UNDERGROUND LOGISTICS - RBO Hire
- UNDERGROUND LOGISTICS - RBO
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Personnel has been transported in mines and tunnels with vehicles not designed for underground use, such as cars and tractors. In most cases however, the vehicles have proven not to last at the extreme underground conditions. The Normet RBO is a vehicle designed explicitly for underground use, built with know-how accumulated during over 40 years of underground mobile equipment design and production. Extreme conditions call for a robust and safe construction plus an efficient and powerful engine. The Normet RBO features an electronically controlled 95 kW diesel engine; Caterpillar or Deutz. The RBO cabin is FOPS and ROPS approved. Ease of use and safety often in narrow and steep tunnels are achieved with an electronically controlled automatic hydrostatic transmission, hydrostatic, Orbitrol-type power steering (right or left hand side), two-circuit oil immersed multidisc service brakes and failsafe type parking/emergency brake. With heavy-duty materials, robust construction and precise manufacturing, the operating time of the Normet RBO is maximized and the need for maintenance pared down. One example of the underground-special design is the suspension (parabolic leaf springs and hydraulic shock absorbers. Sound insulation, fresh air blower with filtering, interior lightning, cabin heating, air conditioning, laminated safety windscreen, halogen headlights _ designed for underground use to the last detail. The Normet RBO cabin has room for 5 persons. Open cargo bed with 1 tonne carrying capacity (can accommodate a pallet) makes it easy to transport even large and heavy cargo. The cargo bed can also be equipped with a crane or a man lift. Other accessories to the Normet RBO are: a hydraulic driven compressor for pneumatic tools; a high pressure washer and a welding generator for arch welding and to power electric tools.