‘Rock’ Solid

With a fleet of six quad road trains, Leahy Haulage carts construction materials such as crushed aggregate and sand from its base in Kalgoorlie.

Built from Hardox, the combination that the company purchased from Bruce Rock has been in operation for just over two years, completing approximately 650,000km. It is used predominantly to cart concrete aggregate and can achieve payloads of up to 117 tonne.

Murray Leahy of Leahy Haulage says, “The build quality of the Bruce Rock trailer is excellent. By using the Hardox product and working closely with its customers, Bruce Rock provides a great, reliable product. The people at Bruce Rock are great to work with. They really listen to customer feedback and will go to great lengths to ensure that the end product is an exact match to its client’s needs.

Due to the semi-corrosive nature of the products being carted and the environment that Leahy Haulage operates in, all hydraulic piping on the unit has been made from stainless steel, which is standard across the fleet.

“In the sort of application we operate in, the Hardox product really steps up to the challenge. It has been on the road for the past 26 months and we have had no issues at all. It continues to run very well. One of the main benefits of Hardox comes from its ability to be pressed. Essentially, its workability in the manufacturing process gives you a good end product that continues to last without cracking.”

“In the sort of application we operate in, the Hardox product really steps up to the challenge. It has been on the road for the past 26 months and we have had no issues at all.

Murray continues, “When it comes to a high tensile wear plate, Hardox provides the best option because of its workability. What this effectively means is that it can be used in a body with more pressings and the like to create an even greater level of strength. That can be achieved whilst still using a thinner grade material.”

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