Austin Engineering Engineered Mining and Earthmoving Products

Austin Engineering truck body

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%.

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Press Release

Austin Releases Two-Piece Excavator Bucket

Extensive computer modelling and site testing have been key inputs into the development of a new two-piece excavator bucket.

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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.

Austin Engineering – Brisbane (Head Office)

Kings Row 1, Level G, 52 McDougall St





+61 7 3723 8600 +61 7 3271 3689

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9 January 2019

Extensive computer modelling and site testing have been key inputs into the development of a new two-piece excavator bucket.

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11 March 2016

The JEC LD truck body has been designed to increase productivity while being durable and cost-effective.

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West Australian based mine site services provider Pilbara Hire will be operating under the new name of Austin Engineering Site Services.

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Austin Engineering has formalised a joint venture with Rutherford (NSW)-based BK Plant Repairs and Maintenance.

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Regional Offices

Austin Engineering – Brisbane (Head Office)

Kings Row 1, Level G, 52 McDougall St





+61 7 3723 8600 +61 7 3271 3689
Austin Engineering – Mackay (QLD)

55 Len Shield Street






+61 7 4952 4533 +61 7 4952 4687
Austin Engineering – Perth (WA)

100 Chisholm Crescent




Western Australia


+61 8 9334 0666 +61 8 9359 2390
Austin Ingenieros Chile Ltda

Camino a la Mineria No. 224



+56 55 657 400 +56 55 657 400
Austin Ingenieros Chile Ltda

Camino a Chiu-Chiu

Calama City

El Loa


+56 55 330 948
Austin Ingenieros Colombia

Calle 4 N° 11Sur-85

Municipio de Malambo



+ 57 315 741 7255
Austin Engineering Indonesia

Jl. Mas Surya Negara Kav. B2, Kawasan

Industrial Terpadu Kabil Batu Besar





+ 62 778 711 999
Austin Engineering Peru SAC

Calle Los Tulipanes 147, Edificio Blu Building

Oficina 902 - Piso 9

Urb. Lima Polo and Hunt Club

Santiago de Surco



+51 1 634 4400
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415 First Street




United States of America

+1 307 235 6475 ext 230 +1 307 265 8554

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