Austin Engineering Engineered Mining and Earthmoving Products
Austin Engineering is a leading designer and manufacturer of customised dump truck bodies, buckets and ancillary products used in the mining industry, including the reputable JEC and Westech brands.
Austin Engineering offers its customers on and off-site repair and maintenance on all of their products and heavy equipment lifting services.
With a presence in some of the world’s principal mining regions, Austin Engineering provides high-quality, cost-effective solutions that are delivered on time and backed up by through-life product support.
Off-highway dump truck bodies
Its work with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and customers has given Austin Engineering the expertise to solve engineering challenges and to deliver site-specific solutions. The company supplies customised bodies and excavator buckets for all makes and models of trucks, including Caterpillar, Komatsu and Hitachi.
Austin Engineering dump truck bodies are manufactured under a quality-assured system and offer increased payload, reliability and maximised pass-matching. The company is constantly innovating and developing new styles, such as the Westech Flow Control body, which improves dust control and reduces maintenance.
Mining excavator buckets
Buckets for mining excavators and wheel loaders in the 60t to 650t class are designed and manufactured to offer solutions for any application, whether hard rock, iron ore or coal.
Experienced engineers will match carrying capacity with bucket weight and material density, to ensure top performance and meet OEM specifications. Mining excavator and wheel loader buckets are customised across a wide range of GET and wear package options.
The benefits of an Austin Engineering bucket include fast cycle times, better penetration and pass-matching, to maximise machine efficiency.
Ancillary mining products
A wide range of ancillary mining products are available, including:
- Water tank modules
- Lubrication service and fuel modules
- Material-handling attachments
- Tyre-handling equipment
The T3 Tyre Handler is designed for use in underground and confined spaces, as well as above ground. Its unique third arm gives extra stability, making tyre maintenance safer. Its reduced height, compact size and increased rotation result in greater efficiency. The T3 is suitable for use on a wide range of mine trucks and wheel loaders, and facilitates attachment tooling for use with materials-handling equipment.
The Stair Access Water Tank module from Austin Engineering can be fitted to OEM equipment to support dust suppression or firefighting and includes spray tools. Unlike traditional water tank modules, the Stair Access module has larger baffle openings with a direct line of travel, to improve operator safety when performing maintenance work in confined spaces. The innovative baffle design reduces surging and improves truck stability by up to 18%.
Products and Services
Equipment Repair and Maintenance
Austin Engineering provides a comprehensive range of on and off-site repair and maintenance services for mining equipment.
Excavator and Loader Buckets
Austin Engineering designs and manufactures mining buckets for excavators, front-end loaders and wheel loaders.
Off-Highway Dump Truck Bodies
Austin Engineering designs and manufactures Westech and JEC bodies, and OEM off-highway dump truck bodies. The company's dump truck trays are custom engineered for all makes and models of truck and application.
Austin Engineering offers a comprehensive range of tyre handling equipment from 1,00kg to 10,000kg capacity.
Austin Engineering offers water tank modules for dust suppression or firefighting trucks. The heavy-duty modules are suitable for 6 x 6 road articulated or off-highway trucks.
Improved Dust Control for Off-Highway Dump Trucks
A typical coal mining operation can generate around 25% of their total dust emissions through the dumping process.
Excavator Operator Best Practice
To extend bucket life on mine sites.
Custom-Built Austin JEC Truck Bodies Lift Productivity and Performance
Austin Engineering was commissioned by an open cut coal mine in Australia to design and manufacture a truck body.
Mining Bucket Maintenance
Austin Engineering Group member Pilbara Hire was tasked with minimising maintenance costs and downtime related to mining buckets on a Pilbara mine site.
Mine Excavator Bucket Capacity Modification
The mine site approached Austin Engineering with an issue that their backhoe bucket fitted to their recently purchased excavator was not reaching anticipated productivity figures.
Extending Bucket Service Life
A customer approached Austin Engineering seeking a benchmark for returned overhauled excavator buckets of 10,000 operating hours service duration (or approximately 18 months).
Custom-Designed Highly Durable Truck Body
The OEM approached Austin Engineering to design a custom body for one of their first fleets of a particular model of body in Australia.
Solomon Hub Iron Ore Mine
Argyle Diamond Mine, Kimberley
Pakrut Gold Project
Caval Ridge Coal Mine, Central Queensland
Drayton Mine, New South Wales
Tropicana Gold Project
Christmas Creek Iron Ore Mine
Daunia Coal Mine, Queensland
Prominent Hill Gold and Copper Mine
Wilpinjong Thermal Coal Mine
Paraburdoo Iron Ore Mine, Pilbara
Marandoo Iron Ore Mine, Pilbara
Plutonic Gold Mine
Curragh Mine, Queensland
Cloud Break Iron Ore Mine
Rio Tinto Brockman 4 Iron Ore Mine, Pilbara
Ok Tedi Mine, Oceania
Coppabella Coal Mine
Ranger Uranium Mine
Isaac Plains Coal Mine
Mt Arthur Coal Mine
Boddington Gold Mine (BGM), Western Australia (WA)
Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine, Colorado Springs
Sunrise Dam Gold Mine, Lake Carey, Western Australia
Worsley Alumina Refinery – Australia
Lihir Gold Mine, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
Anaconda Nickel Ltd Nickel and Cobalt Mine
Gold Mine – Kanowna Belle – Western Australia
BHP Coal Mine – Mount Owen – New South Wales Australia
Dawson Complex, Queensland
Portman Mining Ltd Coal Mine – Burton Coal – Queensland Australia
West Australian based mine site services provider Pilbara Hire will be operating under the new name of Austin Engineering Site Services.Read more
Austin Engineering has formalised a joint venture with Rutherford (NSW)-based BK Plant Repairs and Maintenance.Read more
Austin Engineering is a leading designer and manufacturer of customised dump truck bodies, buckets, and ancillary products used in the mining industry, EDEM simulation software is a key tool used by Austin Engineering to model and virtually test the design of their truck bodies to durability and performance.Read more
Leading mining product designer and manufacturer Austin Engineering has released two new wheel loader bucket designs, the JEC L1850-2 (28.3m³) and the JEC L2350-2 (38.2m³).Read more
Leading mining product designer and manufacturer Austin Engineering recently undertook an initiative to achieve a national safety standard across its Australian operations.Read more
The EX8000-6 bucket, with a capacity of 48m³, is the largest excavator bucket ever manufactured by Austin Engineering globally.Read more
The Westech Optima, a new high-performance off-highway dump truck body design, was officially launched this month by leading mining product engineer and manufacturer Austin Engineering.Read more
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