Epiroc upgrades highest capacity Minetruck with new MT65 S

The Minetruck MT65 S, Epiroc’s highest-capacity, 65 t, mine truck for large underground operations, recently received a new upgrade. Epiroc says customers can now enjoy enhanced productivity by up to 18% compared to the previous model. The mine truck has improved reliability thanks to the new updates and provides the highest safety standards – “making it a true powerhouse in underground operations.”“The close collaboration with our customers has been key during this project development and outcome. 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” says Daniel Sandström, Global Product Manager – Minetruck at Epiroc’s Underground division. 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 optimised drivetrain and new software feature allowing the machine to recommend and hold a certain speed depending on conditions. As a result, customers can enjoy an 18% boost in their productivity levels. 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. “We aim to push the mining boundaries even further with the new updated Minetruck MT65 S offering customers smart and effective material haulage solutions,” says Martin Wallman, Global Portfolio Manager – Minetruck at Epiroc’s Underground division. 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 optimisation.