Clint Keble, Our CFO

At Ausroad we strive to employ highly talented team members that enjoy their jobs and diversity in their roles, which is why we are lucky enough to have Clint Keble as our Chief Financial Officer (CFO).


As our CFO, Clint is responsible for managing Ausroads company’s finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks, record keeping and reporting. He likes the work environment, how everyone is very hands on and they’re not afraid to get their hands dirty.


“Most days are very good, and they run very smoothly. We get stuck into it and get the job done.” He also stated that one thing he loves about Ausroad is that the owners are always present which makes the decision-making process a lot faster. He likes the fact that everyone works efficiently and professionally.


One Ausroad experience that stood out for our CFO was the time he drove to Moranbah to “complete the stock take at one of our plant divisions.” It was very different to what his normal day to day looks like at the office. He’s normally sitting behind his desk, crunching numbers, but that day he was responsible for correct stock take then going back to the Ausroad share house or as Clint likes to call it the ‘Taj Mahal’ to line up and get his food with all the other team members and then “crash, there was no socialising down the pub with beers.”


Outside of work, Clint is a huge sports enthusiast. He loves to play all types of sports, cricket in particular. Cricket has been his sporting passion since he was a young boy, and he still loves to play the game every weekend. He plays for The Toombul District Cricket Club and their 4th grade Grand Final game a few weeks ago. To check out Clint’s amazing cricket catch from the game check out our latest Facebook post!


“Our umpire never saw me move quicker!” All his teammates were ecstatic with his quick reflexes and celebrated together, definitely over beers.



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AUSROAD’s “Two in One”

Leading mining vehicle manufacturer continues to lead the stemming industry with custom-built multi-purpose truck

Combining the efficiency of its world-leading Stemming Trucks, with the safety of its durable water trucks, AUSROAD recently commissioned a combination Stemming and Water truck for valued client, Ausdrill.

The Queensland mine vehicle manufacturer, who specialises in trucks for open-cut and drill and blast operations, custom-built the vehicle based on Ausdrill’s unique specifications. Designed for use at Middlemount, an open-cut coal mine located north-east of Emerald, Queensland, AUSROAD worked with Ausdrill to ensure the vehicle met the unique needs of this expansive site.

As the Middlemount team wanted to utilise the unit in a drill support role when not required to be actively stemming, Ausdrill discussed their “wish-list” with the Ausroad engineering team and the specification was agreed upon. The truck can be used as a Stemming Truck when needed, and a Water Truck when tasked with Drill Support at other times, ensuring maximum return on investment, safety and efficiency.

AUSROAD’s Stemming Trucks feature up to 26-tonne hopper capacity, and an access hopper hatch allowing safe removal of oversized stemming. This extensive payload reduces movement on the shot, decreasing safety risks and limiting dust. When in use as a Stemming Truck, the vehicle can fill 30 holes to unrivalled accuracy in just 15 minutes, making it the method of choice for leading mining companies like BHP and Rio Tinto.

In addition to these features, the newly commissioned multi-purpose Stemming-Water Truck is fitted with a 2000L portable water tank, and a 6000L raw water tank. The water is distributed via a “Pump-out” access connection as well as two rear-mounted water sprays for watering down blast patterns and roads, helping suppress dust. Additionally, a water cannon and high-pressure water pump can be fitted to aid wash down of equipment. This supports uptime and the health of all team members on the shot by reducing inhalation of dangerous particle matter arising from mining operations.

AUSROAD has been building and supplying “Dual-Purpose” trucks for many years, with its entire hire fleet of 27 trucks having Rear Sprayers and “Pump-out” capability to support drilling operations, as well as other plant. Many clients have benefitted from having these innovations built into their Ausroad Stemming trucks. The new unit for Ausdrill has extended these capabilities to help ensure the new asset is working productively 24/7.

This commission is a testament to AUSROAD’s ability to adapt, design and deliver vehicles for clients’ specific site requirements, ensuring customisation at every level for maximum accuracy, efficiency and safety. This helps simplify operations, with extensive handover to develop in-house skills and reduce expenses.

The company’s comprehensive support and dedicated regional maintenance centres ensure trucks are maintained to the highest standard and are back on the shot after servicing as soon as possible for reliable and consistent results. Available for contract or hire, these vehicles come with 24/7 mechanical and administrative support from AUSROAD’S knowledgeable team. Get in touch with us today to discuss how a multi-purpose vehicle like this can be commissioned for your site.

For more information about AUSROAD’S range of vehicles speak to our friendly team.

