AM260 is a 40 tonne radio controlled unit and is exactly the same as our other 40 tonne unit AM194, which has successfully been operating predominantly in our Brisbane based operations for some time now.
Although we’ve had the machine tucked away at our Bankstown depot for a while, it was only recently deployed to be run in on the Shell Geelong and Mobil Altona shutdowns carried out towards the end of 2011.
The machine performed beautifully as you would expect, with no issues or complaints reported by the operators. Although it will surely be missed, AM260 has just been deployed to Perth on a long term dry hire basis for the next 3 years at BP Kwinana.
The full article can be found in the Catalyst magazine, issue 14.