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Komatsu trucks heading to Brazil

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Wed 20 Nov 2019

Komatsu trucks heading to Brazil

Komatsu has announced plans to send 37 of its 930E electrical dump trucks to Brazil. The trucks will operate at resource company Vale’s Carajás iron mine and form a large part of an Autonomous Haulage System (AHS), whilst reducing the site’s impact on the surrounding environment.

Powered by Komatsu’s AHS ‘FrontRunner’ technology, the initial deployment is expected to start this month, with the goal of operating 37 trucks autonomously by 2024. To support a successful transition to autonomy, Komatsu opened an AHS training centre near the mine in August of this year that provides operations and maintenance training to upskill local people on the new technologies being introduced at the mine.

With this latest deployment, Komatsu continues to expand its AHS business in South America. Komatsu customers globally are now leveraging AHS at 10 mine sites in four countries.

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