Horton recently unveiled its state-of-the-art RCV2000 variable-speed fan drive, which is part of a line of comprehensive front-engine solutions for large-bore diesel applications, including mine haul trucks, excavators, wheel loaders, graders, dozers and generator sets.
“Horton has spent years working hand-in-hand with mining OEMs to develop cooling solutions that provide ultimate reliability, even in the most extreme conditions,” Horton CEO and President Cordell Dietz said. “We know mining leaders are focused on maximizing extraction revenues and lowering costs. Our strategic shift into the industry helps them achieve both of those objectives.”
The RCV2000 is already standard on Komatsu’s 830E-5 and 930E-5 mine haul trucks, and a major international engine OEM. Using viscous technology to optimize airflow, the fan drive’s control system communicates directly with the vehicle’s ECM to turn the engine fan only as fast as necessary.
Fully variable-speed drives like the RCV2000 minimize fuel costs thanks to more efficient engine operation, reducing engine parasitics by minimizing fan RPM to the absolute minimum. They’re also simple to install and come maintenance-free.
Horton’s design, application and manufacturing engineering teams have spent the better part of a decade perfecting the RCV2000. This includes construction of a mining-specific test lab in the company’s Roseville, Minnesota, research and development center, and dedicated manufacturing resources and technology at the company’s Britton, South Dakota, plant.