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The largest articulated underground mining truck in the world! Preview at Las Vegas.

2012-09-25

Atlas Copco gave attendees a sneak peek at the world’s largest articulated underground mining truck, the Minetruck MT85, at MINExpo in Las Vegas, September 24 through 26. The Atlas Copco Minetruck MT85, has been designed for demanding conditions with focus on safety, ergonomic and operators comfort to maximize productivity in underground haulage.

Minetruck MT85

Your next step in meeting your needs in underground haulage, the Minetruck MT85 offers a payload of 85 tonnes and fits into the majority of mine ramps and inclines, thereby boosting haulage capacity while lowering transport costs.


 
Ben Thompson, Product Manager at Atlas Copco’s Underground Rock Excavation Division, explains: “This truck is designed to fit the same drift dimensions of 50 and 60 tonne class trucks with one essential difference. It will haul 85 tonnes which gives a tremendous productivity boost in terms of fewer trucks and tonnes/kilometers per hour.”

Thompson emphasizes that the Minetruck MT85 is also fast and highly maneuverable on ramps and inclines. “This means that fewer cycles need to be made which, in turn, reduces the cost of transport in relation to the amount of material hauled. Not only that,” he adds, “the new MT85 truck now gives mining companies a more cost effective way to haul ore in the mine. It makes it more attractive to go for deeper ore bodies by ramp instead of sinking a shaft.”

Minetruck MT85

Minetruck MT85, has been designed for demanding conditions with focus on safety, ergonomic and operators comfort to maximize productivity in underground haulage.


Features and benefits
The Minetruck MT85 has high capacity (but fits in a small envelope) is 3.4 m wide and 3.5 m high, easily fitting into 6.0 x 6.0 m drifts. And despite its length (14.0 m), it has an impressive turning radius of 44 degrees which is largely thanks to its electro-hydraulic steering of the rear axle which gives maximum maneuverability.

Modularity and options
This truck also offers a high degree of modularity and options. The dump box can be tipped at the side of the vehicle as well as at the rear. There are also two tailgate configurations (hinged at top or at bottom), three engine power alternatives (535, 760 or 1 010 hp) as well as four wheel or six wheel drive to full fill different customer’s needs or mine requirements.

Launch dates and more information will be communicated during 2013.

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500 employees and revenues of BSEK 81(BEUR 9).

Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation is a division within Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of tunneling and mining equipment for various underground applications worldwide. The division focuses strongly on innovative product design and aftermarket support systems, which give added customer value. The divisional headquarters and main production center is in Örebro, Sweden.