Barrick Gold US have made a bulk order of light vehicles from Ford, after having been chosen to test the prototype 2015 Ford F-150 trucks.
The new trucks feature an experimental aluminium-alloy cargo box, which has been torture tested by workers throwing heavy gear, pumps and motors into the cargo bed on a daily basis.
Barrack made an order for 35 of the new trucks, to be used in US operations, and Ford has said the mining company is ready to replace its entire fleet of hundreds of 2012 F-150s.
The new vehicles run on 3.5 litre V6 and 5.0 litre V8 engines.
Organisers for the Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) will also have Ford at the Sydney mining event in September.
Australian Mining has contacted Ford for further comment.