Independent, anonymous comparison of surface mining equipment performance
Compare.  Focus.  Improve. 
  • Compare your operations to others
  • See trends of own equipment
  • Identify areas for improvement in your operations
  • Identify industry best performers
  • Choose where to focus your efforts
  • Set your performance improvement targets
  • Use metrics as parameters for planning
  • Aid in purchasing decisions 

More than 40 Equipment Types Represented
  • Draglines
  • Cable and Hydraulic Shovels
  • Haul Trucks
  • Loaders
  • Marion Draglines and Shovels
  • Bucyrus Draglines and Shovels
  • P&H Cable Shovels
  • Terex O&K Hydraulic Shovels
  • Komatsu Demag Hydraulic Shovels
  • Caterpillar Trucks, Shovels and Loaders
  • Komatsu Haulage Trucks
  • Liebherr Haulage Trucks
  • LeTourneau Loaders


About SMART Benchmarking 

Formed in 1995, the SMART (Surface Mining Association for Research and Technology) benchmarking program was developed to form a coordinated approach to technology development for the mining industry.  Members include many of the major surface mining companies in North America.  Their website is

SMART engaged Golder to develop a low cost solution to provide continuous, anonymous, secure, standard benchmarking.

The result:  A robust, user-friendly website.

Data is tracked for many equipment types in several equipment classes include cable and hydraulic shovels, draglines, haul trucks and loaders.

Golder keeps your data confidential and presents standardized equipment performance metrics anonymously.




Tom Cooke - Sales & Marketing

(314) 984-8800