Following in the footsteps of Redpath’s in-house manufactured line of Redbore raisedrills, Redpath Raiseboring, a member of The Redpath Group, has introduced an innovative raisedrill transporter called the Redtrax.
According to the company, Redtrax was designed and manufactured solely for the purpose of transporting raisedrills and related materials, and is an important step in the progression toward self-sufficiency in Redpath’s mining contractor operations. Redtrax is claimed to practically eliminate the dependence on other resources to move raisedrills throughout the mine site, resulting in time savings and increased efficiency. Introducing Redtrax to the raiseboring work flow frees up previously required equipment such as telehandlers, forklifts and LHDs to perform other duties.
Redpath said that the diesel-powered Redtrax transporter, when compared with similar units, offers the lowest profile and has a small environmental footprint that meets emission standards and significantly reduces job-site noise levels.
Designed for operations at any typical mine site, Redtrax can handle sand, mud, and water, both on surface and underground. The current model will accommodate a number of drills now on the market but is designed specifically to host the Redbore 30, 40, 50 and 70 raisedrills. Future Redtrax models are currently on the drawing board and the company also plans to develop carousels that will enable them to transport rods, stabilizers, power packs and other related materials.
The transporter is radio remote-control capable or available with umbilical controls to suit client preference. Safety features include an ergonomic body harness for the operator, brake and fire suppression systems, tilt switch shutdown, directional lighting, backup alarms and optional track insets to accommodate concrete surfaces. Operator training will be included.
Eight Redtrax units will be delivered in 2015 with additional units planned for 2016.