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EKG-20KM (factory No.5) shovel was commissioned at the JSC Karelsky Okatysh

 On October 26, 2017 at the JSC Karelsky Okatysh EKG-20KM shovel stared working (factoring No.5). The EKG-20KM shovel is the 4th car of this model which was delivered to the JSC Karelsky Okatysh. Previous two shovels are working in company already over a year. The third EKG-20KM shovel started working in August 2017.

EKG-20KM shovels were installed by forces of the IZ-KARTEX official distributor and service partner – LLC Gormashservice.

Some units of EKG-20KM shovel were developed for specific operating conditions of  JSC Karelsky Okatysh based on the exploitation experience of the first two units of equipment. The bucket has received new fixation of teeth and protection, which provides time decreasing of replacement. Side protection of the bucket are executed closely to extreme teeths, which can prolong effective life of forward walls. What is more, the anchor points system for safety belts fastening at works held at height was realized in EKG-20KM No.4 and No.5. The main changes were aimed to design of a crowd axle, gantry (two-leg) and struts, the boom lower section, bucket-handle fixation structure.

These changes will promote decreasing in accident rate and increasing in coefficient of shovel technical readiness.

According to the tradition, on a body of the shovel there was an image corresponding to number – a predator – an image, which has chosen by the crew of the shovel. The Russian hero Svyatogor is represented on the first EKG-20KM shovel for JSC Karelsky Okatysh,and on a body of the second shovel is a drawn steel bear.