Ground Engaging Tools (G.E.T.)



CQMS is a leading supplier of wear parts to the mining industry thanks to the innovative function, reliability and streamlined design of their products.

G.E.T. are a major part of their business and usability has a big influence.

LC Engineering has been a major contributor and designer of CQMS's G.E.T. wear components by providing engineering throughout all stages of product development incuding conceptual design, prototype manufacture and testing, production design and production manufacture. As a result LC has worked very closely with the CQMS Foundry in Maryborough ensuring the continued integry of product lines.

Retainers are used to keep the G.E.T. in place and they must operate under extreme loads and impacts in a high temperature environment where dust and material fines can cause havoc with the design's reliability and user friendliness. LC Engineering have helped CQMS not only find a solution to this problem, but have developed new ground breaking solutions in applications heavily restricted by patents.


QLD Engineering Excellence Awards:
Hurricane™ Bucket - High Commendation


The revolutionary, LC designed, CQMS Hurricane™ dragline bucket was awarded a High Commendation at the 2009 QLD Engineering Excellence Awards. The design enables an increased payload and decreased energy use. [More]

NASA - Mining the Moon:
Remote Automation of Scale Rig


NASA researcher remotely controls Go 4 Mining scale test dragline machine from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston utilising research and technology developed by CSIRO. [More] [QLD Times Article]

Kador Mine Water Tanker Features in Mining Chronicle

Kador 150kL Mine Tanker

The Mining Chronicle magazine featured an article in the November 2012 edition on the newly designed 150kL Water Tanks. [Read More] [Read Article]

Taking the last ride in luxury:
2009 Australian International Design Awards Finalist


Co-designed by LC and Sydney-based Transport Design International, the ALLONGE GSB developed by John Allison/Monkhouse funeral directors is a current finalist in the Australian International Design Awards. [More]

Gemco E-Clip Tool Head Redesign


LC Engineering provided a redesign for the clipping head mechanism on Gemco's E-Clip machine, successfully developing an clever solution resulting in a high degree of performance and repeatability. [More]