The 1975 Elphinstone Cat 769B surface dump truck with innovative ejector tray
Dale Elphinstone first began modifying Cat surface mining equipment to suit underground applications on his father’s farm in Burnie Tasmania, in 1975. One such modification included the re-engineering of a Cat 769B surface dump truck to meet underground requirements. Dale (bottom-left) and his team are pictured testing the modified dump truck and the innovative ejector tray at a local quarry. Forty-five years later, Elphinstone continues to design and manufacture safe, reliable and innovative surface and underground mining equipment, commissioned and delivered to loyal and valued customers around the world.