One year in the making, the Redtrax unit was designed and manufactured for the express purpose of transporting raise borers and related materials. The company stated that the unit was a necessary progression of its mining contractor operations toward self-sufficiency.
Redtrax practically eliminates the dependence on other resources to move raise borers throughout the mine site, resulting in saved time and increased efficiency. Introducing Redtrax to the raise boring work flow can free mine equipment such as telehandlers, forklifts and LHDs to perform other duties simultaneously elsewhere on the mine site.
Redtrax is a modern drill carrier designed for purpose as opposed to retrofitted equipment, offers low profile and modern operating systems. It is also environmentally conscious - Redtrax is diesel-driven and leaves a low environmental footprint by using powerful motors and drive systems to meet emission standards and to significantly reduce job site noise levels.
Eight Redtrax units are shipping to destinations around the globe in 2015, with additional units planned for 2016. Redtrax offers clients increased productivity at both the raise boring site and additional mine development areas where other equipment can continue to work uninterrupted.
Designed for any typical mine site landscape, Redtrax is compatible with sand, mud, and water, both on surface and underground. Its high load-bearing capacity makes swift work of transporting a variety of raise borers. The current model will accommodate many drills on the market but is designed to host the Redbore 30, 40, 50 and 70 raise borers. Future Redtrax models are currently on the drawing board for the remainder of the Redbore fleet. Additionally, carousels are being designed to increase Redtrax’s versatility to include the transport of rods, stabilisers, power packs and other related materials.
This stable transporter is radio remote control capable or available with umbilical controls, to suit client preference. Several safety features include the operator’s ergonomic body harness, brake systems, fire suppression, tilt switch shut-down, directional lighting, back-up alarms and optional track insets to accommodate concrete surfaces. Operator training will be included in the established Redpath Raisebore Training School, facilitated by the company worldwide.