In Australia, a ‘mine-spec’ vehicle refers to machinery that has been specifically modified or designed to meet the safety, durability and regulatory requirements that are specific to mine safety standards.
There are no universal or nationally mandated ‘mine-spec’ standards in Australia. Instead, the concept of ‘mine-spec’ typically refers to a set of specifications and modifications that are customised for each mining operation based on specific requirements, regulations, and safety considerations. These specifications and modifications vary depending on the type of equipment or vehicles being used, the mining environment, and the relevant state or territory regulations.
The mining industry is subject to various safety and compliance regulations that govern equipment, vehicles, and operations. Some of the key regulatory bodies and standards include:
While there are no universally standardised ‘mine spec’ regulations in Australia, the core principles of ‘mine spec’ vehicles and equipment typically revolve around safety, durability, and compliance with relevant regulations.
Here are some common features found on a ‘mine spec’ vehicle:
Enhanced Safety Features:
Durability and Robustness
Operator Comfort and Ergonomics
Ease of Maintenance
While ‘mine spec’ vehicles may have a higher upfront cost, long term value is created through their durability and reduced maintenance needs and often lead to a lower total cost of ownership over their lifespan. In addition, ‘mine spec’ vehicles often hold their value better in the resale market due to their durability, compliance, and reputation for safety.
Shermac is an Australian family-owned business that has been fabricating high quality, mine-spec water carts and service vehicles for the mining sector since 2002. The Shermac team has a deep understanding of operating in remote areas of Australia, so we can relate to the tough conditions that customers deal with on a daily basis. Shermac has unprecedented experience in engineered-for-purpose water carts and service vehicles that operate safely, efficiently, and effectively within their intended operating envelope, optimising productivity and utilisation, and minimising operational risk for our customers.
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