Tag Archives: Mining

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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Caterpillar Global Mining Forms Alliance with Seeing Machines to Deliver Operator Fatigue Monitoring Technology

Caterpillar Global Mining has entered into an alliance agreement with Seeing Machines Limited to deliver and support operator fatigue monitoring technology through Cat® Dealers. Seeing Machines, headquartered in Canberra, Australia, has developed fatigue monitoring systems using patented eye and head tracking technology to detect operator fatigue and distraction and to alert the mine controller and […]

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CAT Off-Highway Truck Endures Challenging Journey to Reach Coal Mine

Cat® equipment face challenges every day – from harsh environments to challenging job sites. This Cat 775G Off-Highway Truck heading to a mine in Spitsbergen, Norway was put to the test before it ever reached its job site. Cat customer AF Gruppen purchased the machine for coal hauling at its Svea mine. To get to […]

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Liebherr Mining Equipment Honored at the 2013 Saba Global Summit

On March 13, Liebherr Mining Equipment was one of a group of select companies to receive Customer and Partner Excellence Awards at the Saba Global Summit. The annual program honors organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in significant business improvement or humanitarian outcomes. Among the other companies acknowledged were E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc., The […]

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Liebherr Expansion Projects for Manufacturing Program of Mining Trucks

In order to increase production capacity, the facilities in Newport News, VA (USA) are undergoing a major renovation. Between 2012 and 2015 a $45.4 million (€34.1 million) investment will be made in order to expand the factory, warehouse, and office space. The choice to expand is a direct result of Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News […]

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Field Test for New Liebherr 240-Ton Mining Truck Started

The first Liebherr pre-series T 264 mining truck has arrived at the ASARCO Ray Mine to undergo field testing. This 240-ton (218 t) mining truck travelled to the open-pit copper mine in Arizona, USA for a year of onsite testing. Located 70 miles (112 km) northeast of Tucson, the ASARCO Ray mine moves 250,000 tons […]

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Telsmith's T900 Mine Duty Cone Crusher Named a "Top Rollout" of 2012 by Aggregates Manager Magazine

The new Telsmith T900 Mine Duty cone crusher was selected by the editorial staff of Aggregates Manager magazine as one of  the "Top Roll-outs" of 2012. The new Telsmith T900 Cone Crusher is a true mine-duty machine designed and engineered to deliver maximum uptime, productivity, safety, and ease of maintenance amidst the 24/7 operating demands […]

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J.J. Scheckel Corporation Dealer Profile

R&D: Tell us about your company's history. J.J. Sheckel Corporation: J.J. Scheckel Heavy Equipment Corporation was established in 1996 by Josh Scheckel. Mr. Scheckel started his business by rebuilding and selling Caterpillar engines and heavy equipment to consumers throughout the United States. From day one, we have been committed to our customers to ensure their continued […]

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First Full Fleet of Cat Branded Underground Coal Mining Equipment Goes to Work at Armstrong Coal in Kentucky

The first full fleet of Cat® branded room-and-pillar coal mining equipment is being installed by Armstrong Coal in conjunction with the opening of its new underground mine at Lewis Creek in Kentucky. The mining company, a subsidiary of Armstrong Energy, purchased 24 machines from Cat dealer Whayne Supply following the dealership’s acquisition of the former […]

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What Mining Slump? At Vegas Show, Industry's Glass is Half Full

Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N), Komatsu Ltd (6301.T) and other mining industry suppliers put on a brave face at a major industry conference this week, trying to stare down plunging commodity prices and shrinking mining budgets. Executives chose to look beyond the short-term pain, telling 50,000 attendees at MINExpo, a Las Vegas convention for mining suppliers that […]

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