As the excavation and hauling specialist, Hitachi mining excavators and trucks move material productively, economically, and reliably. The EX3600-6 combines proven platform designs with the latest technological developments to provide high uptime and maximum productivity.
Getting the Job Done
The EX3600-6 is one of six new Dash-6 mining excavators. Its front-shovel operating weight is 795,900 lb (361 000 kg); BE backhoe: 791,500 lb. (359 000 kg). It features a new Tier-2 Cummins QSK60-C engine that generates 1,944 hp (1450 kW). It also has an enhanced cab with better visibility, an air-suspension operator’s seat, a widescreen color LCD multifunction monitor, and low-effort short-throw levers with electric fly-by-wire. An updated monitoring system measures 58 items versus 12 from previous models.
Front shovel bucket capacity is 27.5 – 30.1 yd3 (21 – 23 m3); BE backhoe is: 28.8 yd3 (22 m3). It takes five to six passes to fill the matching EH3500ACII Haul Truck. Exclusive auto-leveling crowd mechanism increases job efficiency with one-lever control.
Also standard is the new Hitachi Global e-Service for easy internet access to vital Machine Information Center (MIC) data. This enables owners to use their own computers to check on critical data without having to purchase any expensive software or go out into the field and do a manual download. So whether someone is operating out of a mine’s field office or the mine’s global headquarters, Hitachi e-Service makes it possible to remote monitor the health of each Dash-6 excavator. Manual downloads can still be done in order to obtain all of the MIC data. However these complete files can be uploaded into e-Service as well.
The Hitachi Difference
The entire Dash-6 line not only meets Tier-2 requirements, it was developed to slash life-cycle costs and reduce downtime by using advanced technology. A highly sophisticated monitoring system provides instant fault and alarm diagnosis displaying warnings and countermeasures if an event arises.
Since Hitachi has been making large mining excavators for so long, it has developed a wealth of data on providing support of their products. Hitachi has also listened to customers and dealers. As a result, the Dash-6 Series design team was also focused on determining appropriate warning thresholds and providing more accurate replacement intervals for parts with analysis of the monitoring data.
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