Elphinstone Underground WR820

The Elphinstone name returns to the Global Underground Mining Industry

Source: William Adams Winter Edition of Plus Magazine

We are pleased to announce the return of the Elphinstone name to the Global Underground Mining Industry. A recent agreement between Elphinstone and Caterpillar has paved the way for Elphinstone to re-establish their world-renowned brand and commence manufacture of specialised underground mining support vehicles from their original home base of Burnie, Tasmania.

While a return to underground mining had been contemplated by Elphinstone, the move was hastened by Caterpillar’s 2015 announcement they would complete the relocation of their Burnie based manufacturing operations to Rayong, Thailand by first quarter end, 2016.

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Elphinstone WR820 Series

Elphinstone WR820 Series

The WR820 is the larger of Elphinstone's two purpose built base support platforms. Available in an open or enclosed cab configuration, the WR820 features an integrated Caterpillar powertrain delivering optimum performance and reliability in tough underground conditions.

ACERT™ Technology Caterpillar optimizes engine performance while meeting EPA Tier 3 regulations. ACERT™ Technology reduces emissions during the combustion process by using advanced technology in the air and fuel systems, in conjunction with  integrated electronics. The Caterpillar engine meets emission regulations at the combustion source rather than recycling exhaust gases.

c11-engineCat C11 Engine

The Cat C11 uses Caterpillar's breakthrough ACERT™ Technology to meet exhaust emission reduction standards. It features efficient fuel delivery, air management and electronic control for high productivity and exceptional service life.

Engine Design The four-stroke engine provides efficient fuel combustion. Precise engineering and thorough testing assure durability, reliability and power. Built-in serviceability and excellent fuel economy lower operating costs.

six speed transmissionCat Six-Speed Transmission

The field proven Caterpillar power shift countershaft transmission easily matches engine power to the load size and ground conditions. 

Gear Application Gear ratios are designed to maximise productivity in specific cycle segments: Gear 1 provides highest rimpull capability for heavy load applications;  Gear 2 and 3 for normal loads and higher speed operations; Gear 4 and 5 provide excellent empty return and roading speeds.

WR820 Agitator Truck

Elphinstone WR820 Underground Agitator Truck

WR820 Underground Tilt Tray Truck

Elphinstone WR820 Underground Tilt Tray truck

WR820 Underground Water Truck and Cannon

Elphinstone WR820 Underground Water Truck & Cannon

Elphinstone WR810 Series

Elphinstone WR810 Series

The WR810 is the smaller of Elphinstone's two purpose built base support platforms.  Available in forward or centre mount cab configuration, the WR810 features an integrated Caterpillar powertrain delivering optimum performance and reliability in tough underground conditions.

ACERT™ Technology Caterpillar optimizes engine performance while meeting EPA Tier 3 regulations. ACERT™ Technology reduces emissions during the combustion process by using advanced technology in the air and fuel systems, in conjunction with  integrated electronics. The Caterpillar engine meets emission regulations at the combustion source rather than recycling exhaust gases.

C7.1 EngineCat C7.1 Engine

The Cat C7.1 uses Caterpillar's breakthrough ACERT™ Technology to meet exhaust emission reduction standards. It features efficient fuel delivery, air management and electronic control for high productivity and exceptional service life.

Engine Design The four-stroke engine provides efficient fuel combustion. Precise engineering and thorough testing assure durability, reliability and power. Built-in serviceability and excellent fuel economy lower operating costs.

Cat Five Speed TransmissionCat Five-Speed Transmission

The field proven Caterpillar power shift countershaft transmission easily matches engine power to the load size and ground conditions. Electronic control makes fingertip controls possible, reducing operator fatigue and improving comfort.

Gear Application Gear ratios are designed to maximise productivity in specific cycle segments: Gear 1 provides highest rimpull capability for heavy load applications;  Gear 2 and 3 for normal loads and higher speed operations; Gear 4 and 5 provide excellent empty return and roading speeds.

WR810 Underground Agitator Truck

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Agitator Truck

Elphinstone WR810 underground cassette carrier

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Cassette Carrier

Elphinstone WR810 Underground shotcrete unit with robotic arm

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Shotcreter Unit & Robotic Arm

WR810 Underground Charging Unit - Work Platform

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Charging Unit & Work Platform

WR810 Underground Charging Unit with Ropbtic Arm

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Charging Unit & Robotic Arm

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Delivery Truck with Crane

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Delivery Truck with Crane

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Scissor Lift with Crane

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Scissor Lift with Crane

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Water Truck

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Water Truck with Cannon

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Water Truck with Cannon

Elphinstone WR810 Underground Water Truck