WesTrac takes focus underground at Diggers & Dealers 2022

Leading Caterpillar® dealer WesTrac will unveil one of the latest Cat® underground mining trucks to hit Australian shores at this year’s Digger & Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie next week.

Leading Caterpillar® dealer WesTrac will unveil one of the latest Cat® underground mining trucks to hit Australian shores at this year’s Digger & Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie next week.

The Cat AD63 Underground Mining Truck was recently released by Caterpillar to the market and has undergone a series of upgrades to improve on the design and performance of its predecessor, the Cat AD60.

The robust AD63 has been designed and built for the most rugged mining applications while delivering exceptional performance. Improvements to payload, powertrain performance and serviceability have also been made.

This includes five optional dump body sizes including a new lightweight option, 63-tonne payload, a tilt cab to provide ease of servicing access, and eHVAC ducted air-conditioning for operator comfort. The AD63 is powered by the Cat C27 engine which meets EU Stage V emissions standards – among the strictest in the world.

The AD63 is well matched with a variety of loaders and is perfectly paired with the new Cat R2900 XE Underground Loader, which can fill the AD63 in three to four passes.

The R2900 XE itself is designed with the latest diesel electric technology, offering up to 30% greater fuel efficiency as well as increased payload and breakout force.

WesTrac CEO Jarvas Croome, who will be attending Diggers & Dealers again this year, said the expectation was that interstate visitors would return to the event with borders open.

“Diggers & Dealers is an iconic event on the mining calendar and even with border closures last year, it attracted the second highest audience ever,” Mr Croome said.

“It’s proof that these sorts of events are still high on many people’s priority lists and with borders open again, we should see a more diverse audience this year – and potentially see attendance records broken.

“That makes it even more exciting to be showcasing the Cat AD63 and R2900 XE at Diggers & Dealers. It’s also the perfect forum at which to discuss recent advances in sustainability performance for the mining industry, which was the topic of our most recent whitepaper that’s available through the WesTrac website.

“We’re also proud to once again be the Gold Sponsor of the Gala Dinner, which we use as an opportunity to unveil new technology and this year will be no exception with an innovative laser presentation on the AD63.”

The WesTrac team will be on hand throughout Diggers & Dealers and can be found at Stand 104.

Authorised Images

  1. Download - Cat R2900 XE Underground Loader
  2. Download - Cat AD63 Underground Mining Truck
  3. Download - Cat R2900 XE loading a Cat AD63

WesTrac Media Contact


Marissa Taddeo
marissa @ hellospoke [dot] com.au
0401 019 885

Emily Evans
emily @ hellospoke [dot] com.au
0401 337 959

About WesTrac

As one of the largest authorised Cat equipment dealers in the world, WesTrac provides customers with a wide range of machinery and construction equipment as well as comprehensive whole-of-life management solutions designed to make owning and operating equipment as easy, profitable and safe as possible.

With more than 4,500 team members, WesTrac is dedicated to creating and delivering outstanding value for our team, customers, shareholders and the community. We are committed to excellence and are focused on long-term customer relationships and a dedication to customer service, safety, quality and the environment.

Community involvement is an important part of the WesTrac philosophy, and we are proud to support local activities, events and charities in the regions we are based.

As part of Seven Group Holdings Ltd, WesTrac also has strong alliances with other leading Australian businesses, including Seven West Media, Coates Hire and SITECH.


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