2019 Innovation Name: Rexx
Awards: 4th Most Innovative Agriculture, Mining & Utilities Company
Rexx is a revolutionary new mining haul truck designed and constructed in Western Australia. It has more than four times the range of conventional dump trucks (i.e. reaches 40kms fully loaded), and has outstanding manoeuvrability. Rexx also delivers increased operator safety and comfort, including an enhanced range of safety features including 360 degree cameras, better cabin visibility, improved access/egress (2.4m from ground compared with 6-7m standard dump trucks) and easy access for maintainability (no need for a service pit). Rexx is an industry game changer; its multi axles steering and twenty wheels’ design allows it to outperform traditional dump truck in any environment including wet, muddy and rocky pit conditions.
Based on terrain and load, Rexx can switch off one engine which lowers emissions, and uses 50% lower fuel consumption than dump trucks. Rexx is narrower and lower than traditional dump trucks; its turning circle is unprecedentedly small at 13.6m. Both of these features enable the construction of narrower haul roads leading to cost effective mine planning and reduced environmental impacts. On a cost per tonne basis Rexx delivers up to a 30% savings to customers.