Press / The launch of EKG-20R

On May 24, 2014 at NMMC in the Republic of Uzbekistan an important event occurred – a ceremony of commissioning the first mining excavator EKG-20K

The festive event, which took place at the mine Muruntau, was attended by heads of NMSC and IZ-KARTEX, developers and electric control systems. Presentation was also attended by representatives of the largest mining companies in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan: AMMC, Uzbekugol, ENRC Kazakstan, ECE and Shubarkol. The guests of the event appreciated the new machine.

First time in the excavator-building industry IZ-KARTEX introduces the concept of unified production of excavators, which, depending on operating conditions and customer preferences, can be supplied with a rope or rack-and-pinion srowd mechanism on a single base. This design is implemented in the excavator EKG-18R/20K. Rack modification EKG-18R was put into production in 2010 and at the coal mines in the Kuzbass region 5 excavators of this type are currently working.

EKG-20K is equipped with a bucket of 20 cubic meters and is the first Russian excavator of this size with rope crowd mechanism. Development of this machine has used best engineering solutions and  proven practices in different geological and climatic conditions.