Ever heard the sound of large rocks crashing onto metal when dropped from a height? Well even if you haven’t, you can probably imagine how loud the noise is, which is why Sandvik manufactures rubber liners designed to be fitted into truck boxes. The rubber liners serve as a shock absorber, not only reducing noise produced but also helping to prolong the life of the truck and help the driver battle fatigue.
There are many benefits to using rubber liners both for the customer and the environment. The Wear protection and screening media team at Sandvik Mining carried out a comparison between the uses of rubber lining versus steel lining. The study was carried out on a CAT 793F loaded with Granite by a front shovel O&K RH340 and a loader Letourneau L1850 in an open cast area. Measurements were taken when the truck was loaded with a first bucket then a second on top.