Battery electric: the death of diesel underground?

Battery-powered machines use powerful electric motors that not only eliminate diesel emissions, but also have more torque and power in a smaller package. This means that smaller batterypowered  machines can do the job of larger diesel-powered machines, moving more...

Artisan Vehicle Systems unveils 1.5-yard LHD

With four newly minted 153 LHDs deployed at two of North America’s deepest precious metal mines, Artisan Vehicle Systems is bracing for a growing demand for its battery-powered mining equipment. “We have lots of interest,” said Mike Mayhew, Artisan’s Sudbury-based...

Truck Of The Future? Artisan Vehicle Systems Designs Diesel Hybrid

The high cost of diesel fuel, coupled with the push to design more environmentally friendly vehicles, has fueled the quest for companies to develop trucks with alternative energy options. Artisan Vehicle Systems has designed a system that replaces diesel fuel with a...