Loading and haulage are fundamental to both surface and underground mining operations. Miners use loaders and haulage carriers to not only transport the run-of-mine (ROM) ore to the processing area but also remove overburden and waste rocks from the mine site.

Proper fleet selection by determining the suitable type, size, and the required number of loaders and trucks is a strategic mine planning decision that can maximise production efficiency and minimise capital and operational costs.

Leading surface and underground mining equipment suppliers for transportation

The selection of loading and hauling fleet depends on mine and ore types, the scale of production, and the specifications of the mining environment.

Mining Technology has listed some of the top suppliers of underground and surface mining transportation equipment and services, based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list features leading mining truck manufacturers, and the suppliers of a whole host of mining equipment and services that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Electric mining shovels and drill rigs
  • Underground loaders, continuous miners, roof bolters, feeder breakers, and belt systems
  • Draglines, articulated trucks, Goodman locomotives, and side dump trailers
  • Stemming, drill support, and service trucks
  • Suspended dump body (SDB) solutions
  • Weighing systems and services for loaders and forklifts
  • Suspension and shovel components
  • Wet disc brake components for mining vehicles
  • Machines and parts for crawler carriers
  • Mining equipment procurement services

The information contained within the download document is designed for mine planning engineers, mining consultants, mine operations managers, procurement officers, fleet management officials, and any other individual involved in mine planning, design, materials handling, process enhancement, and environmental upgrade.

The download contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decision.

Transportation system in mines

Choosing reliable, cost-effective, and high-performance transportation solutions allows miners the flexibility and scalability to drive overall productivity and efficiency.

Leading mining truck manufacturers are focused on incorporating more energy-efficient technologies and advanced safety features to support the demands for enhanced safety, efficiency, and sustainability in mining transportation.

Haulage system in underground mining

Ore grades and the size and depth of underground deposits are the important parameters to choose the appropriate haulage system for a particular underground mine.

While rail, trucks, and conveyor belts comprise the three common underground haulage systems, the use of haul trucks is most prevalent in underground mining operations around the world.