The cab is larger than the previous model and offers several ergonomic and safety features to increase productivity. Larger windows offer greater visibility. Other visibility improvements include an excavator style chair that sits on an elevated platform and a more robust set of windshield wipers.
Ease of maintenance is a key component of the cab with integrated lights in the cab’s profile that prevent the need to climb onto the cab to service. The air conditioning unit is located under the cab and the A/C compressor, evaporator and condenser are all hydraulically driven. The A/C has been designed to maximize airflow on the driller to provide a comfortable working environment in the summer and winter months.
The cab is better insulated to ensure the cab stays much cooler than the previous model and fitted floor mats, integrated into the cabin, assist with keeping the cab clean by keeping out unwanted dirt. With the improved pressurization, door sealing and insulation of the new cab for the PV-270 series, the outside sound of drilling is greatly attenuated by decreasing the level to less than 70 dBa inside the cab. There are also several integrated radio slots installed in the cab to house the needed components required for a mine site, such as work orders and drill plans.
There are also three buddy seats that flip-up to provide extra storage that can be replaced with other options, such as a refrigerator, locker and/or microwave. One of the buddy seats can also be upgraded to a trainee seat that comes with a backrest and seatbelt assembly. www.atlascopco.com/blastholedrills