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REO maximise quarry outputs

Supplier: Trimble (including LOADRITE products)
18 March, 2013

REO felt that they were under loading trucks and as a result were not running at optimal capacity.

The Challenge
They identified the need for an on-board scale to push forward. Site manager Roger Allen felt this information was critical, with economic challenges pushing everyone to become more efficient. Allen knew he needed to get this information and optimise his site to stay competitive.

The Solution

The L-Series range of loader scales from Loadrite offer the ability to monitor and control weights around the quarry. This allows users to load trucks to maximum levels and as a result increase efficiency.

"It allows you to put the maximum load on every truck, we were not doing that before" Allen added, "We were under loading our 60 ton trucks by as much as 20 tons before we had the loader scales."

It even helped outside of the pit, allowing them to maximise their crushing operations.

Roger added "The system allows you to compare the loader scale in the pit to the belt scales to know your tonnage is right in your inventories." This reporting has proven a reliable way to track rock, right from the pit. 

The Results
Once the L-Series system was installed REO discovered that they were under loading their 60 ton trucks by as much as 20 tons. Allen commented that as well as the increase in basic efficiency as a result of the system being installed that they were able to:

  • Reduce excess loads
  • Increase fuel efficiency
  • Reduce wear and tear on equipment

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