A bit of guidance

IT IS one of those ideas so simple it likely had managers kicking themselves for not seeing the possibilities sooner – fitting a guidance system to haul trucks having to reverse down long drives to backfill stopes to boost productivity and reduce damage.

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A Caterpillar AD45 ejector truck with a Guidance sensor fitted.

Pybar had such a problem at Aurelia Metals’ Hera gold, lead zinc project in central New South Wales.

There it has to do a lot of stope backfilling.

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