Oct 10, 2020

Liebherr T 264 fleet does the job at Dawson

Liebherr T 264 fleet does the job at Dawson

Five Liebherr T 264 off-highway haul trucks have joined MacKellar Mining’s fleet this year at Dawson mine, near Moura in Central Queensland.

The Liebherr T 264 trucks are among an upgraded generation which includes a payload capacity of 240 tonnes, with power ratings up to 2013 kW/2700 HP.

For increased safety, the new front wheel design and upgraded braking system shorten reaction times, particularly when traveling downhill, Liebherr says.

Upgraded wheel motors and the rear gear ratio boosts torque and acceleration to provide similar cycle times with 10 per cent increased payload.

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, according to the equipment manufacturer.

One of the Liebherr T 264 fleet at work at the Dawson open-cut mine.