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ISSUE 8: Rebuilding machines deep underground: Cat dealer delivers a maintenance solution for Cargill’s Cayuga salt mine

Cargill Deicing Technology’s Cayuga mine is located 701 meters (2,300 feet) under a lake in New York, USA. Getting parts and machines into the mine can be a challenging endeavor. As the mine sought to improve the performance of its fleet of load-haul-dump loaders, the solution was to perform a Cat Certified Rebuild — without ever removing the machines from their underground home.

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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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