New Underground Truck Rolls into U.S. Market

Atlas Copco has released its next-generation underground truck, the Minetruck MT42, to the U.S. market after a limited release in Scandinavia and Canada last year. The four-wheel-drive MT42 provides 42-metric-ton tramming capacity, has eight forward and two reverse gears, and is powered by a 520-hp (388-kW) Cummins QSX15 EPA Tier 3/Stage IIIA diesel. According to the company, the MT42's articulated steering increases maneuverability and allows agile cornering, while the dump system can discharge a full load in just 13 seconds. The operator benefits from enhanced visibility by means of a backup camera as well as a loading camera mounted on the back of the cabin. The MT-42's low-maintenance SAHR brakes eliminate the need for a separate parking brake and provide extended service life. A service bay on the side of the truck allows easy access to filters, valve blocks and service points for daily maintenance and the cabin can be hydraulically tilted to expose the engine bay. Cementation USA, an underground contractor, has purchased the first MT42 in the United States.

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