PPK Mining Equipment designs, manufactures, and services the industry renowned range of COALTRAM flame proof and explosion proof diesel Load Haul Dump (LHD) utility vehicles. These class leading vehicles are a critical part of the supply chain of operators in high methane gas underground coal mine environments.
PPK Mining Equipment’s Tomago manufacturing and service centre in New South Wales operates to world class, large scale, lean manufacturing standards that meet the most stringent global export specifications.
COALTRAM utility vehicles, which are manufactured in a range of size variations, are widely deployed at mines throughout Australia by clients including BHP, Centennial Coal and Glencore.
The low-profile vehicles which incorporate the latest electronically controlled Tier 3 based low emission diesel engines, are specifically designed to perform a wide range of underground functions. In combination with a variety of interchangeable attachments they have the capability to perform tasks including loading, lifting, materials handling, drilling and bolting, movement of longwall components, and grading and dozing.
In addition to manufacturing and servicing the COATRAM utility vehicles, PPK Mining Equipment also manufactures and distributes Australia’s leading flameproof alternators which are internationally certified for use in high methane gas prone underground environments.
The product’s proven performance and IEC International Certification have helped build long standing export markets via established relationships with several multi-national OEM manufacturers. PPK Mining Equipment also has a market leading service and support centre at Port Kembla, Wollongong. This facility is dedicated to servicing existing Illawarra Basin coal mine clients who own a large proportion of the existing COALTRAM fleet and has also been designed to cater for the service and support of a wider range of underground flame-proof vehicles that are situated in the wider Wollongong/Illawarra region.