We specialise in lips and cutting-edge buckets for underground LHDs

A bucket that provides the highest possible machine uptime for LHDs

We specialise in lips and cutting-edge buckets for underground LHDs We specialise in lips and cutting-edge buckets for underground LHDs We specialise in lips and cutting-edge buckets for underground LHDs We specialise in lips and cutting-edge buckets for underground LHDs We specialise in lips and cutting-edge buckets for underground LHDs

CR Mining

Innovation is not just a word at CR Mining - it is the core of our entire company. Our engineers, designers, and product specialists work together to deliver first-class products and serve our discerning global clients.

A new best-in-class low-maintenance LHD bucket

Over the past three years, we've spent hundreds of hours underground across continents, talking to customers and learning about their requirements.

Regardless of the application, we heard the same concerns repeatedly. Existing LHD bucket designs caused too much maintenance downtime and were not meeting miners' operational needs.

Our customers needed LHD buckets that require lower maintenance. The maintenance costs are too high, from related machine downtime to ongoing labour shortages. 

Two significant problems stood out:

  1. Frequently changing out multiple worn heel blocks on buckets was costly and time-consuming. 
  2. Bulkheads were causing damage to mine support structures and utilities and increasing maintenance requirements.

Our new LHD bucket tackles the problem of high maintenance requirements from multiple angles.  The bucket design simplifies maintenance by removing bucket features that create additional costs and optimising material selection and placement.

High-quality alloy castings in corners mean no mechanic or weld-on-heel blocks.

Tapered top corners reduce the risk of damage to underground utilities and support, with the added benefit of increasing the bulkhead strength of the bucket.

The result is a bucket that provides the highest possible machine uptime for LHDs

The most advanced productivity solutions

CR designs simplify the maintenance process of all underground product ranges. Our products reduce the demand on maintenance teams and improve digging efficiency with the correct GET application. Whether your goal is targeting increased reliability, longer wear life, or improved productivity, with our expert advice and service options, you can be sure CR GET is the right choice. 

Designed to reduce the total cost of ownership

The CR underground GET range is specifically designed to deliver reliability and reduce the total cost of ownership of underground mining equipment. This is achieved by working with miners to understand which lip or bucket best matches their personal digging needs (explore case studies).

Our dedicated team of product experts is committed to delivering a product that meets your mining requirements.

Legendary service

With a CR lip and bucket, you can access our 40+ years of mining equipment experience and world-class service. Our experienced site account managers will be with you every step of the way to ensure our lips and buckets are performing at their best.

We collaborate closely with customers to identify opportunities for refinement, considering digging conditions and maintenance requirements. These partnerships have resulted in important product engineering updates and improved performance.

We recently partnered with a new underground copper and iron mine in Chile to help them improve their current OEM LHD bucket life. Their main objective was to increase machine availability and reduce their OEM bucket repair costs. A CR representative proposed to trial Wearpact™ lip fitment to reach their goals.

As a result, the experienced field technicians representing CR inspected the old buckets to understand the wear pattern and configured a fitment to maximise blade life under operational conditions. A Wearpact system with mid-life corners was recommended to maximise blade life.

Furthermore, the Wearpact system achieved 1200 hours of life, 500 more than the previously installed system. The bucket reached 5800 hours before the rebuild, saving seven bucket changeovers and increasing machine availability by 70 hours in 16 months.

Paramount safety products

Products like Wearpact are designed with miners' safety in mind. Its safe locking system interacts from the top of the lip, eliminating needing a technician to go under the bucket. The Wearpact automatic removal of wedge nuts from worn shrouds provides a simple, safe, fitter-friendly system, increasing the maintenance team's safety.

Explore CR's products:

New best-in-class LHD bucket

Wearpact, the market leader lip for hard rock mines

Armourblade™ is the best weld-on, low-profile, high-penetration bucket edge system.

SNRG™, the expertly engineered locking system that digs deeper than your current OEM solution.

Start the conversation!

CR's products are the next generation of mining technology that enables our customers to link actionable data with operational decisions that deliver on their sustainability and performance ambitions.

We thrive on building collaborative partnerships with the world's best miners. Let's discuss how we can help your mine boost productivity while progressing towards your sustainability goals.

Company Info:

CR - We're on a mission to revolutionise mining productivity. We engineer advanced mining products and digital solutions for surface and underground mining equipment, fixed plant, and wear parts, backed by our legendary support.  Get ready to set new standards of performance.

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