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Ausroad Stemming Trucks Unrivalled – Safer, more efficient and fewer misfires

Ausroad Stemming Trucks are the fleet of choice for companies from BHP to Rio Tinto. Our innovative trucks surpass expectation every time, making Ausroad the go-to provider for mining companies across Australia.


Ausroad Stemming Trucks are unrivalled in their field. Unrivalled in efficiency, accuracy and safety. Unrivalled in ease of use and reduced labour.


With bucket and bobcat stemming systems becoming increasingly labour intensive, unsafe and inefficient, Ausroad Stemming Trucks are the way forward for medium to large scale mines.


When long term contract client of Ausroad, BHP switch to Ausroad Stemming Trucks, the crew saw an increase of 100% uptime, improving from 150 hours per month to 300.


Fill a shot of 50 holes in 15 minutes with the 21-tonne capacity of Ausroad Stemming trucks. The trucks’ 760mm side travel allows easy alignment to feed the shoot, surpassing the accuracy of inferior and laborious systems.  This accuracy, in turn, reduces stemming handling, increasing uptime and efficiency.


The unrivalled capacity of Ausroad Stemming Trucks means less movement across the shot, decreasing the potential for stretch-snap-fire instances and other costly, dangerous Occupational Health and Safety issues. Reduced movement across the drill pattern lessens dust exposure to ground staff., whilst the air-conditioned comfort of the Stemming Truck cabin affords minimal heat exposure to operators.


All Ausroad Stemming Trucks are fitted with a hopper hatch, that ensures large rocks will not sever wires, resulting in a costly and dangerous misfire. The hopper hatch also prevents expensive stemming wastage while eliminating contamination to ensure the highest quality filling. The automation of stemming filtering reduces labour costs and increases safety, allowing for more efficient filling of holes and extremely consistent blast results.


Ausroad’s trucks also feature a positively driven conveyor belt that works with a 760mm side travel to easily align stemming with the blast hole, reducing loading time. Higher mechanical flexibility means Ausroad Stemming Trucks can navigate diverse drill patterns while operating with the same proficiency and accuracy.


Rio Tinto’s recent analysis of Stemming Truck cost-effectiveness revealed that the vehicles added extreme value to the mine site. Their data suggested that the use of stemming trucks on a site decreased instances of misfires substantially. Rio Tinto concluded that “…two potential misfires equalled the cost of one truck”. Rio Tinto’s findings are compounded by Ausroad’s increased demand from domestic and international coal and iron mines, after completing the 9th Ausroad Stemming Truck for Cobra in South Africa and recently commissioning its 10th.

Ausroad’s fleet is manufactured in Australia and fitted with innovative mechanical and technological developments. With technological program Blast Logic, engineers can sync data on their tablets to the systems in Ausroad Stemming trucks, to ensure clear, real-time communication of vital information and changes to stemming quantities or routes. Ausroad understands that the accurate delivery of stemming volumes is extremely important and ensures a record of weights as delivered per hole, every time.


A background in manufacturing makes Ausroad uniquely equipped to produce reliable, high quality, durable Stemming fleets. This Australian company has been hiring and contracting its Stemming Trucks for over five years to companies like Rio Tinto and BHP. Ausroad parts are durable – able to handle stemming beyond typical 30mm crushed aggregate and perform in hot, dusty conditions. Ausroad operates most Stemming Trucks on a Volvo fleet – allowing the mechanical team to understand the idiosyncrasies of each truck to provide continual, reliable results.


Ausroad simplifies your operations by customising Stemming trucks to meet your site requirements, with comprehensive handover and commissioning to develop skills in-house and reduce costs. Our dedicated administrative and on-ground team offer invaluable, 24/7 support to ensure a seamless process for our clients, whether your purchase or hire.


For more information about Ausroad’s Stemming Trucks, speak to our friendly team.

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Stemming Truck Success

Ausroad Stemming Trucks are designed to achieve consistent stemming results alongside effective planning and skilled operators. Find out how to get the most out of your Ausroad Stemming Truck here…


As an industry leader in Stemming Trucks across domestic and international markets, Ausroad understands the importance of thorough planning, effective communication and quality maintenance in drill and blast operations.


Clear communication in the pre-start meeting not only ensures a comprehensive traffic management plan, but helps form a cohesive team environment in which everyone is aware of their role. As an experienced provider in Drill and Blast operations, Ausroad knows that detailed coverage of crew location, what they are loading, and the roles of each team member is imperative for efficient stemming every time.


Ausroad staff are able to work around Open Cut Examiner reports that give a detailed report on the mining conditions for the day, from the weather and its impact on the ground. With highly flexible systems our fleet is able to work around various drill patterns to ensure uniform accuracy no matter the layout or environment.


