Terex Trucks has supplied Davis Granite with its fourth rigid dump truck after its existing trucks proved their value, working at granite aggregate quarries in Bulawayo and Harare, Zimbabwe.
Leading Zimbabwean granite aggregate producer Davis Granite has recently added a TR45 to its fleet of four Terex Trucks rigid haulers. Now operating at its Bulawayo and Harare mines, the fleet includes two TR45s and two TR60s. The machines are hauling approximately 80,000 tonnes per month of stone products, 12 hours a day, five days a week, with the robust TR45 maximum payload of 41 tonnes proving ideal for the job at the Bulawayo quarry.
Headquartered in Bulawayo, Davis Granite has been in the business for over half a century handling the extraction, production and supply of stone, builders aggregate and sand for road building and other civil applications throughout Zimbabwe. As the nation’s largest producer of granite aggregates, Davis Granite depends on Terex Trucks rigid dump trucks to haul its high-quality stone from the pit to the crusher. The addition of the second TR45 will increase productivity and uptime for the company’s Bulawayo operation.
“We have operated Terex Trucks rigid haulers for three years and they consistently deliver a powerful and reliable performance,” said Ben Louw, group production director at Davis Granite. “When looking to purchase a new truck for our Bulawayo quarry we were confident that an additional TR45 would be a safe bet once again.”
Davis Granite has operational quarries in Bulawayo, Harare, Hwange, Marondera and Gweru, as well as a mobile mining contracting and crushing plant which can be installed as per customer requirements for larger orders.
“We’ve found Terex Trucks rigid haulers to be reliable and cost-effective, with very little downtime and offering good fuel efficiency,” said Ken Gerrard, chief executive of Davis Granit Group. “What we particularly like about working with Terex Trucks is the excellent support that is available within Zimbabwe and regionally in South Africa, and this was really what made Terex Trucks stand out from the competition.”
Built on 60 years of hauling heritage, the Terex Trucks TR45 and TR60s are powerful, efficient, and dependable machines that continue to prove capable of handling the most extreme quarrying operations.
“Terex Trucks rigid haulers perform well, especially in terms of their capability to haul heavy loads uphill. The cab is spacious and comfortable, with good seat suspension, which is a great advantage while working for long hours on the rocky quarry roads,” said Sambuwa Mtambanashe, operator at Davis Granite Group.
Watch the Terex Trucks rigid haulers in action at the Bulawayo quarry, as well as interviews with Davis Granite Group: