Manitou’s Jungheinrich Provides its Telehandlers for QLD Mining Operations

Jungheinrich Australia, the official partner of Manitou has a large range of Telehandlers that can be tailored to meet customer needs both above and below ground requirements. Jungheinrich provides a number of specialist attachments including mining platforms, tyre and cylinder handlers specifically developed to suit the Australian Mining sector. The team can provide new and used equipment, short or long term rental solutions as well as service support for the industry.

Jungheinrich Australia is expanding its footprint into Central and North Queensland, where the mining industry has defied the economic downturn. The company continues to strengthen networks and partnerships with businesses across Queensland, as new mining projects are rolled out.

Jungheinrich Australia‘s Jayson Johns manages sales in Central Queensland, where the coal industry is still going strong, as well as northwest Queensland, where the skyrocketing gold price and hunt for “new economy” minerals has stimulated new projects.

With a comprehensive portfolio, Jungheinrich is able to offer tailored solutions for different mining projects. The company is an official partner of Manitou, the global leader in rough terrain material handling, supplying Telehandlers and specialist attachments developed to suit the Australian mining sector. Jungheinrich delivers Manitou mining solutions at a number of mining sites across Australia offering new, used, short or long-term rental including specialized mining and support services.

Mr Johns said the Manitou MT-X 1030S Telehandler is proving popular. With an industry focus on the safety requirements and design certification on work platforms, he has seen a huge increase in enquiries on the already compliant machine. The MT-X 1030S is an user-friendly product and has different advantages when it comes to safety features. Mr Johns said:

“The machines come out of the factory with all the safety systems included rather than locally sourced and fitted. This provides peace of mind when it comes to service support as all parts are genuine and technical documents are ‘as-built’. Customers prefer the safety features to be factory standard so our Manitou products come out with all the bells and whistles ready to go.”

The underground models are “first class mining machines” manufactured in the Manitou Competency Centre in Italy. Compliant to Australian Mining Regulations MDG15, the machine offers a 10m lifting height and 3t capacity plus a wide range of attachments to suit any mining task. The machine integrates a series of factory adaptions and safety features such as a failsafe braking system, emergency steering, external emergency stop, protection of critical components and a guardian angel mining system. Mr Johns said:

“Manitou has worked hard to ensure the machine fits to the conditions and the tasks while ensuring safety is paramount. The machine provides greater flexibility through the two solutions. The ability to choose between a standard and an MCC machine allows our customers to ensure they are meeting their requirements in the most cost-effective and safest way.”

Jungheinrich Australia covers all mining options whether it is surface, underground, all-terrain, or a rough terrain forklift which can be 2.5t up to a 23t Telehandler.

Mr Johns said a number of mines were interested in Manitou attachments such as the scaler, attached to the front of most Manitou Telehandlers for underground mining.

The scaler is used to chip away at rocks and knock them down like a big jackhammer after drilling work. The shaft handler hooks up to the hydraulics and picks up the shaft before placing it onto a belt wheel.

“This enables a safer and more efficient process than doing it manually with cranes, manual handling and chains, so it removes the human factor and makes it safer.”

The shaft handler is most suitable to the coal industry but can be used in any mine or related industry that handles conveyor belts.

Jungheinrich has enjoyed strong partnerships with miners in the region, including Glencore at Mount Isa Mines and MMG at Dugald River and is supplying machines to a range of contractors including Straitline Drill and Blast, based at Ravenswood.

The company is excited to expand its footprint in the region where a number of new projects are taking flight.

Mr Johns said:

“There’s an extensive activity from Townsville all the way out west in Mt Isa and Cloncurry with copper and zinc, which is good to see. With a range of new and expansion projects in the Central Queensland region and beyond, we are excited to further support the industry. Mining in Queensland has a huge future and for many years to come. Covid 19 has been a bit of a speed bumpthis year, however, it’s certainly heading in the right direction now.”

Jungheinrich Australia is investing, moving to a larger, more modern facility in Townsville. Developing their service hub in Mackay will ensure the company can continue to provide a high level of service support.

“The future is looking bright and we are excited to continue to build our partnerships within the mining industry in Queensland and the wider Australian market. Jungheinrich Australia is your right partner.”

Source: Jungheinrich Partners'
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