Escondida goes big, moves to renew entire fleet

BHP, owner of the Escondida copper operation in the Antofagasta region of northern Chile, is collaborating with Caterpillar and Finning International to replace Escondida’s entire haul truck fleet. Under the agreement, which the group jointly confirmed is part of a strategic equipment renewal process developed by Escondida, the mine will take delivery of new Caterpillar 798 AC electric-drive trucks with…

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Philippi-Hagenbuch engineers rear-eject bodies for largest articulated haul truck

Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc. has expanded its rear-eject engineering capabilities to include the largest articulated haul truck on the market, the Volvo A60H. These trucks feature a body volume of 43.9 cu. yd. with a 2:1 heap ratio, making these rear ejects 50% larger than the most common rear eject bodies available. In partnership with G.W. Van Keppel, a dealership based in Kansas City, Mo., Philippi-Hagenbuch…

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Maxam announces largest open-pit mining tire

U.S.-based Maxam Tire has rolled out its newest addition tire, the largest in its line of open-pit mining tires, the MS403 59/80R63. Part of its Haulmaxam large mining series, they can meet the most challenging application requirements, the company said, in the open-pit segment which demands rigid haul truck tires. It features deep tread and an aggressive tread pattern that…

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