A leading global mining giant came to us to solve a seemingly simple problem - to create an innovative solution to decrease the physical stresses on workers and potential injury hazards during heavy duty recovery on site.
Currently, heavy-duty recovery requires heavy lifting and leaves recovery equipment in the elements.
A leading global mining giant came to us to solve a seemingly simple problem: to create an innovative solution to decrease the physical stresses on workers and potential injury hazards during heavy-duty recovery on-site.
Current heavy-duty recovery requires heavy lifting and leaves recovery equipment in the elements (Image right: current).
At many sites around the state, there is not a storage solution for the tow ropes and hitch which means they are usually exposed to the elements. Often stowed on the back of a ute or left in a yard, it can create a wet and muddy mess, which weights the rope down further.
This combination of factors increases the degree of difficulty and dangers each time there is a tow and the equipment is used.
The challenge presented to OEM Group was to solve a potentially life-threatening problem. Working with our fabrication team and Business Development Manager, Ryan de Mol, the client wanted a way to keep all the equipment safe and easily accessible.
Keeping the trailer mobile was essential, with additional focus on having the equipment covered to protect against the elements and ensure its not creating a tripping hazard.
Working with the client, OEM Group designed and developed an innovative solution - the OEM Group Heavy Equipment Recovery Trailer (Image above: Before and After).
The mobile, heavy-duty unit was built to perfectly suit towing heavy-duty assets and designed to mine specifications for a safe, and speedy recovery of heavy vehicles in any situation.
The trailer is self-contained to store and protect key equipment from the elements and to avoid any potential injury hazards, and features a powerful hydraulic winch, integrated rope, hitch and more.
There are two available designs for the OEM Group Heavy Equipment Recovery Trailer. The standard design is fitted with a single hydraulic winch while the upgraded design is fitted with two hydraulic winces or can be fitted with a Hiab to eliminate all manual lifting, so the potential for operator injury is significantly reduced.
Each feature on the Recovery Trailer has been designed for safe and effective vehicle recovery, saving manpower and time on-site. The powerful, fully integrated, hydraulic winch safely and reliably unspools a massive tow rope for attaching to the equipment. The winch is run by a diesel motor and easily respools the rope for next use. Each trailer is fitted with powerful, battery-operated, work lights for 24/7 operation. Solar Panels on the canopy roof then charge these batteries during the day, saving power.
The self-contained mobile Recovery Trailer offers a safe and convenient solution for heavy vehicle and equipment recovery.
- Heavy Duty custom design and fabricated by OEM Group
- All-in-one management system for heavy-duty towing assets
- Self-contained unit with an integrated rope, hitch, hydraulic winch and more
- Protects tow ropes from the outside weather conditions
- Self sufficient with solar panels, batteries and work lights for night recovery
- Designed to meet all mine site specifications