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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Stockton Alliance

Solid Energy’s Stockton opencast coalmine is home to a whole fleet of super-sized boys’ toys… with few more impressive than the new Haulmax 3900 dumptrucks. The Stockton mine’s main haul road, the “2 to 5,” drops 400 metres along its 7.5km length. The Haulmax 3900’s rear brake swept area of over 10 square metres keeps 130 tonnes all up well under control on the downhill run.

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