Sic ‘em, Rexx Two: Bis conceives ‘brother’ truck

New unit to join the Bis mining haul fleet in early 2020

Sic ‘em, Rexx Two: Bis conceives ‘brother’ truck
The original Rexx at work


Rexx has made such an impression on Bis that the mining services firm is committing to a ‘brother’ for the mine haul truck.

The dump truck has been working on a new commodity as it continues to prove its versatility in different mining conditions, the company notes.

The dual-powered 20-wheel vehicle is currently based at the Ewington mine operated by Griffin Coal in Western Australia’s Collie Basin.

CEO Brad Rogers says the standout performance to date of the first Rexx unit at nickel and gold operations, as well as supportive feedback from customers, had encouraged the company to commit to construct Rexx Two.

The second haul truck would be deployed in early 2020 as part of the fleet, servicing a customer on the east coast of Australia.

"We have been absolutely rapt with the performance of Rexx," Rogers says.

"It continues to tick the boxes that it was specifically designed for including range, fuel efficiency, manoeuvrability and conquering gradients.

"We look forward to our second Rexx truck starting work on the east coast in the near future.

"We are very proud that the initial design has proven to be on the money.

"We are also finalising several Rexx opportunities for miners in Australia and Indonesia, which will start to fill the manufacturing pipeline."

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The three-month Rexx trial at the Griffin operations will provide the chance to demonstrate the vehicle’s efficiency and capacity in a different mining environment, carrying a new ore type.

"Different commodities have different characteristics and each mine has its own context in terms of conditions or layout," Rogers says.

"Rexx was designed to accommodate a range of interchangeable bins to suit different commodities, as well as loading tools and tipping situations."

He adds Rexx is a tangible example of customer-driven innovation.

"We look at the needs of our customers, the specific challenges they face and then develop solutions.

"Rexx was born out of the need to evolve in pit haulage with a sharp focus on agility, range and cost effectiveness."

A Griffin Coal representative said that the team are excited at having Rexx on site and the initial feedback across site has been positive.

 "We are excited at continuing operational activity with Rexx over the coming weeks and seeing the progress and outputs that follow."


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