This machine is a Hitachi EX5600-6 hydraulic excavator in a back-hoe configuration capable of lifting around 34 cubic meters of material in a single pass.

This new addition to the HSE Mining fleet was mobilised to South Walker Creek at the end of October 2015 and commissioned for use at the beginning of December 2015. It was purchased after a request for a machine of this size to support HSE Mining’s existing and extensive fleet of equipment in operation at this site. It has performed well since commissioning and is currently removing waste and coal from various pits around the South Walker Creek complex.

This purchase demonstrates their strategic direction and commitment to maintaining our current contracts, strengthening existing customer relationships and increasing production at site.

HSE Mining is a wholly owned subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Pty.