Wednesday, November 07, 2018

The CAT 789D Mining Truck From Hell at Coal Face Fire!

Blair Athol Coal Mine at Clermont, New South Wales, Australia, 14 Jan. 2004. Dynamite Is Used To Loosen The Coal For Collection By Powerful Electric Shovels.

CAT-789 Mining Truck at Athol Coal Mine Fire

But Heat From The Explosion and An Exposed Coal Seam Can Sometimes Be A Bad Combination. Fire erupts from the coal face... What do you do with a burning coal face? You ship it! Transport that danger away in a CAT 789D Mining Truck!

Athol Coal Mine Fire

Perhaps 2 or 3 runs will be required to move all the flaming cargo from the Coal Face - sprayed with water in the safe area - the coal seam and mine will now be safe.

The CAT-789D Mining Truck From Hell

CAT 789D Mining Truck Specifications


Caterpillar's exclusive design ownership provides advantages by creating a total hauling unit that delivers the best integration of high production, availability, and payload in combination with low operating cost and long life.

CAT 789 Haul Truck

The Cat 789D continues the tradition of Caterpillar's proven 789 Truck with high productivity and lowest in class cost per ton.

  • Engine Model - 3516C - HD.
  • Net Power- 1468.0 kW.
  • Gross Power - 1566.0 kW.
  • Rated Net Power (ISO 9249) - 1468.0 kW.
  • Gross Machine Operating Weight (GMW) - 324319.0 kg.
  • Body Weight Range - 23 920 kg-45 547 kg (52,850 lb-100,414 lb).
  • Empty Operating Chassis Weight (EOCW) - 99129.0 kg.
  • Nominal Payload Capacity - 181.0 ton (US).
  • Standard Combi Body (SAE 2:1) - 153.0 m³.
  • Standard Dual Slope Body (SAE 2:1) - 108.0 m³.
  • Standard Gateless Coal Body (SAE 2:1) - 191.0 m³.
  • Standard MSD Body (SAE 2:1) - 130.0 m³.
  • Standard X Body (SAE 2:1) - 123.0 m³.
  • Transmission Forward 1 - 12.6 km/h.
  • Transmission Forward 6 - 57.2 km/h.
  • Transmission Reverse - 11.8 km/h.
  • Standard Tires - 37.00-R57.
  • Optional Tires - 40.00-R57.
  • Steering Angle - 36.07 °.
  • Turning Diameter (Front Wheel) - 27.53 m.
  • Vehicle Clearance (Turn Circle) - 30.23 m.
  • Steering Standards - SAE J1511 OCT90 ISO 5010:1992.

History of Mining at Blair Athol Coal

History of Mining at Blair Athol Coal (BAC) is located approximately 25km north-west of Clermont and 240km south-west of Mackay in Central Queensland. BAC produces 11mtpa of export quality steaming coal, all of which is mined from the 30m thick Number 3 Seam. The coal is mined using 2 x P&H 2100 electric shovels and a fleet of 6 x Caterpillar 789 rear-dump trucks.

Monday, November 05, 2018

Dolph Lundgren gives Excavators a workout!

Watch Movie star Dolph Lundgren pump up a group of excavators and have them do things you never thought an excavator could do. Volvo excavators perform hard work every day at construction sites all over the world. From the smallest compact excavators just over one tonne to the biggest crawler excavators with an operating weight exceeding 90 tonnes. A tough job that requires power and endurance together with skilled operators. But are our excavators as good as we say?



Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has teamed up with Swedish star Dolph Lundgren to showcase the ultimate in excavator endurance in stunt-filled mini-movie Pump It Up.
This test was made to challenge that and everything in this video is carried out for real, without any help from other machines or equipment. Safety rigs were used though, but only to secure the safety of our operators and the rest of the team. The result? Watch for yourself. But without spoiling, we can say that our excavators are more pumped up than ever. Pumped up to meet any challenges there are. Please comment, like and share.

Dolph Lundgren gives Excavators a workout

Filmed in Kjula, Eskilstuna, Sweden in a closed-off quarry. Soundtrack by Technotronic: Pump Up The Jam

Friday, November 02, 2018

XGC88000 - World's biggest Crawler Crane, 4,000 tons

Chinese manufacturer XCMG has begun building the 3,600-plus ton capacity XGC88000, which is targeted for work at petrochemical, coal, chemical and nuclear power construction. It was jointly developed with Chinese oil company Sinopec (China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation) following an agreement signed in 2010.

Crawler Crane XGC88000

The XGC88000 follows the 1,000- and 2,000-metric ton capacity models previously launched, the latter shown at the 2010 Bauma China exhibition in Shanghai.

XGC88000 Crawler Crane Specifications


Max. Load Moment88,000 kN.m
Max. Boom Length120 m
Max. Jib Length153 m
Engine3 x 641 kW
XGC88000 Crane Dimensions
Transport Length13,000 mm
Transport Width3,500 mm
Transport Height3,400 mm


In the morning of 5th July 2013, the XGC88000 performed its first job in Yantai, a joint effort between XCMG and Sinopec. The viewing stand is crowded with over 100 projects leaders and guest from both companies to witness the debut of the hoisting of the propylene tower in Wanhua Industrial Park.


