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OceanaGold case study on MTG Bucket Teeth.

OceanaGold Corporation is a significant multinational gold producer with a portfolio of operating, development and exploration assets. The Company’s assets are located on the South Island of New Zealand, including the largest goldmine in the country.

Situation

The OceanaGold open pit goldmine at Macraes and Reefton were having problems with their previous GET systems on the mass excavator and loader buckets with the impacts of high wear rates and cumbersome installation and locking devices. Interrupted supply and wear components becoming loose and falling off were costing OceanaGold unnecessary downtime and money.

Response

West-Trak worked closely with OceanaGold to improve the situation and to provide a GET solution that worked. By using the most advanced, highest performing and safest GET system in the world, good gains were made for OceanaGold.

Outcome

Significant increases in GET wear life, component fastening, safety of installation and machine productivity has been achieved using West-Trak’s MTG hammerless GET system. OceanaGold has reaped the following benefits of this outcome;

  • Up to 20% increase in GET life with better wear rates
  • Increased safety with the hammerless pin technology
  • No loss of GET components
  • Reduced GET costs and reliable back up support from West-Trak
  • The improved safety of personnel during routine GET replacement

Some of OceanaGold’s bucket conversions to the MTG Hammerless GET system:

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