Duggie (Dugless 900) is a remote control mini-loader originally designed to service the Western Australian mine and bulk handling market, more specifically, conveyor cleaning. The original idea was aimed at improving mine productivity which ultimately meant greater cost efficiency. The focus was to avoid costly conveyor shut downs, enabling routine cleaning to be conducted while conveyors were still in operation.
Duggie was the perfect solution, it could safely be used to crawl beneath active open conveyors and clean up spillage as required. The benefits were immediate, reducing the costs and injuries associated with manual labour using hand tools, reducing safety risks as less personnel on site and safe distances maintained, minimising water usage and waste as well as maintaining constant production.