Thiess Hunter Valley
Thiess mining operates in the field of open-cut and underground mining. They have substantial operations in the NSW Hunter Valley region, mining coal.
The Thiess group runs large scale maintenance workshops, that have painted, high gloss, epoxy floors. These floors require frequent cleaning, after their staff have serviced large caterpillar mining trucks, like the model Cat 798.
The fact they these huge earthmovers are so large, means that large amounts of grease, oil and coal residue, spill over onto the floor, regularly. The floors need to be cleaned hourly, to pick up the residue, after a large earthmover service has been carried out. Regular floor cleaning maintains a clean, shiny floor and eliminates potential foot slippage.
On this occasion, the Thiess group asked ASC for a recommendation, on how to clean their workshop. They wanted machines that were compact and heavy duty. The company’s Apprentices were tasked with using the machines. The specification was that they had to be simple to use and very efficient at cleaning.
An order was placed for both the ASC Eureka, heavy duty M3 sweeper and an ASC Eureka E 83 robust rider scrubber, to maintain their Hunter Valley workshop.