Isuzu making life easier for mobile mining maintenance crew

National mining equipment supplier, BTP Equipment, has taken delivery of a second Isuzu NQR 450 to maintain and service the equipment it leases out to major mining companies in WA.

“We bought the new dual cab NQR 450 at the end of last year and we’re very happy with it, so much so that we are soon to purchase another,” BTP Western Region Maintenance Supervisor, Geoff Thorburn said.

“We chose the Isuzu because of its reliability and versatility. We work in some rugged environments and we also have to drive through the middle of towns, so the Isuzu’s are perfect for our requirements,” Geoff said.



“The Isuzu’s are big enough to be able to carry the parts and the loads we need, they’re rugged enough to handle the mine sites or civil engineering projects where we work – but we can still take them into the local townships to pick up parts and supplies.



BTP had the truck fitted with the tools and equipment to maintain and service the massive equipment the company leases out to all the major mining companies throughout Western Australia. 



It has been retro-fitted with powerful LED lights, a 4.5 metre dropside tray, QMW dual cab roll over protection, customised tool boxes, a 1,500 kg hydraulic truck crane, oxy-acetylene and nitrogen bottles, a vice, and a second spare wheel.



Geoff said the vehicle also carried a MEA compressor, generator, welder unit and a GPS system so its movements and speed could be tracked from base. 



BTP Equipment is part of the Best Tractor Parts Group which is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of mining equipment parts, sales and rentals to mine sites all over Australia.


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