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Feb 26th, 2021

HERCULES DUMP BODY IN KALGOORLIE

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The original DT HiLoad Hercules’ innovative curved dump body design is revolutionising the payload capacity of all classes of haul trucks.

The Hercules is lighter, stronger, more durable, requires less maintenance and can carry more dirt than the rest. The curved design reduces stress throughout the dump body, enabling us to go thinner and lighter while maintaining structural integrity.

Independent studies have also shown a reduction in stress throughout the truck chassis because a flexible dump body absorbs forces.

This all adds up to a dump body that’s lightweight without any loss of strength, which means your fleet can carry more payload every trip. Ultimately, this means millions of dollars in free cash flow for your operation and a payback period as little as a few months for a solution that will keep delivering above and beyond for years.

Every Hercules is custom engineered and built from the ground up based on your unique operational requirements and is designed to deliver the same outcomes across all commodities, including coal, gold, copper, and iron ore.

FIRST HERCULES DELIVERY TO KALGOORLIE

The first Hercules bound for Kalgoorlie left our factory in Forrestfield on 28 August 2010. Designated as A0009, this Hercules was just our ninth built in Australia.

Ten years on and we’ve delivered dozens of Hercules’ to the same client in Kalgoorlie and manufactured over 1,000 dump bodies in Australia.

Even more impressive, after an overhaul in 2019, A0009 is still in action today and has clocked over 52,000 hours in operation.

KALGOORLIE FLEET

Since 2010, our client’s fleet of CAT 793 haul trucks equipped with Schlam Hercules dump bodies has grown significantly.

Schlam has delivered a total of 42 Hercules’ to the same client in the Gold Fields in that time. Plus, a further six were sent to other sites and later purchased/acquired and then delivered to the same mine.

Over that time, the design of the Hercules has been improved to suit the needs of the clients hard rock mining environment.

As of August 2020, our Hercules bodies had completed over 1.1 million hours of operation in Kalgoorlie.

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HERCULES DUMP BODY IN KALGOORLIE

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