n Transport World Africa - Road trains speed up mining operations : case study

Volume 03, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1684-7946


Extracted from text ... 1 3 s o l u t i o n s MULTIPLE TRANSPORT Road trains speed up mining operations Road trains - prime movers that pull anything between two and six trailers with a total weight of between 100 and 400 tonnes - are becoming a more common feature in the South African mining landscape for the efficient transport of raw and beneficiated minerals over distances of between five and 100 kilometres. Traditionally mining operations have used conveyor belts or private railways for the transport of raw materials over extended distances. These transport modes are capital intensive over long distances, ..

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