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Controlling dust and improving performance with new water delivery system

In a dry, arid climate like the one at Kinross Gold’s Paracatu mine in Brazil, constant mining activity means constant production of dust. Controlling this dust is essential for the health and safety of personnel on-site, but to protect the residents of the surrounding community. The site recently purchased a Cat 777G Off-Highway Truck Bare Chassis with the integrated Cat Water Delivery System (WDS) to help in this effort.

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ISSUE 10: Scale studies help mining companies maximize payload, increase production

As mines around the world look for ways to lower their operating costs, a number of them are beginning to recognize a tool that can make a significant contribution in this effort: Scales. Whether they are permanent fixtures or temporary installations for a one-time study, scales make it possible for mines to lower costs by helping them maximize payload, increase production, increase efficiencies, reduce fuel usage and more.

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Cat off-highway trucks 50th anniversary video

For 50 years, Caterpillar has been building machines that haul ore in mines all over the world. And in all that time, Caterpillar engineers have never stopped working on new designs and technologies to help make customers’ mines safer, more productive and more profitable. Take a look back at 50 years of Cat Mining Trucks as we prepare for another 50 years of innovation and dedication to customers.

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ISSUE 9: Cat off-highway trucks celebrating 50 years

In 1963, Caterpillar introduced its first off-highway truck, the 32-tonne (35-ton) 769. Built to handle the rigors of mining, quarries, heavy construction and industrial applications, it was the first of more than a dozen off-highway truck models produced at the Caterpillar facility in Decatur, Illinois, USA, over the next 50 years.

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ISSUE 8: Assembling the 795F AC in remote area of northern Sweden

The Cat® 795F AC truck weighs nearly 200 tonnes and is 9 meters wide. Obviously, it can’t just drive from the factory to a mine site. It has to be shipped in carefully organized crates and put together on site. So when the Aitik mine in northern Sweden ordered a new fleet of these machines, Cat dealer Pon Power had to send a team of on-site experts and factory representatives to oversee the process and get the new truck up and running. » Read more
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