WRIGHT, Wyo.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--ESCO Corporation announced today the delivery of a custom UltraHaul™ truck body to Cloud Peak Energy, a leading Powder River Basin coal mining company and longtime ESCO customer headquartered in Wyoming. This marks ESCO’s first mining truck body delivered in North America.
“Their new ESCO UltraHaul truck body, which meets their safety and productivity demands, is a direct result of both companies’ willingness to collaborate.”
Engineers at ESCO, working closely with Cloud Peak Energy, enhanced an already proven design being sold in Latin America and Asia Pacific, creating a lighter body that utilizes a unique curved tail to increase the payload to 250 tons. Fabricators at ESCO’s supply and service site in Wright, Wyoming, built the first-of-its-kind truck body to meet Cloud Peak Energy’s stringent requirements.
“Cloud Peak Energy is a valued and innovative partner for ESCO,” said Jeff Kershaw, President of ESCO’s Mining Division. “Their new ESCO UltraHaul truck body, which meets their safety and productivity demands, is a direct result of both companies’ willingness to collaborate.”
“In this design, ESCO was able to understand and incorporate all five key features Cloud Peak needed to meet our production requirements,” said Mark Gilbertson, Director of Asset Management for Cloud Peak Energy.
ESCO is a long-established provider of dragline buckets and ground engaging tools to the Powder River Basin mining industry. Truck bodies are the latest product offering from ESCO in this region. ESCO and Cloud Peak Energy, one of the mining companies proposing to export U.S. coal through Pacific-Northwest ports, previously worked together to engineer a custom ESCO ProFill® dragline bucket used extensively at Cloud Peak Energy mine sites.
“ESCO products are critical to our business in Wyoming, allowing us to remain productive while also providing our employees the utmost in safety,” Gilbertson said.
About ESCO Corporation
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, ESCO Corporation is a leading independent designer, manufacturer and provider of highly engineered wear parts and replacement products used in the Mining, Construction & Industrial and Oil & Gas industries. The company has facilities in 28 countries on six continents, including an expansive network of 27 manufacturing facilities and more than 50 sales and distribution offices.