Ausroad Stemming Trucks are the fleet of choice for companies from BHP to Rio Tinto. Our innovative trucks surpass expectation every time, making Ausroad the go-to provider for mining companies across Australia.
Ausroad Stemming Trucks are unrivalled in their field. Unrivalled in efficiency, accuracy and safety. Unrivalled in ease of use and reduced labour.
With bucket and bobcat stemming systems becoming increasingly labour intensive, unsafe and inefficient, Ausroad Stemming Trucks are the way forward for medium to large scale mines.
When long term contract client of Ausroad, BHP switch to Ausroad Stemming Trucks, the crew saw an increase of 100% uptime, improving from 150 hours per month to 300.
Fill a shot of 50 holes in 15 minutes with the 21-tonne capacity of Ausroad Stemming trucks. The trucks’ 760mm side travel allows easy alignment to feed the shoot, surpassing the accuracy of inferior and laborious systems. This accuracy, in turn, reduces stemming handling, increasing uptime and efficiency.
The unrivalled capacity of Ausroad Stemming Trucks means less movement across the shot, decreasing the potential for stretch-snap-fire instances and other costly, dangerous Occupational Health and Safety issues. Reduced movement across the drill pattern lessens dust exposure to ground staff., whilst the air-conditioned comfort of the Stemming Truck cabin affords minimal heat exposure to operators.
All Ausroad Stemming Trucks are fitted with a hopper hatch, that ensures large rocks will not sever wires, resulting in a costly and dangerous misfire. The hopper hatch also prevents expensive stemming wastage while eliminating contamination to ensure the highest quality filling. The automation of stemming filtering reduces labour costs and increases safety, allowing for more efficient filling of holes and extremely consistent blast results.
Ausroad’s trucks also feature a positively driven conveyor belt that works with a 760mm side travel to easily align stemming with the blast hole, reducing loading time. Higher mechanical flexibility means Ausroad Stemming Trucks can navigate diverse drill patterns while operating with the same proficiency and accuracy.
Rio Tinto’s recent analysis of Stemming Truck cost-effectiveness revealed that the vehicles added extreme value to the mine site. Their data suggested that the use of stemming trucks on a site decreased instances of misfires substantially. Rio Tinto concluded that ‘…two potential misfires equalled the cost of one truck’. Rio Tinto’s findings are compounded by Ausroad’s increased demand from domestic and international coal and iron mines, after completing the ninth Ausroad Stemming Truck for Cobra in South Africa and recently commissioning its tenth.
Ausroad’s fleet is manufactured in Australia and fitted with innovative mechanical and technological developments. With technological program Blast Logic, engineers can sync data on their tablets to the systems in Ausroad Stemming trucks, to ensure clear, real-time communication of vital information and changes to stemming quantities or routes. Ausroad understands that the accurate delivery of stemming volumes is extremely important and ensures a record of weights as delivered per hole, every time.
A background in manufacturing makes Ausroad uniquely equipped to produce reliable, high quality, durable Stemming fleets. This Australian company has been hiring and contracting its Stemming Trucks for over five years to companies like Rio Tinto and BHP. Ausroad parts are durable – able to handle stemming beyond typical 30mm crushed aggregate and perform in hot, dusty conditions. Ausroad operates most Stemming Trucks on a Volvo fleet – allowing the mechanical team to understand the idiosyncrasies of each truck to provide continual, reliable results.
Ausroad simplifies your operations by customising Stemming trucks to meet your site requirements, with comprehensive handover and commissioning to develop skills in-house and reduce costs. Our dedicated administrative and on-ground team offer invaluable, 24/7 support to ensure a seamless process for our clients, whether your purchase or hire.