Early 2000, Ground Force enclosed fuel & lube truck delivered to Finning Canada. Ground Force has been building fuel & lube trucks for nearly 30 years with the first fuel & lube trucks designed for conventional chassis’ back in 1987. Rigid Frame fuel & lube trucks followed in 1995, and the demand for yet another chassis option became prevalent in ‘98. Soft underfoot mining conditions, high maintenance and repairs on conventional units, desire for “more wheels on the ground” (safety), chassis availability and the desire for increase payload took us to the articulated chassis. The first articulated fuel & lube truck was built in 2001 on a used Cat D400E. The 1st 700 series truck soon followed in 2001 designed for a new Cat 725. These trucks were designed to carry diesel fuel and multiple oils and coolants. Seeing the need for a longer frame to increase safety, Ground Force introduced the frame stretch in 2001. Soon after, Caterpillar started building a long wheel base chassis, offering the longer frame on new articulated trucks chassis. The concept for these trucks evolved after several years of providing both conventional and rigid frame trucks to the industry. Utilizing the articulated chassis as the prime mover, over the years Ground Force has refined the articulated fuel & lube body offering increased safety features such as baffled product tanks, optimal center of gravity, and easy ground level operator access. Along with efficient product delivery, heated and enclosed body options, and full product filtration, we set the standard for fuel & lube delivery. With the desire to offer multiple options to the customer, as well as an understanding of how each truck will perform for specific site conditions, Ground
Ground Force Worldwide introduces the new Underground Haul Truck product line, built utilizing 65% Cat content.
For Immediate Worldwide Release: May 2014 As a trusted OEM for Caterpillar, we introduce our new underground haul truck product line. This product line includes 10, 15 and 20 ton sized trucks, filling the gap for the Cat 30-65 ton underground haul truck product line. The UG haul trucks are offered in ejector, side dump and end dump models with Tier 4 and LRC engine options. These haul trucks are designed with AR400 steel for maximum durability and productivity and utilize 65% Cat componentry in its build. Designed with ground level serviceability in mind, this new haul truck will lead the industry in the highest level of Cat componentry, visibility, operator comfort, and overall safety. This innovative new offering has been the direct result of customer requests for a smaller, more durable Cat based underground haul truck. Underground Force offers a complete line of underground mine support equipment. This new chassis will be the prime mover for all the underground product solutions including, but not limited to; water, fuel, lube, cable reel, personnel carriers, vacuum, ANFO, scissor lift, service trucks and haul trucks. This line encompasses over 12 products and is an extension of the current surface mining product line. Ground Force Worldwide offers full product support after the sale, including field service commissioning, installation and training, parts and product support and a parts distribution center. Parts and service are also available through the worldwide network of Cat dealers. Press inquiries: Jodi McKenzie, Director of Marketing Tel: 208-664-9291 Jmckenzie@gfworldwide.com www.gfworldwide.com
For Immediate Worldwide Release: August 2013 Ground Force offers the new RWB – “Right Weight Dump Body” Ground Force offers the new RWB (Right Weight Dump Body) designed to be the “Right” weight for your operation and material delivery. The RWB has an innovative semi-elliptical shape to provide maximum strength while reducing overall weight, all while achieving the lowest center of gravity for optimum safety. Built with T1 steel, and a fabricated beam support structure, these bodies include an AR 500 liner package with custom placement per your requirements. This liner package is manufactured to reduce the delamination process for a more efficient body life span. This mine site specific body guarantees the best available return on investment and payload capacities, by reducing the overall weight of the body up to 20%. RWB bodies can be designed for virtually any chassis on the market. Ground Force Worldwide is the parent company of Ground Force. Ground Force Worldwide has been building mine support equipment for over 27 years and operates in over 55 countries. Sold, serviced and supported through participating Cat dealers worldwide. PRODUCT INFORMATION Press inquiries: Jodi McKenzie, Director of Marketing Tel: 208-664-9291 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gfworldwide.com