A small town in Western Australia has a deep history of mining gold, copper, cobalt, palladium, and platinum. Located in an extremely remote location, this gold mining customer faces severe wear conditions in an abrasive and hard rock environment. Nevertheless, our experts jumped in right away to help solve the customer’s surface mining wear issues.
A Formidable Challenge
- Machine: Bucket of a Komatsu PC3000, a 300-ton hydraulic excavator, specifically the bucket lip wear pads and the bucket base wear strips
- Application: Working in ROM (run of mine) at surface mine operation
- Problem: Extreme wear conditions occurring on the customer’s hydraulic excavator bucket, with less than 1,500 hours of protection provided by current wear protection pads