The new minetruck is designed to manage underground haulage with a load capacity of 32.6 metric tonne.
Epiroc, a global productivity partner for mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, launched Minetruck MT436B, to boost underground haulage capacity and efficiency across mining and construction operations.
The Minetruck MT436B, manufactured at the Nashik facility of Epiroc, comes with unique features including Jacobs engine brake, automatic engine over-speed protection, electric transmission shift control and converter lockups. The truck is designed to facilitate fast, proactive and efficient service. Its centralised lubrication technique improves the component life while the driver's cabin is ergonomically designed for easy access of the controls. The MT436B can upload up to 32.6 metric tonne and can be equipped with a Teletram dump box to push material off horizontally.
'We are proud to have a strong manufacturing presence in India,' said Per Lindberg, President and CEO, Epiroc. 'We also have many great customers in India and it is a very important and strategic market for us. We will continue to introduce new products from India.'
Jerry Andersson, Managing Director, Epiroc India, said, 'Minetrucks are used extensively at sites across the world and form an integral part of the mining industry. With its innovative design, Epiroc's new MT436B Minetruck is built for maximum safety and reliability in tough environment. It also incorporates unique features such as easy access to service points as well as ergonomic seating and controls to increase productivity. The Minetruck MT 436B is a highly superior and dependable vehicle for underground mining operations.
The choice of Epiroc to manufacture this truck in Nashik, supports the company's vision and the 'Make in India' philosophy of the nation. During the launch, the first Minetruck 436B was handed over to Epiroc's customer Hindustan Zinc.
LS Shekhawat, Chief Operating Officer, Hindustan Zinc, received the key from Andersson.
Safety first: The Minetruck MT436B has many built-in safety features such as ISO, ROPS and FOPS-approved driver's compartment, SAHR brakes, articulation safety lock, dump box safety support stand, rear camera and audio-visual reverse alarm. Maximum productivity: The easy-to-operate Minetruck MT436B is built with well-tested, reliable systems and components that have been continually refined through years of real work experience.
Ergonomic work environment: The comfortable driver's compartment is ergonomically designed with controls and gauges within easy reach that increases productivity. Epiroc offers a full portfolio of high-tech mining equipment, including both diesel-driven and battery-powered drill rigs, loaders, ground support machinery and underground vehicles. Epiroc has state-of-the-art factories in Nashik and Hyderabad, and a world-class engineering centre in Bengaluru. It also has sales and regional offices across the country. Epiroc's channel partner network is extremely strong with a committed and enthusiastic team of over 1,600 employees in India.