DB-Series

12 month
paypack
TIME
Drill / dozer fleet productivity
increase
12-20%
Maintenance cost
reduction
up to
15%
Drill fleet undercarriage
maintenance savings
50%
Maintenance
labor hours
reduced by
20%

The revolutionary Sleipner DB-series will improve your on-site mobility for tracked equipment. Sleipner DB-series will offer you fast loading, agile transporting, reliable braking and sufficient ground clearance. A totally new level of performance!

Fleet optimizing

Typically drills and dozers use up to 15% of theirworking hours travelling on tracks. Sleipnertransport solution can save drills’ and bulldozers’ travelling time up to 85%.Instead of spending several hours travelling on tracks, the transportation canbe done in less than an hour with Sleipner DB-series. This saved time can beused for productive work. Getting more effective working hours with the samefleet means increasing production. On the other hand, you're able to get the sameamount of total effective working hours with a smaller fleet. That means smallermaintenance costs and equipment purchase budget. Either way, the Sleipner transportsolution will improve the efficiency of your fleet and maximize the benefits.

Maintenance cost savings

20% less maintenance labor hours

With Sleipner transport solution utilization, the drills’ undercarriages last 2-3 times longer and the excessive undercarriage wear of bulldozers while traveling on tracks in 3rd gear is diminished. The drills and the bulldozers can be taken to the workshop for service and maintenance instead of repairs in the pit. Workshop maintenance is much faster. When all the tools and spares are available in a safe working environment, both unplanned maintenance work and planned maintenance are performed quickly.

Thanks to improved service times, the down time of the machines is reduced. After maintenance, the equipment is dropped to the next working location according to production needs. As a result, the Sleipner DB-series has a huge positive impact on the drills’ and bulldozers’ overall life cycle costs. It saves at least 20% of the maintenance labor hours.

Production planning

With Sleipner DB-series you get more flexibility to your daily production planning. Drills and dozers are relocated whenever needed, even in the middle of the shift. Even though the drill fleet mobility doesn’t set restrictions on the planning, the blasting sequences can be planned without compromises. Dozers can be relocated according to production needs. Areas with no need for fulltime dozer service availability are operated with shared resources.

Operation benefits

The Sleipner transport solution operates in regular on-site conditions; including upward slopes, descents and tight corners that have been previously unimaginable. Big wheels provide ground clearance enabling the Sleipner transport solution to be used in rough terrain. Using an articulated dump truck as a towing vehicle provides unparalleled agility. ADT powered hydraulics tilt the bed and a drill or a dozer can be driven on to the Sleipner transport solution in a few minutes. Uphill and downhill performance capable to meet the mining industry standards with full load.

Safety

Tilting the load bed makes the loading and unloading processes safe. Sleipner DB-series models have reliable braking system. Operator can control all functions of the control system through an on-board display unit. The wheel gauge of the DB-series offers incomparable safety. There's no risk of overturning even if the wheels drop off the road. Rails and stairs ensure operators a safe passage to the cabin.

User words

”With the same maintenance budget, we can now serve a larger dozer fleet, thanks to the new mobility possibilities of the Sleipner DB120. All maintenance actions are done in the workshop. This has been saving 20% of labor hours and has improved maintenance safety. We can load and unload wherever needed, and we can even relocate the equipment to new dozing sites after the service. The use of Sleipner DB120 is safe and easy, as one man can handle the whole loading process.”

Key facts

  • 3 different models for different payload capacity
  • Maximum payload is 70/120 tonnes depend upon the DB-model
  • Quick rear-entry loading and unloading – loading time for dozers is less than two minutes
  • One person can handle the whole loading procedure
  • Agile design; ADT and Sleipner’s DB combination can be turned around on width of a two way mine road as the turning radius is 11 – 14.5 meters, depending on the combination.
  • Flat, unencumbered load bed with load-binding points
  • Load bed is wider than loaded equipment tracks
  • There is no risk of overturning even if the wheels drop off the road
  • Reversing camera system ensures maneuvering safety
  • Fifth wheel attachment is available for all commonly used ADTs
  • Multipurpose, can accommodate all kinds of pit equipment besides drill and bulldozers: excavators, wheel loader, trucks, bucket, pumps, light towers, etc.

Suitable fleet

DB75
DB120
DB120PLUS
Max payload (tonnes)
75
120
120
Recommended prime mover
Cat 740, Volvo A40, Bell B40
Cat 745, Volvo A45, Bell B45
Cat 745, Volvo A45/A60,
Bell B45/B50
Turning radius
13m
11m
14m
Suitable drills
DB75
DB120
DB120PLUS
Atlas Copco Flexi ROC D65
X
X
X
Atlas Copco DM30 / 35
X
X
X
Atlas Copco DM45 / DM50
X
X
Atlas Copco DML-SP
X
X
X
Atlas Copco PV235
X
X
X
Atlas Copco 271 / 275
X
Cat M6290
X
X
X
Cat MD6240
X
X
Cat MD6250
X*
X
Cat MD6310
X
Sandvik DI650 / DP1500
X
X
X
Sandvik D254S
X
X
X
Sandvik D45KS / D50KS
X
X
X
Sandvik D55SP
X
Sandvik D75KS
X
X

* May require removal of handrails, depends on the configuration.

