In a trackless mine
operating round the clock, there should be 0,8 journeyman mechanic or electrician on the payroll for each major unit of mobile equipment in the underground fleet.
A North-West technology company that specialises in tracking and weighing solutions for conventional and trackless mines
in the underground and surface mining environments is looking forward to expanding its customer base when they participate in the Trade and Investment Mission to Mozambique from 26 30 November 2018.
Meanwhile, trackless mines
have large fleets of equipment that consume significant amounts of diesel with similar efficiencies," Burger said.
The company says that it has been designed specifically for use in trackless mines
where large crews travel long distances to work places from shaft stations, and for moving people from surface to multi-level destinations via mine ramp systems.
To install longwall faces in the trackless mines
that are common in Australia, the Eimco 'Chock' trailer is often used.
Trucks of all sizes are used in underground haulage, from standard highway vehicles to small articulated vehicles with payloads of as little as 6 mt for the narrowest trackless mines
. Articulated trucks are the most versatile of underground transport media.