Kalmar and NTP Forklifts Australia are delivering the new Kalmar reach stacker model to Newcrest’s Mining Cadia Valley Operations Dewatering Facility in New South Wales.
The new machine is the largest reach stacker in Australia, enabling Newcrest to lift 31 tonne containers at 7 metres reach, optimising the amount of containers handled within set loading and unloading cycle times onto two private rail sidings.
Newcrest, one of the world’s largest gold mining companies, has one of its operations located in Cadia Valley near Orange, New South Wales. Their new dewatering facility, located in Blayney approximately 35 km from the mine site, will service approximately 4 trains a week, with a tight loading and unloading window of 5 hours from train arrival to departure. Efficiencies in loading are integral to ensure the trains run on time with maximum load capacity.
The unit was assembled and commissioned on site with training provided by NTP Forklifts Australia with their subcontract dealer Central West Lift Trucks. Service arrangements and extended warranty were included in the sale of the machine. The machine has been fitted with equipment and devices to make it environmentally efficient, ergonomic for the operators and addresses all the criteria of the SAF 2008 mining safety requirements.