Mining trucks

Published On: 4 April 2013
Commercial photography by Sydney photographer Gavin Jowitt

I’ve been playing with Tonka toys today whilst doing some mining photography in mid-west NSW.

The drivers of these CAT trucks are judged by how many KMs they can get out of a set of tyres. Not surprising as each tire costs more than a luxury German car. At this mine, on the wall of the crib room, there is a large chart ranking each driver by the mileage they get from the tyres. Female drivers took the top spots… apparently, they’re not so aggressive on the gear changes.

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