The introduction of PYBAR’s new Sandvik DL432i longhole drill in October 2020 has led to month on month improvements in drilling productivity at the Black Rock project.

August 24, 2021
Black Rock, Sandvik DL432i, iSOLO

Second Cat® R1700 loader arrives at Dargues Gold Mine

A second brand new Cat® R1700 underground loader has been delivered to Dargues Gold Mine in NSW as PYBAR prepares for advanced underground automation.

December 19, 2019
Cat® R1700, Dargues Gold Mine, Underground Automation, WesTrac

New Contracts for Raise Bore Division

PYBAR’s Raise Bore Division has secured several new contracts in recent months as new and existing clients take advantage of the Easer’s capability, performance and ease of functionality.

November 8, 2019
Contracts, Easer, Epiroc, Raise Boring

Automated Loaders and Drones make an Impact

PYBAR’s ambition to consistently improve our business has seen us boost our automation capabilities across several areas of operation.

November 8, 2019
Automated Drones, Automation, CAT R1700 loader, Technology

Cat R1700 Underground Loader to Boost Productivity at Dargues

Improved productivity has been a key driver in the PYBAR decision to introduce the Cat® R1700 underground loader to its operations at Dargues Gold Mine in late 2019 / early 2020. Performance trials at the Vivien Gold Mine last year, measuring the R1700 against the R1700G highlighted positive productivity trends.

July 25, 2019
CAT R1700 loader, Innovation, Mining, Underground Mining

PYBAR’s Easer crew achieves world first at Hera gold mine

After a strong performance at Deep South last year, PYBAR’s Easer rig has exceeded expectations during a three month campaign at the Hera gold mine in NSW. The rig’s scope of works at Hera gave our team the opportunity to test and prove all three of the rig’s drilling modes:…

March 27, 2018
Drilling, Easer, Hera gold mine

New Cat R1700 loader

PYBAR in world-first underground trial of next gen Cat R1700 loader

In October, the PYBAR team at the Vivien gold mine in WA commenced the first underground trial globally of the new Cat R1700 loader which is expected to deliver significant productivity and efficiency benefits to underground mining operations.

December 15, 2017
CAT R1700 loader, Development Mining, Fleet, Mine Development, Mine Production, Western Australia

Herrenknecht RBR 600-VF raise bore rig

Raise Bore Service – Division Update

2017 has been an exciting year so far for PYBAR’s Raise Bore Division as it further increases our raise boring service capabilities. With the arrival of the new SBM450, Atlas Copco 61RH and the SBM800, we now have seven raise bore rigs in our fleet. The growth of the fleet’s…

October 18, 2017
Fleet, Mine Development, Mine Production, RBR600-VF, Raise Boring


The DD422i long round jumbo delivers both automation and precision at the Hillgrove mine in NSW where a 435m of decline development was completed within the scheduled time and cost, with no recordable injuries. The quality of the excavation and ground support installed was first class.

April 10, 2017
Development Mining, Exploration Drilling, Production Drilling


In 2016, PYBAR acquired a number of unique rigs providing a strong competitive edge in the market. One of these new additions, the MUKI Micro Jumbo, successfully completed its first project in October – confirming its game-changing capability for narrow vein mining projects.

April 10, 2017
Development Mining, Exploration Drilling, Production Drilling


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