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Construction : Web Exclusive | September 2018 | Source : Equipment India

Epiroc launches Minetruck 436B

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 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 tonnes 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 an important and strategic market for us,” he added.

Jerry Andersson, Managing Director, Epiroc Mining 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, according to the company.

Hindustan Zinc, an esteemed customer of Epiroc, bought the first Minetruck MT 436B. Andersson handed over the key to LS Shekhawat, Chief Operating Officer, Hindustan Zinc, during the event.

The choice of Epiroc to manufacture this truck in Nashik, supports the company’s vision and the ‘Make in India’ philosophy of the nation.

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