Offering several new products for the mining sector, Metso CEO talks efficiency and sustainability
By Carly Leonida, European Editor
One of the most interesting product launches at the bauma 2019 tradeshow in April was the Metso Truck Body (MTB). The company has provided rubber liners for truck boxes for decades and, having listened to customer requests for a product that combined the durability of a rubber liner with the capacity and strength of a lightweight steel body, it decided to develop its own solution.
“Hauling is one of the most cost-intensive components of a typical mining or quarrying operation. In addition to fuel and labor, there’s plenty of maintenance involved, too,” said Lars Skoog, vice president of Mining Wear Lining and Screening, who led the MTB launch event.
“To ensure cost efficiency, a haul truck should carry as much payload as possible on every round. At Metso, we set out to tackle this challenge and designed a truck body that requires minimal maintenance while maximizing payload. The result is a lower operating cost per hauled ton.”