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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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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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increasing rope shovel productivity

Alpha Coal West partners with Caterpillar to increase rope shovel productivity

In an effort to become more efficient and productive, U.S. mining company Alpha Coal West recently partnered with Caterpillar and Cat dealer Wyoming Machinery to create a new dipper that would improve the pass-match capability of its Cat® 7495 Electric Rope Shovel.

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Cat 6020B Hydraulic Mining Shovel

New Cat hydraulic shovel designed to optimize loading and hauling

Selecting the right loading tool for an operation is essential to achieving the efficiency and productivity today’s mining companies need to remain competitive. Caterpillar recently released the latest in its mining shovel lineup, the 6020B, which matches with the Cat® 777G truck for an optimized loading and hauling solution.

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