Volvo’s Heavy Equipments Increase Productivity




Since the 1980s, GMA Garnet Group (GMA), a company that mines, processes, exports and distributes the highest quality garnet globally, has relied on a fleet of machines from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) to handle their operations in North Geraldton, Western Australia.

With the A60H articulated hauler, the L350H wheel loader and the EC950E excavator in its fleet, GMA is the first Australian company to operate Volvo’s biggest machines in the same site. The company currently operates Volvo L350H wheel loaders in the processing plant to load garnet ore into hoppers and tailings onto trucks. While, the EC950E excavator is used to excavate product out of the ground and onto the trucks.

As the largest crawler excavator from Volvo CE, the 90-ton EC950E is a ground breaker in its class. With a knockout bucket breakout force of 478 kN and an arm tearout force of 420 kN, the heavy-duty excavator offers superior digging force, when working with hard and heavy materials. Featuring a wide track gauge, long track length, retractable undercarriage, and an optimized counterweight there is no environment which is too challenging for this solid machine.

GMA purchased their fleet of Volvo CE machines from CJD Equipment (CJD), Volvo CE’s dealer partner in Australia. For over 30 years, the CJD team has supported GMA and their knowledge of equipment requirements are what have helped build this relationship to what it is today.