Ausroad Stemming Trucks have the ability to work cohesively alongside traffic management plans, reports and daily updates by using adaptable, innovative systems matched with high quality machinery capable of getting the job done, with higher productivity and lower costs per hole.


The Ausroad manufacturing and administrative team is well established and operates in Australia with a dedicated crew of highly experienced and professional staff. We pride ourselves on offering customisable Stemming Trucks, able to be fitted to a variety of chassis and suited to individual needs.


Our workshop crew are fully trained to maintain our Stemming Trucks and are able to communicate individual needs between contractors and Ausroad. The Ausroad fleet is innovative in its design, with fewer moving parts leaving less room for error.


Commissioned to the highest quality standard, we ensure your investment delivers cost-effectiveness and immediate value. Ausroad Stemming Trucks play a vital role in managing an effective process and it is our priority to ensure no matter the conditions, demands or load, our fleet can meet your requirements and exceed your expectations.


Whether you hire or buy, Ausroad’s experienced and professional team provides end to end assistance, via field support and training. We also offer a variety of reporting options that can detail hours, material and measurements broadly or specifically, depending on your needs. Our highly skilled operators, technicians and supervisors provide best practice advice as part of our commitment to Quality Assurance for our valued clients.


Planning and maintenance are vital to the efficient running of drill and blast operations. Ausroad’s experienced team understands this and ensures our hire/purchase machinery is of the highest standard, to assist our clients in achieving the best results possible. Ausroad Stemming Trucks leverage your pre-existing plans to create even greater efficiency with professionalism and safety.


When you invest in Ausroad Stemming Trucks, you are investing in assurance that you have hired the best solution for your mining needs, supported by unparalleled efficiency, accuracy and safety.


To learn more about how Ausroad Stemming Trucks can support you in getting the most out of your mining operations call us on (07)3216 7058 or email or go online to


Australia’s Number One Stemming Truck Hire fleet

With 29 years of materials handling experience, Ausroad is the industry leader in hiring and contracting Stemming Trucks, Contour Loaders and Services trucks. With valued customers across Australia and the world, Ausroad is experienced in providing end to end solutions for the mining sector.


With support, training, operators and maintenance provided to clients, Ausroad ensures its customers are comprehensively equipped with all they need for a safe, efficient and productive hiring experience. Currently, the Ausroad hire fleet is situated Australia wide from Queensland to Western Australian mine sites.


After years of cultivating strong relationships with our valued contractors and hire customers, Ausroad guarantees your hiring experience will be productive and trouble free. We provide everything necessary to achieve the most out of your hire.


A hallmark of the Ausroad fleet, is that we provide our clients with extensive training for all dry hires. Full training and backup support are essential to ensure thorough communication and competent vehicle operation. Ausroad’s inclusive training ensures your operators and team can get the most out of their hire, achieving optimal productivity, accuracy and safety.


Complementary to our contract and hire service, Ausroad offers a dedicated National Maintenance Manager who oversees and assists the operations of our valued customers. Our expert technical support is available around the clock – when you need us, we’re available. Similarly, our fitters and maintenance personnel are on call and ready to help connect the right support and parts to you.


We have a workshop for local fleet repairs and maintenance in Moranbah, Queensland, with knowledgeable, dedicated mechanics who ensure your vehicle is fixed as soon as possible and runs to the highest quality every time. We also have a Perth-based Trainer and Assessor.


The majority of our fleet comes standard with 20 000kg SWL hopper capacities, side and rear slewing conveyors, full calibration and dust suppression.


We offer dry hire to full DTH Stemming Contracts and can modify our fleet to suit your individual requirements. Dry and wet hire rates are available. We have a fleet of 24 Stemming and 6 Water Trucks available for hire and deliver units to any part of Australia.


Ausroad is in the process of expanding its Water Truck fleet and is constantly innovating to bring new features and capabilities that optimise productivity, accuracy and safety.


Talk to us about options for hire and contract to suit your needs. To speak to our friendly team, please phone: +61 7 3216 7058 or email OR

What Are the 3 Most Reliable Road Maintenance Machines You Can Hire in Australia?

At Ausroad, we design and manufacture three of the best-selling road maintenance machines in Australia. It is no secret that our HD trucks, Jetmaster trucks and our emulsion spray units are known throughout the world for being tough, top of the line trucks, able to function in the worst of environments.

All of our trucks are available for hire and we have been providing road maintenance machines to government organisations and private contractors for more than 25 years.

