1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!
  2. ALL NEW MEMBERS READ THIS FIRST!! Thank you for joining Heavy Equipment Forums! If you are new to forums we communicate with "Threads", please search our threads to see if your topic may have already been answered and if not then click "Post New Thread" in the appropriate forum. This will allow all of our members to see your question and give you the best chance to be answered. After you've made a number of posts you will graduate to Full Member status where you'll see a few more privileges. Following these guidelines will help make this the best resource for heavy equipment on the net. Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy your stay!!

Mining Gear Pics

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

  1. Donns

    Donns Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Occupation:
    Self employed Dragline consultant and Safety train
    Location:
    Florida
    I've personally seen some fairly large equipment burn, mostly from Hydraulic fluid spraying when lines burst. If I'm not mistaken the world's largest stripping shovel (Marion 6360) burned for that reason. Also have seen fires started on Draglines by weld sparks getting into concentrations of Open Gear Lube, such as around the swing racks and inside tubs. Most big Draglines have a pretty serious fire protection system installed.
     
  2. Donns

    Donns Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Occupation:
    Self employed Dragline consultant and Safety train
    Location:
    Florida
    Blitz 138, Where is this Page Dragline that you have the picture from the boom point?
     
  3. alco

    alco Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,278
    Location:
    here
    I'm going to disagree on the limits, with the stick in a neutral position like that, you shouldn't be able to get the torque box in that close to the boom. The limits are set outside what P&H says is OK.

    As for the grease, it looks much better in the second picture, but the first one appears to show a dry stick, which is indicated by the light coloured blotches along the wear surface.
     
  4. Ross

    Ross Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    357
    Location:
    In the Rockies
    Ah well I think they are ok .. Its only designed to prevent metal contact .. The Bail looks to be clear an easy 6ft from the boom .. The second stage bubble is probably reached or very very close but thats done with the bail up near the Boom point sheaves .. Maybe the picture is mis-leading ..

    If I get up on that machine later I will have a go at setting the 4 way up ..

    And nobody got an idea about the front end make up on that machine? Take a Guess .. Look at photos of different 4100's .. Am sure it will click .. I might post more up later ...

    EDIT: Maybe the stick and limit position is a clue for the question Above?
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012
  5. JJones

    JJones New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Brisbane , Australia
    Komatsu 960e ?
     
  6. blitz138

    blitz138 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    327
    Location:
    Utah
    Its in Colorado, I had to go back and look at the picture to remember.
     
  7. blitz138

    blitz138 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    327
    Location:
    Utah

    I cant tell what the red box is. Is the shovel in Gillette by chance?
     
  8. Ross

    Ross Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    357
    Location:
    In the Rockies
    The red object is for tightening the shipper shaft. It's a brace to pull the shaft with a hollow cylinder. Again another clue there.

    Nope the machine is not in Wyoming.
     
  9. Donns

    Donns Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Occupation:
    Self employed Dragline consultant and Safety train
    Location:
    Florida
    blitz138
    Wasn't the one I thought it was.
     
  10. Donns

    Donns Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Occupation:
    Self employed Dragline consultant and Safety train
    Location:
    Florida
    Optimum Dragline.jpg
    Let's hope I have done this correctly. Of the thousands of Mining equipment photos I have I rank this one in the top 10% of ones I like.
     
  11. blitz138

    blitz138 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    327
    Location:
    Utah
    I agree Donns, pretty awesome pic
     
  12. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    20,556
    Location:
    G..G..G..Granville.........!! Fetch your cloth.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  13. Ross

    Ross Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    357
    Location:
    In the Rockies
  14. Ross

    Ross Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    357
    Location:
    In the Rockies
  15. JDOFMEMI

    JDOFMEMI Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,074
    Location:
    SoCal
    Ross

    Looks like you are trying for a monopoly on the picture of the month.:D

    Great background plus skills make it hard to top yours.:notworthy
     
  16. Ross

    Ross Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    357
    Location:
    In the Rockies
    Ah thanks allot.

    5th time lucky I suppose :)

    The big shovel shots always attract attention. I still look through the 1000's av collected over the years. Each one a memory of sorts.

    CCM comp ha ha ha. I ment CMN comp. To many Bud-Lite Limes.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012
  17. Madmark73

    Madmark73 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    81
    Occupation:
    In the mining industry.
    Location:
    NSW , Australia
  18. Madmark73

    Madmark73 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    81
    Occupation:
    In the mining industry.
    Location:
    NSW , Australia
  19. Madmark73

    Madmark73 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    81
    Occupation:
    In the mining industry.
    Location:
    NSW , Australia
  20. 637slayer

    637slayer Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    486
    Occupation:
    scraper hand
    Location:
    wyo
    madmark do you know the story behind the dragline, upside down? looks terrible, cool pic though