Customization & Design

Mining is a unique industry, and the difficulties and hazards of working in an underground environment require unique solutions. One of the things that sets Equipment North apart from our competition is our ability to customize and manufacture equipment to suit your specific application.

Mining Equipment Conversion

We specialize in converting conventional, surface construction machinery to meet underground mining regulations. The types of equipment we have customized for mines includes:

  • Forklifts
  • Telehandlers
  • Personnel carriers
  • Carrydeck cranes
  • Mobile aerial work platforms
  • Graders
  • Highway vehicles

Each project is properly documented with part numbers, schematics and CAD to provide repeatability and easy repair.

Every site and application has unique challenges. If you have a project in mind, please contact us to explore how we can work together to develop a solution.

Attachment Design and Manufacturing

Telehandlers are an exceptionally versatile piece of equipment. Ranging from ultra compact 4,400 lbs capacity models to over 70,000 lbs capacity giants, these machines can perform the functions of forklifts, loaders, cranes, aerial work platforms and many other types of equipment by simply changing the type of attachment they are equipped with. Over our 35+ years, we have developed many telehandler attachments to perform functions specific to underground mining, such as:

  • Heavy-duty, high capacity work platforms
  • Personnel carriers
  • Cable reels
  • Electrical/ventilation access platforms
  • Sump-changing jibs
  • Shotcrete jibs and stars
  • Remote-controlled shotcrete applicator booms
  • Pipe handlers

All our attachments are engineered to meet applicable ANSI/CSA standards. We would be pleased to work with you to develop an attachment that suits your specific application.