In the outback West Australian winter of 1893, prospectors Paddy Hannan and Tom Flanagan were travelling near the base of Mount Charlotte and stopped to recover a horseshoe kicked off by one of their steeds.
Upon closer inspection of the ground, they noticed traces of gold at the foot of the hill. Not long after, Paddy filed a Reward Claim for the area and hundreds of rogue diggers and fortune seekers flocked to the region in search of gold. The area is known today as the Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Goldfields in Western Australia.
It is here that one of Motion Australia’s flagship businesses, Hardy Spicer Kalgoorlie found their niche, supplying driveshafts, hydraulic hose & fittings components and services to the mining and road haulage industries throughout the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Goldfields Region.
“We specialise in driveshaft design, manufacture, repair and balancing for the mining industry, heavy haulage, industrial and light vehicle applications,” says Billy Cumming, Goldfields Manager at Hardy Spicer.
“We offer a complete range of driveline parts ranging from universal joints, cv joints, centre bearings, flanges, weld yokes, slip assemblies, and new and exchange driveshaft assemblies through our Australia-wide network. We distribute the Gates® Connected range of integrated hydraulic hose and fitting products, a range of adaptors and accessories applicable to the mining sector—with safety being a primary focus for our business.”
To compliment these products, Hardy Spicer offers a selection of speciality hose assemblies, both Standard and API certified to suit mining applications. “Important to note that we have the ability to manufacture hose assemblies and driveshafts in accordance with OEM part numbers,” says Billy.
While the early days of the Goldfields were hard on gold diggers in the lawless land of the Australian Wild West, the area has since been reinvented as an urban central mining capital of Australia. At their Kalgoorlie-Boulder branch location, Hardy Spicer serves the local community and industrial and mining corporations who have established large-scale operations that rival others around the world.
“Our range of products and services have been tailored to stand up to the rigors of Australia’s mining operations,” says Billy. “Service is a key focus for us in ensuring return business. We want our customers to be able to rely on Hardy Spicer as a reputable source of products, services and repairs, and hold the quality of our offerings in high regard.”
To that end, Hardy Spicer, understands the urgency on equipment repairs for their customers.
“Here at our branch in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, our staff and mobile van operators are on call 24/7,” he says, concluding, “We understand that customers require urgent repairs be carried out efficiently, cost effectively and to a high standard. As a premium supplier and service provider, our team is dedicated to meeting and exceeding our customer’s expectations.”
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