National Group has rented five Liebherr T 282 C ultra-class trucks to BHP at the Peak Downs coal mine in the Bowen Basin, northern Queensland.
The Liebherr T 282 C is considered to have the second largest capacity among mine trucks globally, with a nominal payload of 363 tonnes (400 short tons).
The fifth of these trucks for Peaks Down will be the final T 282 C delivered to Australia before Liebherr moves on to its successor, the T 284.
“The Liebherr T 282 C is the largest ultra-class haul truck in Australia today and it’s actually quite poetic that the last of these T 282 Cs will go to the same company (BHP) that bought the first from us many years ago,” Liebherr Australia executive general manager – marketing and sales Tom Juric said.
The units were shipped from Liebherr’s manufacturing facility in Virginia, United States, to Mackay.
National Group’s National Heavy Haulage then transported the trucks in parts (including the oversize chassis) from Mackay to Peaks Down. The trucks were then assembled onsite by fellow National Group company National Mining Services.
“I’m very proud of the process and the journey that we have had with these trucks,” National Group managing director Mark Ackroyd said.
“I know BHP run a large fleet of 282s on-site here at Peak Downs and they have been a success story against the competition so we are pleased to be adding another five to their fleet”.