Why are Ausroad’s road maintenance machines the best hires in Australia?

There are many reasons why our road maintenance trucks are so popular. Mainly because you save a lot of money when you hire rather than buy, and you are not simply hiring a second rate, imported and badly designed truck. You are hiring the most up to date and the best designed modern trucks in Australia.

We sell our road maintenance machines all over the world, because people within the industry know that our trucks can take a beating and keep on going, regardless of the temperature, weather and environment. Let’s take a look at some of the features of our best-selling road maintenance machines.

HD trucks: Our Horizontal Discharge Units (HD Series) are designed to deliver asphalt or quarry products. They are suitable for a variety of road maintenance tasks, such as pot hole filling, patch compaction and other heavy maintenance, depending on the optional extras you require.

Jetmaster trucks: Our Jetmaster road maintenance trucks are customised with a selection of equipment, suitable for a variety of tasks, from repairing broken edges, pot holes, edge breaks, depressions and speed bumps.

Emulsion spray units: These self-contained road maintenance machines come with a selection of different outlets including a spray wand, spray bar and crack filling device. They can be either skid or trailer mounted and are ideal for small road maintenance jobs.

As you can see, Ausroad road maintenance machines are a step above the rest, so if you are in the market to hire some seriously tough road maintenance trucks, then call us on 07 3216 7058 and let’s get you started.

8 Reasons to Hire Ausroad Road Maintenance Trucks for Your Business

At Ausroad, we sell and hire out our Jetmaster trucks, HD trucks and emulsion spray units to private companies who have usually won contracts for road maintenance or even to local councils themselves. If you are a business owner or manager in the industry, you are well aware that whenever a company requires road maintenance trucks, there is always the question of should you buy or hire?

In today’s financial climate many people might think that it is a good idea to hire their road maintenance trucks, so let’s take a closer look at 8 of the advantages of hiring, instead of buying your trucks.

1. Supplement your core fleet: If you know that you only need a certain road maintenance truck for a short period of time to finish a job, it makes complete sense to hire rather than buy.
2. No maintenance: You save money on services and maintenance, as we deal with all of that for you and all you need to do is complete your job.
3. No transport needed: We deliver all of our trucks anywhere in Australia, so you save money on transport costs as well.
4. No registrations or insurances: Part of the costs in owning these large trucks are the costly registrations and insurances. We pay all of these for you when you hire from us, so you save even more money.
5. No extra storage needed: When you no longer need to use the road maintenance trucks, you don’t have to store them in your storage facilities or yard, because we simply pick them up from you at the end of the hire.
6. Free up your capital: With the downturn in the economy, every dollar counts and having the cash on hand to grow your business is much better than tying it up in trucks parked in the yard.
7. Reduce your liabilities: When you purchase road maintenance trucks they are classed as liabilities and reduce your ability to borrow money from the banks.
8. Modern trucks: All of our road maintenance trucks are top of the line with all the bells and whistles that increase efficiency and reduce time on the road. When you buy your trucks, you are stuck with that model forever.

Call Ausroad on 07 3216 7058 and let’s talk about how hiring our road maintenance trucks can help your business save money.

The Importance of Road Maintenance Services to the Local Community

Road maintenance services make a crucial contribution to the economic growth and development of a region, as well as providing important social benefits. A reliable and well maintained road system offers access to businesses, health, employment and education, all of which stimulate the economy and social development in an area.

Despite the initial investment in roads, over time, this infrastructure becomes damaged and deteriorates, requiring not only ongoing road maintenance services to maintain the existing roads, but also new investments to improve and expand the system. Without this ongoing maintenance and expansion, roads will continue to deteriorate, requiring significant repairs or even replacement after just a few years.

A lack of road maintenance services in an area ultimately results in a failing transport system, soaring costs and a significant financial cost to the local economy and population. Specifically, insufficient road maintenance leads to reduced service delivery and decreased safety on the roads.

Reduced service delivery: Any growing community relies on service delivery, which means that goods and products are delivered to business in the local area, whilst other goods are transported away from the area and across the country or overseas. A lack of road maintenance services puts this economic process in jeopardy, reducing profits to local businesses, increasing unemployment and eventually leading to businesses closing and moving away from the area.

Decreased safety: Ongoing road maintenance services are vital to the safety of all road users, including the public, as well as truck drivers who deliver the majority of our goods and produce around Australia. Failing road maintenance not only puts lives at risk and brings tragedy to many families and local communities, but it also increases the burden on the hospital system, which may need to provide long term care for victims of road traffic accidents.