Other equipment
DB75
DB120
DB120PLUS
Dozers
Up to D10T / D375
Up to D11T / D475A
Up to D11T / D475A
Excavators
Up to 75 tonnes
Up to 90 tonnes
Up to 120 tonnes
Mining trucks
Up to 777 / HD785
Up to 777 / HD785
Up to 777 / HD785
Wheel dozers
Up to Cat 834K
Up to Cat 834K
Up to Cat 844K
Wheel loaders
Up to Cat 988K
Up to Cat 988K
Up to Cat 990K
Graders
Up to Cat 12M
Up to Cat 12M
Up to Cat 14M

Notice: Some equipment may have some optional extras, like walkways or cable drums what can set limitations for physical suitability or operating weight. In order to ensure the equipment suitability to DB-series detailed fleet review is part of sales process.

Product range

Sleipner model
Weight
Max allowed payload
Towing vehicle
42
tonnes
75
tonnes

Any 40 Tonnen plus ADT

DB120PLUS
Brochure
57
tonnes
120
tonnes

Any 45 Tonnen plus ADT

56
tonnes
120
tonnes

Any 40 tonnes plus ADT

FAQ

What are suitable towing vehicles for DB-series?
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• For DB75 Articulated Dump Trucks from the +40 tonnes weight class are suitable towing vehicles. Most popular ADT models are Cat 740, Volvo A40 and Bell B40.

• For DB120 Articulated Dump Trucks from the +45 tonnes weight class are suitable towing vehicles. Most popular ADT models are Cat 745, Volvo A45 and Bell B50.

• For DB120PLUS Articulated Dump Trucks from the +45 tonnes weight class are suitable towing vehicles. Most popular ADT models are Cat 745, Volvo A45/A60 and Bell B45/B50.


Can I use the DB-series for excavators?
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• Yes, excavators up to 70 tonnes class can be transported also on Sleipner DB75

• Yes, excavators up to 90 tonnes class can be transported also on Sleipner DB120.

• Yes, excavators up to 120 tonnes class can be transported also on Sleipner DB120PLUS

Can DB-series also carry other goods or equipment than tracked machines?
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Yes, it can carry rubber wheel equipment as well, like wheel dozers and wheel loaders.

Sub-stations, buckets, containers and pumps can be transported as well.

Why is ADT needed for DB-series towing?
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The whole concept is designed to work with Articulated Dump Truck (ADT).

ADT offers agility and good towing performance in all conditions where the trailer is planned to be used.

Rigid trucks, like Cat 777 are too big to suit DB-series towing.


What are the DB-series load deck’s maximum dimensions?
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·        For DB75 bed max width is 5400 mm and max leng this 8000 mm. The load center of gravity must be in front of the trailer tandem axle pivot point.

·        For DB120 bed max width is 5200 mm and max length is 8750 mm. The load center of gravity must be in front of the trailer tandem axle pivot point.

·        For DB120PLUS bed max width is 6300 mm and max length is 9300 mm. The load center of gravity must be in front of the trailer tandem axle pivot point

What equipment can be transport with DB-series?
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• See suitable fleet table

• Blast hole drill suitability needs to be checked on case-by-case basis due to drills’ service platforms which can make the drills wider


What is the maximum speed?
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The maximum allowed speed is 15 kmph when Sleipner transport solution is loaded. If Sleipner transport solution is without load, the maximum allowed speed is 30 kmph.

Are there load lashing points?
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Yes. The Sleipner DB-series bed has multiple lashing
points for load binding. All lashing points are certified.

Can DB-series be used for rescuing broken machines to the workshop?
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An optional integrated winch is available for DB-series.

The hydraulic winch is designed for towing broken dozers or drills onto the trailer (not suitable for rescuing bogged dozers).


Is the brake system fail safe?
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Yes. Sleipner DB120 and DB120PLUS have patented drag brake systems and it is fail-safe.

Both models have independent emergency brake function.

All DB-series models have secondary dry disc brakes.

Is Sleipner DB-series stable on inclined terrain?
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The Sleipner DB-series wheels are located outside of the load and the center of gravity is very low.

No risk of overturning, not even in a situation where a wheel drops off from the bench.

Can the prime mover be disconnected from the trailer when the trailer is not in use?
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A typical application trailer is used on daily basis for moving equipment. A trailer is mated permanently with a prime mover and there is no quick attachment available.

Is on-site assembly and commissioning needed?
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Yes. The Sleipner DB-series is disassembled in the factory for shipping and transporting purposes.

The assembly is done on-site with Sleipner representatives supervising the assembly.

The target of the commissioning is to assure that all system components are designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained according to its design objectives or specifications. The supplier’s or dealer’s commissioning specialists will be in charge of the commissioning.

Assembly and commissioning takes typically around 5-7 days.

Can the DB120 and DB120PLUS drag brake fade during operation?
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No. The drag brake doesn’t experience the fade effect even during long downhills. Heat energy during braking is transferred to the ground, auxiliary cooling is not needed.

What modifications are needed to the prime mover?
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The customer only needs to remove the truck bed and hoist cylinder. Other modifications are included in the on-site assembly and commissioning. New CAT and Volvo prime movers can be ordered without hoist cylinders and bed (bare chassis option).

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