xstrata - collinsville

We had just finished our first solid state dragline control system and were looking for a machine to trial it in. Bucyrus (now CAT Australia) was very happy to commission the trial in their  Erie BE1300W Dragline . We extensively tested the solid state swing pedal and it never missed a beat and continues to perform many years later with no issues. 

The Client

The Collinsville Coal Mine is a coal mine found near Collinsville in Central Queensland, Australia. The open-cut mine lies in the northern Bowen Basin. Collinsville produces coking and steaming coal for both domestic use and export. Amongst the many heavy mining machinery, they have the Bucyrus Erie BE1300W Dragline. The Bucyrus (now CAT AUSTRALIA) dragline was commissioned in 1983 and refurbished with the Owen Custom Products Slimline Swing Pedal Dragline Control in 2011. With 6 million tons of coal mined annually Xstrata and Bucyrus look for reliable and quality products which is why they turned to OCP for solutions. 

Why they chose owen custom product swing pedals

Owen Custom Swing Pedals are market leaders in design, innovation, and technology. Built tough for the mining industry with the ergonomic design and workplace health and safety approved function and application, all dragline operators at Collinsville love this groundbreaking swing pedal control. OCP Slimline Swing Pedal not only is  the original product of its kind in the market, it is still the only reliable option. Bucyrus (now CAT AUSTRALIA) does not compromise safety and reliability which is why they choose OCP Swing Pedals. 

Read more for some great features of the OCP Solid State Slimline Swing Pedal for the Bucyrus (now CAT AUSTRALIA) dragline.


  • In cabin serviceability. Unit can be changed over in a couple of minutes, reducing downtime for services and maintenance. It's designed for easy serviceability. Eg. In the event of a switch or resolver needing to be accessed, the switch/socket assemblies lift out as a single modular unit
  • All parts are standard fittings and are easily obtained
  • Can be mounted directly onto the newer type consoles with support arms that have a “user friendly” built in tilt adjustment. All cables are ducted through the pedal support arms so that there are no untidy cables and leads to trip over or damage
  • Could also be fitted with an adjustable mounting frame and bolted directly to the floor and once again with all cables being ducted through
  • System can also be adapted to the older type consoles with the use of a mounting frame
  • The slim line swing pedal addresses the ergonomics of reduced movement to the ankle reducing workplace injury in mining machinery operation 
  • Ultra smooth operation with reduced operator fatigue as a result
  • Can be retro-fitted to either draglines or electric face shovels
  • Designed and manufactured in Queensland, Australia

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