[VIDEO] General Electric Tests Battery Operated Trucks at IAMGOLD Mine

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General Electric (GE) (NYSE:GE) is leading the mining industry into a safer, cleaner and quieter future.The company has partnered with IAMGOLD to test i...

General Electric (GE) (NYSE:GE) is leading the mining industry into a safer, cleaner and quieter future. 

The company has partnered with IAMGOLD to test its Fairchild Battery Powered Load Dump (LHD) at the company’s Westwood underground mine in Canada. The vehicle is designed to emit 100 percent zero emissions, operating entirely on battery and propulsion technology. 

Additional benefits include reduce maintenance requirements, lower fuel costs, reduced life cycle costs, and regenerative breaking.

“We’re getting rid of the diesel emissions, we’re getting rid of the noise, the heat, and the battery changing is really quick,” says GE Mining Engineer Remi Desrosiers.

The new battery-powered load dump provides lower cost of ownership, including maintenance and fuel consumption, while minimizing its carbon footprint. The LHD is also designed to handle the harshest conditions, providing higher productivity and a cleaner, safer & quieter mine environments.


  • Total Length: 339.2 in.
  • Maximum Width: 99.4 in.
  • Height w/ Canopy: 72.0 in.
  • Frame Height: 51.0 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 11.3 in


GE’s Fairchild Mining Equipment is offering the latest in battery-powered machinery including scoops, loaders, and more. The company's commitment lies in finding sustainable solutions for the mining industry. 


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