Liebherr has confirmed it received an order from contractor MacKeller for a fleet of five T 264 mining trucks for use at Anglo American’s Dawson metallurgical coal operation in central Queensland, Australia.
The trucks, which were commissioned in early 2020 for Dawson, are the first Liebherrs to be used at the mine site.
MacKeller has been a Liebherr customer since 2016, but the order is the contractor’s first-ever fleet of Liebherr trucks.
Liebherr T 264s represent an upgraded generation of truck and includes a payload capacity of 240 tonnes (265 tons) with power ratings up to 2,013 kW (2,700 hp). It also has a new front wheel design and upgraded braking system to shorten reaction times, particularly downhill.
Upgraded wheel motors and rear gear ratio both increase torque and acceleration, allowing for similar cycle times with a 10% increased payload.
Following the proven success of the first Liebherr R 996B excavator, MacKellar added four more – the most recent being commissioned in April of this year.
MacKellar also owns two R 9400 345-tonne (380-ton) excavators, a 70-tonne (77 ton) PR 776 mining dozer and has more Liebherr equipment on order for the remainder of this year.