Smooth riding in the valley of gold
John Chomyshyn, MacLean Account Manager, and Michel Chénard, Agnico Eagle Electrical Planner, in front of MacLean BT3 Boom Truck with front suspension, destined for the Goldex mine in Val d’Or, QuebecInnovation partnerships with longstanding customers are the foundation of the MacLean approach to business, so the recent sale of a front suspension-equipped Boom Truck to Agnico Eagle (along with a MacLean ANFO Charger) is a milestone worth recognizing.
The MacLean front suspension option on its fleet of underground utility vehicles was recently unveiled in response to growing expectations in the industry around ergonomic performance (reducing whole-body vibration levels on operators), and machine productivity in underground mines that are going increasingly deeper (where utility vehicles are required to travel long distances to and from working areas). The new feature performs on tandem fronts, by delivering documented improvements to driver comfort and sustained ramp speed capacity.
Front suspension is the latest in a long line of MacLean mobile equipment innovations since the Company began mining solutions for the hard rock sector in 1973 – stay tuned for more!