National Plant & Equipment will soon welcome 12 new Komatsu 830E electric drive haul trucks to Australia.
At just under seven metres high and eight metres wide, the Komatsu 830E is a leader in the 240-tonne class mining truck, delivering one of the lowest cost per tonne solutions for mining companies.
According to National Plant & Equipment, the arrival of 12 new Komatsu 830Es is “fairly uncommon” in the Australian marketplace.
“Despite being in high demand, these trucks are extremely difficult to come by in Australia due to their size and cost of acquisition,” National Plant & Equipment chief executive officer Mark Ackroyd said.
The fleet of dump trucks is expected to arrive at the Port of Brisbane in July where an arrangement of heavy haulage vehicles and low loaders, including 10 line steerable drake trailers, will be waiting to transport the vehicles to National Plant & Equipment’s yard in Yatala.
It is at the yard in Yatala, where the dump trucks will be assembled, within a month, by an experienced team of 20 personnel on what will be a 24/7 project, all of which will be captured for a time lapse production.
“With the interest that the purchase of this equipment has amassed, we wanted to give the industry a rare insight into what it takes to assemble these sizeable dump trucks,” Ackroyd said.
“This is one of the largest simultaneous equipment builds that our team will have accomplished, especially on a tight timeframe.”
According to National Plant & Equipment, the haul trucks will immediately be available following the arrival process.