Date set for Minerunner product launch and field day in Australia
FEBRUARY 2ND 2016 SET FOR PRODUCT LAUNCH
After extensive market analysis, the Minerunner All Purpose Vehicle is set to launch in the Australian market. A field day is set down for Tuesday February 2nd 2016 at the Mount Cotton driving centre near Brisbane Queensland. National Product Manager John Williams says “The field day is the perfect opportunity to drive and look under the bonnet of the innovative underground All Purpose light vehicle.”
The field day has already experienced considerable interest from Underground Maintenance Superintendents and Mobile Fleet Managers, interested in the vehicle and how it can reduce the total cost of ownership of their light vehicle fleets.
The benefits on the Minerunner stem from its unique 4 wheel all hydraulic drive system and other innovations that include:
- Lower maintenance costs - through elimination of traditional brakes, differential and transmission systems.
- Lower Fuel Burn for more work.
- Increased payload capacity – Expandable up to 2,900kg.
- Inherent Safety features – including integrated ROPS / FOPS canopies, and collision avoidance into machine control system.
- Versatility – Trailer options including ROPS / FOPS certified personnel carriers, flat bed, Explosive transport and cherry picker man baskets.
- Heavy Duty Chassis – Sealed tube chassis better resists corrosion and extends lifecycle.
- Lower Total Cost of Ownership.
The Minerunner APV has been designed and fabricated by Astec Industries business BTI in Thornbury Canada and is marketed and supported in region by Astec Australia. The field day at Mt Cotton will represent the product launch in Australia and will kick-off the availability of the unit for active testing by sites wanting to assess its capabilities and allow managers to test the unit in preparation of any vehicle replenishment programs they have in 2016.