Australian Mine Contractor Buys Five Liebherr T264 – Heavy Lift News
9 Oct 2020

Australian Mine Contractor Buys Five Liebherr T264

MacKellar, a loyal Liebherr contractor customer since 2016 has purchased five Liebherr trucks for use at Anglo American’s Dawson Mine. Although MacKellar runs Liebherr excavators and dozers at other sites, these 240t trucks are the first Liebherr mining machines at Anglo American’s Dawson Mine, and MacKellar’s first fleet of Liebherr trucks.

Located in Central Queensland, Dawson Mine is an open cut metallurgical coal mine, and a joint venture between Anglo American (51%) and Mitsui Holdings (49%).

Liebherr is an original equipment manufacturer of high-quality mining trucks, setting industry standards for over 20 years. The Liebherr T 264 trucks are among an upgraded generation which includes a payload capacity of 240t, with power ratings up to 2,013 kW / 2,700 HP.

For increased safety, the new front wheel design and upgraded braking system shorten reaction times, particularly when traveling downhill. Upgraded wheel motors and the rear gear ratio boosts torque and acceleration to provide similar cycle times with 10% increased payload.

MacKellar is a mining and civil earthmoving company, founded in Australia in 1966. A contractor operating multiple projects across Australia, MacKellar runs 320 machines throughout the country. Their partnership with Liebherr began with the commissioning of MacKellar’s first Liebherr machine in April 2016, an R 996B 672t excavator.

Following the proven success of the first Liebherr R 996B excavator MacKellar added four more with the most recent being commissioned in April 2020. MacKellar also owns two R 9400 345t excavators, a 70t PR 776 mining dozer, and has more Liebherr equipment on order for the remainder of 2020.

The Liebherr mining division includes factories in the United States, France, and Austria, which manufacture mining trucks, mining excavators, and mining dozers. As two family-owned and managed companies in the mining industry, Liebherr and MacKellar have built a reliable and prosperous partnership.

Source Liebherr

Editor’s note

Unless otherwise stated weights on are stated in metric tonnes abbreviated as ‘t’


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