Designed for high performance, CR's Hurricane buckets and rigging stand the test of time. For the past 25 years, CR has been the go-to choice for dragline buckets. Over the years, their product offering evolved to offer a rope-to-rope solution, providing a one-stop shop for buckets and rigging. Taking centre stage, their products are built to withstand the harshest mining environments, delivering exceptional performance and longevity.
Engineered with a robust design and high-grade materials, CR's dragline buckets are developed and tested to push the limits of dragline bucket design, resulting in maximised payload cycles and reduced cycle times for unmatched productivity gains and reliability.
Rope-to-rope Solutions for Optimal Performance
Anything between the ropes CR can deliver, whether bucket or rigging, they have you covered. It's not by chance that nine in 10 draglines in Australia are fitted with a Hurricane bucket. With over 295 buckets sold, their unique bucket design is built to maximise digging efficiency, increasing productivity by up to 16%. It has also been shown to reduce drag energy by up to 19% compared with conventional dragline buckets.
A testament to precision engineering, Hurricane buckets offer optimised weight distribution for superior digging performance, enabling operators to extract a greater payload in less time. This enhanced productivity directly translates into cost savings and improved operational efficiency with a significant reduction in machine downtime.
CR's dragline rigging solutions are engineered with meticulous attention to detail, emphasising strength and reliability. High tensile strength materials ensure maximum operational uptime and mitigate the risk of equipment failure.
Digging More than Ever Before
CR is committed to its customers' success and has many remarkable stories to share.
A great example is when a coal mine in the Bowen Basin approached them with a particular issue. They had identified that they needed to improve their machine reliability and were looking for a solution to address the inconsistent performance of their ageing fleet of conventional buckets. Working collaboratively with the operator, the CR team of field technicians and engineers were able to develop and implement a customised solution to their problem.
With the Hurricane's patented, wide, low-profile and slimline lip design, the miner experienced immediate positive results, maximising payloads and increasing uptime. Operators expressed how impressed they were with the new Hurricane dragline bucket and the rapid improvement in fill and handling dynamics they experienced.
Apart from a faster filling and dumping, they achieved an 11% lift in average bucket payload, reduced drag energy and consumption, and lower frequency change-outs reduced related safety interactions.
Collaborative Expertise for Tailored Solutions
Beyond its high-performing products, CR sets itself apart with an unmatched commitment to its clients and a customer-first approach.
CR's team of industry experts collaborates closely with their clients, gaining a deep understanding of their unique needs and challenges. This customer-centric approach allows CR to provide tailored solutions that address specific requirements, ensuring maximum customer satisfaction.
With unparalleled on-site support for uninterrupted operations, CR's dedication to customer service extends beyond supplying buckets and rigging. Their team provides comprehensive on-site support, assisting with installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. As a trusted partner, their team will work with you to ensure your inventory is kept at the level you need, aligning with your scheduled maintenance so your machine downtime is significantly reduced, resulting in an efficient and profitable operation.
With unmatched durability, digging efficiency, and commitment to customer service, CR is the go-to choice for mining companies seeking to optimise their operations. To start the conversation, reach out to CR today.