Service Trucks

QMW build South32 Groote Eylandt CAT 745 Lube Truck!

QMW Industries was engaged by South 32 Gemco; a long-term customer to fulfill their site requirements with design, manufacture and installation of a hydraulically driven lubrication truck delivering a total of 12 specified products through (15 of) hydraulic retractable hose reels as well as South 32 site specific (FRC) Fatal Risk Control requirements.

Due to the rough, muddy and angulating terrain, a 6-wheel drive articulated dump truck; the CAT 745C was the preferred vehicle of choice to suit these requirements.

QMW utilized the load sense hydraulics on the 745C hoist circuit to provide hydraulic pressure and flow to the hydraulic motor/pump combinations. Product delivery is electric over hydraulic controlled via an IFM controller and PVG control valve. Software was developed on the IFM controller to include activation of Hydraulic Power, Flow meters, Delivery meter & reset, Product Pump On/Off function, reel retraction and levels indicators via pressure transducers, all integrated through the programable logic controller (PLC).

A remote control was integrated into the system to control the ‘’reel retraction’’ for each of the 15 hydraulic rewind hose reels which allows the service person to select which reel to retract on the IFM control screen, and actuate the remote control, walking in the chosen reel and guide with ease and efficiency. This can be done per reel whilst still pumping other products = faster servicing & re-fueling.

As opposed to rigid mining trucks or on-highway trucks traditionally used on this site. One of the main focus’ from the start of this project was the fuel consumption on site, and capacity of the new service truck, fluid delivery was the other main focus as with usability, simplicity and reliability being key factors In this engineering feat.

QMW were able to engineer, manufacture and install a service module for the CAT 745C ADT that could meet of the requirements of Gemco, and in the short time frame required of less than 4 months.

22,000L of Diesel – High Volume and Low Volume Diesel delivery was provided to client requirements using a fixed displacement hydraulic motor coupled to the Ebsray V25 Diesel pump and metered through the LC7 meter.
A series of before and after filters for the Diesel module were installed to ensure clean diesel supply.

Remote Controlled Grease – Pressure Relief System

Remote controlled operation of the High-Volume grease via a HV Lincoln Powermaster grease pump was included, complete with pressure relief upon conclusion of pumping to allow ease & safe un-coupling of the fitting from the machine. High Pressure grease is delivered via a separate HP pump with a swivel gun & safety guard. A 90CFM hydraulically driven screw compressor was installed to run the pneumatically operated double diaphragm waste oil pump which has a reversible 4-way valve for pumping and suction. A hydraulic rewind hose reel for Air supply at 120PSI was included.Fast Fill (USA) shut off valves were fitted to each of the product tanks together with Fast Fill receivers in the cabinets to fill each tank. Cobra (RSA) Hydraulic Rewind Hose reels are fitted with isolation ball valves, and high quality Piusi fluid transfer guns (Italian) fitted with Fast Fill Couplers (USA). The Oil and Coolant tanks utilize Quality (RSA) GPM Hydraulic Gear Motor/Pump Combinations and brass bypass valves.

South32 will see a massive gain in productivity with this reliable unit.
The super structure is a modularized design that can be ‘containerized’ to be sent anywhere world-wide, cost effectively for freight, and installed to trucks remotely around the world. The main tank and wing tanks are of quality Australian high tensile steel construction with separate tanks to eliminate risk of cross contamination. Welding on each tank is Non-Destructively tested via Magnetic Particle Inspection to Australian Welding Standards AS1554.1SP, Die Penetrant Tested for Stainless Steel Tanks, and Hydro-statically tested.

Water & Coolant tanks are constructed from Grade 316 Stainless Steel to eliminate corrosion
Fixed hydraulic tubing is Grade 316 Stainless Steel and flexible hose and fittings is of high quality Ryco brand with spiral wrap, protective sleeving, stainless steel cable tie and heat shrink where required.

A Dynaset hydraulic driven pressure washer and pressure Lance was installed to rid any muck and grime on any piece of plant for a wash down.
The truck was fitted with Grade 316 stainless steel mudguards to protect the underside, and outsides of the tanks, along with 4’’ stainless steel sockets and bungs to cover the drain points on each product compartment.

