What is believed to be the largest excavator in Africa has been launched by Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), part of the Goscor Group, and official distributor of Sany. The SY75 is a primary loading tool for the mining industry, from opencast to alluvial diamond mining.
The 75t excavator is ideal to load blasted material onto articulated dump trucks (ADTs), as well as for stripping top soil and free digging, Andre Steenkamp, General Manager of the Sany range under GEM, explains, “For example, the 4.2m3 bucket means that a 40t ADT can be loaded in less than seven passes. This is a highly affordable, large excavator.”
Such has been the success of the SY75 to date that only the second unit to be imported from China by GEM has already been pre-sold prior to delivery. In addition, a major Zambian copper mine has ordered four units on a trial basis, which has been so successful that it has ordered an additional six units.
“The SY75 will definitely carve a niche for itself in the market, due to its reliable power source and impeccable back-up from GEM,” Andre notes. The Isuzu 6WG1X engine delivers a maximum torque of 2 138Nm at 1 500rpm. “Hence the excavator has sufficient horsepower to get the job done quietly and efficiently and, perhaps most importantly, without breaking the bank.”
The Isuzu engine brand is known particularly for its durability and fuel economy, and is an integral part of Sany’s strategy to source only the best and most cost-effective components for its equipment. For example, Kawasaki pumps are also used to ensure constant hydraulic flow.
In addition, the SY75 features a self-diagnostic system that flags any technical issues quickly, thereby reducing downtime. The standard warranty allows for carefree digging for the first year-and-a-half, or 3 000 hours, whichever is achieved first.
Goscor Group, Debby Marx
Tel: (011) 230-2600
Email: dmarx@goscor.co.za