Patent Transport System
Loading and transport excavators time is lost machine hours. Turn it around and move excavators much faster and more efficiently by using the Titan Movability Technology.
The Most Secure Way To Increase Excavators & Dozers Movability
Titan Technologies - Reduce Your Transport Excavator Time
The Titan Range is a unique transport system with patented, remote-controlled brakes to move excavators inside mining pits and construction sites using standard on-site production equipment.
The Titan Range serves the mining industry and provides its customers with innovative, productivity-enhancing products and services.
William Wheatley (Wickham) has, with its 36 years in the mining industry, discovered the potential of the Titan Range of Equipment and has in 2021 established a Worldwide Titan Distribution and an ecommerce multi-channel sales and after-sales network.
Safety is paramount when operating heavy machines. The Titan Range has a patented, remote-controlled, independent hydraulic brakes system that synchronizes with the brakes of the pulling vehicle. These fool-proof brakes are also used for parking and emergency stopping in case of a power failure and other emergencies.
Benefits & Features
The Titan exponentially increases your excavators’ mobility and utilization while reducing maintenance costs.
By using the Titan Movability, transport time may be reduced by 80%.
Life Time Doubled
The excavators’ undercarriage life can be more than doubled.
Titan Movability - Intro Video
Titan CET Showcases
More and more excavators are being used in production mines. When mines try to increase their production, they need to keep expanding their space
100 / 100 Tons
Titan CET 100 Excavator Transport Systems
400 / 400 Tons
Titan CET 400 Excavator Transport Systems
200 / 200 Tons
Titan CET 200 Excavator Transport Systems
600 / 600 Tons
Titan CET 600 Excavator Transport Systems
Titan CET FAQ
The Titan system Bogies are manufactured to the largest size shoe on the undercarriage of that specific mine. Any excavator on the mine with smaller shoes or narrower tracks will be able to utilise the system without modification or engineering.
The majority of Mining excavator manufacturers will refuse any warranty related to the tracks when the time the excavator moves on its own tracks is more than 7% of its operation time. In other words, an excavator working 24 Hours in a given day can only track or move 1.5 Hours in a day or approximately 1-2 km. With this in mind, the Titan system reduces the tracked time on the undercarriage and thus has No effect on the warranty.
Is there an increase in stress points on the bucket, boom and stick whilst the excavator or shovel is being towed?
The Titan System typically shows a weight balance between the dump truck and the Excavator of 60/40. About 60% of the weight of the excavator lies on the Titan System and 40% on the dump truck towing the Titan System. Depending on the configuration of the dump truck and excavator, the balance between the two can differ from a ratio of 70%/30% (excavator/truck) to 50%50%. There are no additional stresses or loads on the front of the excavator or shovel.
On the Titan System the only maintenance required would be the periodic replacement of brake shoes, Bearings and tyre replacement when necessary. All parts are readily available from either Caterpillar or an alternative local bearing and Sintered brake supplier
The Titan System can utilise any of the haul trucks currently being utilised by the mine, including but not limited to Rigid Dump trucks and Articulated Dump Trucks.
The Titan system can be towed on any haul roads or normal mine roads where either Articulated dump trucks or Rigid dump trucks operate. No specific roads need to be graded or built for the Titan system to operate.
This is dependent on a few factors, including height above sea level and haul road conditions. However, depending on the mine, between 1 – 10% Gradient.
The Titan system allows an extremely tight turning curve due to the shorter distance between the truck and towed excavator for a minimum turning radius.
The Titan system has a built-in, independent hydraulic braking system for each bogie. The hydraulic pumps control the speed of the bogies while travelling and can be activated for emergency stops.
The double depression control of the hydraulic braking system will gradually slow down the Bogeys when the excavator is being transported, at slopes and decline areas or in the case of an emergency.
My Mine runs Electric Shovels and Excavators. How does this help when I cannot move the power source with the machine.
The Titan System is completely independent and does not rely on the Excavators’ hydraulics or electrics. Once the Excavator or shovel is loaded, the umbilical cord can be disconnected and the machine moved to where it needs to be, then plugged back in to offload.
The Titan system is fitted with integrated battery chargers that can be kept charged via an electrical charge. There is also an option where the batteries can be kept to an optimum charge while the system is on standby via Solar Power.
The Titan System’s brakes are remotely controlled by either the Towing truck, the excavator being towed or the escort vehicle. Via remote control, both machines can be brought to a safe and secure halt.
Other than a completely independent braking system that is not reliant on any external power source, including Air, Electrics and hydraulics, there are backup safety systems built into the Titan to ensure that the system is completely fail-proof.
The Titan Bogie system is made up with components and parts that are freely available and interchangeable with Caterpillar parts worldwide.