No rust, and ability to flush out tanks if required.

QMW can custom manufacture a quality service unit on any size truck, call QMW today on +617 3275 2544 to discuss your requirements or email [email protected].

Wheel Loader Tyre Handler


Small tunnel, Big Loader? QMW will re-engineer a machine that is fit for purpose!

QMW has successfully performed a full turn key build for Hitachi & Glencore Xstrata, in converting a John Deere 544k Wheeled Loader/ Integrated Tool Carrier, into a Low Profile mutli-function Tyre Handler for Mount Isa Mines.

Due to the varied height restrictions underground, the request was made for an OEM to supply Glencore with a Integrated Tool Carrier with an overall height of less than 2800mm for their underground operations at Mount Isa Mines.

The clever ingenuity of the experienced QMW Engineering and cab building team, achieved the result of altered height, whilst maintaining sound ergonomics, and FOPS certification.

QMW were then faced with the challenge of converting the wheeled loader, into a certified Pick and Carry Crane/ Tyre Handler as per AS 1418.10, a difficult task considering the 200% overload requirements during stability and function testing. As the machined was altered from a standard configuration including; low profile wheels, low profile cab, engineered counterweight due to the desired rated capacity and all the other strict requirements for Mount Isa Mines, QMW were required to undertake engineering analysis and stability testing in accordance with (AS) and (ISO) standards.

QMW engineered electrical and hydraulic restrictions on the machine so that when the tyre handler is connected and in use, safety features and restrictions are activated such as ground speed limiting, overload sensors, inclination devices and much more, which give full compliance and certification to AS1418.10

QMW has been heavily involved on past builds of a similar nature with Mount Isa Mines, and the team at QMW is very proud of this latest supply to their valued client Glencore.

The team at QMW can cater for client specific requirements in underground mining and construction applications and develop a fit for purpose solution.

Contact QMW about machine modifications, Tyre Handlers or certified cabin modifications today!

Safety reaches a new level

QMW Engineering Department manager Joel Hansell says the design of the Q-Transporter series is unlike any other on the market.

“Nobody has ever integrated a ISO3471 ROPS into an ADR59/00 ROPS,” he says.

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Industry News

QMW wins Structural Steel Tender for Sunshine Coast University

QMW Industries was recently awarded a tender to draft, manufacture and construct a destructive test rig for the Sunshine Coast University. There was much competition with over 15 company’s bidding for the tender, however with QMW’s thoroughness in quoting, lean manufacturing and full turn key ability gave them the leading edge in being awarded the contract.

There were strict requirements regarding QA for the welding of the structures, tractability, weld procedures and 100% NDT all which was conducted in-house utilizing QMW Industries Welding supervisor and Level 2 NDT representatives.

As per usual with QMW, the scope was for filled on time and in full, exceeding the client’s expectations.

Contact QMW Industries for your structural steel solutions today!

USC Test Rig

World-class safety

QMW Industries has been upholding its position as a global leader in safety solutions, providing an innovative outcome to Peabody Energy’s challenges at its operation in Wyoming, America.

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Same Q~ROPS Truck Range – New lower price

QMW’s continuous Improvement philosophy has paid off yet again.

“As a result of their latest Lean Manufacturing initiative and with the support of Enterprise Connect, QMW have managed to significantly reduce the time taken to manufacture their complete Q-ROPS truck range. “This is the first of several strategic initiatives where the savings will be passed directly onto our customers,” says Paul Cartwright, QMW’s Business Development Manager.

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Leave it to the experts

For QMW, the safety of your personnel is the number one priority, which is why its world-class management team puts the protective structures it designs to the test, ensuring that international safety standards are met.

What sets QMW’s testing facility apart from its competitors is its in-depth experience and knowledge of safety, as well as extensive experience held by one expert on the management team, company managing director Jeff Samuels.

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Setting the standards

As a company that prides itself on creating the best safety solutions for the mining, construction and earthmoving sector, it’s no surprise that one expert at QMW played a vital role in setting the benchmark for rollover protection for hydraulic excavators.

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