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Mining Gear Pics

Discussion in 'Other Earthmoving Equipment' started by Cat Dr., Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Cat Dr.

    Cat Dr. Well-Known Member

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    Just thought I'd post some pics of some big mining gear from sites I've been at (sorry it took a bit thorleif!) , the two shovels are a Demag H655S (Being serviced), and a Liebherr 996 (Getting bucket Teeth) , and the Trucks are a 930E Komatsu Electric, and a couple of 797B's (B for bloody big), one with a 793B!

    Cheers :drinkup
     

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  2. thorleif

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    Total thanks Cat Dr.:notworthy . It was definately worth the wait, and please fee free to post some more anytime!.
     
  3. 16H

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    By the look of those trucks you must be at goonside
     
  4. Lashlander

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    You see a lot of pics of the big machines but having something beside them like men or service trucks really show how big the are. Good pics!:thumbsup
     
  5. Countryboy

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    Great pics Cat Dr. :thumbsup
     
  6. Tigerotor77W

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    Awesome!

    Out of curiosity, do those little tire blocks really prevent something as massive as a 797B from rolling?
     
  7. Cat Dr.

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    Could well be!

    They're actually pretty good as far as rolling is concerned, but if you drive you'll go clear over the top of them and crush them!
     
  8. PSDF350

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    Cool pics. You can tell you needed to be far away to get whole machines in pic.
     
  9. Wulf

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    Cat 797 Truck at speed and D475A-5 under load. How about that for diplomacy gents...
     

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  10. Cat Dr.

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    Here's some more, a Liebherr 994B digger, 24H Grader, D90K Drill & D11R Tractor!
     

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  11. thorleif

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    Excellent, more nice pictures:) . Those mining trucks must take some hammering, especially with the demand/pressure for productivity.
     
  12. PSDF350

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    That cat at speeds looks cool.
     
  13. DPete

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    Good pics of some big equipment, thanks for sharing. :) DP
     
  14. Countryboy

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    Heres a couple:

    Cat 793B.jpg

    Cat 797.jpg

    Dozer-boulder.jpg
     
  15. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder Staff Member

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    I'm surprised at the number of fire extinguishers I see in the larger equipment. Are fires common on them? I realize the loss would be huge if the machine was lost to fire, is this just cheap insurance?
     
  16. equipment fan

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    good pics country boy:thumbsup ,i like the color of the cat 793b.I never see white and orange color on a 793b.Also,the dozer is pushing a HUGE:jawdrop boulder.I like these pictures!!!
     
  17. PSDF350

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    Look at size of skidmark that boulders leaving:eek:
     
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    Thats the biggest boulder i have see in my life!!!:eek:
     
  19. Countryboy

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    All of our equipment is equipped with fire supression systems. This is insurance against several things:

    1. Its always there. Somebody didn't borrow the extinguisher when it was needed most.

    2. Ease of use. All you have to do is pull the pin, hit the button and run. A person who is completely untrained on fire suppresion can save the machine from total destruction while being at a safe distance.

    3. System is easily expandable. Its hard to tell from the pictures but those appear to be retardent canisters instead of actual extinguishers themselves. The bigger the machine, the more coverage is needed. Our 992 has 5 canisters.
     
  20. 06bowtie_guy

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    By no means am I a pro on surface equipment but I know that underground there is a requirement to have a certain about of fire fighting equipment for different amounts of flamible liquids on the unit. We run ansel fire supprestion systems on all the larger equpment. The amount of bottles is set by size of hyd, fuel, engine oil and so on.
    That make sence? Hope so. :drinkup