How six dump trucks have created more work in Gladstone
THE wheels are well and truly in motion for months of work on six 6.25m-tall new arrivals at Komatsu Gladstone.
Komatsu's Gladstone branch will spend the next four months overhauling the six 730E dump trucks, which weigh 324,322kg each, for a New South Wales coal miner.
The third truck arrived at the Blain Dr site on Tuesday and another is expected on Wednesday.
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Branch manager John Davison said they hired an additional seven Gladstone people for the workload.
He said it was a timely overhaul, given the recent completion of a year-long project overhauling nine Komatsu trucks for a Queensland miner.
"We've taken on additional employees and contractors for this and increased our workforce by eight people to get this done," Mr Davison said.
"It was a good opportunity for us to employ some more locals."
Former Gladstone man and Komatsu Sunshine Coast worker Mitch Dundas is also working on the overhaul.