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Sound Attenuated Mining Vehicles
Exhausts & Mufflers


Caterpillar is a global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of heavy mobile machinery, technologies and services for the mining industry. Minetek optimises Caterpillar mining equipment and exhausts, helping to reduce machine noise and overall sound power levels. From underground mining equipment to surface mining machines, Minetek can attenuate any diesel machinery; from excavators to drill rigs, loaders to haul trucks, graders, dozers & more. You can be confident you are getting the best possible sound-reduction products and Caterpillar exhausts on the market.


  • Machine performance is not hindered
  • No overheating or equipment failure
  • No excess vibration resulting in excessive noise
Caterpillar exhaust muffler

Caterpillar Exhausts & OEM Mufflers

Minetek manufactures noise-cancelling exhausts and sound-reduction mufflers for Caterpillar mining machinery. We understand the importance of high-quality mining equipment and the impact machine noise has on operations and production. That is why Minetek provides a comprehensive selection of machine noise reduction solutions across a range of OEM models, including Caterpillar, Liebherr, Komatsu and Hitachi equipment. Our solutions help operators mine efficiently without exceeding or breaching regulatory noise levels and restrictions.

Each element of Minetek's Caterpillar exhaust/muffler is specifically designed with sound reduction properties that vary with the machine's acoustic frequency. It is the mixing and matching of these elements that underpin the engineering of Minetek’s Caterpillar muffler design. With cutting-edge technology and innovation simulation programs, Caterpillar exhausts can target specific frequencies, including balance tubing and noise-cancelling tubes.

CAT oem mining machine sound reduction

Caterpillar Mufflers & OEM Mining Machinery

Caterpillar enables mine sites to operate safely and productively with a range of underground and surface mining machinery available. Although diesel equipment provides efficiencies, they emit high levels of noise which put the operator at risk of excessive noise exposure. In addition, this machinery may exceed noise limitations impacting nearby residents and the community. Minetek's Sound Attenuation targets and treats noise from the source, with Caterpillar exhausts and sound suppression mufflers utilised for exhaust noise control.

We work with OEM's such as Caterpillar to produce the world's quietest and most efficient mining machinery. With over 1500+ machines attenuated our sound attenuation solutions can help reduce noise levels by up to 12dBA. Our noise reduction solutions are engineered to maintain productivity and minimise the impact on operators and maintenance teams. Minetek’s modular sound suppression kits are available for Caterpillar mining trucks, excavators, dozers, loaders and drills, with certified install teams available globally.

caterpillar mining haul truck

Caterpillar Mining Haul Trucks

Caterpillar Mining Haul Trucks are specially built for comfort and performance. These haulers can move enormous quantities of material at a lower cost, helping to improve overall operational efficiency.
CAT Haul Truck Models;

  • 773
  • 775
  • 777
  • 785
  • 789
  • 793
  • 794
  • 795
  • 796
  • 797
  • 798

Caterpillar Dozers

Caterpillar Mining Dozers are engineered specifically for tough working conditions, with elevated sprockets to improve productivity, simplify maintenance and reduce downtime. Providing efficiencies throughout the operation by keeping material moving and operating at a low cost.
CAT Dozer Models;

  • D8
  • D9
  • D10
  • D11
CAT mining shovel

Caterpillar Mining Shovels

Caterpillar Hydraulic Shovels are built to last with proven success across surfacing mining applications, they are engineered to ensure harsh environments and digging conditions whilst improving productivity.
Caterpillar Shovel Models;

  • 6015
  • 6020
  • 6030
  • 6040
  • 6060
Noise cancelling exhaust

Caterpillar Wheel Loaders

Caterpillar’s Large Wheel Loaders combine the benefits of digging forces with large quantity buckets for surface mining applications. A CAT Wheel Loader can add significant value to the mining operation, with the ability to travel at high speeds whilst transporting a high capacity of material.
CAT Wheel Loader Models;

  • 844
  • 854
  • 986
  • 988
  • 990
  • 992
  • 993
  • 994
caterpillar mining drill rig

Caterpillar Drill Rigs

Caterpillar Drill Rigs are reliable, accurate and powerful pieces of machinery, helping operations run both smoothly and productively.
CAT Drill Rig Models;

  • 6200
  • 6250
  • 6290
  • 6310
Caterpillar mining excavator

Caterpillar Excavators

Caterpillar Excavators are versatile machines used to load ore into haul trucks during the mining process.
CAT Excavator Models;

  • 336
  • 340
  • 345
  • 349
  • 352
  • 374
  • 395
CAT water cart dust supression

Caterpillar Water Trucks

Caterpillar Water Trucks are a Water Delivery System (WDS) used to control dust on haul roads on mine sites.
CAT Water Truck Models;

  • 740
  • 773
  • 775
  • 777
  • 785
Caterpillar grader minetek sound attenuation

Caterpillar Graders

Caterpillar Graders directly impact on how efficiency other production and mining machines can operate. They play an essential role in road construction and maintenance, enabling faster run times and a safer operation.
CAT Grader Models;

  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 24
  • 150
  • 160
caterpillar 775g dump truck

CAT 775G Case Study

Minetek’s turn-key sound attenuation package enabled the Caterpillar 775G to operate at an incredibly low noise output of 113dBA. ​This 8dBA sound reduction enables the Caterpillar 775G to operate >50% closer to the sound receiver at a distance of 1512m.

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At Minetek, we understand that airflow and back pressures are critical on Caterpillar mining machinery. With Minetek you can be confident you are getting the best possible sound-reduction products and Caterpillar exhausts on the market.  

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We have utilised MINETEK for a number of sound attenuation projects in the Hunter Valley and have formed an excellent relationship with Glencore over many years. MINETEK understand our industry and always provide a solid and professional commitment to meeting our goals and objectives."

Glencore International AG Global HME Category Manager

I have used these evaporators very successfully at mine sites where I have worked in the past. They are an extremely reliable unit and worked above expectations in the environment where we had them set up. As for spray drift/mist this can be controlled by the weather monitoring systems that are available with the units. Additionally, how you set them up and the amount of fall you can achieve allows for more moisture to be stripped from the droplets]will greatly benefit your overall evaporation rates.

Rolleston Coal Operations Manager

Our evaporators are still performing flawlessly and working absolutely great. They have been running 24/7 without a single hiccup. Thanks again!

Klondex Mines Process Maintenance Planning Manager

We have placed some difficult demands upon MINETEK. These demands are never an issue, and are met with the enthusiasm and professionalism we have grown to expect from the MINETEK team.

Liebherr Australia Mining Manager

After investigating a raft of different methods from sprinkler systems through to desalination systems (too costly for little benefit) we decided on the MINETEK WATER units. The evaporators were easy to install and once activated ran trouble free. We were very happy with the service from MINETEK and the reliability of the system.

OCE Glencore Collinsville Superintendent
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