The new FV30 model has been developed to add a robust flail machine to the BM307 series of Hitachi Demining. It is based on a 30-ton class hydraulic shovel dozer with the engine and hydraulic system of a 45-ton class machine. It is capable of bush cutting and mine clearance with 3m-wide drum.
A survivability test in Cambodia in 2006 proved that the system can withstand an AT mine blast with only minor repair – and with an operator in the cabin using only ear protectors.
The rake is mounted at the rear of the machine and makes final inspection by deminers or dogs easier by ploughing the ground processed by the flail. The 600mm track shoe makes it reliable on muddy and sticky ground. It can also be used for agricultural work.
The base machine is compact and easy to transport, minus the attachments.
One operator controls the machine from a cab protected by special bullet-proof glass (REXGUARD) and high-tension steel plates. Critical parts – such as the hydraulic cylinder, fuel tank and hydraulic oil tank – are protected against mine blasts.
Consumable parts, such as the hammer, chain and joints, are recyclable.
Test and Evaluation
Mine Clearance Machine
Mine Clearance Machine
Heavy (> 20’0000 kg)
The drum rotates up to 400rpm powered by a hydraulic motor. With a working width of 2,900mm, the 86 hammers can cut vegetation, fragment stones (maximum diameter 300mm) and destroy AP mines to a depth of 250mm. The FV30 has a level plate system and an angle sensor to keep constant excavation depth so that the operator can easily control the machine from the cab which can lift up to 4m from the ground.
Engine, fuel and oil
The FV30 is powered by a 235kw ISUZU 6WG1 diesel engine. Standard oil types are used for engine, gear box and hydraulics. Fuel consumption varies from 30 to 45 litres per hour.
Spare parts – including consumable parts such as cutter bits, bearings, seals, etc. – are included in the purchase package.
Availability of spares is good due to a worldwide servicing network.
One month training is conducted in the buyer’s country and training for operators and maintenance staff is included in the purchase package.
Manuals are supplied in the language required by the purchaser and included in the purchasing package. A spare part catalogue is available.
Warranty period is one year or 1,000 hours, whichever comes first.
Machines in use to date
One in Cambodia since April 2008 . Ten in Angola since June 2009.
Maintenance And Support
Regular maintenance – daily, monthly and other periodic checks – is required as per the operating instructions. Daily servicing takes 30 minutes, monthly servicing takes one hour.
Record updated on: 15 May 2012
Record id: 502
System Status And Deployment
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