Founded in 1991, ADiT Engineering
ADiT Engineering provides creative and cooperative problem solving that benefits you with cost-effective advantages. Our combined experience, team approach, positive attitude, integrated services and seamless transitions from start to finish ensures that ADiT Engineering is one of the most
ADiT Engineering is able to respond to your particular needs by providing technical advice, mechanical
ADiT Engineering has operational facilities based in Townsville however we provide our services throughout Australia.
In the late 80’s we had a brief to build a low-maintenance utility vehicle for the underground metalliferous mining industry that was efficient in decline tunnels: able to turn in its own length, be a mobile
After experimenting with different configurations, a 6x6 prototype was put into service. On the strength of the success of that model, more units were commissioned. They proved to be extremely stable platforms for a multitude of mining roles including the installation of mine services, grouting,
The first prototype of this vehicle in service in the 1980's with the development of Carpentaria Gold's Henty Gold Mine, Tasmania and Tom's Gully in the Northern Territory. Subsequent models were used at Carpentaria Gold's operation at Ravenswood and the refined version was used in the underground development of McArthur River Mine, Northern
In 2014 the project was resurrected on the basis of market research and the decision was made to refurbish an early model unit* with current diesel/hydraulic technology. After 2 years of testing and the assessment of new materials, Tier 3 engines and the latest hydraulics and electronics, the first L-MUVA (Low-Maintenance Utility Vehicle by ADiT) drove off the assembly line.
*The 2015 prototype L-MUVA
The current L-MUVA has all the attributes of the original machines but is superior in regard to speed,
The important points are that it is safer, more efficient, more durable and will reduce capital, operating and environmental costs. Mining companies will see it reducing injury frequency experienced using current tool carriers. The L-MUVA will:
Reduce operating costs by up to 80%
Reduce capital purchase cost by up to +200%
Reduce space required for abandonment of used vehicles
Assist making big steps in ecological savings
The vision for the L-MUVA is for it to become the mining vehicle of choice in Australian and Overseas mines. Proudly Australian made and aiming to expand production within Australia.