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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Elphinstone Electrical Harnesses

Elphinstone manufactures electrical harnesses for mining equipment and specialised applications

Elphinstone Pty Ltd is a manufacturer of wire harnesses for mining equipment and other specialised products and applications. The wire is cut, terminated and identified using a Komax Z633 Wire processing unit capable of processing 36 different wires simultaneously with wire sizes ranging from 0.22mm² up to 6mm². Depending on the application, wire harnesses can be sleeved in conduit, spiral wrap, cloth tape or varflo sleeve which conforms to MIL-I-23053 and braided via our range of Herzog harness braiders. All harnesses are thoroughly inspected and tested for correct circuit continuity before delivery to the customer. The process utilises Cablescan 90 S32 PC testing units capable of 0.1 ohms to 50 Kohms at 500 points per second. Elphinstone currently produces a volume of more than 15,000 units of 1500 different types of wire harnesses per year.
 

WR810 and WR820 Elphinstone Agitators

Elphinstone’s range of 3 underground agitators delivered to customers worldwide

Elphinstone was excited to recently capture a family photo of the WR810 6m3 Agitator, WR820 8m3 Agitator, and WR820 10m3 Agitator before delivering these to valued customers worldwide. All three machines will be used for shotcrete, construction and backfilling applications. Engineered with onboard machine diagnostics for rapid fault identification, all three machines have an excellent top speed at full capacity. With bowl capacities of 6m3, 8m3, and 10m3, the range of Elphinstone agitators allow mixing of wet or dry product with variable speed control. The three machines were fitted with a ROPS/FOPS air-conditioned, enclosed cabin and feature air-ride seats, ergonomic user-friendly intuitive controls, and excellent visibility.