PRESS RELEASE: The large mining trucks required police escort and road closures from Mackay to Peak Downs over five separate trips throughout the months of September and October.
Managing director of the National Group Mark Ackroyd said: "This was not your everyday type of haul. The trucks are some of the biggest in the world and have an empty vehicle weight of more than 260t, so when you put that into perspective, they each weigh more than 130 standard cars. It takes a highly efficient and reliable team to deliver a haul of this size, and our NHH guys were able to do it without any concerns at all."
General manager of NHH Ian Scott commented: "These were definitely some of the biggest loads we have dealt with, but that is what we are known for. We utilise top-of-the-range Kenworth prime movers and Drake heavy-duty trailers, so when you combine these with a team focus on safely delivering the biggest and best equipment there is, nothing is too hard or too big to shift."
Now that the last Liebherr truck has been delivered to Peak Downs, they will each undergo a final on-site assemble by National Mining Services, which is also part of National Group, and will then be officially handed over to BHP to go to work.