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Massive Earthmoving Machines Part One

Massive_1Massive Earthmoving Machines Part 1, DVD by Keith Haddock, approx 70 minutes, now in stock at £15.95.

Filmed in 2007 at Belle Ayr mine, Gillette, Wyoming and Beener Coal, Barton, Maryland. Shows a wide range of exceptionally large machinery at work in these open-cast coalmines.

The detailed narration is scripted by Keith Haddock, retired mining engineer and author of many books and articles about earthmoving equipment.

The following is a list of the main machines which appear. The machines are not in running order.

1. Belle Ayr mine, Gillette, Wyoming

Electric shovels

P&H 4100XPB, 82 cu yd dipper

Bucyrus 495HR, 82 cu yd dipper

Marion 301-M, 54 cu yd dipper

Bucyrus-Erie 295-B, 46 cu yd dipper

Haul trucks

Caterpillar 797B, 380 ton capacity

Terex/Unit Rig MT5500, 360 ton capacity

Caterpillar 793B, 240 ton capacity

Unit-Rig MT4000, 240 ton capacity

Other equipment

Caterpiller 24H motor grader

Caterpillar 854G rubber-tyred dozer

Caterpillar 5130 hydraulic backhoe

Unit-Rig MT3700 water tanker

Drilltech D55SP diesel-powered drill

Conveyors, silo and coal train.

2. Beener Coal, Barton, Maryland

Diesel shovel

Bucyrus-Erie 295B series II, 35 cu yd dipper

Haul trucks

Euclid R-120 and R-100, 120- and 100-ton capacities

Bulldozer

Komatsu D575A, 1,150 flywheel horsepower

Other equipment

Fiat-Allis 945-B wheel loader

Tri-axle trucks

Rock crushing and screening plant.

One thought on “Massive Earthmoving Machines Part One”

  • Boom Trucks

    Saw something like this in the copper mines in AZ. They were so far down in the mines they looked like toy trucks. Then you see em pulling out and they're about 8 times the size of boom trucks and all i could say was...wow. cool. can i drive?

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