Road transport is the major avenue for the movement of people, goods and produce around the country and when the system fails, because of insufficient road maintenance services, there are both long and short term ramifications for the community.

A failing infrastructure is not an option, the only solution is to continue investing in road maintenance services for the good of the community and the local economy. For more information on Australian road maintenance trucks, call Ausroad on 3216 7058.

Locating Tough and Reliable Mining Equipment in Australia

Locating the best mining equipment in Australia is vital to the ongoing success of your business. No-one wants to invest their capital in equipment that constantly breaks down, which frequently happens when equipment is not designed for the harsh conditions prevalent in the Australian outback.

At Ausroad, we are known throughout the world for designing and manufacturing the very best and the toughest mining equipment in Australia. We ship our trucks all around the world, because if they can withstand the outback, they can take anything else that is thrown at them.

Why are Ausroad mining trucks the best?

We have been designing mining trucks since 1990 and during this time we have learnt what makes a truck tough, safe and low maintenance. We are not re-sellers, we actually design all of our trucks from the ground up and we know that we design the best mining equipment in Australia.

We continually research better ways to design and manufacture our trucks, so that we are always on the cutting edge of technology, giving our customers the very latest and the best designed mining equipment in Australia. We don’t sit in a room bending over a computer, instead we are out in the trenches talking to mining personnel, finding out what they want in their trucks and how we can design better trucks for the worker in the mines.

Since speed is not our only priority, we have also designed our trucks to be safer as well. With the entire stemming process automated from the cab, the operator can remain in a safe environment, whilst filling holes with precision and accuracy.

At Ausroad, we are the leading designers of mining equipment in Australia and the innovative design of our stemming trucks means that they have the largest capacity in the world. This means that stemming is completed much faster with our trucks, saving you both time and money that can be better utilised in other areas of your business.

If you are in the market for top of the range and reliable mining equipment in Australia, that is designed to be tough, low maintenance and safe, then you cannot do better than calling us at Ausroad on +61 7 3216 7058 and don’t forget to ask us for a free quote.

5 Reasons Why Australian Mining Companies use Ausroad Trucks

Without a doubt, when Australian mining companies need tough trucks for their open pit mines, the first place they call is Ausroad. Their trucks are extremely popular, because they are built to withstand the harsh outback climate, are solidly built, require little maintenance, hardly ever break down and can be completely customised to your needs.

Let’s take a deeper look at what makes Ausroad such a globally recognised company and why they are so popular with Australian mining companies.

1. Reputation: Ausroad have an enviable reputation of designing and manufacturing some of the best trucks in the world. Australian mining companies need trucks that can stand up to just about the worst conditions on the planet and they know that Ausroad’s trucks always deliver the goods.

2. Custom trucks: Most Australian mining companies need their trucks customised to suit their specific requirements. Ausroad can give you exactly what you want, because they design and manufacture their trucks and they are not resellers like so many other companies. When you want a tough, custom truck there is no other choice but to call Ausroad.

3.  Excellent customer service: Ausroad’s customer service is unparalleled. They go out of their way to give you exactly what you need, to answer all of your questions and are always there on the end of the line when you need help or advice.

4. Full training and support: Ausroad’s commitment to their customers doesn’t stop with their superb customer service. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong, Ausroad have fitters and maintenance personnel on call ready and waiting to fix your problems. You also have full training and backup support, expert technical help is always available and they even deliver the trucks to your site. Now you can see why Australian mining companies keep Ausroad on speed dial.

5. Purchase or hire: You can either purchase or hire their trucks, so whatever your budget or length of contract you can always benefit from Ausroad’s top of the line fleet of modern trucks.

Australian mining companies make a bee line for Ausroad, so if you need tough, solidly built trucks with full automation, a high level of safety and all the bells and whistles, then your only option is to call Ausroad on 07 3216 7058 and start moving your business forward.

Where Can You Find the Best Custom Mining Trucks in Australia?

If you are in the market for custom mining trucks, then it is important to select a company with a solid reputation.  It is also best to deal directly with a company that actually designs and manufactures the trucks, rather than going through a reseller.

Ausroad have a global reputation for designing and manufacturing a range of trucks that are tough, low maintenance and efficient. All of their trucks can be tailored to their customer’s specific needs and their trucks are purpose built to withstand the harsh climatic conditions of the Australian outback. This means that these custom mining trucks are really tough, top of the line and built with the latest technology.

Ausroad manufacture three different types of custom mining trucks: Stemming trucks, Stemming contour loaders and Water trucks.

