Final two Haulmax 3900 dump trucks on route to Suriname

The final two Haulmax 3900 long haul dump trucks have left our facilities are on route to a valued customer in Suriname through Surmac in South America.

The four new trucks are in addition to the ten Haulmax 3900 dump trucks operating since 2019. Elphinstone has now sold more than 114 Haulmax 3900 trucks worldwide, all manufactured in Burnie Tasmania.

The versatile Haulmax 3900 can be configured as a dump truck, service truck, water truck or tow tractor for a lowboy trailer. With greater tyre and braking capacity, the Haulmax 3900 is designed for extended haul distances. Featuring a proven Caterpillar powertrain with a C27 engine, the Haulmax provides excellent performance, reliability and productivity for long life and a low total cost of ownership (TCO).

Please contact your local Caterpillar dealer or visit our website for more information on our products.

WR810 Tier 3 Underground Water Cannon

WR810 Underground Water Cannon dispatched to Westrac

Elphinstone are very pleased to be delivering a WR810 Underground Water Cannon to WesTrac in Western Australia which will be introduced to the Goldfields.

The Elphinstone WR810 Water Cannon is a dual application machine. A wireless controller and base station allows the operator to position the 8m telescopic boom for washing down valuable ore fines or high-pressure blasting of material blockages from a safe remote location. The side and rear water sprays are for dust suppression of haul roads and are controlled from the operators cabin.

This machine features some impressive options including a proven Caterpillar power train, all-wheel drive, hydraulic front suspension, oscillating hitch, heavy-duty axles, automatic lubrication, mine water supply connection, automatic boom pack up and much more. The fire suppression system is cleverly hidden away and protected inside the rear tank.

Elphinstone Underground WR820 Agitator 10m3

WR820 Agitator 10m3 customised to meet requirements

The Elphinstone product development division is proactive in listening to the ‘Voice of Customer’ (VOC) to ensure our products meet their requirements. Elphinstone recently delivered a fully customised, feature-packed WR820 10m3 Agitator to a valued customer in Victoria through William Adams Pty Ltd. The WR820 10m3 Agitator maximises productivity via volume, speed and braking performance to deliver bulk concrete underground. The agitator bowl has a rated capacity of 10m3, and mixes either wet or dry product with variable speed control.
Front suspension, air-ride seat, ergonomic controls and excellent visibility from the air-conditioned ROPS/FOPS cabin provide the operator confidence to operate the machine at speeds equalling the production fleet. An inbuilt brake retarder and optional engine exhaust brake provide superior braking performance when hauling downhill.
For more information, please contact your local Caterpillar Dealer
Elphinstone Haulmax 3900

First of Four Haulmax 3900 dispatched for Suriname

Elphinstone’s focus has always been to deliver customers a total haulage solution based on their specific haul requirements.

Prior to 2016, Surmac, an authorised dealer of Elphinstone machines in Suriname, identified a need for an extended distance haul solution for a valued customer. In September 2018, Elphinstone received an order for ten Haulmax 3900 trucks that were manufactured and commenced operation in 2019. The best voice of customer feedback is a repeat order and Elphinstone is excited to be delivering the first of four additional Haulmax 3900 dump trucks to the same valued customer in Suriname.

The versatile Haulmax 3900 can be configured as a dump truck, service truck, water truck or tow tractor for a lowboy trailer. With greater tyre and braking capacity, the Haulmax 3900 is designed for extended haul distances. Featuring a proven Caterpillar powertrain with a C27 engine, the Haulmax provides excellent performance, reliability and productivity for long life and a low total cost of ownership (TCO). A spacious ROPS/FOPS certified cabin, ergonomic controls, air suspension seats, access stairs, platforms and ground-level service points all provide a comfortable and safe operating environment.

