With new mines and expansion projects set to be developed across the Pilbara over the next few years, the outlook is positive for many service companies and equipment manufacturers. 

 

Titan Australia General Manager Western Australia Mark Piestrzeniewicz said original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Caterpillar, Komatsu, Liebherr, Hitachi and others would be in line to supply new mining machine gleets for the projects, and while considerations for miners purchasing the equipment would include production performance, machine reliability, OEM product support and maintenance strategies, the machines were only as good as their wheels. 

 

“With all these new mining fleets being sourced, ensuring the fleets are fitted with the correct wheels, rims, components and continuous certification for product use is a key and critical factor,” he said. 

 

“It doesn’t matter how efficient a machine is, if it’s not able to run on securely fitted and maintained wheels, it will be no good to anyone.” 

 

Mr Piestrzeniewicz said Titan Australia had all the end-user requirements covered for the major OEM rubber-tyred makes and models. 

 

“We have options available from 25-inch to 63-inch wheels, rims and components for motor graders, wheel dozers, wheel loaders and dump trucks, including speed wheel fitment applications for the larger dump trucks and wheel loaders,” he said. 

 

“Our wheel and rim service and repair facility in Perth offers the ability to complete repair works and the full certification process for the end user’s wheel and rim requirements. Titan is your one-stop-shop for wheels, rims, components, service repair and certification.”