Schlam marks milestone with delivery of 2,000th Hercules dump truck body

Western Australian mining product and services supplier Schlam has announced the commemoration of the delivery of its 2,000th Hercules dump truck body. This significant achievement it says underscores Schlam’s commitment to excellence and innovation, and to making mining equipment more productive the world over.

Last week, the company reached this milestone with the completion of ‘Hercules A2000’, marking a momentous occasion for the entire team. Staff from across the company gathered to celebrate this historic milestone and to reflect on the company’s successful journey. “It was great to see our extended team converging to celebrate an important milestone in our company history, one that they all played a part in,” said Hendrik Mueller, Managing Director of Schlam Payload Asia-Pacific. “It was also a testament to our principle of working ‘stronger together.”

The Schlam Hercules dump truck body Schlam says is renowned for its proven performance, quality and reliability, trusted by Tier 1 mining companies, mining contractors, and OEM truck suppliers worldwide. The first Hercules was manufactured in Australia in 2003. It took 17 years to reach the 1,000th milestone, with the 2,000th body being built four years later.

In that short time, Schlam has grown its global footprint, with the Hercules now operating on mine sites across six continents. “In a relatively short time we’ve developed into a truly global company,” said Mueller. “We’ve celebrated many milestones along the way, including the recent establishment of a dedicated Americas office situated in Tucson, Arizona, to better serve our customers within the region.”

With its unique curved design and innovative use of materials, the Hercules dump truck body “is lighter yet stronger, offering miners numerous advantages, including a demonstrated payload increase above 10% and a significant service life extension.” Schlam attributes its success to its focus on innovation, advanced engineering design and delivering on the individual needs of customers.

“Hercules is built for miners, with miners,” said Mueller. “Our sales and technical support teams work closely with our customers to ensure that every Hercules is uniquely designed and built to meet the specific site requirements of the site it will operate on.” Schlam has also implemented manufacturing efficiencies through the introduction of robotics, automation, and LEAN manufacturing principles, ensuring high-quality production while meeting growing demand. As Schlam celebrates the delivery of its 2,000th Hercules dump truck body, the company says it remains steadfast in its mission to provide innovative solutions that drive efficiency and productivity in the mining industry.