Australian logistics company Bis has launched a new mine haul truck called Rexx that it claims can travel up to four times farther than conventional dump trucks.
Built and designed in Perth, the Rexx truck can carry a payload of up to 160t and travel up to 35km per leg. The futuristic-looking vehicle is part of Bis’ bespoke load and haul suite for mining.
The vehicle uses 20 conventional road train tyres in place of the four oversize tyres typical of other mine trucks. According to the company, this approach is cheaper and offers simplified tyre maintenance, particularly since the vehicle can still operate if a tyre becomes punctured.
Featuring modern equipment such as GPS driver monitoring, fatigue detection systems and 360 degree view cameras, Rexx offers safety benefits.
In addition, the vehicle’s unusual large-format windscreen and side windows are also designed to improve cab visibility.
Bis chief executive officer Brad Rogers said that Rexx’s robust and simple design enabled the manufacturer to keep costs low, saving money for its customers.
“At Bis, we are driven by bringing technology and innovation to our customers to deliver real value. We are very excited about the opportunity that Rexx creates for a whole range of mining operations in Australia and internationally,” he said.