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New Scooptram ST18 Loader to be Presented by Atlas Copco

As a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming Euro Mine Expo to be held in Skellefteå, Sweden, 10–12 June, Atlas Copco will be presenting some of its latest and exciting new products.

The company’s new Scooptram ST18 loader will be on display together with a new simulator for underground LHDs, the latest control system RCS 5, as well as a new automation system.

The main attraction, however, will be the new Scooptram ST18 which was successfully displayed in Australia at the Underground Operators’ Conference in March. Designed to match Atlas Copco’s successful 60 tonne capacity mine truck, Minetruck MT6020, it has a unique bucket design which tests show gives considerably better muckpile penetration.

“The optimized bucket gives a faster loading cycle and that means more tonnes per month,” comments Ben Thompson, Product Manager at Atlas Copco. “It also offers great improvements for the operator, not least in terms of the extra legroom provided by the unique Atlas Copco Footbox.

“Good legroom should not be underestimated. Operators who have tested the Scooptram ST18 cite the new Footbox as one of the reasons why the loader enables them to work longer shifts,” Thompson points out. “Not only that, they confirm that the view from the cab is best-in-class, even when reversing, thanks to the loader’s sloping bodywork and shorter frame structure.”

At Euro Mine Expo the new loader will be available for anyone who wants to try out the new Footbox or examine the unique bucket design. Visitors will also be able to find out how it feels to drive the new loader under realistic conditions by using the simulator located in the demo-arena.

More exciting experiences await visitors to the Atlas Copco booth (No.182 in the Zink exhibition hall), where the company will present its new control system RCS 5 and the latest automation system.

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