The 100th Atlas Copco Minetruck MT6020 to be delivered in Australia has gone to ACM (Australian Contract Mining) for its Trident mine in Kalgoorlie. The milestone truck is the 12th Atlas Copco Minetruck in the ACM fleet.
The Minetruck MT6020 has evolved from the Minetruck MT5010 (and the earlier Minetruck MT5000). The prototype was delivered to Stawell Gold Mines in Victoria in 2007 where the original plan was to test the upgraded components and then go on to develop a new truck but the prototype proved so successful it was decided to start producing it.
The first was delivered to Barminco in May 2008 which now runs a fleet of 36 units. Atlas Copco Minetruck MT6020 trucks are now in operation worldwide, the majority of which have been delivered to Australian mines.
Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.