“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.”

ESCO engineers, working with Cloud Peak, enhanced an already-proven design sold in Latin America and Asia Pacific, creating a lighter body using a unique curved tail to increase payloads to 250 tons. Fabricators at ESCO’s supply and service site in Wright, Wyo., built the first-of-its-kind truck body to meet Cloud Peak’s requirements.

Within its design, said Cloud Peak’s Asset Management Director Mark Gilbertson, “ESCO was able to understand and incorporate all key features Cloud Peak needed to meet our production requirements.”