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RCT transforms Metals X’s vehicles into mobile automation centres

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Global Mining Review,

Recently, RCT retrofitted two Land Cruiser Troop Carriers, transforming them into mobile automation centres bound for Metals X’s Nifty underground copper sulfide mine site recently.

Although modifying a troop carrier is not a job out of the ordinary for RCT, this particular request was reportedly extensive and made possible through client and RCT customer service collaboration.

According to RCT, the retrofit consisted of the installation of RCT’s ControlMaster® Teleremote platform, Muirhead® Engine Protection systems, and a AusProTec Maxi Vision Camera for reverse vision.

In addition to RCT’s products, its technicians installed additional features as per requested by the client. Such extras included stand-alone air conditioning, Ice Pak and rear personnel carrier to support the condenser, a custom bull bar, UHF radios and UHF.

The team also reportedly removed the front passenger chair and supplied and installed an alloy floor plate to allow the operator easy and safe access in and out of the vehicle. The rear windows were also removed and sheet metal installed to increase durability and safety of the vehicle. Finally, bulkhead was also installed to significantly increase connection points. 

RCT’s Account Manager, Phill Dean, said: “It was a custom-driven solution as requested by the client and made possible by RCT’s customer service team.”

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