-Stemming trucks: With the largest payload in Australia, these custom mining trucks have revolutionalised the stemming process around the world. These trucks deliver 26 tonne loads of stemming material in 15 minutes, saving you both time and money on site. Ausroad don’t stint with their designs and with safety as a major factor in open cut mines, they have created a truck that can be fully automated from the cab. This means that the driver no longer has to be outside and in a potentially hazardous situation, as all stemming can be controlled automatically from the driver’s cab.

-Stemming contour loaders: These purpose built, radio controlled (they are ride-on as well), track-based custom mining loaders are designed specifically to make stemming on uneven surfaces a breeze. These loaders can go where the larger stemming trucks can’t go and make stemming on hilly or contoured surfaces both safe and easy. The rubber tracks grip the ground well and with the staged inclinometers that warm of excessive operating angles, stemming is achieved in double quick time.

-Water trucks: Everyone needs a solid water truck, as these are the work horses of open pit mines. Ausroad’s water trucks are renowned for being low maintenance and very reliable with minimal downtime.

You can’t go wrong with Ausroad’s custom mining trucks, so call them on 07 3216 7058 and find out how their range of trucks can make your work day safer and faster.

5 Key Features of Ausroad’s Stemming Mining Trucks

Ausroad are one of the leading designers and manufacturers of stemming mining trucks in Australia. Their reputation for high quality, low maintenance and extremely safe equipment is flawless. Their trucks are designed to work in the hard tough conditions of Australia’s outback and have become very popular throughout the world where tough trucks are needed in harsh environments.

So let’s take a look at 5 key features of Ausroad’s stemming mining trucks and why that have become the backbone of mining companies across the world.


1. Minimal downtime: Ausroad design all of their trucks and equipment to be low maintenance, requiring the least amount of downtime possible. Their stemming mining trucks are designed to be high quality and tough, able to withstand high temperatures and dusty conditions, prevalent in the Australian outback.

2. Faster and safer stemming: Ausroad’s stemming mining trucks have the largest payload capacity in Australia and along with a priority on automation, results in faster and safer stemming. One truck can easily deliver 26 tonnes of stemming within 15 minutes and the process is fully controlled from the driver’s seat, increasing safety by reducing the time that the drivers are moving around the vehicle.
3. Fewer vehicle movements on site: With a faster payload and proportional hydraulic controls, the placement of stemming material is more accurate, increasing efficiency and reducing the number of unexpected vehicle movements on site. This results in reduced wear and tear on the stemming mining trucks and safety is increased on-site as well.

4. Less dust and heat exposure: The high level of automation means that the drivers can remain comfortably in the cab, controlling the stemming operations without leaving the cab. This results in less exposure to the harsh environment, which is characteristic of most open cut mines, and minimizes any health problems associated with prolonged exposure to heat and dust.

5. No double handling of stemming: Once the stemming material is loaded on to the stemming mining truck, the driver no longer needs to double handle this material as the entire operation is now automated from the driver’s cab. This saves both time and money on-site, reducing the stemming time and increasing operational efficiency.

If you are in the market to hire or purchase tough stemming mining trucks, then you can’t go wrong with calling Ausroad on 07 3216 7058 for a free quote.

3 Things to Look For When Buying Road Maintenance Machines

When you are considering using some of your hard earned capitol and purchasing road maintenance machines, you need to make sure that you are dealing with the right company. You want to look for a manufacturer, rather than a reseller and you also want the company to have a well-regarded reputation in the industry. Other things to look for are low maintenance road maintenance machines, as well as on-site delivery, and training and support.

Reputation in the industry
When you are spending so much money on road maintenance machines, you want to be sure you are dealing with an established designer and manufacturer and not some fly by night who might disappear next year. Ausroad are one of the best regarded manufacturers of road maintenance vehicles in Australia and have built a solid reputation for their honesty, their reliability and their high quality designs.

Low maintenance
All of the Ausroad road maintenance machines are designed specifically to be low maintenance, saving you both time and money. For example, their Jetmaster trucks are designed to work at optimum efficiency and do not require cleaning, oiling or dismantling at the end of the day. These design enhancements make a huge difference to the amount of time that is needed every day just to maintain these type of heavy duty trucks.
Training and support
Purchasing these road maintenance machines isn’t just like buying a new car, where you can hop in and drive away. That is why Ausroad have fitters and maintenance personal on call and why they provide full training and backup support. They even have expert technical support available and a dedicated national maintenance manager. All of this means that your employees will be fully trained in the use of these road maintenance machines (at no cost to you), and you have full technical and service support whenever you need their help.

