QME 2014 Preview: Mining dump truck trays

DT Australia is showcasing its surface and underground mining truck trays at QME on stand OS640.

Established in 2003, DT Australia is an Australian company specialising in the design and manufacture of the “Hercules” dump truck tray, the “Bullant” underground truck tray and the supply of Barracuda Buckets.

It manufacture and supply haul trays and mining buckets with significant cost savings and production advantages to mine sites and contractors globally.

DT Australia believes mine sites should be looking at their equipment and the bodies on their haulage fleet to squeeze out economic benefits through haulage cost reductions.

The ability to increase payload by 10-15 per cent is significant in the production scheme. 

As an example, in a fleet of ten trucks, companies could choose to increase their production by 10 per cent or reduce their fleet size by one truck. 

Based on a site running ten trucks for 20 hours per day with three cycles an hour, the Hercules body would add nearly 14 000 additional tonnes per day. 

With payload in mind, this is substantial.

The payback period on an investment like this is very short, sometimes several months and usually less than a year.

According to DT Australia, its competitive advantage is in its trays light weight designs that allow for increased payloads; the fact its trays are heavy duty and durable which reduce wear while providing a longer life and less maintenance downtime; have a unique Wear Management Program that maintains tray strength without extra weight; provide improved dumping quality and outstanding load retention; which in turn provides advantages in fuel savings per tonne of ore moved.

"Customers can get a payback in less than a year," the company said.


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