The Use of Computers in Evaluating Truck Performance 650279
The haulage cycle as a factor in successful operation of a mining property is described. At Kennecott a change over was made from rail to truck haulage as the best means for over burden removal.
Factors determining efficient utilization of equipment in a haulage operation such as tonnage to be moved, grade and length of hauls, equipment capacity, maintenance, and weather conditions were evaluated. The method whereby computers were used to analyze these variables and to provide guide lines for optimum utilization of equipment is presented.