DBT Mackay facility at full throttle

DBT AUSTRALIA has advised ILN that since the opening of the new $4 million Mackay workshop, store and office facility in June, the facility has worked at full capacity.

Staff Reporter

The following projects have been successfully completed for Queensland longwall operations:

North Goonyella:

BSL crusher and boot end overhaul and rehand

New AFC assembly

Compatability trial with a new shearer


Overhaul and rehand of AFC, BSL Boot end & crusher

Re-handed drive frames

Compatibility trial after re-hand

Oaky North:

Overhaul of AFC, BSL crusher and boot end

Oaky Creek No. 1

Overhaul of AFC, BSL and crusher

Compatibility trial with a new shearer


Overhaul of AFC, BSL and crusher

In early December another overhaul project was due to commence on Oaky North’s spare AFC, BSL crusher and boot end.

“As a result of the tremendous support shown by our Queensland customers plans are already under way to extend the workshop by adding another five bays which would almost double the workshop capacity,” the company said.

“The Mackay staff now number over 30 people to support our Queensland customers with overhauls, parts, service and engineering.”

In addition, from February 1, 2001, Bob Sherack, currently group manager-conveyors, will be moving to Mackay to take up the position of Queensland general manager. ILN will speak to Sherack about his new role in the new year.