Improving dragline maintenance

A QUEENSLAND open cut coal mine turned to a lightweight tool for tensioning the intermediate boom suspension on one of its draglines to ensure it continued to operate without causing excess wear on the main frame.

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With draglines typically costing in excess of $100 million, regular preventative maintenance is a vital part of minimising downtime and avoiding unexpected costs.

Enerpac, which developed the solution in collaboration with Queensland distributor Cooper Fluid Systems, incorporated its RACH306 lightweight aluminium cylinders.