NORTH BAY, Ontario – Following in the footsteps of Redpath’s in-house manufactured line of Redbore raise drills, Redpath Raiseboring has introduced an innovative raise drill carrier to their fleet, the Redtrax.
One year in the making, the Redtrax unit was designed and manufactured for transporting raise drills and related materials. The unit practically eliminates the dependence on other resources to move raise drills throughout the mine site, thus saving time and increasing efficiency. Introducing Redtrax to the raise boring work flow frees equipment such as telehandlers, forklifts and load-haul-dump machines to perform other duties elsewhere at the mine site.
Compared to similar industry units, Redtrax is a purpose designed drill carrier offering the lowest profile, modern operating systems and is environmentally conscious. Redtrax is diesel driven and leaves the lowest environmental footprint possible by using powerful motors and drive systems to meet emission standards and to significantly reduce job site noise levels.
Designed for typical mine site landscapes, Redtrax is compatible with sand, mud and water, both on surface and underground. Its high load bearing capacity makes swift work of transporting a variety of raise drills. The current model will accommodate many drills on the market but is designed to host the Redbore 30, 40, 50 and 70 raise drills.
Future Redtrax models are currently on the drawing board for the remainder of the Redbore fleet. Additionally, carousels are being designed to increase Redtrax’s versatility to include the transport of rods, stabilizers, power packs and other related materials.
Eight Redtrax units are shipping to destinations around the globe in 2015 with additional units planned for 2016. Redtrax offers clients increased productivity at both the raise drill site and additional mine development areas where other equipment can continue to work uninterrupted.
This stable transporter is radio remote control capable or available with umbilical controls. Several safety features include the operator’s ergonomic body harness, brake systems, fire suppression, tilt switch shutdown, directional lighting, backup alarms and optional track insets to accommodate concrete surfaces. Operator training will be included in the established Redpath Raisebore Training School, facilitated by the company worldwide.
Learn more about the Redtrax raise drill transport system by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.