0Atlas Copco launched its new multi-directional ANFO (ammonium nitrate/fuel oil explosive) charging truck, the Chargetec UV2, at MINExpo in Las Vegas, September 24-26. The Chargetec UV2 has a high speed charging capacity of 130kg (286 pounds) per minute with high density. This model is the latest generation of charging trucks originally developed by the underground products division of GIA Industri AB, acquired by Atlas Copco in the first quarter of 2012.

The single-boom truck is equipped with one or two vessels for optimized charging of a full drill pattern with fixed carrier positioning. The ANOL CC charging vessels are available in volumes of 300, 500, 750 or 1,000 liters (79, 132, 198 or 264 gallons).

The heavy-duty carrier has articulated frame steering and 4-wheel drive, giving it high flexibility and maneuverability through the small turning radius of narrow drifts. It may be equipped with diesel or electric hydraulics.

The operator is provided with a well-protected FOPS-II approved canopy or cabin, and a comfortable seat with arm-rests. A passenger seat is also standard, and both seats come with a two-point safety belt.