Supply trailer towbar for underground use

Towbars were breaking like toothpicks and the supply trailers needed regular towing. Although inexpensive as an individual item, the short lifespan of the towbars in use at Glencore Tahmoor Colliery was that short that replacement costs were starting to rise. This meant that in the long run, cheap wasn’t the best solution.  Arex Precision was approached to review the current towbars and assist with a solution. The result was a complete redesign of the towbar within the specific equipment dimensions – Glencore didn’t want to have to change their trailers to fix the towbar breakage issue, they wanted towbars with better lifespans. The new towbar had a removable pintle and reinforcements making it virtually unbreakable. Being able to remove the pintle meant that should the pintle break, the bar could be reused or the other way around, if the pintle broke the bar could be reused. The changes increased the towbar lifespan, resulting in significant cost savings. Glencore simply now needs to keep a few replacement parts on hand for the few breakages that may occur.

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We always aim to go that extra mile for our clients. Here are some of our happy customers.
  • Arex Precision has been the major supplier of Parts and Engineered Systems for Phoenix Systems Australia since 1992, when he opened his manufacturing facility in Picton. Together, Phoenix Systems and Arex Precision have been the supplier of engineered systems for the American Baler Company and IPS Balers that have been imported into Australia for applications in Solid Waste, Non  Ferrous Metal Recycling and Paper Recycling. Mitch is an innovative and extremely talented engineer with a unique ability to visualize and create working systems from concept to reality.

    – Phoenix Systems Australia, Director

  • Sumitomo Drive Technologies have been working with Arex for nearly six years. We are extremely satisfied with this alliance & have no hesitation in recommending Arex. Arex has been instrumental in the development of our conveyor drive assembly packages, this has enabled us to expand our business & in a competitive market has also helped to hold onto existing clients. We are also pleased with Arex’s approach to our industry, they continue to invested in equipment & staff that benefits our business. Sumitomo now consider Arex to be an integral part of its Australian operations.

    – Sumitomo Drive Technologies, National Engineering Manager

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Based just south of Sydney, Arex Precision is a full-service precision engineering service provider. For almost 30 years we have consistently delivered superior precision engineering solutions to the mining, rail and materials handling industries.