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New EC380DL excavator for Stockton Mine stripping contract

March 1, 2018

In February 2018 we purchased a new 40 tonne excavator due to retiring one of our 36 tonne excavators having completed 14,000hrs. When looking for a replacement we evaluated the major brands and models and decided on a Volvo EC380DL with a 2.4 m3...Read more

Stockton Mine earth dam embankment lift

December 11, 2017

In early 2017 we commenced earthworks at Stockton Mine to raise the height of an earth dam embankment to increase the dam’s storage capacity. This work has been seasonal due to compaction and earthmoving being sensitive to moisture content...Read more

Doug Hood workshop crew recognised for 3,000 days LTI free

June 29, 2017

We recently celebrated an important milestone with our Westport Workshop crew achieving 3,000 days free from lost time injury. Further they have remained free from any type of injury for over 1,500 days. This is a significant milestone when the...Read more

Doug Hood Mining teams up for Sumner Road reopening project

October 27, 2016

Doug Hood Mining was part of the successful team selected by Christchurch City Council to reopen the Sumner to Lyttleton Road near Christchurch Badly affected by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes this important link between Christchurch City and...Read more

Examples of plant & equipment hired out

September 28, 2016

EC700#28 going on hire, West Coast of South Island. ...Read more

Plant & equipment for hire including bulldozers & excavators

August 12, 2016

A wide range of civil construction and mining plant and equipment is available for hire. All plant and equipment is supported by local service agents or our Workshop. To discuss your requirements please contact Gavin Begg, Plant Manager, on 0274 354...Read more

Stockton Mine contracts completed

September 18, 2015

Stockton Mine on the West Coast of the South Island was the home of Doug Hood Mining Ltd for 7½ years. Saturday 31st July 2010 saw the completion of a plant hire arrangement between Doug Hood Mining and the Stockton Alliance, and the...Read more

Escarpment Mine Project

September 15, 2015

Doug Hood Mining worked with Bathurst Resources at the Escarpment Mine project near Westport to construct the initial site infrastructure required prior to the commencement of large scale mining. Activity on site, suspended by Bathurst in mid...Read more

Health and safety through people and systems

April 23, 2015

In April 2015 Doug Hood Mining was recertified to ACC’s Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP) standard at tertiary level. We first joined this AS/NZS 4801 based programme in 2002 and achieved tertiary level since 2005. We’ve learnt a lot...Read more

Large scale mining fleet for hire or project services

September 2, 2014

We have completed the refurbishment of a large scale mining fleet now available for hire or project services (gallery below). For hire: Excavators 180 – 200 tonne Dozers D9 – D11 Rigid dump trucks 100 tonne Loader 11 m3 Grader...Read more