Tough Military Trucks Now Serve the Mining Industry

Acela, a producer of extreme-duty 4 x 4 and 6 x 6 trucks, recently debuted its Monterra truck line. The company said it offers a proprietary process of resetting U.S. military Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) to a near zero-mile condition, then selling them into commercial markets such as mining and other resource industries for use as operational support vehicles. Acela said versions of the Monterra have proven themselves in mines for more than seven years with a 96% documented uptime.

FMTVs were originally developed for the U.S. Army to withstand combat conditions, and, according to Acela, have achieved the U.S. army’s “ultra-reliable” status for 17 years. The Monterra line, according to Acela, offers robust and dependable design features, including drivetrains, frames, axles, suspensions, tires and other components specially designed to withstand the rigors of the most extreme environments. Principal specifications include 46-in. tires (4- or 6-AWD); 22-in. ground clearance; 330-hp turbocharged Cat 7.2L diesel; 54-in. turning radius; Central Tire Inflation Systems (CTIS); chassis corrosion protection; 90% parts commonality; and easy-service body configuration.

As featured in Womp 2017 Vol 07 -