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Enabling mines and quarries to haul more with less: Americas to get its first Metso Outotec Truck Body in operation

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Metso Outotec’s unique Truck Body is designed to maximize the availability and performance of haul trucks while reducing the costs for service and maintenance. The groundbreaking innovation that combines the benefits of rubber and a high-strength steel structure was launched in 2019 and is well-received by customers. Recently, one of the world’s largest copper mines decided to invest in a Metso Outotec Truck Body. It is the first order globally for a truck with loading capacity of 360 tons and the first in Americas. The customer is looking to increase payload of its trucks while also reducing maintenance.

“We will supply a Truck Body with lower weight and major volume capacity compared to the OEM body. We can prove with objective calculation the benefits the customer is going to receive, such as fuel savings, less maintenance, more uptime, the possibility to increase payload on each hauling, as well as improving the truck body’s life. All these benefits are answering to growing demand for environmental efficiency,” says Alfredo Rios, Business Support Manager, Loading and Hauling, Americas, Metso Outotec.   

Americas to get its first Metso Outotec Truck Body in operation  Americas to get its first Metso Outotec Truck Body in operation

The Truck Body is part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive offering.

Key benefits of Metso Outotec Truck Body:

  • Up to 30% lighter than a conventional steel-lined truck body.
  • Lower fuel consumption per hauled tonne, less CO2 emissions.
  • The rubber lining lasts up to 300% longer than conventional steel lining, drastically reducing the need for maintenance.
  • Modular design makes the lining easier to install and maintain. 
  • Noise cut in half; vibrations reduced by up to 97%, which significantly improves the working environment for truck drivers.
  • Available for all common truck models.

Find out more about the Metso Outotec Truck Body on our website:

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.    

Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science Based Targets. We ranked 8th on the 2021 Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. 

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2020 were about EUR 3.9 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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