Designs reviews, detailed design of critical plant and components

Trucks

Design Audits/Reviews and New Designs for conventional and UDD draglines and design modifications to eliminate chronic problems (e.g. Design Out – anchor, mast, other).

Caterpillar 793 truck chassis and bodies – Conducted design review and re-design of MSD bodies for overburden & coal - Caterpillar USA, identified root cause/s of failure of CAT MSD bodies, CAT 793chassis, DT Hi-Load bodies, developed maintenance strategies to improve chassis life.

Shovels

P&H XPB shovels - Identified root cause/s of failure of critical components – boom, dipper handle, car body, track frame, developed alternative repair techniques for improved repair life – boom, car body and developed risk management strategies including identification of critical areas  for  focused inspections.