Ausroad even go one step further by delivering your road maintenance machines anywhere in Australia. Without a doubt, Ausroad really do provide a high quality product and a first class service to their customers. Call them on 07 3216 7058 and get your workers back on the road fast.

What Specifications Should I look for in a new Stemming Truck?

Ausroad are the leading manufacturers of mining equipment in Australia and we have a large range of mining equipment for hire. We build our trucks tough, so they are low maintenance and can withstand the harsh Australian outback.

Our most popular hires have to be our top of the line stemming trucks, so let’s take a look at the specifications we offer and why the Ausroad stemming trucks are the best in Australia.

Mining equipment hire – the Ausroad stemming truck

When you are in the market for mining equipment in Australia, you want the best trucks you can find at the best prices. We not only have the best stemming trucks, but we also have the best stemming contour loaders as well and we can deliver anywhere in Australia.

Mining equipment hire has never been so easy, because we also have fitters and maintenance personnel on call and give you full training and backup support for dry hires (we have wet hires as well). Our fleet of stemming trucks includes 11 to 16 cubic meter hoppers with side or rear conveyors, full calibration and dust suppression.

Stemming trucks: When you hire our stemming trucks you have an IFM Canbus control system, giving you complete in cab control of all functions (belt feed, side shift, dust suppression, delivery volume and rear conveyor). You have a left or right side conveyor, a variable displacement hydraulic pump, (complaint with MD G41), a hydraulic oil cooler, a 1000 to 3400 litre water tank and a 29 litre/min dust suppression system.

Your stemming truck also comes with LED tail lights (high and low mounted), floodlights for night time operation, LED beacons, emergency stop buttons, wheel chocks, fire extinguishers, a hydraulic hopper hatch and a CAT jump start connection. These stemming trucks are the toughest mining equipment in Australia.

Stemming contour loaders: Our contour loaders are a track based unit that is remote controlled, but also has ride on options. It has a 1.5 tonne capacity, meets all mine specifications, is simple and easy to operate and is perfect for stemming on hilly or contoured surfaces.

So if you are in the market for mining equipment hire, call Ausroad on 07 3216 7058 and we will have you up and running in no time at all.

Looking for an Emulsion Sprayer for Sale? Check Out The Advantages of a Trailer vs a Skid Mounted Emulsion Sprayer

When you are looking for an emulsion sprayer for sale, you need to know whether you want a trailer or a skid mounted unit. Ausroad are the leading manufacturers of emulsion sprayers, so if your business is ready to look for an emulsion sprayer for sale in Australia, let’s take a look at the advantages of a trailer mounted versus a skid mounted unit.

Advantages of a trailer mounted emulsion sprayer for sale
When you are searching for an emulsion sprayer for sale, our trailer mounted units are ideal – they are capable of holding between 500 litres to 2,000 litres, are powered by a heavy duty petrol engine with a 3 cylinder cast-iron air compressor and have a 40 litre air receiver and a 40 litre kerosene tank.

The trailer fittings include a 2 to 3 tonne ATM steel tandem axle trailer with a trailer suspension kit, spare wheel, 205R16 eight ply tyres, LED side and tail lights, a 50mm hitch and a 7 pin round trailer plug (which can be customised), emergency break away chains and a swing away landing leg that can be removed. These units are tough, low maintenance and are easy to operate.

Advantages of a skid mounted emulsion sprayer for sale
Our skid mounted emulsion sprayers are fully mobile, standalone units that are designed to be lifted with a forklift from three sides and can be mounted on trucks or on a forklift’s bucket. These units are ideal for small to medium sized jobs and are built to comply with the Australian Standard AS 1210.

These units are powered by a pull start petrol engine with a 2 cylinder cast iron air compressor and come with a 40 litre kerosene tank for line flushing. You also have a 40 litre air receiver, a powder coated frame, a 10 meter steel retractable hose and an emulsion wand with spray nozzle, so you can use either a hand spray bar or a foldaway spray bar.

At Ausroad we can customise any of our units specifically for your business, so if you are searching for an emulsion sprayer for sale in Australia, call us on 07 3216 7058 and we can discuss your requirements.

Should I Buy or Hire Mining Equipment in Australia?

If you’re in the market for mining equipment in Australia, you need to decide whether to hire or buy the equipment for your mining plant. This is a big decision and making the wrong decision at this point can have ongoing repercussions. So let’s look at the pros and cons of buying mining equipment versus hiring the same equipment.

Pros and cons of buying mining plant equipment

The decision to buy your mining equipment is really going to be based on the state of the resources market at the moment and whether you want to sink your hard earned capital into equipment.

