Xstrata Copper, Lomas Bayas, Chile

Duratread Tire Inspection Lomas BayasDuratread 40.00-57 tires were put on test on Komatsu 730E Rigid Dump Trucks at the Xstrata Copper, Lomas Bayas mine in Chile.    

Carefully monitored by Duratread Mining Tire technicians in joint co-operation with Xstrata Copper staff, the Manager of Administration and Services, Francisco Rojas said:

Duratread Tires were selected to be used in Lomas Bayas after determining that with a combination of tire quality and the fact that Duratread could provide on site technical support, we could permit Duratread tires to be tested
We can confirm that Duratread have delivered an output efficiency, service and technical support on the tires that were installed".  "All tires have been performing well, thanks tothe joint work and co-operation of the Duratread technicians and the staff of Xtrata Copper, Lomas Bayas.
Mine Characteristics
Name Lomas Bayas
Company Xstrata Copper
Location 120km east of Antofagasta, Chile
Mine Type Copper
Mine Production 75,000 tons (2007)
Mine Depth 300 Meters
Terrain Highly Abrasive
Altitude 1500 Meters
Climate Ave. Daily: High: 20 °C Low 14°C
Rainfall Yearly Average 14mm
Tire Characteristics
Size 40.00.57
Type Duratread E4 - 68 Ply
Position Rear
Quantity 4 per vehicle


Source: Xstrata Copper/Duratread

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