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APR 2019

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April 2019 45 product news continued design on the market), where the rub- ber lining is suspended above a light- weight steel frame, the rubber lin- ing of the MTB is stud welded to the frame in pieces. The advantage of this is that each piece can be replaced in- dividually as it becomes worn to help cut maintenance time and costs. The type of polymer used for each piece can also be customized to suit the application, and an optional flexible liner can be added for operations that have issues with carry back. The biggest benefit is that MTB typ- ically weighs 20%-30% less than a tradi- tional steel-lined truck body. Depend- ing on the application, this translates into a payload increase of several tons per truck, per cycle; extra dollars that will go straight to a mine's bottom line. Finnish miner Terrafame has been testing the MTB at its Sotkamo oper- ation since December 2018 and has been pleased with its performance. The mine's ore is extremely abrasive and Terrafame was looking for a wear solution that would not decrease the payload of its trucks. "So far the drivers have only given positive feedback about the body," said Esa-Tapani Leinonen, head of mining at Sotkamo. "If this truck body proves to be cost efficient, there's no reason why we would not invest in more units." Booth # 759 That's why we build custom machines that work just as hard. We've been around for over 100 years. And just like you, we're dedicated to the industry and the hardworking people that support it. +1 814.849.2000 • STATUS SCREEN For faster diagnostics - Available Q3 WATER LINE FILTER IN-CAB DIRECTIONAL DISPLAY Visual alert for operator Phone: 812.490.1525 ACCESSORIES to help make your CM safer and more efficient! Reduces system interference POWER LINE FILTER Reduces system interference & nuisance trips 10 Celebrating years of IntelliZone technological innovations

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