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ISSUE 7: High-hour Cat 5130 shovel moves its last coal

After an illustrious career of more than 15 years moving coal and overburden on Texas Westmoreland Coal Company’s Jewett mine, a Cat 5130 hydraulic mining shovel affectionately nicknamed “Boo-One” has been put to rest after 115,863 service meter hours. » Read more

ISSUE 7: Belle Ayr trucks top 8,000 hours: A 93% utilization rate

A mine can only be as productive as its truck fleet; every hour of downtime is production lost. At the Belle Ayr coal mine in Wyoming, Alpha Coal has turned this fact into a way of life by achieving more than 8,000 operating hours per year on their Cat® 797B trucks — a utilization rate of nearly 93 percent.

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ISSUE 7: Doing things differently: Osisko Mining sets aggressive goals to be the best

The Canadian Malartic mine in Quebec is Canada’s largest open-pit gold mine, with the capacity to produce more than 600,000 ounces of gold every year. It’s also located in the heart of the Malartic community, which is why Osisko Mining Corporation chose to use local contractors and partnerships — including one with Cat dealer Hewitt Equipment Ltd. — to ensure that their mine is not only among the best at producing gold, but at benefiting the people who live and work nearby.

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ISSUE 7: Osisko: A benchmark in responsible mining

When Osisko Mining Corporation started planning to build a mine in the middle of the town of Malartic, achieving maximum production wasn’t the first goal — having a positive impact on the community was. That’s why the company has done everything in its power to control dust, cut emissions, reduce noise and provide jobs to local workers.

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ISSUE 6: Availability is key: CC&V demands consistent production from haulage fleet

Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Company employs around 350 workers on 12-hour shifts every day of the year, resulting in an impressive daily production of 163000 tonnes. But even the biggest workforce can’t produce without available trucks. AngloGold Ashanti (Colorado) Corp considered a number of trucks based on everything from body style to size to serviceability, and they decided on the reliable Cat® 793D — and even helped test the new Cat 793F.

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