Press release January 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM CET

Metso Truck Body wins Mining Magazine Load and Haul Award

Metso Corporation’s press release on January 24, 2020 at 14:00 p.m. EET

The Metso Truck Body has received the 2019 Mining Magazine Award in the “Load and Haul” category.  

Mining Magazine’s annual awards recognize outstanding new technologies, initiatives and equipment performance across a range of categories in the mining sector. Winners are nominated and voted on by Mining Magazine readers around the world.

Haul more with less

The Metso Truck Body is a one-piece hybrid haul truck body that combines the benefits of rubber and high-strength steel. The elastic rubber lining absorbs the energy of every impact, allowing for a lighter steel structure underneath.

Thanks to the characteristics of the rubber, the Metso Truck Body can absorb maximum shock at the lowest possible weight. The low weight means that more payload can be hauled per round, while the long-lasting rubber lining reduces the need for maintenance. The result is lower overall operating costs.

“Our truck bodies weigh 20-30% less than OEM bodies and can haul up to 12% more payload, which improves process efficiency. In addition, the rubber lining significantly enhances the working environment by lowering the noise level by 50% (10-15 dB) and reducing vibrations by up to 97%,” says Lars Skoog, Vice President, Loading and Hauling Solutions, Metso.

The Metso Truck Body was launched at Bauma 2019 and is available for all major off-highway truck models used in quarrying and mining operations. Customers who already have the Metso Truck Body in operation are Boliden in Sweden, Terrafame in Finland and Norsk Stein in Norway. In addition, several orders have been confirmed and will be sent to customers soon.

More information about the Metso Truck Body is available on our website:   www.metso.com/MetsoTruckBody

Metso has also previously been recognized with a Mining Magazine Award:

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 3.2 billion in 2018. Metso employs over 14,000 people in more than 50 countries.

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For further information, please contact:

Lars Skoog, Vice President, Loading and Hauling Solutions, Metso, Tel. +46 910 58 42 01, e-mail: lars.skoog@metso.com     

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Metso, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, e-mail: helena.marjaranta@metso.com 

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