With a solid reputation for built-to-order heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems for mobile mining and earthmoving equipment, Booyco Engineering has now cut the lead time on these systems in line with trends in mining. 

“The market has shifted, and mines can no longer afford any downtime on the HVAC units in their mining trucks and other earthmoving equipment,” says Grant Miller, Executive Director at Booyco Engineering. 

Grant highlights the stringent health and safety environment in mining, where it is mandatory to provide a comfortable working environment for operators. In open pit operations in hot areas of the country, it is not unusual for temperatures to rise above 40 degrees Celsius, he notes. 

Triggering penalties

“The impact of an HVAC system failing under these conditions can be significant, as it could take the entire vehicle out of the operation cycle. The negative effect on production – perhaps even triggering penalties for contractors – invariably has financial consequences much more serious than the cost of cooling the operator’s cab.

“Unlike many imported products, our units are designed and manufactured to facilitate regular and ongoing maintenance which makes them very reliable and extends their life well beyond what customers expect from most of our competitors.”

Ready access

Going forward, Booyco Engineering will maintain a stockholding of fast moving spare parts allowing ready access which is especially relevant for customers with larger earthmoving fleets and will reduce lead times. The standard HVAC units come in a modular integrated format as well as split systems, to suit a wide range of mobile equipment. 

Depending on the application, the integrated unit is available with either an engine-driven compressor or a 24VDC electric compressor. Booyco Engineering’s trained and experienced service teams are there to install and maintain the units, and the company can also provide a ‘man on site’ package to oversee HVAC maintenance and repair.


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