Jet likes to be ahead of the pack when it comes to total solutions so we have created a complete family of products, which all work together to improve the efficiency of transporting ballast and concrete into the mine. Six products in all, including hoppers, concrete kettles and a QDS Kibble attachment, all designed from the ground up for maximum performance on site.
We are serious about quality and all our concrete kettles have been designed for maximum wear life. When they do eventually wear out, our modular design allows replacement of only the components that have worn, not the complete assembly. Maintainability has been considered at the design stage, resulting in features which ensure our kettles are easy to disassemble and overhaul. All of these features combine to provide the lowest possible whole of life ownership cost.
We have also developed two different designs of concrete hopper (Compact style and Calibrated style) to suit individual mine site requirements and budgets.
And we’ve thought of every stage of the process with our innovative ballast hopper which allows a front end loader to efficiently load ballast into the borehole.
- Our three piece design saves money by allowing replacement of individual components as they wear out
- Areas subject to high wear are lined with wear resistant material to prolong life and reduce operating costs
- Our design allows for ease of disassembly during repairs, to reducing overhaul costs
- Our kettles and mounting plates feature strategically positioned Rud lugs, making installation quicker and easier, and preventing injuries to personnel
- Our designs have been proven in service
- Tare Mass: 2300kg
- WLL: 7700kg (10 tonne LHD only)
- Capacity: 3.2 cubic metres
- Length 1800mm
- Width 1800mm
- Height 1450mm
- Volume maximised to capacity of 10 tonne LHD for maximum efficiency
- Shape promotes flow of concrete and prevents material hanging up in corners
- Hinged gate valve provides improved reliability compared to sliding gate
- Fork pockets and Rud lugs for ease of handling
- Hydraulic activation of feed chute door(s)
- Open top or closed top with hinged hatch
- Traditional square shaped kibble with multiple feed chutes in various locations
- 2.1 cubic metre version to suit 7 tonne LHD's
- Lockable hinged lid, allowing the drophole to be sealed when not in use
- Handles on the lid to prevent injuries when opening and closing
- Mesh screen inside hopper to minimise risk of borehole blockage
- They improve the safety of dropping ballast down a borehole by preventing dust billowing into the intake airways;
- And they improve the efficiency of underground roadworks, by allowing LHD's to pass through without the operator having to stop and open ventilation doors