The 2006 Volvo articulated haul truck has over 15,000 hours and is valued at US$ 80,000.
Volvo Mining News
The ‘first to be second’ attitude of wanting to integrate new technologies once proven successful by others is hampering the testing of new renewable energy solutions at mine sites.
Industry sources say automaker interest bodes well for the contracts, but new contracts usually take years to gain traction and a lack of interest from steelmakers could slow the process.
The global market for surface mining trucks is expected to grow steadily to 2020, primarily driven by the growing demand from mining companies operating across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
Using various sensors, it continuously monitors its surroundings and avoids both fixed and moving obstacles.