Tomcar Australia has released a new mine spec vehicle – the TM5MR.
Launched at IMARC, the Australian made vehicle is a new step for the industry.
Built tough, the TM5MR weighs less than other models in Tomcar's vehicle lineup, and is more than just an overhauled standard spec vehicle.
Its features includes stainless steel floorpans, additional air filters and frame lights, military spec wiring harness, full ROPS and FOPS, and even a glow in the dark livery.
A high ground clearance is also prominent and the open access suspension allows for miners to rid the TM5MR of excessive mud and acidic sand that plagues the standard SUVs that are currently being used.
David Brim, states the TM5MR provides the perfect solution to the needs of Australia's significant mining industry, and will drive efficiencies for the highly competitive sector through providing unmatched durability and access to both aboveground and underground mining operations.
"The Tomcar TM5MR has been custom built to provide miners with the ability to negotiate rough terrain, whether it be sand or hard rock mines, and its unprecedented durability, safety and reduction in high maintenance costs are something of a gift for today's mining industry. Gone are the days of burley SUVs and the high costs of maintaining such vehicles," Brim said.
To allow the mining industry easy access for purchase and testing of the TM5MR, Tomcar Australia has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Australian mining equipment company, Safescape, who together with Tomcar Australia has created Durable Mining Equipment Pty Ltd, and are located within epicentre of the Australian mining industry, Perth, WA. Steve Durkin from Safescape states it's the efficiencies and cheaper maintenance costs that will make the Tomcar TM5MR so attractive for the mining industry,
"We are excited about the Tomcar TM5MR because we believe the maintenance costs of these vehicles will be considerably less than our previous fleet of Toyota and Isuzu. Other light weight vehicles on the market include ATV's which, while cheap to buy, are not heavy duty enough for the demands of underground mining.
"One of the best things about the Tomcar TM5MR is that they are made in Australia which means every single component is available to be dispatched within a day and on site anywhere in Australia within a couple of days.
"This is something that you just don't get with any other vehicle."
The standard underground spec Tomcar TM5MR vehicle is $40k plus delivery and taxes.