Australia is known worldwide as a mining country. Mining has been prevalent with the early settlers who heralded the gold rush in 1850 and were instrumental in bringing development during the early years. Mining is a major contributor to Australian economy, accounting for around 14.6% of the total Australian economy in 2021. For a complete snapshot of the Australian economy, download the Economy Composition Snapshot Chart.
There are over 350 operating mine sites across the country, one third of which are in WA and the balance two third are spread over Queensland and NSW. In Australia, WA accounts for 97% of iron ore while the east coast is majority coal production. Majority of coal mines are open cut with 1 in every 3 mines being underground.
RUD Group - Mining Solutions
For over 140 years, the RUD Group has been developing innovative chain systems and components for a wide range of applications in the mining sector around the world. In Australia, RUD offers a range of lifting and lashing points, VIP sling chain systems and tyre protection/traction chains for the mining industry.
RUD also offers a range of mining chains and connectors for use in armoured chain conveyors and beam stage loaders, covering all standard sizes, from 14x50mm through to 48x152mm. All sizes can be supplied in round steel link configuration while the flat link style is available only in the 38mm to 48mm size.
Tyre Protection Chains
The world reputed RUD tyre protection chains are a sought-after quality product for mining and quarrying trucks.
Tyre Protection Chains are required for 3 broad reasons:
RUD’s tyre protection chains:
At the Jundee Nickel Mine, extreme tyre wear and premature tyre failure had become an ongoing problem. Tyre issues were frequent but unpredictable. Replacement tyres were often difficult to source, leaving trucks and machinery out of service for long periods of time. RUD offered a solution, read the full case study of the Jundee Nickel Mine.
Continued into Part 2 to discuss lifting, material handling and engineered solutions...
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We are happy to deal with RUD because of their product quality, customer service and competitive pricing. They are very efficient when submitting quotes with a short lead time and are always available when we need them.
Onsite support is excellent and always professional.
RUD Chains has a great product with an exceptional back-up and field service. We have previously bought from Chinese manufacturers and European companies, but we will stay with RUD due to the quality of the product and availability of service personnel.
Patterson Crane Hire loves a challenge and RUD lifting gear helps us solve these challenges. The weight saving gains when we use their Grade 120 ICE range really makes a difference and minimises our risk when we are managing difficult, heavy lifts.
Simply put, this is why we choose to work with quality suppliers like RUD.
At Holcim (Werribee) we rely on RUD Tyre Protection Chains. Their strong expertise and professionalism is on display when they fit and maintain our chains on site. The team works hard to keep us safe, enable our machines to stay in operation and minimise our costs.
Air & Allied Sales (Pacific) has partnered with RUD Chains for the past 25 years to deliver outstanding engineered solutions. The professional and continued relationship with Ian and his team allows us to continue to support our customers above and beyond their needs.
Our recent requirements have pushed the limits of a standard supplier’s capabilities, but RUD Chains have never...
As Managing Director of ACRAN, we are always excited to provide innovative and quality technical solutions to the market for industrial ventilation, filtration and noise control solutions.
Recently we completed a project where RUD chain drives provided a controlled drive solution for an Engineered lift and fulfilled the requirements. ACRAN is grateful for the technical and on-site...
At Gemilang, we’re confident that our high-quality Endurequip-made Portalifts and vehicle stands will continue to serve us well as we build more buses for the Australian market. These provide us unparalleled underbody access, thereby giving our clients the reassurance that every single bus component, from top to bottom, is designed, manufactured, secured and inspected thoroughly by our...
The team at Jilalan appreciate the quality service you provided in the design, fabrication and commissioning of our platforms for our Wagon remediation project.
RUD's attention to detail and great communications skills ensured that our project was completed to the highest standard and exceeded our expectations. From the start of the procurement process you committed to ensuring time...
Grima Recycling have been working the team at RUD in realising our plant expansion project. The modular RUD chain conveyor has proved to be reliable and effective for the transfer of our recycled products from the loader hopper and up the inclined slop as part of our new process line. The regular contact and support provided by RUD compliments the RUD system quality.
ENCO Precast have been involved with RUD for over 10 years now, predominantly for the supply of the Philipp Group Lifting Hoops for Prestressed Precast Concrete elements for bridges. The engineering support led by RUD's Engineering Manager Matt Pauli is always outstanding and has kept us loyal to RUD.
RUD’s service and product support have been excellent. We are happy to recommend RUD to anyone who has problems with their tyre life.