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Perspective for PBS

  • From the December 2019 issue.
Perspective for PBS

National Equipment provider, Bruce Rock Engineering, has always been at the forefront of Higher Productivity Vehicles now synonymous with the wider Performance-Based Standards movement in the Australian transport industry.

Being an innovator and solution provider is at the heart of Bruce Rock Engineering’s company philosophy. Pioneering the use of high tensile steel in its chassis designs and being quick to react to the technology available for trailing equipment has set the BRE brand apart from their competitors.

Our expertise with the diversity of larger configurations operating on Western Australian road networks gives us a unique perspective to PBS,” says Lee Maddison, Sales Manager at Bruce Rock Engineering.

Long before the advent of PBS the company has designed and manufactured light tare weight, quality equipment delivering high productivity solutions to clients across the transport spectrum.

Well renowned for its 60m Super Quad and Ultra Quad solutions servicing WA’s mining industry, the company’s PBS portfolio continues to expand across the country.

The company’s acceptance in the PBS sector has been significant over the last few years with many clients coming on board seeing BRE’s national presence in the market and understanding the quality build that BRE delivers across its product range.

A good example of this was the recent collaboration with the Liberty Group and its steel recycling business in New South Wales and Victoria.

Working with Liberty, BRE were able to provide three- and four-axle semi tippers to suit the specific haulage tasks and access requirements. 
Productivity and safety in the quarrying sector go hand in hand and BRE’s experience in the tipper industry has seen them participate in providing solutions for Hanson, Holcim and private operators alike.

While in WA many of these units have no requirement for PBS approval the company adapted its Tarex Truck and Dog design for Cartage Australia in Melbourne.

The 6x4 Volvo Rigid and six-axle dog trailers operate at PBS Level 2 coming in under 25 metres.   
Bruce Rock Engineering’s prowess for PBS projects is now clearly endorsed by its recent involvement with Linfox providing bespoke combinations for hauling coal.

Dubbed the Lin Double by Linfox, the 25 A-double sets are currently being used in the Illawarra region of NSW for natural resource business, South32.

Aside from the obvious payload gains, the success of these high productivity units is beneficial to the wider community with reduced vehicle movements and increased safety driven by the integrated technology onboard these vehicles.

“Were a proud Australian manufacturer with a commitment to excellence in design and innovation,” Lee says. “So, adapting to PBS has been seamless process for us.

Bruce Rock Engineering really is, and always has been, a solutions provider.”

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