The Mina SSV has been specifically designed for the harsh conditions in the mining industry. Our expert design team set about creating and building a simple yet durable vehicle that could withstand any terrain, yet remained cost-effective and easy to maintain. By analysing the weaknesses of current vehicles used in mining, we designed and built a vehicle specifically for the harsh mining conditions.
These improvements include:
The Mina SSV has a solid axle design that is used in combination with uprated leaf springs. This custom design gives the vehicle a higher load rating than any other standard consumer vehicle. The solid axle not only allows the vehicle to take higher dynamic loads, but will also reduce maintenance costs.
Instead of standard rack and pinion steering, an orbital control valve in combination with a hydraulic cylinder is used similar to that of construction vehicles. This gives the steering extra durability.
The chassis is designed with an I-beam type fabrication with thicker steel for added strength.
The body is designed using a tubular frame with steel panels 3mm thick, as opposed to regular consumer vehicles which are 0,8 mm thick. As a result, the vehicle is better equipped to handle the bumps and scrapes that regularly occur in the mines. We are able to achieve full ROPS and FOPS on our high profile vehicles and a reduced DLV ROPS and FOPS for our low profile vehicles.
The internal cab is designed with simplicity and durability in mind. Only the essentials are used, eliminating plastic parts that break easily, further reducing maintenance costs.
A simple single speed automatic transmission is used, with a maximum speed of 42Km/h. This prevents over-speeding underground. There is no clutch, reducing maintenance costs. The transfer case gives the operator a choice of high range for regular terrain, and low range for the more difficult terrain.
The vehicle comes standard with two-wheel rear braking failsafe brakes. There is also an option for all-wheel failsafe braking.
|B 3.36 Naturally Aspirated; 4 Cyl
|48kW @ 2.600 rpm
|214 Nm @ 1.600 rpm
|(*) 75kW turbocharged option is available as an optional extra.
|Powershift Type; Automatic
|1.0487:1 / 5.9368:1
Axels and Steering
|3.500 kg Dynamic; 7.000 kg Static
|Hydraulic Assisted (via Balanced Cylinder)
|Overrated Leaf Springs with Shock Absorbers
|C200; Fully Enclosed; Oil Immersed; Failsafe & Service
|Disc & Caliper
|(**) MaximB Fully Enclosed, Oil Immersed Service Brakes available for front wheels as an optional extra.
Tyres and Rims
Feul and Oil
|Fuel – Type/Capacity
|SAE 17W40 Multi-Grade.
|Brake System Oil
|ATF DX 3
|ATF DX 3
|Transfer Case Oil
|SAE 85W140 GL-5 LS
|SAE 85W140 GL-5 LS
|14 – 16 km/h
|36 – 42 km/h
|(***) High Range can be blocked out completely
|Load Capacity on Rear
Chassis and Cab
|Independent; I-Beam type; Steel fabrication
|Steel Structure & Plating; Full ROPS/FOPS verified.
Designed in South Africa for South African mining conditions
- Integrated Engine Management System;
- Full Mine Lighting Specification;
- Wheel Chocks & Fire Extinguisher
- Any Fire Protection System,
- Pedestrian Detection (successfully tested on vehicle)
BRAKING SYSTEMS: SABS 1589:2012.
ROPS/FOPS: ANGLO AA264073; ISO3449; ISO3471; NCS1001:2015; NCS1002:2015.