Epiroc has added new productivity and reliability levels to its highest-capacity unit, the 65-tonne Minetruck MT65 S.
The MT65 S mine truck, designed for large underground operations, with the new upgrades can now offer boosted productivity by up to 18% compared to the previous model.
“The close collaboration with our customers has been key during this project development and outcome,” said global product manager Daniel Sandström.
“The implemented changes and updates on the Minetruck MT65 S have been verified in the field at our customers’ sites, safeguarding the improvements work as intended in real mining applications and environments. We are excited to see the new Minetruck MT65 S continuing to support our customers even more in their underground operations.”
One important highlight of the new Minetruck MT65 S is the upgraded speed. This has been increased by up to 10% going up the ramp and 18% going downhill, thanks to the optimized drivetrain and new software feature allowing the machine to recommend and hold a certain speed depending on conditions.
Reliability has also been addressed in the new update. Several of the machine’s main components have extended life as well as a more protected component location. This provides customers with a reduced lifecycle cost and increased availability of the Minetruck MT65 S.
The Minetruck MT65 S is part of the Smart series, which makes it prepared for 6th Sense functionality such as automation and remote control. The mine truck features Epiroc’s Rig Control System (RCS), offering data monitoring possibilities for the best underground operations optimization.