Expanding automation

WHILE much of the focus around autonomous haulage has been on Komatsu’s and Caterpillar’s efforts in the Western Australian Pilbara, another truck maker has been running its own trial in Queensland.

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A Hitachi EH5000 AC3 truck.

For the past three years Hitachi has been trialling three EH5000 trucks at Stanwell Corporation’s Meandu mine near the Tarong power station.

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