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First Metso Outotec Truck Body in the Americas

One of the world’s largest copper mines is investing in a Metso Outotec Truck Body.

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First Metso Outotec Truck Body in the Americas

Metso Outotec described its Truck Body as a unique design that maximises the availability and performance of haul trucks while reducing the costs for service and maintenance.

 

Combining the benefits of rubber and a high-strength steel structure, the innovative design was launched in 2019 and has been well-received by customers, according to the Finnish firm.

 

Recently, one of the world’s largest copper mines decided to invest in a Metso Outotec Truck Body, representing the first order globally for a truck with loading capacity of 360t and the first in Americas. The undisclosed customer is looking to increase payload of its trucks while also reducing maintenance.

 

“We will supply a Truck Body with lower weight and major volume capacity compared to the OEM body,” said Alfredo Rios, business support manager, Loading and Hauling, Americas, Metso Outotec.

 

“We can prove with objective calculation the benefits the customer is going to receive, such as fuel savings, less maintenance, more uptime, the possibility to increase payload on each hauling, as well as improving the truck body’s life. All these benefits are answering to growing demand for environmental efficiency

 

The Truck Body is part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive offering.

 

Metso Outotec said the key benefits of Truck Body include:

  • Up to 30% lighter than a conventional steel-lined truck body.
  • Lower fuel consumption per hauled tonne, less CO2 emissions.
  • The rubber lining lasts up to 300% longer than conventional steel lining, drastically reducing the need for maintenance.
  • Modular design makes the lining easier to install and maintain.
  • Noise is cut in half; vibrations reduced by up to 97%, which significantly improves the working environment for truck drivers.
  • Available for all common truck models.

 

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