Electric drive trucks lift mine haul rates

FOUR 218-tonne-payload Komatsu 830E dump trucks are helping contract miner Champion Mining Pty Ltd achieve better than expected production rates at Australian Premium Coal's Coppabella mine, west of Mackay in Queensland.

Champion purchased three of the electric-drive 830E trucks new from national mining and construction equipment dealer NS Komatsu earlier this year, with the fourth being a used 830E on hire from the