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Wheel dozers help mines increase efficiency of production fleet

Mining support machines like track dozers, motor graders and wheel dozers help mines improve productivity as they make it possible for the loading and hauling equipment to do their jobs more efficiently. These support machines do similar jobs, and it’s important to understand their differences to ensure they are being used in the right application to deliver their full value.

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Fuel: How to maximize material moved per liter

Fuel: How to maximize material moved per liter

Fuel is one of the greatest ongoing costs on a mine — and one of the best opportunities to affect real savings through technology and best practice implementation. This video examines two ways you can lower your fuel costs: by reducing the fuel you burn and by increasing the tons you move per liter.

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9 steps to better haul roads

9 ways to ensure haul roads are an asset — not a liability

Well-designed and maintained haul roads a have a significant impact on productivity and costs. When haul roads are kept in top condition, trucks run faster and more safely, cycle times improve and more ore is produced. Good road conditions also reduce truck maintenance, lower fuel costs and reduce tire damage. There are several key activities that will ensure haul roads are kept in top condition.

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Cat 18M3 motor grader

Motor graders maximize truck fleet performance

Motor graders have an essential role in haul road construction and maintenance, blasting cleanup, loading area cleanup, reclamation and snow removal. To help mine sites in their haul road efforts, Caterpillar recently added a new model to its motor grader lineup.

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Cat Water Delivery System Enhances Mine Safety and Productivity

With 70 pieces of heavy equipment operating continuously in a dry, arid climate with powder-like soil conditions, controlling dust is essential for Kinross Gold’s Paracatu mine—not only for safety, but to protect residents of the surrounding community.

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