Australian Manufacturing: Tomcar Australia revolutionises mining vehicle industry

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Australian Manufacturing, Wednesday24th Sept. 2014:

Bearing in mind that almost all vehicles used in mines across Australia in the last 50 years were foreign imports which required heavy modifications before they could be used in Australian mines, Tomcar Australia developed the TM5MR to provide Australian miners with a local, customised alternative which boasts a number of mining-friendly features that can save time, money and offer world-class safety standards.

"There is a lack of local mining equipment manufacturers in Australia and in the past many mines have been forced to acquire equipment that was just simply available rather than what they really needed, this is where the TM5MR plugs that hole," said Co-Founder and CEO of Tomcar Australia, David Brim.

The TM5MR is a sturdy overhauled standard spec vehicle which boasts features such as stainless steel floorpans, additional air filters and frame lights, military spec wiring harness, full ROPS and FOPS, and even a glow in the dark livery, while weighing less than other models in Tomcar's vehicle lineup. A high ground clearance is also prominent and the open access suspension allows for miners to rid the TM5MR of excessive mud and acidic sand that plagues the standard SUVs that are currently being used.

The vehicle provides the perfect solution to the needs of Australia's significant mining industry, and will drive efficiencies for the highly competitive sector through providing unmatched durability and access to both aboveground and underground mining operations.

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