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 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.
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.