n open pit mining, worldwide, transport routes
get longer as more easily accessible sources are
increasingly exploited, often in extremely remote
Cost effectiveness is, therefore, more and more a
matter of hauling prices per ton, because long routes
between decentralized mines, processing or storage
facilities have to be mastered.
Even lowering the cost per ton material handled by
a fraction of a cent can result in a significant cost saving.
As such, mining companies continually evaluate potential
cost reduction options.
The Australian company, Toll Mining Services, is no
exception which is why they recently put the Nicolas
Tractomas on trial for use in Western Australia by BC
Iron Limited. Initial evaluations indicate that they were
very impressed with the performance.
With 1150 HP and 32 litres cylinder capacity the
newest generation of the proven giant moves four dump-
ers with a total of 350 tons pay-
load on even ground and is
equipped with an additional
PowerBooster Dolly, even oper-
able directly in the open pit.
Markus Pflederer, responsi-
ble Sales Manager for the mining
business at TII Sales,explains:
“The newest generation of
the Nicolas Tractomas,
equipped with a driven dolly,
makes reloading the ore
Toll Mining Services
Evaluates Saving Potential
Using The Nicolas Tractomas
In Iron Ore Hauling
Road Train System
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If the new system is adopted
it will result in a significant
reduction in secondary
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