Alcoa Willowdale take delivery of new ASC Dulevo 120 Diesel sweeper

Updated on Monday, January 25, 2021

Mining

Alcoa Willowdale is a mine site south of the rural town of Waroona.

The site  and has been producing bauxite for the nearby Wagerup Alumina Refinery since 1984.

The Bauxite ore from Willowdale and nearby Huntly site help produce approx. 45%of Australia Alumina and 19% of Australia’s aluminum.

The Challenge:

The site has a workforce of approximately 240 people and a large workshop maintenance area to look after the dump trucks, water carts and light vehicles.

They had an old Dulevo 90- series sweeping machine that they had used for approximately 10 years prior and was due for an upgrade.

Aloca Willowdale had a long and reliable relationship with the Italian made Dulevo machines and wanted to stay with a proven brand.

On this occasion they had a requirements for a  bigger sweeper with lower clearance to enable them to enter the large workshop where mining dump trucks were serviced.

They sweeper was required to clean up any dirt and rocks brought into the workshop. The machines had to be maneuverable enough to stay under the overhead air-pressure lines and hose reels.

The Dulevo 120 diesel was fitted with a PM 10 dust filter and reliable 4 cylinder Kubota engine which together deliver a high level of dust control and an easily serviceable engine.

Solution:

Alcoa placed an order for a new Dulevo 120 Diesel sweeper. ASC’s WA Area Manager Ross Sheehan delivered the sweeper vias the ASC WA facility to site.

The options on the machines included a Gore filter, pneumatic tyres, fire extinguisher and a few specific mine specifications options.

Result:

Ross was able to get the sweeper pre-check by the ASC’s local service technician & deliver within one day of arrival from the Port of Fremantle.

He also trained the sites Willowdale staff who were trained to properly use the new ASC sweeper.