XGC88000 Worlds biggest Crawler Crane

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Anatomy of a CAT Forklift

CAT Forklifts have many moving parts and pieces that allow the forklift to operate properly. Understanding the terminology of the lift truck parts and anatomy of a forklift is important for effective communication with others while on the job.

Anatomy of a CAT Forklift

CAT Forklift Mast


The forklift mast is the raised vertical support that allows loads to be raised and lowered. For most forklifts, the mast is designed toward the front of a forklift and directly in the forklift operator’s line of vision.

CAT Forklift Mast

Forklift masts come with various sections that elevate or lower the fork carriage along with the forks. These include:
  • Duplex: Two mast stages
  • Triplex: Three mast stages
  • Quad: Four mast sections
When selecting a forklift, it is important to familiarize yourself with the different features and terminology of a forklift mast: the mast’s lift height, the free lift height and the extended height and the lowered height. This will allow you to select a forklift that is designed to fulfill the specific needs of your applications.

For more information on forklift masts, read our article Forklift Mast Types.

CAT Forklift Hydraulic Lift Cylinder


The forklift lift cylinder powers the vertical movement of the mast, or the raising or lowering of the forklift carriage and the forks. The lift cylinder is generally hydraulically powered and is a single-acting hydraulic cylinder, meaning it pushes in one direction.

CAT Forklift Tilt Cylinder


Similar to the lift cylinder, the tilt cylinder controls movement for operation purposes. The key difference is that the tilt cylinder controls the tilt movement of the carriage and the angle of the forks relative to the ground.

CAT forklift carriage

CAT Forklift Carriage


The carriage is a platform located in front of the forklift mast that is used to mount objects to be controlled by the mast. This includes the forks of the forklift, the load backrest and other features of a forklift truck that come in direct contact with the loads.

CAT Forklift Forks


Also known as the tynes, the forks on a forklift are used to make direct contact with a load for transport. They are attached to the forklift carriage and are designed to carry a load from the bottom. Forklift forks come in all shapes and sizes.

CAT Forklift Forks

There is a wide variety of fork types available for various applications. Standard ITA forks are the most common type of forklift forks, but they too come in various widths, lengths and shapes.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Is the Catalytic Converter Important? How Catalytic Converters Work

If you’re interested in vehicles as well as keeping our Earth safe, you may be interested in learning more about catalytic converters and how these important devices help to combat against pollution. These devices are a great way to help keep the air around us clean. While this is a hot topic, many people have questions about the use of catalytic converters. Take a look at the following information to learn more about catalytic converters.

What is a catalytic converter?


A catalytic converter is a device that helps to turn toxic byproducts found in an engine into less toxic substances through the use of chemical reactions.

How Catalytic Converters Work

As a car runs, the catalytic converter turns pollutants into less harmful substances before they leave a vehicle through the exhaust pipe. This can help to clean up the air significantly!

Are catalytic converters only found in standard automobiles?


No! While they are found in standard automobiles, they are also in many other machines. This includes buses, trucks, motorcycles, and forklifts, just to name a few. Think of all the vehicles that exist and how much pollution they cause. To combat the pollution, many machines utilize catalytic converters.

Catalytic converter fail?


Yes! There can be a variety of issues with a catalytic converter. For example, a converter can become clogged. A bad exhaust valve on the engine can also cause the converter to work incorrectly. When it fails, the converter won’t be working correctly to combat toxins. If you feel your catalytic converter has failed, it’s important to take your vehicle to a mechanic in order to get it checked out. This is a part that needs to be replaced, if broken.



What would happen if these devices didn’t exist?


Even more harmful pollution would enter our air, making the air clean and unhealthy for us to breathe. Catalytic converters are just one way to keep the air cleaner. Many other products and devices will continue to be researched and developed in the future in order to make even more changes for the Earth.

Under federal law, catalytic converters may not be removed and replaced with "converter replacement pipes" by any person!


Catalytic converters are devices that are found in a vehicle’s engine and help to turn toxic substances into less harmful pollutants. This can help to keep the air cleaner so that we are breathing in safe air when going about our everyday lives. In order for these devices to work correctly and safety, there are important catalytic converters laws. Take a look at the following information to learn more about the use of these devices.

Catalytic converter guidelines have been in place since 1987. These laws were officially outlined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These laws put in place outline how the converters must be designed, tested and manufactured.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

#1 Dumptruck in the World Belaz 75710

From the end of August till November 2014 the specialists of OJSC “BELAZ and the service center “KBA along with operators have made several modifications of the mining dump truck of payload capacity 450T according to the recommendations and requests of the end users. Since November 2014 BELAZ-75710 has been transporting the overburden and has been working all day long. During this period the mining dump truck has shown great results.



At OJSC “BELAZ the state of the truck is being controlled each day. As of 24.12.2014 BELAZ has made 630 runs, the weight of the transported load made up 1 million 10 thousand tons. On 25th of December all preventive measures were taken and now the truck is again in the operation.

