Engineers at ESCO, working closely with Cloud Peak Energy, enhanced an already proven design being sold in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific, creating a lighter body that uses a unique curved tail to increase the payload to 250 tons.

Fabricators at ESCO’s supply and service site in Wright, Wyo., built the first-of-its-kind truck body to meet CPE’s stringent requirements.

“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.

“Their new ESCO UltraHaul truck body, which meets their safety and productivity demands, is a direct result of both companies’ willingness to collaborate,” said Jeff Kershaw, president of ESCO’s Mining Division.

ESCO and CPE previously worked together to engineer a custom ESCO ProFill dragline bucket used extensively at the company’s 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.