CR and Melco Engineering played host to BBQ on Thursday 20th April, to celebrate the purchase of BMA’s 100th dragline bucket, and together, along with BMA and SunCity Signs donated $6500 to the local SES Mackay Branch, to help go towards the damage caused by Cyclone Debbie.
The 100th dragline bucket joining BMA’s fleet is a tremendous milestone for two leading organisations and a milestone for the local economy in the Mackay region. CR has been working closely with BMA for many years. The partnership started in 1998, just before the first dragline bucket launch, the EarthEater. In 2007 CR launched their innovative HurricaneTM bucket closely with BMA.
The 100th bucket, a UDD HurricaneTM is designed especially for BMA’s unique UDD draglines in QLD, that run in the Universal Dig-Dump configuration, which reduces rigging mass and allows for more payload on their machines and increased consistency.
The HurricaneTM dragline bucket concept is the world’s leading combination of productivity and lowest cost of ownership, delivering upwards of 12% productivity gains compared to the ‘Traditional’ style buckets.
CR and Melco have collaborated together since 2008 on 30 of BMA’s dragline bucket fleet and have successfully worked together to build many buckets for leading dragline operations around the country. They are proud to celebrate this milestone to say Thank You for the partnerships, and the support shown within the local Mining Community. Attendees will include representatives from BMA, CR, Melco, SunCity Signs, and an SES Mackay Representative.
To read further about this event, you can read The Daily Mercury article here;