RAD TORQUE AND THE MINING INDUSTRY
At RAD, we know the mining industry relies on haul trucks to move extracted materials on and off site quickly, efficiently and safely.
When one of those trucks breaks down or needs maintenance, mechanics race against the clock to get them back up and running.
RAD works with some of the largest mining companies in the world – like Suncor and Syncrude – so we understand the pressures faced by mechanics in the industry and RAD has designed tools to help minimize downtime and maximize torque.
The Caterpillar 797 and the Komatsu 980 play a huge role in daily mining operations and regularly need new tires and maintenance.
Weight Off Workers’ Shoulders
Mining can be strenuous physical labor. For this reason, our tools were created to be ergonomically friendly. Previously, the mining industry relied on large impact wrenches that caused wear and tear not only on the tool itself but on the users’ bodies and wrists.
With RAD wrenches, there is NO IMPACT, the user just sets each tool to a specific torque to achieve +/-5% accuracy.
The RAD advantage
When it comes to the mining industry, haul trucks are RAD’s specialty. In addition to replacing tires, we also supply strut kits for the Caterpillar 797 and the Komatsu 980 as well as tools for engine barring, tie rod bolts for haul truck suspensions and wrenches for track pads, final drive segments, cutting blades, mill liners and wheel nuts.
With mining in mind, we offer several tools to help mechanics at some of the largest mines in the world get their jobs done:
- Strut kits
- RAD TV Series (Transducer Verification)
- RAD 15NDX-R
- RAD 15DX
- RAD 34GX
- RAD 50DX
- RAD 60DX