DriftRunner

VLI’s Driftrunner is a range of explosion protected (AS3584.2), diesel engine system powered vehicles, designed for personnel and material transportation in the underground coal environment.

The Driftrunner range has been designed to operate comfortably at peak performance within the challenging conditions of underground coal mining and sets the benchmark for reliability, versatility and service life.

VLI’s standard F & G Series Driftrunners have now been complemented by the arrival of the range’s new flagship – the H Series. The H Series Driftrunner raises the bar and sets new standards in terms of power, performance, reliability and comfort. With 40% more power, 40% more torque and 50% less particulate emissions, the H Series is cleaner and more efficient than any of its predecessors.

Through the F, G and H Series Driftrunners, VLI is able to provide a suite of machines that cover any potential need of the underground coal mining industry.

General

F Series

G Series

H Series

Tare mass of wet complete machine 5900 kg (Nominal) 5900 kg (Nominal) 6600 kg (Nominal)
Gross Vehicle Mass (kg) 8600 kg
Economic life of Equipment (hours) 20,000 HRS 20,000 HRS 20,000 HRS

Performance

Maximum seating capacity (including driver) 11 12 14
Ground pressure (kPa) – engine end (loaded at seated capacity) 300 kPa 300 kPa 330 kPa (Fully Engaged)
Ground pressure (kPa) – rear end (loaded at seating capacity) 300 kPa 300 kPa 330 kPa (Fully Engaged)
Maximum tractive effort (kg) – coal 1710 kg 1710 kg 2080 kg
Maximum tractive effort (kg) – concrete 2200 kg 2200 kg 2600 kg
Machine speed (km/h) – top gear, no load 28 km/h 28 km/h 35 km/h
Machine speed (km/h) – Rated capacity up 1 in 10 grade 14 km/h 14 km/h 18 km/h
Equipment Dimensions
Machine length (mm) 6200 mm 6200 mm 6550 mm
Machine width (mm) 2000 mm 2000 mm 2000 mm
Machine height (mm) 1880-2050 mm 1880-2050 mm 2000-2200 mm
Machine wheel base (mm) 3800 mm 3800 mm 3950 mm
Machine track width (mm) – outside of wheels 2150 mm 2150 mm 2200 mm
Machine turning circle (mm) 7780 mm 7780 mm 9400 mm(2WD)

10800 mm(4WD)

Machine nominal ground clearance (mm) 350 mm 350 mm 350 mm

Engine

Type Explosion Protected Diesel Engine System Explosion Protected Diesel Engine System Explosion Protected Diesel Engine System
Make and model 1006-6 Perkins 1006-6 Perkins VLI Supercharged Hino JO5C
Displacement 6.0 Litres 6.0 Litres 5.3 Litres
Maximum power (kW @ rpm) 55 kW 55 kW 80 kW @2100rpm
Maximum torque (Nm @ rpm) 250 Nm 250 Nm 380 Nm @1700rpm
Low idle speed (rpm) 760 rpm 760 rpm 1000 rpm
High idle speed (rpm) 2600 rpm 2600 rpm 2450 rpm
Maximum power speed (rpm) 2400 rpm 2400 rpm 2150 rpm
Fuel tank working capacity (litres) 65 Litres 65 Litres 57 Litres
Exhaust system type Explosion Protected Wet Explosion Protected Wet Explosion Protected Wet
Exhaust scrubber water tank capacity (litres) 95 Litres 95 Litres 200 Litres
Noise Level 86 dB(A) 86 dB(A) 88 dB(A)

Drive Train System

Transmission type Powershift Powershift Hydrostatic (Closed Loop)
Make and model Dana 20000 Dana 20000 VLI/Linde HPV105 – HMR135
Gear ratios 4.01:1.85:1.00 4.01:1.85:1.00 Infinitely Variable
Axle make and model – front Dana 211/278 – Steer Dana 211/278 – Steer VLI/Carraro – Steer
Axle make and model – rear Dana 111/171 – Rigid Dana 111/171 – Rigid VLI/Carraro – Rigid
Wheels make and model VLI One-Piece VLI One-Piece VLI One-Piece
Wheel type and size 9.75”x16.5” 9.75”x16.5” 9.75”x16.5”
 

 

Hydraulic System

Pump type Variable Displacement Variable Displacement Variable Displacement Axial Piston
Pump capacity (l/min @ rpm) 90 l/min @ 2000 rpm 90 l/min @ 2000 rpm 90 l/min @ 2000 rpm
System operating pressure (kPa) 11,500-14,000 kPa 11,500-14,000 kPa 11,500-14,000 kPa

Brakes

Service Brake
Type Multiplate Wet Multiplate Wet Multiplate Wet
Make and model Dana Dana VLI/Carraro
Application Pressure Applied Pressure Applied Pressure Applied
Brake unit location Inboard Inboard Inboard
Park Brake
Type Multiplate Wet Multiplate Wet Multiplate Wet
Make and model Dana Dana VLI/Carraro
Application SAHR SAHR SAHR

Electrical System

Voltage 12 Volt 12 Volt 12 Volt
Alternator make and model ATF/MAE/MR ATF/MAE/MR ATF/MAE/MR
Alternator rating Explosion Protected Explosion Protected Explosion Protected
Lighting system ATF/MAE/MR ATF/MAE/MR ATF
Gas monitoring system NTMS or other Approved system NTMS or other Approved system NTMS or other Approved system

Electronic Monitoring System

Control System VLI
Display VLI
Sensor – Speed Cylindrical Inductive Device
Sensor – Temperature Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD)