Single point of contact
Caterpillar 793D mining trucks are vital tools, capable of carrying around 200t in raw material payload. The client needed transportation of five such vehicles from Sishen Iron Ore mine in Northern Cape to the Port of Durban, and onwards to Australia.
ALE was chosen to act as the single point of contact for the transportation of these 167t trucks over more than 1,000km across South Africa; an operation spanning 5 months. The purpose of the trip was to move iron ore for processing and export.
The project began in Sishen, where the first three trucks were loaded onto 3 12-axle Goldhofer trailers widened to 4.3m, using the hydraulics of the trailers themselves. Two prime movers provided the traction for each mining truck.