Effective Water Usage

Quarry Operations Can Maximize Productivity With Better Process Management. By Marc Carriere and Wayne Johnstone Effective water usage improves safety and profitability in mining operations but establishing a secure and reliable supply of process water at every level of a mine can be surprisingly difficult.  The absence of a dependable and consistent water supply has significant consequences. Variations in water…

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Caterpillar to Unveil Battery Electric Vehicle at MINExpo

Underground mining continues to be an early adopter of sustainable mobile equipment solutions, based on the need for a clean and safe working environment. The new Cat R1700 XE LHD, with its 16.5-ton payload features a battery electric design that delivers superior productivity in underground applications with the benefits of no engine heat or exhaust emissions. It offers an 11…

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It’s Electric

June 3, 2021 – Developments in the area of electric vehicles are coming fast and furious. Caterpillar just announced that at this year’s MINExpo, it will show the new Cat R1700 XE LHD electric vehicle for underground mining. With its 15-tonne payload and 24,190-kg lift and tilt breakout, it features a battery electric design that delivers superior productivity in underground applications with the…

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Bridgestone Off-Road Tires for Underground Mining

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced the expansion of its off-the-road (OTR) product portfolio to include a new size of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire. The tire is now available in size 29.5R25 in the United States and Canada. Designed for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments, the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire delivers a 30 percent decrease in the frequency of sidewall cuts, improving…

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Cat Expands Underground Truck Design Portfolio

Caterpillar Underground Mining Pty, Ltd. (CUGM) has acquired the intellectual property of underground articulated truck designs from Ground Force Worldwide. This agreement will provide Caterpillar with additional design options in the 20-metric-tonnes and smaller payload class. The Ground Force AT18E (18-metric-ton payload ejector) and AT20 (20-metric-ton payload) remain available for immediate order via Ground Force Worldwide. The company will showcase…

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