Doug Hood Mining

Gavin Begg

Plant Manager

Gavin Begg

Since joining the company in 1982 Gavin has had significant experience maintaining an open-cast mining and earthworks fleet both “on the tools” and at all levels of management.

Gavin is responsible for fixed and mobile plant and workshops and all site mobilisation & demob. He has managed the plant fleet since 2000 during which time plant to the value of $124M was purchased.

Gavin holds Trade Certificate in Heavy Diesel and a Transport Service License Certificate of Knowledge of Law and Practices. In 2007 he completed the Leading & Managing for Results programme with Leadership Management Australasia.

“We run a comprehensive late model fleet. If new plant is required we have the ability to make quick decisions, and through maintaining good constructive relationships with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), are in regular contact, and strive to maximise value from all purchase agreements.”

“We aim to service and repair at or exceeding OEM recommendations, and we conduct scheduled monitoring of all oils, track condition and tyre life.”

“To maximise plant availability we hold most key components, including those rebuilt in our Westport Component Rebuild Workshop while directing the overflow to OEMs. With a tradition of engineering fabrication to support our scheduled bucket rebuild programme, for example we rebuild and carry spare buckets for all key excavators and are constantly refining our wear packages due to bucket performance, varying site conditions and materials”.

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