Stemming Contour Loaders

Contour Loader
  • Tracked-base unit
  • Features both remote-control and ride-on options
  • 1.5 tonne capacity
  • Meets full mine specification safety requirements
  • Staged inclinometers to warn of excessive operating angles
  • Simple, fast and safe operation.


The Ausroad Stemming Contour Loader represents the first vehicle of its kind in the world. It’s a purpose-built, radio-control, track-based, vehicle that has made stemming across hilly, or contoured, surfaces safer and more efficient. The rubber track-based unit allows for maximum stability and all-terrain agility, while the radio-control allows the operator to keep at a safe distance. This Australian innovation has also increased the operator’s job satisfaction, with Ausroad’s radio-control Stemming Contour Loader being described as a “serious toy for serious work”. On top of this, the overall efficiency has significantly increased with production rates also becoming more predictable as a result from fewer stoppages.


white_check Allows for remote controlled stemming on steep terrain where trucks and loader are unsafe to operate
white_check Safer than old method, as vehicle is controlled via remote at safe distance
white_check Operator’s job satisfaction has increased as clients have reported that they actually enjoy operating the loader
white_check Overall efficiency has improved
white_check Production rates are more predictable as there are fewer stoppages


Aussie trailblazer: Ausroad pioneers world-first radio-control Contour Loader
Challenge: A large mining client had been conducting a company-wide safety risk assessment. The results highlighted the inordinate risk of stemming holes on contoured, or hilly, terrain. Drill and blasting on contoured terrain is a necessary part of the site development process to level it for production. The client asked Ausroad to develop a machine to improve the safety of this high-risk task that had often involved the use of front-end loaders over unstable ground and even the manual use of shovels and buckets.

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