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Inspiration:
Innovative Haul Truck Design

Inspiration dawned on mechanical engineering technologist Mike Parsons as he watched a GM 350-ton truck in action while he was a student at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, Canada. The vehicle was so big that it crushed storm sewers and the driver needed an assistant to guide him by radio as he turned the machine around. This started Parsons thinking about a new haul truck design that eliminated this cumbersome reverse function altogether. Now, 25 years later, Parsons recently patented a design for a vector-neutral truck (a vehicle that has no set forward or backward position) and is promoting it to haul truck manufacturers.

Featured Design: Increase Production, Reduce Maintenance and Repair with New Haul Truck Design

The Vector Neutral Truck (VNT) has an indisputable advantage over conventional haulage dump truck design. The VNT travels a shorter distance with each load. The difference in travel is the length of road way used by conventional dump trucks to turn around and head back in the direction it just came from. The VNT also saves the amount of time, energy and work required to reverse direction in order to position the dump box for dumping.

The VNT travels a shorter distance and makes less stops and turns than a conventional dump truck, it is the straight line between two points, this means less wear on tires, brakes, transmissions and engines every time a load is moved. The patent is comprehensive and protects the design concept for a truck that eliminates "Turning around" - which is a part of the dump cycle. The vehicle’s operator compartment and engine are located mid-ship of the vehicle. The truck drives equally well in either direction, and so has no "front" or "back". The engine is longitudinally mounted and drives the vehicle in either direction. Axles are attached at each end of vehicle and pivot in order to steer the vehicle. Augmented vision systems provide the operator with "all-direction" views around the truck.

Forward Thinking: Patented Vector Neutral Haul Truck Design

The patent is comprehensive and protects the design concept for a truck that eliminates "Turning around" - which is a part of the dump cycle. The vehicle’s operator compartment and engine are located mid-ship of the vehicle. The truck drives equally well in either direction, and so has no "front" or "back". The engine is longitudinally mounted and drives the vehicle in either direction. Axles are attached at each end of vehicle and pivot in order to steer the vehicle. Augmented vision systems provide the operator with "all-direction" views around the truck.

There are more than ten thousand haulage trucks working in the world today with an average capacity of one hundred and fifty seven tons. These trucks provide over 1,575,000 tons of haulage capacity. Over the lifetime of the VNT patent, an estimated minimum 2 million tons of haulage capacity will be replaced by mine operators. Applying general rules of Patent Licensing and Royalty Rules*, with zero factors for volume, profit and bid factor - a value of four hundred dollars per ton of truck capacity is conservative. This translates into potential patent royalties of over eight hundred million US dollars. A minimum target of replacing five percent of the world large truck capacity with the Vector Neutral Trucks represents a potential Royalty value of forty million US dollars.

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