Haul truck tray efficiency
An interview with Lars Skoog, Vice President, Mining Wear Lining & Screening, Metso; Carl Samuelson, Global Business Support Manager, Haul Truck Solutions, Metso; Henrik Persson, Director, Lining Products, Metso
Metso’s first-of-its-kind hybrid haul truck body comes with unmatched payload and wear life. A ground-breaking innovation, the body combines the benefits of rubber and high structural strength steel, enabling mines and quarries to haul more with less. The lightweight, rubber-lined tray builds on the company’s 30-40 years of supplying tried-and-tested rubber lining for haul trucks.
The elastic rubber absorbs the energy of every impact, preventing it from reaching the frame and thus allowing for a lighter-than-usual, high structural strength steel frame beneath the rubber. Thanks to this, the body can absorb maximum shock at the lowest possible weight. The proven benefits include up to six times more wear life compared to traditional steel lining, half the noise, and 97% less vibration.
A typical Metso Truck Body weighs 20-30% less than a traditional steel-lined truck body. Depending on the application, this translates into a payload increase of several tonnes.
The Metso Truck Body is available globally for all major off-highway truck models used in mining and quarrying, with several lining options ensuring application-specific fit, even in operations that struggle with problems such as carry-back.