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Truck manufacturer Terex Trucks has supplied Davis Granite with its fourth rigid dump truck to granite quarries in Bulawayo and Harare in Zimbabwe
The TR45 has been added to a fleet of four Terex Trucks rigid haulers, which includes two TR45s and two TR60s, said the company. The machines haul around 80,000 tonnes per month of stone products, 12 hours a day and five days a week. The maximum payload of the TR45 is around 41 tonnes, making it “ideal for the job” at the Bulawayo quarry, added Terex.
Davis Granite is Zimbabwe’s largest producer of granite aggrgates, and requires rigid dump trucks to haul high-quality stone from the pit to crusher. “We have operated Terex Trucks rigid haulers for three years and they consistently deliver a powerful and reliable performance. When looking to purchase a new truck for our Bulawayo quarry, we were confident that an additional TR45 would be a safe bet once again,” said Ben Louw, group production director at Davis Granite.
In addition to providing the right kind of trucks for their quarrying operations, Terex Trucks also delivers technical support within Zimbabwe and regionally, in South Africa. “This was really what made Terex Trucks stand out from the competition,” said Ken Gerrard, chief executive of Davis Granite Group.
The trucks, Gerrard added, were also reliable, cost-effective, with little downtime and fuel efficient, making them well-suited for his company’s extensive mining operations.
Below is the Terex Trucks rigid haulers in action at the Bulawayo quarry, as well as interviews with Davis Granite Group: