The largest battery powered truck ever to be put underground, the all new Z40.
We’re changing the game again. We continue to break through technical boundaries previously thought to be unbreakable.
Our new 40 tonne truck, the largest all battery powered truck ever to be put underground, made its debut in January of 2018. Now mines that struggle with heat and ventilation have a new and more powerful tool to increase their production.
“We have discovered a powerful combination,” said Mike Kasaba, Artisan’s CEO, “Using the very best techniques for machine design and our many years of experience with battery powertrains has led us to create a new class of machine. A class that directly impacts and improves underground production. Our truck’s capabilities, performance, and benefits on ventilation and cooling are changing the hauling equation in the most positive way in a generation.”
Kirkland Lake Gold, a fast growing and innovative leader in the mining industry, is the first customer for the Z40. KLG continues to challenge conventional thinking and perceived limitations on production and cost reduction and their bets are paying off. “We believe in battery technology and in Artisan as our technology partner. Their machines are powerful and reliable and have helped us achieve our production targets at Macassa,” said Tony Makuch, CEO of Kirkland Lake Gold.