Contractor buys Epiroc trucks for lithium mine

Staff reporter

Major underground mining contractor Byrnecut has ordered circa-US$12 million of Epiroc 65-tonne-payload trucks for use at the Kathleen Valley lithium-tantalum mine, where it recently won a $650 million, four-year contract.

Swedish manufacturer Epiroc said delivery would “begin soon and will continue in 2024 and 2025”.

The new $300 million underground mine being developed by takeover target Liontown Resources is due to started production next year.

Epiroc said the MT65 S diesel trucks featured its Certiq telematics system which enabled intelligent monitoring of machine performance and productivity in real-time.


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