Open Cab UG20K Underground Motor Grader

Elphinstone UG20K Open Cab Motor Grader bound for Mexico

Elphinstone’s engineering team design, develop, and customise underground mining solutions to meet specific site application requirements. The Elphinstone UG20K Open Cab Motor Grader is just one of many examples, modified to meet the requirements of a much-valued customer in Mexico. This machine is also fitted with many factory options such as a fire suppression system, automatic grease lubrication and upgraded LED lighting. The UG20K makes hard work look easy – creating and maintaining haul roads for increased productivity and reduced operational costs of the mine haulage fleet. Available via the Worldwide Caterpillar Dealer Network.

Third UG20K Underground Motor Grader for West Africa

The best voice of customer feedback is a repeat order. Elphinstone is excited to be delivering the third UG20K Underground Motor Grader to a much-valued customer in West Africa through JA Delmas. The UG20K Underground Motor Grader is available in multiple machine configurations to suit your budget and site application requirements. The UG20K makes hard work look easy – smoothing and maintaining your haul roads for increased productivity and reduced operational costs. Available via the Worldwide Caterpillar Dealer Network.

Elphinstone 100th Metro Bus

Local employment benefits from 3 year partnership

Elphinstone Pty Ltd and the BusTech Group rolled out the 100th bus for Metro Tasmania last week. The partnership spanning 3 years has created local employment opportunities and future economic benefits for Tasmania.

Boosting the local economy

The celebration was attended by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries, Jeremy Rockliff. While congratulating the stakeholders for the impressive home-grown achievement, Minister Rockliff announced a further $10 million investment in Tasmania’s advanced manufacturing and defence industries, delivered over a period of 4 years.

“BusTech Group’s first fully Tasmanian-built bus rolled off the production line in November 2017 and we are incredibly proud to be delivering our 100th bus for Tasmania,” says Christian Reynolds, Executive Director, BusTech Group.

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Elphinstone Haulmax 3900 Chassis

First Elphinstone Haulmax 3900 delivered in 2008

In 2007, Elphinstone invested in Haulmax extended haul trucks and relocated the business from Brisbane to Tasmania. On December 11 2008, the first Haulmax 3900 truck was shipped to a valued customer in Western Australia and fitted with a Narwhal fuel and lube rig.
In 2014, Elphinstone purchased the remaining shares of Haulmax Pty Ltd to become 100% owners.
In 2021, the Haulmax 3900 continues to impress with expanding fleets worldwide. Elphinstone’s most recent Haulmax order will be the 30th truck fitted with SVA (Service Vehicle Australia) service modules and delivered into Western Australia. The machine is the 18th unit purchased by the customer, and the 61st Haulmax delivered within Australia. The customers’ first unit, commissioned into service on November 22 2012, is now approaching 50,000hrs and still going strong.
Elphinstone Underground WR820 10m3 Agitator

WR820 10m3 Agitator delivered to South Australia

Elphinstone is excited to be delivering a WR820 10m3 Agitator to a valued customer in South Australia through Cavpower. Engineered to maximise productivity via volume, speed and braking performance, the agitator will be used for bulk transport of concrete underground to backfill voids, continuous pours and construction. The bowl has a rated capacity of 10m3 and allows mixing of wet or dry product with variable speed control. Front suspension, air-ride seat, ergonomic controls and excellent visibility from the air-conditioned ROPS/FOPS cabin provide the operator confidence to operate the machine at higher cycle times and speeds equalling the production fleet. Superior braking performance is achieved via an inbuilt retarder, separate brake cooling system and optional engine exhaust brake. For more information please contact your local Caterpillar Dealer or contact your Regional Product and Support Managers.

Dale Elphinstone

Mining Legends interview with Dale Elphinstone

The Mining Legends Project, a zero-hours rebuild of an R2900G loader, was a private-sector initiative that provided significant proceeds to several critical organisations and charities around Australia. Mining Legends recently sat down with the creator of the famous R2900G, Mr Dale Elphinstone. They spoke with Dale about the Mining Legends Project and his thoughts on the initiative. The Elphinstone Group and Westrac donated the engine which contributed to making the project rebuild a success. For more information about the initiative, visit mininglegends.com

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