CONS: When you buy mining equipment, you are tying up capital that could be put to better use expanding your business or taking advantage of other opportunities that come your way. This is because this type of equipment requires a large monetary investment and you have to register, insure, repair and maintain these massive vehicles.

PROS: The advantage of purchasing your mining equipment in Australia is that you can have it customised to your specific needs. You can also buy the equipment whenever your business demands increase, because you don’t have to wait in line for to hire equipment that is limited in number.

Pros and cons of hiring mining plant equipment

With the resources market at a low point, you might be better off financially in hiring your equipment, so let’s look at the pros and cons of hiring versus buying.
CONS: When you hire equipment, you can’t always find what you need at the right time, which means that your contracts run late and you lose money. Sometimes, particularly in busy periods, the right equipment simply isn’t available for hire, so your profits take a beating and you have to lay people off.

PROS: When you hire your mining plant equipment, you can forecast your budget much easier because you simply add the monthly hire costs to your budget. You also save your capital, so if another opportunity comes along you can hop on board and expand your business, taking advantage of other revenue streams.

Regardless of whether you decide to hire or buy, always be sure to contact a company with a reputation for designing and manufacturing robust and reliable mining equipment in Australia.

Top 3 Road Maintenance Machines in the World

Without a doubt, Australian road maintenance covers some of the most rugged country in the world, so we need trucks that are tough and can stand the rigors of the outback.

This is where Ausroad comes to the fore, because their road maintenance equipment is designed and built for the harsh Australian outback, so it can stand up to just about anything. It doesn’t matter where you work or in which country, it is a safe bet that the Ausroad trucks can rise to the occasion and do the job, time and time again.

So if you are in the market for some new road maintenance machines, here are 3 Ausroad designs that are considered to be the best in the world.

Jetmaster trucks
All of the Ausroad Jetmaster trucks can be customised to suit your specific requirements. They are designed for road maintenance in Australia, for example repairing broken edges and sealed road surface damage, as well as filling pot holes, depressions, wheel path ruts, crack sealing and digouts.

These trucks do not require dismantling at the end of the day, they don’t need oiling, they can be cleaned by sending water through them while running and come with a three year warranty.

HD trucks
These road maintenance machines deliver hot mix asphalt, cold mix premix asphalts, aggregate, crushed base and quarry products and can be customised to suit your needs. Use them for filling pot holes, for patch compaction or general maintenance repairs. They are low maintenance with a high quality construction and are built to last.

Emulsion units
You can customise a HD truck to have an optional emulsion unit or opt for a stand-alone emulsion unit. All emulsion systems are built to Australian Standards, fitted with double pads and stress relieved to Class 2B for transportable vehicles.

The self-contained emulsion units are custom built to your specifications and come with various outlets, for example a spray wand, a crack filling device and a spray bar. They are suitable to be skid or trailer mounted and are easy to operate and low maintenance.

So if you are looking for the best designed and the toughest road maintenance machines in the world – call Ausroad on 07 3216 7058 today.

Ausroad Helps to Build Safer Roads

Ausroad builds tough, specialist road maintenance trucks designed specifically to work in harsh environments, to be low maintenance and to exceed Australian Standards. Providing road maintenance solutions is vital to your business, so you need the best people on your team to drive your business forward.

Without a doubt, if your business has been contracted to supply road maintenance services, then you need trucks and equipment that are built to last and use the latest technology, so you can stay ahead of your competitors.

This means that you need high quality, customised trucks, full training and backup support services, and the flexibility of purchasing or hiring your trucks and equipment.
High quality trucks customised to your needs
Ausroad’s trucks can be customised to suit the specific road maintenance services you provide, so you can always be sure of having the latest technology on hand. What you have is a road maintenance body fitted to a standard cab chassis, but with your modifications included. So you can chose between a HD truck and a Jetmaster truck, with optional additional equipment to suit your individual requirements and both come with a 3 year warranty.

Full training and backup support
When you hire road maintenance trucks from Ausroad, you can chose from their well-maintained fleet of high quality, modern trucks. So you don’t have to put up with older trucks that have seen better days, you have access to some of the best trucks in the world. You also have full training and backup, as well as fitters and maintenance personal on call if you need them at any time.

The flexibility of hiring your trucks

If you hire your trucks, this brings a whole new meaning to road maintenance solutions, because you can hang onto your capital and use it for other business opportunities, instead of tying it up in hard assets. It’s fair to say that the resources industry has taken a downturn, so having access to your capital in such a volatile market can mean the difference between the success or failure of your business in the future. So if you are in the market for some tough road maintenance trucks, call Ausroad on 07 3216 7058.