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Komatsu 1250-7 in England

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by Nick Drew, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Nick Drew

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    Here are a few shots of a Komatsu PC1250-7 that is working in the china clay pits in Cornwall England.:)
     

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    Wow -- nice shots! Thanks!
     
  3. wrenchbender

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    Well we now know why their call China clay pits. If he keeps digging with that he'll be there soon (china) nice pics:thumbsup
     
  4. Wulf

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    Great photos Nick, Is that a Bell truck?
     
  5. Nick Drew

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    Hi all thanks for the nice comments,:notworthy

    Yes Wulf the truck is a Bell B50D nice trucks !!

    I have more of these photos which I will post in time.

    Nick.:drinkup
     
  6. Nick Drew

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    More photos for your enjoyment!!:notworthy

    In one shot we see operator Michael Lyne at the controls, these shots were taken by a professional photographer from Komatsu for use in a calender and were kindly given to me by Michael.
     

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    Nice pictures Nick.:notworthy
     
  8. traxs

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    I didn't know that they made 50ton articulated haul trucks? How come we only have 40ton trucks here?
     
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    50t Adt

    Hey Traxs

    Bell has prodused these for some years now. I belive they are sold as Deere in the states.
    Moxy is introducing a 50t at Bauma in april. Orderbooks is full for their modell.

    A local contractor has 4 Bell 50t on a project here in Norway, and they are huge.
    I've spent time in the A35, but the 50t is bigger. You can sit in a summerchair and have lunch on the side of the enginehood.:)
     
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    Why is there only 4 teeth on that big of bucket?
     
  11. digger242j

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    That surprised me too. I'll bet it has something to do with the fact that the machine is used exclusively for digging that clay...
     
  12. traxs

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    They only have 40T on the deere website...I guess North America doesn't get it!
     
  13. Mike J

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    It looks like there is some rock there he is digging in. My guess that the 4 teeth would give more pressure on each tooth to break up rock a little easier.
     
  14. Dozerboy

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    It’s not really rock I don't think more like sand stone. We have it out here its a clay and sand and its mix hell on teeth.
     
  15. CM1995

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    Question - how come the shoes on the trackhoe are so narrow?
     
  16. Countryboy

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    All our hoes have the narrow shoes due to the amount of rock they are constantly traveling over.
     
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    I can totally understand that - don't know much about quarry work. When I saw that hoe I instantly thought about how unstable it would be on one of our typical jobs. You know mud, slopes, clearing and grubbing. Knowledge is power or something like that......:D
     
  18. Wulf

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    Countryboy hit the nail on the head, the wider the shoe the greater the twisting effect on the shoe and links when working on uneven ground and traveling over rocky terrain

    That PC1250SP comes with 28" as standard because of the type of work its intended for. A PC1250LC track will be longer and has quite a bit wider shoe as standard.

    The message from anyone that ever had to repair a busted pin or track link on a 100 tonne machine down in the the pit will always be... use the narrowest track shoe possible!
     
  19. biggixxerjim

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    good call
     
  20. biggixxerjim

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    Floatation is not nearly an issue in quarrys. PLenty of rock around. Which also plays havac on U/C's