GFS Corp has released two new natural gas conversion systems for Caterpillar 785 Haul Trucks and Caterpillar 992 Wheel Loaders. The company’s EVO-MT® 7850 and EVO-WL™ 9920 LNG retrofit systems add to its growing list of proven liquefied natural gas systems for the mining industry.
GFS Corp says it has also received an order to convert an entire fleet of Caterpillar 785 trucks at an undisclosed mine in the United States. The trucks are planned to be operating on Liquefied Natural gGas (LNG) by late January 2017.
The new systems join GFS Corp’s product lineup that include NG+D® systems for the Caterpillar 777 and 793 as well as the Komatsu 830 and 930 haul trucks. Trucks with these systems have successfully accumulated over 400,000 hours of runtime to date, in mine service, substituting lower cost, cleaner burning LNG for a substantial portion of the diesel fuel that the truck would have normally used.
“The 785 is a very common model of haul truck, used in mines in many parts of the world where LNG is readily available and diesel costs are relatively high,” said Jason Green, GFS Corp’s President and CTO. “We are excited to be able to add these new systems to our product offerings.”
The EVO-WL™ 9920 represents the company’s first LNG solution for wheel loaders. The first of these will be operational in early 2017. Systems for other wheel loaders are scheduled to be released in the second half of 2017.
GFS Corp designs, manufactures and sells proprietary solutions that enable high horsepower, heavy-duty diesel engines to operate on combination of natural gas and diesel fuel. The company’s primary focus is providing fully integrated alternative fuel solutions for the mining, construction, stationary power and rail markets.
(Source: Gaseous Fuel Systems (GFS Corp))