World’s second largest ultra-class mining trucks arrive in Queensland TweetFacebookFive massiveUltra-Class Liebherr T 282 C Dump Trucks have arrived atBHP’s Peak Downs mine site in Central Queensland.
National Group’s heavy transport solutions brandNational Heavy Haulagedelivered the massive mining trucks with police escorts and road closures.
The journey went from Mackay to Peak Downs over five separate trips throughout the months of September and October.
National Group managing directorMark Ackroydsaid this was not the everyday type of haul.
“The trucks are some of the biggest in the world and have an empty vehicle weight of more than 260 tonne so when you put that into perspective, they each weigh more than 130 standard cars,” Mr Ackroyd said.
“It takes a highly efficient and reliable team to deliver a haul of this size and our NHH guys were able to do it without any concerns at all.”
Red Bull recently listed the Liebherr T 282 C as the equal second largest mining truck on the planet in their article;5 biggest dump trucks in the world, with a payload capacity of 400 tonne.
NHH general managerIan Scottwas surprised with the sheer size of these machines but was never worried about their fleet of trucks capabilities.
“These were definitely some of the biggest loads we have dealt with but that is what we are known for,” Mr Scott said.
“We utilise top of the range Kenworth prime movers and Drake heavy duty trailers, so when you combine these with a team focus on safely delivering the biggest and best equipment there is, nothing is too hard or too big to shift.”
Now that the lastLiebherrTruck has been delivered to Peak Downs, they will each undergo a final on-site assemble byNational Mining Services, who are also a part of MrAckroyd’s National Group, and then be officially handed over to BHP to go to work.