Sandvik releases an upgraded Toro™ LH208L low profile loader

Another low profile unit joins Toro™ family from Sandvik, Toro™ LH208L loader. The loader is tailor-made to operate efficiently in conditions where working height is extremely limited; its equipment height is only 1.6 meters and payload capacity 7.7 tonnes. The main markets for Toro™ LH208L loader are in the southern Africa.

Designed for low profile applications

Toro™ LH208L loader is a strong and reliable workhorse for low profile hard rock mining, specifically designed for the toughest of conditions. With its robust reinforced structure, compact size, high payload capacity and components that are designed to perform in the mine environment, the loader is tailored to meet the productivity targets in the applications where the working height is extremely limited. Toro™ LH208L loader frames are reinforced to resist ground and roof impacts, and the welded steel box structures used in the frame and boom provide strong resistance to shock loads.

Operator safety

Toro™ LH208L loader comes with a ROPS and FOPS certified canopy, protecting the operator in case of rolling over or falling objects. The canopy door includes a door lock and latch mechanism with an interlock switch which automatically applies brakes and inactivates boom, bucket and steering when the door is opened. For better visibility from the operator’s position, adjustable high-power LED lights are a standard configuration. All-around operator visibility is further improved with a standard monitoring camera system including front and rear cameras. To improve overall safety underground, a Proximity Detection System (PDS) interface option is also available.

Improved productivity with digital options

Toro™ LH208L loader offers options specifically designed to improve productivity, such as Sandvik integrated weighing system IWS and traction control, both already available for several other Sandvik loaders. The integrated weighing system measures the payload when lifting the boom, as well as the number of buckets filled during a shift, and records the results to My Sandvik Digital Services Knowledge Box™. Payload monitoring assists in maximizing productivity by optimizing loads, reducing overloading and helping to identify training needs. The traction control system reduces wheel slippage when penetrating to the muck pile and filling the bucket, extending tire lifetime and decreasing rubber waste.

Proven engine technology

The loader is equipped with a robust 140 kW Stage II engine from Deutz, and with a catalytic purifier and muffler. The optionally available diesel particulate filter (DPF) is made of sintered metal, is field serviceable and can be cleaned with a high-pressure washer or steam cleaner. Using sintered metal as the DPF material also results in a long service interval. To reduce emissions and consumption of fossil fuel, the engine can also use paraffinic fuel, thereby meeting EN 15940 requirements.

Turku, Finland, April 1st, 2022

For more information, please contact:

Kimmo Ulvelin
Product Line Manager Small and Low-Profile Loaders
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
tel: +3585054335022

Sandvik Group
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining industry and rock excavation within the construction industry; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2021, the Group had approximately 44,000 employees and revenues of about 99 billion SEK in about 150 countries.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service, digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2021, sales were approximately 41.4 billion SEK with about 15,500 employees.