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P&H 4100A Pictures

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by Eric, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Eric

    Eric Senior Member

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    A while back I told you guys I was running shovels now. Well it became official. Here's a few from the night before last, enjoy.
     

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  2. Eric

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    This particular shovel has a 56 yard dipper. Not as big as the ones that were posted from Morenci on another thread. They always get the good stuff and we get whatever is left over. Still, she's a muckin' machine. That truck is a 793B, 265 ton payload.
     

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    Awesome!:notworthy
    Thanks for posting!:drinkup
     
  4. D5G

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    That is one massive machine, very cool!
     
  5. CabbageThe1

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    Very nice!! I want one for my sandbox!! :D
     
  6. bigblueox

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    what is strapped to side of the dump body on that truck?
     
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    Would love to be able to run it ,but the nose bleeds from being that far from terra feirme will render my un-viable.
     
  8. Eric

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    That is a piece of drisco pipe. It helps deflect spillage. Those tires are around $30K apiece so we try to take good care of them.
     
  9. bigcatpip

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    that is big. how many hrs does the 4100 have?
     
  10. scholzee

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    WOW Thats impressive !! does one bucket fill the truck ???
     
  11. Eric

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    I dont have a clue. The guts have been changed out so many times it's kinda like a blonde who can't remember what color her roots are... nobody knows. I do know that it's one of the older model's, I'm thinking around 1998 or so. Last year the boom split in half so they put on a "new" one.
     
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    Naw, it takes three full dippers with this shovel. At some of the other mines in the area they swing a 70 yard dipper, I said this one was 56 yards but it's actually 54 so we have to work a little harder.
     
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    Great pics Eric.. Looks like fun:drinkup
     
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    I guess the pictures fooled me looked like an empty truck with bucket above and then the next pic the bucket emptying and truck looks full. Great pictures thanks for the info.
     
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    Man, that is really cool! Keep the pics coming! If I stop by can I try it out?:confused::eek::lmao
     
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    Looks great Eric, I hope to have the same job some day. But for now, I'm stuck staring at the shovels from up above them, or down on the clean up machine.

    I know how you feel about getting the left over stuff. Our other mine is the company's spoiled child. They get whatever they want, including our new equipment, and we get what they don't want anymore.

    Brian
     
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    Thanks Brian. What do you do in your mine?? What minerals are you mining?? I'm always curious to know what other operations are like.
     
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    At the Mine I'm at, there is a Bucyrus 495. Same size and pass as yours. When I was driving truck I hated the shovel haul, you guys loaded me too fast! That looks like a nice machine Congrats.
     
  19. Forager41

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    The scale of the equipment you guys are running today makes me feel like an old fighter pilot of the biplane era looking at a fleet of B-1 Bombers!

    During my own era at Chino Mines at Santa Rita, NM (1976-85), our biggest shovels were the 15 Cu. Yd. P&H's and one 17 Yd. B&E. (Our biggest trucks were 165 ton Euclids, and we still had the 150, 100, 90, and 85 ton Unit Rigs in the fleet.)

    I can recall sitting in the old Field Office (ie. dispatch control tower) on graveyard shift, and listening respectfully to the wise old veteran Mining Foremen agreeing with each other over stale black coffee that there was really no point in anything bigger than a 10 Cu. Yd. shovel in that mine.
     
  20. alco

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    I'm a support equipment operator, mostly dozer and hoe, but pretty much everything else at some point. For example, these day shifts, I was loaned out to the road crew. Today I was on a tiny little D6R filling holes in a road with gravel brought in by 50 tonners. I guess they decided that production wasn't an issue...lol.

    As for what we mine, it's black gold! I'm in an oil sand mine.

    Brian