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WDS Engineering - Specialised Underground Equipment

Supplier: WDS Limited

In addition to Walter Mining's decades of people experience and an unmatched safety record in underground mining operations we have now expanded our range of available equipment to get your project up and running swiftly and mine throughput maximised. Whether it's a specific extension task or a long-term partnering production contract we can provide the capital equipment packaged in a sensible contract arrangement.


The right mining tool for productive contracts

  • The ‘new’ Walter Mining continues to grow with the acquisition of Waratah Hire in early November 2005.
  • This includes their fleet of Continuous Miners, Shuttlecars and Feeder Breakers.
  • Allied with the existing broad-based Walter Mining plant our expanded fleet now gives us the capacity to support the full range of underground operations in the coal and metalliferous mining, as well as in civil construction and infrastructure projects.
  • Examples from our comprehensive fleet of specialist underground equipment is listed and shown. If it isn't here ask about it.


Major Items of Plant

Continuous Miners

  • 4 x Joy 12CM 30 Continuous Miners fitted with CLA or East/West shovel depending on requirements
  • 1 x Joy 12CM 12 Continuous Miner

Shuttle Cars

  • 4 x Waracar Shuttle cars
  • 5 x Joy Shuttle cars


Road Headers

  • Voest Alpine AM105 flame-proofed Road Header complete with Icutroc heads
  • Voest Alpine AM105 Road Header complete with Icutroc heads
  • Mistsui Miike – S200 MA flame-proofed Road Header
  • Mistsui Miike – S200 flame-proofed Road Header
  • Mitsui Miike – S200 Road Header
  • Mitsui Miike – S65 Road Header


Loaders and Man Transporters

  • 3 x Eimco 130 loaders
  • 4 x Jug-a-naut loaders
  • 4 x ED7 loaders
    • 2 delivered December '05
    • 2 delivered March '06
  • All complete with QDS forks and work platforms



  • 7 x SMV Mine transporters


Shotcrete Machines

  • 2 x Jacon maxi-jet 0400 shotcrete units
  • 3 x Piccola shotcrete pump


Feeder Breakers

  • 2 x Stamler Feeder breakers plus 2 on order