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Old 05-16-2010, 09:05 PM
alco alco is offline
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Keep in mind due to new rules/regulations more and more front shovels are being fitted with buckets larger then the machine can fill. WCB/THEMAN has issues with heaped full buckets because when a 5 foot boulder rolls out while the machine is swinging it can do serious damage and/or cause a fatality, Most coal mines is the states only run buckets that machine is able to fill 3/4. That way it's safer and production stays the same.
Not sure where you got that information, but I would question it's source as it's certainly not true everywhere...including mines in BC.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:56 AM
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Alco, are you around Copper Mountian at all? i believe the loader was on flatdecks the other day in town. The mine doesnt really interest me to work there, i'd rather make logs. lot less bs
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:27 AM
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No, I'm in northern Alberta, but I know the old Similco mine. In fact, I was supposed to stop there for a visit on my vacation, but didn't manage to make it.
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