About Us

DUC was established to fill an identified need in the marketplace for a roof bolting machine manufacturer/repairer, other than the BIG OEM’S, with this in mind DUC can keep pricing down as we do not have the overheads that some of these big companies in the industries may have. Against this background, DUC was established in 2010.

Built on a sound and stable footing, collectively, DUC personnel have well over 50 years of experience in the underground drilling & bolting industry. They have the specialised knowledge, expertise and experience required to design, develop, manufacture and deliver high quality, efficient, robust and reliable hydraulic roof bolters to suit a broad range of strata control applications.

In its relatively short history, DUC can claim a number of significant achievements, including:

  • The design & development of a unique roof bolter with bolt-on wear surfaces
  • The design & development of a world-first 6 roof bolter configuration on an ABM25
  • The design & development of an air/hydraulic mini-mobile bolter
  • Mods to reclaim other manufacturers carriage to enhance bolter service life
  • Modification to other manufacturers rotation units to enhance their service life

DUC has developed an excellent track record for timely and economic completion of many repairs and overhauls/rebuilds of hydraulic bolting equipment, ranging from cylinders and drillheads, to entire bolting & control systems, QDS bolter baskets as well as mobile bolters.

Servicing clients in all major coal mining regions throughout Australia, DUC has also achieved sales into some international markets, including China & Russia, while fielding enquiries from the USA and other coal mining countries, including South Africa.

With a steady growth trajectory since its inception, DUC is well placed to service your OEM and aftermarket needs for new equipment, overhauls & repairs, as well as spare parts & on-site service.