Rio Tinto thinking small

A COLLABORATION between Rio Tinto and Scania has successfully complete a trial of more agile autonomous haul trucks at the Channar iron ore mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara.

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The autonomous 40t Scania truck being loaded as part of the Channar trial.

Instead of the usual 230-290t payload haul trucks Rio Tinto normally uses at its Pilbara iron ore mines, the Scania truck put to the test hauls 40t.