Moving more material in a shift – that’s the simple recipe for a more efficient quarry. With the new mobility enabled by Sleipner dollies and trailers, you can combine wheel loader mobility with excavator efficiency – while saving on operational costs. This helps you perform selective loading efficiently and blend your material without compromises.
Wheels of change for quarries
OPTIMAL BLENDING WITHOUT COMPROMISE
REDUCE TRAVEL TIME BY UP TO 85%
INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY BY 12–20%
SAVE ON UNDERCARRIAGE MAINTENANCE BY 50%
MINIMISE OIL/FUEL SPILL RISKS
Less tramming, more working
Selective loading is a commonly known success factor in the quarrying business. But reaching your production requirements typically requires either more excavators or better wheel loader mobility. Failure to produce the correct blend can radically lower the overall efficiency of the entire production chain. With the improved fleet mobility enabled by Sleipner dollies and lowbed trailers, you can solve all these common challenges and use on-demand blending to minimise stockpiles and over-quality feed to the plant.
While the transportation distances for tracked equipment are usually tolerable, the need for transport can arise daily or sometimes even several times per day. This can be costly. Sleipner dollies and trailers can reduce excavator transport times by up to 85%, improving the utilisation rate and excavator availability. The efficient use of Sleipner products can increase your productivity by between 12% and 20%.
Sleipner dollies and trailers open up new possibilities for quarry planning by enhancing the mobility of your excavators. You can restructure the loading fleet of your quarry, resulting in the same tonnage with a smaller fleet. Would you like to maintain the same level of production with one less piece of equipment, while reducing maintenance costs or increasing the production amount with your current fleet? Both ways guarantee a more efficient fleet and optimised operations. Sleipner products offer you wheel loader mobility while keeping excavator efficiency – with smaller operational costs. What’s more, areas that do not need a full-time excavator, dozer or wheel loader availability can be operated with shared resources.
Sleipner dollies and trailers reduce the maintenance costs of the excavator by doubling or even tripling the lifespan of the undercarriage. The enhanced mobility means the excavator can be quickly taken to the workshop for service, refuelling and maintenance. This reduces the need for impromptu field repairs. Workshop maintenance is at least 20% faster than the same work done in the pit. What’s more, unplanned maintenance work can be done at the same time as the scheduled maintenance, with all the tools and spares available in a safe working environment. Pit maintenance and refuelling also pose spillage risks, which can be avoided in controlled workshop conditions. Sleipner dollies and trailers mean lower maintenance costs and fewer labour hours, improved safety, and minimised environmental risks.
HEAR IT FROM THE USER
“Originally, we were looking to purchase a wheel loader, but we were convinced to change to an excavator with a Sleipner combination. This was a win-win situation to us, as we were able to get the same blending possibilities with the excavator as with a wheel loader, but with lower life cycle costs. We don’t even need to have a fuel truck anymore as the refuelling can be done in a safe environment close to the workshop.”