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New Cat® R2900 Underground Loader Offers Expanded Emissions Control Options, Enhanced Cooling and Ease of Service

The new Cat® R2900 Underground Loader offers configurations to meet the strictest diesel engine emissions standards, including those in Europe and North America, and it continues to deliver the high performance and 17.2-tonne payload of its proven predecessor. The new LHD leverages Caterpillar’s next generation design to provide extended durability, superior serviceability and the ability […]

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Caterpillar to Support Rio Tinto in Creating Technologically Advanced Koodaideri Mine

Rio Tinto recently signed an agreement with Caterpillar to supply and support mining machines, automation and enterprise technology systems for the new Koodaideri iron ore mine in Western Australia. Under the agreement, Rio Tinto and Caterpillar will work together in creating an automated mine operation that makes best use of data analytics and integration to […]

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Electric-Drive Cat® R1700 XE Designed for Productivity with Advanced Technology for Lithium-Ion Batteries and On-Board Charging

Battery-powered load-haul-dump (LHD) machines have the potential to significantly impact the economics of underground-mining and the viability of opening new mines. Benefits can include reducing ventilation infrastructure requirements and costs; generating less heat and dust that must be removed with additional air conditioning; and lowering the overall operating costs of the mine. For a battery […]

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Getting tested: R 9400 with Liebherr D9812 engine in Héming, France

The Liebherr R 9400 powered by a D9812 Liebherr engine is getting tested on a cement plant in Héming in the Northeast of France. It is the first large hydraulic excavator equipped with a Liebherr engine. This 300 hectare quarry, operated by EQIOM, a CRH company, has an annual production of around 600,000 tonnes of […]

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Visit Rock & Dirt at MEI2018 Mining & Exploration International Conference & Expo in Las Vegas!

Stop by and visit Rock & Dirt in booth# 1229 at MEI2018 Mining & Exploration International Conference & Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center September 6-8! Rock & Dirt can help you evaluate and develop your entire marketing strategy using our 68+ years of experience in the mining industry. Visit www.rockanddirt.com for more information! […]

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Caterpillar Produces 1000th 797 Ultra-Class Truck

Caterpillar recently celebrated the manufacture of the 1000th Cat® 797 Mining Truck. With 400 tons (363 tonnes) payload capacity, the 797F model is Caterpillar’s largest truck and the largest mechanical-drive mining truck in the world. The 797 is the only mining truck in the size class to reach the 1,000 milestone. The first 797 placed […]

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Caterpillar Produces 5000th 793 Mining Truck

Caterpillar recently completed assembly of the 5000th Cat® 793 Mining Truck. Caterpillar data show that the milestone production figure far exceeds the manufacture of any other brand of 250-ton (227-tonne) size class truck. In production since 1991, truck number 5,000 represents the fifth generation of the 793. “The 793 Mining Truck is the core of […]

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Caterpillar and Minetec Announce Agreement to Develop Underground Hard Rock Mining Technology

Caterpillar and Minetec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Codan Limited, announce an agreement for the development and delivery of technologies targeting underground hard rock mining challenges. The collaborative work will deliver best-in-class site solutions for mining customers. The integrated solutions will be offered as part of Cat® MineStar™. Caterpillar expects the integrated solutions to focus […]

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Caterpillar and Rio Tinto to Retrofit Cat® Trucks for Autonomous Operation at Marandoo Mine in Australia

Caterpillar and Rio Tinto have signed an agreement for retrofitting 19 Cat® 793F mining trucks for autonomous operation at the Marandoo iron ore mine in Western Australia. Caterpillar will also install Cat Command for hauling software for operation of the autonomous fleet. The result of the agreement will be the first fleet of Cat autonomous […]

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Caterpillar To Offer Dual Fuel Retrofit Kit for 785C Mining Truck

Caterpillar will offer its dynamic gas blending retrofit kit for the Cat® 785C Mining Truck. Cat Dynamic Gas Blending™ (DGB) technology allows engines to run on both diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG). DGB lowers fuel cost while maintaining diesel power and transient performance. “We’ve recently completed validation of the retrofit kit on the 785C […]

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Caterpillar To Develop Autonomous Mining Truck Technology for Additional Models and Brands

Caterpillar is developing autonomous mining truck technology for an expanded range of models, including other brands. At a recent Cat® MineStar™ Command for hauling demonstration at the company’s facility in Arizona, Caterpillar announced a project to adapt hardware and software for retrofitting the Komatsu 930E mining truck with Cat autonomous technology. This interoperability initiative is […]

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First Concurrent Staging of Mining Industry Trade Fair Trio in Russia

The entire spectrum of mining will be addressed by three trade fairs held for the first time concurrently from June 6 – 9, 2017 at the Kuzbass Fair Exhibition Center in Novokuznetsk, Russia: UGOL ROSSII & MINING, 24th International Trade Fair for Coal Mining Technology, Preparation and Materials Handling;  NEDRA ROSSII, 3rd International Trade Fair […]

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