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Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Miner's Tip

Strut Charging on Haul Trucks

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Mine Type: All Surface
Category: Haulage and Transportation


Over-charging heavy off-road truck struts can lead to a rough ride. It is important that the recommended charging procedures and pressures be followed as specified by the manufacturer. By using proper charging procedures and the recommended pressures, road impact is reduced creating greater operator comfort. Additionally, structural forces are minimized on the truck body which increases equipment life.

Strut Charging on Haul Trucks Servicing Procedure:

Strut Checks:



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Issued: 09/21/2005
Tag # AP2005- 90237