighting tower with a 10m articulated, fully hydraulic telescopic mast that is able to provide safe lighting in very difficult areas to access with just a traditional vertical lighting tower. For example, if an excavator is operating in close proximity to a work area, the X-Mine Monster is the only lighting tower equipped to light up above and below the excavator's digging arm.
"We always have a very open mind when we receive special requests for bespoke machinery," explained Matteo Tagliani, Trime sales director. "We will always listen carefully to individual requests and work hard to achieve a satisfactory outcome for both parties. We welcome these types of enquiries."
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