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Building strong partnerships at Black Thunder coal mine

Arch Coal relies heavily on a fleet of Cat® equipment to maintain the high level of production it needs from its Black Thunder coal mine, which supplies the coal for more than 100 power plants in the United States. To meet that goal, the mine also relies heavily on its partners — like Caterpillar, Cat dealer Wyoming Machinery Company, and equipment solutions provider Ground Force.

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Distant thunder: Ground Force machines at Black Thunder mine

To help support productivity at its Black Thunder mine in Wyoming, Arch Coal worked with Caterpillar OEM Solutions, Ground Force and local Cat dealer Wyoming Machinery to design and support a fleet of fuel & lube and cable reel trucks that are based on Cat bare chassis machines.

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Maintenance: How to minimize unscheduled repairs

Maintenance: How to minimize unscheduled repairs

One of the primary goals of a successful maintenance organization is to schedule as many of its maintenance and repair activities as possible. By using the health data that comes from machines, mines can adopt a more proactive approach to maintenance and repair.

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Lowering costs: Finding opportunities through continuous improvement

Lowering costs: Finding opportunities through continuous improvement

The Mogalakwena open-pit platinum mine in South Africa is a challenging operation. Extremely difficult digging conditions were taking their toll on the fleet of Cat 6060 and 6090 hydraulic shovels, until a partnership with Cat dealer Barloworld began to turn things around.

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A growing partnership: Making a commitment to continuous improvement

A growing partnership: Making a commitment to continuous improvement

The Kumtor gold mine, located in the Kyrgyz Republic. Owned by Canadian company Centerra Gold Inc., the mine is operated by Kumtor Gold Company — a local business with a commitment to employing local citizens and working with local suppliers. That commitment includes Cat dealer Borusan Makina Kazakhstan, which supports the mine’s fleet of Cat loading, hauling and support equipment.

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