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Be sure to check out our new fan page on Facebook and Like us! If you have had a trimming job completed by us feel free to leave us feedback. Otherwise keep an eye out for all the latest news, projects and special offers that we have to offer as 2012 looks set to be another great year for us.

Modern Motor Trimmers will be attending CME2012: Construction and Mining Expo

We will be attending this year’s CME2012: Construction and Mining Expo. Our exhibit for the event will be featured on stand G14, which will be held at Sandalford Estate, Swan Valley, Perth from 15 – 17 March 2012. The premier trade event will be a great opportunity for us to showcase our products and services; as well as a chance for us to liaise with other companies involved in construction, mining and allied industries.

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New trimming facility opened and launch of MMT Mining Services website…

Due to an increasing workload and as part of our plans for 2012 we have expanded our operations, by opening up a new facility which will specifically focus on motor and marine trimming, in addition to customized trim work.

This will allow us to allocate the space previously used for trim work to handle the increased demand for mining and construction related work. The expansion will have a twofold effect;

  • the new facility will allow us to dedicate staff and resources to the trimming portion of our business to provide an even better service to these customers and
  • with the extra floor space provided at our current facility, we can structure the flow of seats through our workshop better, thereby increasing the efficiency in which we prepare new seats or service seats sent in by customers.

Going forward the MMT Mining Services facility which focuses on Suspension Seats and related activity will continue to be based at Unit 2/12 Adrian Street Welshpool, while the new facility operating under the name Modern Motor Trimmers is located just 300 metres away at 54 Tate Street Welshpool.

In line with these changes we have also launched a brand new website for MMT Mining Services which features information on ISRI seats, our service and repair work, access to previous MMT newsletters, special offers and more.


Due to the delay in getting the one line shop up and running we are holding a special on +2005 model Toyota HI LUX Dual cab heavy duty, water proof  canvas seat-covers until the end of February 2011. the cost for a complete set of Australian Made seat covers with headrests and map pockets for the front and rear seats.  The cost of the set is   $ 396   including gst. And for a extra cost $ 20 we can get them delivered to your door Australia Wide. They are custom made and are a supa fitting cover.

If you mention this blog when you ring up to purchase a set we will give you a discount of $50 off the price

These are not just cheap imported covers  for this low price. We buy the canvas in bulk from a Australian supplier and  make them in bulk. They are NOT  suited for Hi lux’s with built in air bags in the front seats. The canvas is 12 ounce proofed and has minimal shrinkage. We carry these canvas covers in stock because we supply them the  Mining Industry Australia wide .

Cat 777D ISRI Suspension seat for the Trainer

We were asked to supply and install a suspension seat into at Caterpillar 777D Truck for the trainer to reduce the vibration that they receive and make it a all round more comfortable ride.

If anybody has ever sat in the Buddy seat for more that 10 minutes you soon come to realise that there isn’t much room and the 2″ piece of foam that you sit on isn’t very comfortable.

To fit the seat we had to remove the steel framed box and the original seat and re engineer the mounting, we then fitted the new seat and riser. The ISRI 6500/577 seat we used has a high backrest and a 3″ lap retractable seat-belt . The ISRI 6500/577 seat has automatic self leveling suspension so the trainer doesn’t need to adjust the air ride of the seat.

 The total time to modify the cab and fit  the seat was 5 hours and involved 2 people. I think the time it took to complete the job adds a extra level of comfort to any person unfortunate to that has to sit in the seat for a extended period of time.

Are Cheap Seats really worth it in the long run??

On a recent trip to a Mining Expo in China, I saw first hand the differences in Quality  and Price

Yes the seats they were displaying were cheaper, and for the average person they may save a few dollars, but at what cost savings are you getting  over the life of the vehicle and what about  your comfort?

Here are a few pointers that you should be aware of when looking at a over seat package. Is the seat compliant with the State and Federal laws governing ADR Rules, Vibration standards set down by International Bodies. Some of these   Standards  will also cover how the seat is made IE welding of the frames, suspension characteristics, operator weight ranges. Then other points are spare parts, service back up  and suspension adjustments handle road conditions.

The other issues that need to be looked at are has the plastics and foams been tested to withstand prolonged UV rays, does the company making it have a safety policy, does the companies manufacturing processes impact on the environment? 

All these factors need to be weighed up when purchsing a cheap seat and will it really be that cheap in the long run. Even if you are not buying the seats from another country these questions should be asked.

As the saying goes “YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR”

Australian Made Heavy duty canvas seat covers

Modern Motor Trimmers has just launched our range of locally made canvas seat covers, these are sold at a  very competive price and  will be featured in our on line shop that is going through its final testing.

The seatcovers are Australian made to our high quality standards, waterproofed and UV treated.

These covers will complement our heavy duty RipStop Premium seatcover range. The standard seatcovers are suited for the owner driver that is looking for protection for there seats and not wanting the extened wear life of the RipStop canvas, both types of   covers are waterproof and easy to clean.

Worksafe Safety Achievers Finalist 2010

Modern Motor Trimmers were the only Finalist in Category 2 and received a Highly Commended Award and would like to thanks the our team for all there input and help in getting us to this level

We worked together and targeted Specific risks including fume inhalation and trips and hand cuts.

We work with Mining Companies and Contractors we have taken on there standards for  safety and health and hopefully lifting our industry standards .

We will aiming for the Gold Safety Award in 2011 and would also like to Thank Chris Macainsh from the MTA for his assistance so far

ISRI Seats Perth attends Kalgoorlie Mining expo

ISRI Seats Perth recently attended the GME Kalgoorlie expo we displayed a range of ISRI  seats along with Hydraulic Ram covers and Canvas Seatcovers.


We had a great response to the release of the new ISRI  6860KM 875 seat with extra fetures from the standard ISRI 6860/870 mining seat these  are built in 24volt compressor and adjustable top seatbelt guide.


The seat is now displayed in our show room along with the rest of the ISRI seat range, were they can be trialed for comfort and adjustments. 


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