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 Quarrying News
 Sustainability integral to operating
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At the heart of its sustainability strategy, Rokbak has implemented a set of ambitious goals in operating measures and articulated hauler design and construction. These underscore a determination to reduce environmental impact and promote sustainable practices – all of which benefit the company’s valued customers.
A commitment to minimising its ecological footprint has seen the sustainability goals of Scottish articulated hauler manufacturer Rokbak showcase a dedication to environmental stewardship in the heavy machinery industry.
“A lot of work has gone into our sustainability drive over the years,” says Charlie Urquhart, Rokbak Product
Manager. “Rokbak’s heritage, knowledge and resources mean that we’re constantly developing and looking to improve the trucks and the way we operate, in a manner that benefits our customers.”
As part of the Volvo Group, Rokbak is aligned to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Specific aims include a 30% reduction in CO2 by 2030, a 50% factory operations emission reduction by the same year and becoming net-zero by 2040. These incentives have influenced the design of Rokbak trucks,
the daily operation of the Rokbak Motherwell factory and a strict adherence to the Rokbak sustainability roadmap.
Reducing impact on the environment has seen Rokbak employ strategies stemming from fuel consumption analysis, examining alternative fuels, extending maintenance cycles and lessening maintenance consumables. Furthermore, this research and development in sustainability has led to the reduction of total cost of ownership (TCO) for Rokbak customers.
Low waste, low cost, high performance
Fuel consumption is the biggest cost of operating a machine and the Rokbak RA30 and RA40 EU Stage V engines produce a fuel consumption saving of up to 7%, when compared to the previous EU Stage IV engines. This means lower operating costs and, fundamentally, less impact on the environment. Rokbak’s articulated haulers both have lean burning engines and a confirmed low-fuel consumption. The RA40 has a class-leading transmission fluid change interval of 6,000 hours, the RA30 offers an impressive 4,000 hours. September/October - Issue 82
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