Joy Global Introduces its P&H 2650CX Diesel-Electric Shovel

Joy Global's new P&H 2650CX mining shovel, introduced at MINExpo 2012, is a diesel electric hybrid which offers a 15% reduction in total cost of ownership.

Joy Global announces a first-of-its-kind generation of loading equipment with the introduction of a new hybrid shovel. The P&H 2650CX is a diesel-electric rope shovel with an articulating hydraulic clamshell attachment designed to deliver a 65-ton payload.

The machine will four-pass load 240-ton trucks and be capable of loading up to ultraclass 400 ton trucks. Engineered to blend the high productivity of electric mining shovels with the mobility and flexibility of hydraulic excavators, the P&H 2650CX is designed to deliver a 15% total cost of ownership reduction when compared to large hydraulic excavators through a combination of reduced fuel consumption, improved availability and decreased maintenance and repair costs.

“Fuel consumption will be reduced by as much as 25% through using proven power regeneration from our electric motor and drive systems technology from our P&H Letourneau-Series Wheel Loaders,” states John Koetz, VP Product Marketing & Engineering of Joy Global Surface Mining. “The drive system used will be approximately 50% more efficient than comparable diesel hydraulic systems.”

In addition to reduced fuel consumption, the P&H 2650CX will decrease the hydraulic routings, on-board fluid and pumps.  This substantially improves system level reliability, efficiency and maintainability – which can result in increased machine availability over traditional diesel-hydraulic excavators.

The first machine is slated to be placed in mine in the fourth quarter of 2013.