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New CAT 6020B Hydraulic Mining Shovel Features Innovative Designs For Safe, Efficient and Simple Operation and Maintenance

The Cat® 6020B Hydraulic Mining Shovel is a brand new model in the extensive line of Cat hydraulic mining shovels. The clean-sheet design features a 22-tonne (24-ton) payload and 224-tonne (247-ton) operating weight and teams with the Cat 777G Off-Highway Truck for optimized loading and hauling. Announced last year and, after extensive field testing, soon […]

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Liebherr LTR 1220 Shows Its Qualities for Mining Operations

Since the start of 2014 an LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane has been performing superbly in Peru in very difficult conditions. The new crane is operating in a copper-zinc mine in the Andes almost 5,000 metres above sea level. Gruas Alquileres S.A., the owner of the Liebherr crane is very satisfied with its investment: The […]

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CAT Longwall Plow System Helps Set New Low-Seam Coal Production Record

A coal mine located in southern West Virginia (USA) recently set another world record for daily low-seam coal production using a Cat® automated longwall plow system. In a 24-hour period on April 10 and 11, 2014 the Pinnacle Mine longwall produced 35,724 tons (32 411 tonnes) from the Virginia Pocahontas No. 3 Seam, in a […]

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ALLU M-Series Screener Crushers Designed For Soft Rock Mining

New Jersey-based ALLU Group, Inc. introduces its NEW Mining Series all-in-one screener crusher attachment for the mining industry. It made its North American debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG March 4-8, 2014. The M-Series processes a wide variety of mined materials, including coal, oil shale, limestone, dolomite, gypsum, phosphate, salt and other soft rock. With the extraction of […]

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Liebherr Attracts Thousands at Expomin 2014

Thousands of visitors came to the Liebherr booth from April 21-25 at Expomin 2014 in Santiago, Chile. This international exposition is one of the most important trade shows for the global mining industry. During this year’s exhibition Liebherr displayed a range of construction, crane, and mining equipment at its booth. One of the main attractions […]

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Two Hitachi Excavators Surpass 100,000 Operating Hours at Yanacocha Mine in Peru

Two Hitachi EX5500-5 front shovels achieved elite status October 2013 at the Yanacocha gold mine in Peru by surpassing 100,000 operating hours. Both EX5500-5 machines – the predecessor to Hitachi’s current EX5600-6 model – were delivered 14 years ago and have been working at numerous pits in the 251-square-kilometer open mine ever since. The first […]

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Liebherr R 996 Transportation Sets Record For Largest Excavator Moved

A focused team of workers, along with six trucks, accomplished the daunting task of transporting a fully assembled Liebherr R 996 B hydraulic excavator from one mine site to its new home - making this the largest excavator ever moved in the history of Australia. To set this new record, workers used six Prime mover […]

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New CAT D10T2 Dozer Offers Increased Fuel Efficiency, Great Reliability & Durability, & Enhanced Serviceability and Safety

The new Cat® D10T2 Dozer builds on the proven D10T with refinements to its power train, automated controls and structures. The result is high productivity with superior fuel efficiency, reliable operation with long-lived structures, and enhanced access for service technicians and operators. The D10T2 uses the latest load sensing hydraulics technology combined with Cat advanced […]

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Volvo Construction Equipment Set to Acquire Hauler Business from Terex

In a move that will improve the company’s penetration in the core earthmoving segment and extend its presence in light mining, Volvo Construction Equipment has agreed to acquire the off-highway hauler business of the Terex Corporation for a purchase consideration of approx. USD 160 M (approx. SEK 1 billion) on a cash and debt free […]

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Caterpillar Announces Development of Largest Hydraulic Shovel

Caterpillar has designed, fabricated and constructed the largest hydraulic mining shovel ever built. The new Cat® 6120B H FS significantly exceeds the size of the Cat 6090 FS to deliver highly productive three- or four-pass loading of ultra-class mining trucks. Innovative hybrid technologies cut fuel use per ton by an estimated 25 percent—through the use […]

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Caterpillar Global Mining Technologies Increase Production and Enhance Safety in Longwall Operations

Caterpillar Global Mining is displaying a range of advanced technologies at Longwall USA, Booth 423. Center stage is a preview of the newest Cat® shearer model, the EL 1000, designed specifically for low- and medium-height seams. Currently in development, the EL 1000 will add depth to the already expansive Caterpillar range and will offer a […]

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Female Operator of Mining Excavator Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Rachel Cameron, a Liebherr R 9800 operator, was recently honored by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME). At the Women in Resources Awards breakfast coinciding with International Women’s Day, Ms. Cameron of Downer Edi Mining was recognized for her achievements along with a select group of women in energy, engineering, and […]

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