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by Nick Drew  |  Tue 13 Oct 2020

Five Liebherr T 264 trucks go to work Down Under

Mining contractor MacKellar has purchased Five 240 tonne Liebherr T 264 off-highway haul trucks for use at Anglo Americanís Dawson Mine
Anglo American operates the open cut metallurgical coal mine near Moura in Central Queensland and the five trucks are the first items of Liebherr equipment to be commissioned at this mine site.

Five Liebherr T 264 trucks go to work Down Under

MacKellar Mining is a loyal Liebherr contractor customer since 2016. Although MacKellar runs Liebherr excavators and dozers at other sites, these 240 tonne trucks are the first Liebherr mining machines at Anglo American’s Dawson Mine, and MacKellar’s first fleet of Liebherr trucks.

Located in Central Queensland, Dawson Mine is an open cut metallurgical coal mine, and a joint venture between Anglo American (51%) and Mitsui Holdings (49%).

The Liebherr T 264 trucks are among an upgraded generation which includes a payload capacity of 240 t / 265 tons, with power ratings up to 2,013 kW / 2,700 HP.

For increased safety, the new front wheel design and upgraded braking system shorten reaction times, particularly when traveling downhill. Upgraded wheel motors and the rear gear ratio boosts torque and acceleration to provide similar cycle times with 10% increased payload.

MacKellar is a mining and civil earthmoving company, founded in Australia in 1966. A contractor operating multiple projects across Australia, MacKellar runs 320 machines throughout the country. Their partnership with Liebherr began with the commissioning of MacKellar’s first Liebherr machine in April 2016, an R 996B 672 t / 740 ton excavator.

Following the proven success of the first Liebherr R 996B excavator MacKellar added four more with the most recent being commissioned in April 2020. MacKellar also owns two R 9400 345 t / 380 ton excavators, a 70 t / 77 ton PR 776 mining dozer, and has more Liebherr equipment on order for the remainder of 2020.

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