With a bigger payload and more powerful engine, the new model Cat R1700 underground loader looks on paper to be major step-up from its predecessor. But how do the old and new models compare under real Australian conditions? A new production study undertaken in Western Australia’s goldfields shows the new R1700K offers mine operators major productivity and efficiency gains.
Weighing in at 140 tonnes and with an 8.1 cubic metre bucket, the Cat 6015B fills a long-standing gap in the Australian hydraulic excavator market. But how does it stack up against its rivals? A new production study conducted in Western Australia’s Goldfields region shows the new Cat easily outperforms the competition for fuel economy and productivity.