Here’s How Rio Tinto, BHP Plan to Save Millions in Haulage, Maintenance Costs

A large U.S. insurance company closes its current TV commercials with the slogan, “We know a thing or two, because we’ve seen a thing or two.” As a catchphrase, it could just as easily be applied to ongoing efforts among the world’s largest miners to increase productivity. These companies have seen a few things, and they know what needs to change in order to meet their goals. High on the list are improvements in loading, haulage, and equipment maintenance and replacement practices that offer the prospect of boosting productivity with little or no investment in additional primary production equipment.
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