Jura Creek Enterprises welcomes Wilma, Betty, and Pebbles, their newly named Rokbak RA40 haulers, to Albertas rugged terrain
The Canadian province of Alberta is said to be ‘the place where the bold and the adventurous come to play’. It is therefore fitting that a trio of Rokbak articulated haulers have made the journey from Scotland there to work under the shadow of the famous Rocky Mountains.
Jura Creek Enterprises personalises and names all the equipment it buys – and the new Rokbak recruits are no different. Each one of Jura Creek Enterprises’ RA40 articulated haulers has been named after characters from the classic cartoon series The Flintstones, with their relevant prehistoric character sticker, displayed on the side of the truck.
‘Wilma’, ‘Betty’ and ‘Pebbles’ were delivered to Jura Creek Enterprises in Q2 2023 as the first RA40s in the region, and immediately put into production at the Crowsnest Pass quarry. The site produces high calcium material including limestone aggregate, stackables and armourstone, with Jura Creek Enterprises selling about 1,360 tonnes (1,500 tons) from it per day. And with quality personnel and equipment the bedrock of Jura Creek Enterprises, the RA40s have fitted in well, delivering both comfort and efficiency to ensure the operators have a ‘yabba-dabba-do time’ while working on shift.
On the job
Each RA40 at Crowsnest Pass needs to transport blasted limestone to a crusher or trommel screen in one-mile cycles. The RA40 boasts an impressive hauling capacity of 38 metric tonnes (40 tons) and a heaped capacity of 23.0 m3 / 30.3 yd3, ideal for transporting the substantial volumes of materials required for Jura Creek Enterprises’ operation.
“We needed robust haulers, and that’s exactly what we got,”commented Travis Deglow, principal for Jura Creek Enterprises. “They’ve taken to the terrain and handle the surfaces well, and are proving to be real assets to what we’re doing at Crowsnest Pass.”
Jura Creek Enterprises has over 40 years’ experience working in the trucking and mining industries of Western Canada, specialising in blasting, crushing and screening. The company takes great pride in its role within the community, striving to minimise environmental impact through modern technology and sustainability policies.
Reducing environmental impact is similarly a key tenet of the Rokbak brand. The dump trucks have lean-burning engines and a confirmed low-fuel consumption, with the RA40 having a class-leading transmission fluid change interval of 6,000 hours.
“Operator comfort for us is integral and the RA40 has provided that,”remarked Travis. “The HVAC provides the right temperature control for comfort on cold or hot days the cab is extremely quiet and the smooth ride has equated to high production.”
Headwater Equipment is the trusted Rokbak articulated hauler dealer for the province of Alberta. The company has been providing Jura Creek Enterprises with heavy construction equipment via direct sales, rentals, service and parts since 2020.
Jura Creek Enterprises purchased the RA40s from Headwater Equipment with standard warranty and a full maintenance package that covers the units for the first 3,000 hours of operations.
“Being in a relatively remote location, it is so reassuring to know that there are qualified technicians ready to correct any problems that might develop,” commented Travis. “It is nice to work with Rokbak and Headwater Equipment who understand our equipment needs and provide the support needed to keep Jura Creek Enterprises up and running all year round.