BELAZ-75710 Biggest Dump Truck in the World

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Military Construction Equipment

While reporters in the field seek to give TV viewers at home a clearer picture of the events that lead to victory or defeat in a wartime setting., those reporters seldom cover the path taken by military construction equipment. Sometimes, though, the enemy forces do make note of that path. Sometimes the enemy forces do use their weapons against military construction or convoy equipment.

Armored Caterpillar D9R Bulldozer

Sometimes that enemy force proves to be a deadly force. Then the enemy forces remind the TV viewers about the “behind-the-scenes” acts of courage that can play an important part in any planned military operation.The makers of military construction equipment have joined forces with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Together, those two groups plan to discover and evaluate new fluids, fluids that can expand the number of conditions in which military construction equipment functions efficiently.

At the present time, the joint investigation has chosen to focus on bio-based hydraulic fluids. Such fluids are made from vegetable oils. Farmers who grow rapeseeds, sunflowers, corn, soybeans, canola plants, or coconuts applaud any acceptance of bio-based hydraulic fluids. Meanwhile, the makers of military construction equipment evaluate the lubrication abilities possessed by those same fluids.

Casspir Gemsbok Recovery Vehicle

The makers of military construction equipment appreciate the range of conditions in which their equipment needs to perform. By the same token, members of the military demand optimal performance from all manner of purchased construction equipment. The success of one military operation could well depend on the efficient operation of bulldozers, scapers, graders, loaders and cranes.

Each of those various pieces of equipment must be tested in a field setting. Evaluation of the test results should aid assessment of the important characteristics displayed by bio-based hydraulic fluids. Evaluation of the tested military construction equipment should yield measurements for three top-priority features, three of the features most-desired by users of construction equipment.

CAT Military Equipment

What are those features? One is coating thickness, the amount of lubricant that sticks to the moving parts on the construction equipment. A second feature is viscosity, the degree to which the lubricant resists changes to its form. The third feature is specific gravity, a measurement that is really a comparison. The specific density of a hydraulic fluid indicates how its density compares to the density of water.

Why does the military need to carry-out field tests when measuring the coating thickness, viscosity or specific gravity of bio-based hydraulic fluids? Can’t the appropriate personnel evaluate the performance of military construction equipment in a laboratory setting? No, the combination of conditions in the laboratory can not duplicate properly the combination of conditions that a fighting force might find in the field.

M88 Recovery Vehicle

There, the temperatures might rise or fall precipitously. There, moisture of other elements in the air might act to diminish the performance of a less-than-perfect hydraulic fluid.

That is why the military needs to schedule field tests on any military construction equipment, when the lubrication of that equipment depends, for the first time, on bio-based hydraulic fluids. The military can not deny the apparent economic benefits associated with bio-based hydraulic fluids. Yet military leaders in the U.S. want some assurance that unforeseen problems will not eat-up any money saved by a switch from petroleum-based to bio-based hydraulic fluids. Many American farmers hope that leaders in the U.S. military will gain that assurance by examining the results from planned field tests.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What type of Heavy Equipment FAQ are mainly based on?

The Heavy equipment FAQ are mostly based on the worth, how the quality of the heavy equipment would be and most probably the best price that could be paid on that heavy equipment. Most of the construction business oriented people try to get clarified on their doubts about the heavy equipments they purchase or most probably they may be clearing out with the problems they face with their equipments. They may need to move their heavy equipments from one country to another, so they may be in need of many questions like say the import and export duty they have to pay on, the maximum shipping charge and so on.

Caterpillar Heavy Equipment

The term heavy equipment refers to large construction equipment such as back hoes, excavators, loaders, bulldozers, graders and much more. The People who have doubts on the usage, or any other clarification about the heavy equipments may be the part of the FAQ to the general experts on heavy equipments. One such FAQ on heavy equipment is as, why there is a need for used heavy equipment appraisals. From this question it could be easily judged that this person must be dealing with the heavy equipments and may be in need of knowing what must appraisal for? As he or she may be facing to sell the heavy equipment or may in the process of buying the heavy equipment. The answer for this question may make him comfortable as it is a direct and explainable question.

CAT Heavy Equipment

And another FAQ on heavy equipment is that on the primary users of the heavy equipment appraisals, the same person or may be another one could have asked for this question. He or she may need to meet that appraisal of the heavy equipment in the near future, but may not know who the heavy equipment appraisal would be. The answer for this question would again be easy by an expert of the used heavy equipment sellers. Some may even not know what the appraisal means so one of the FAQ on heavy equipment was to define the term Appraisal; the answer would be the good apt definition for that question. May be one think at an overlook of these questions that it takes the whole to appraisal and not on heavy equipment. May this right, as the questions are based on the used heavy equipment selling and buying the term appraisal is most important.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Heavy Construction Equipment Auctions

The construction equipment auctions got its massive demand and popularity in last several years. It has become one of the place that is more ease of reach and more attractive to buy construction equipment at a very reasonable prices. In today’s hot business of construction equipments, the costs of the new construction equipments are higher, making it a big problem for the contractors. The construction equipment auctions are one of the fastest and profitable methods to clear up construction equipments. Either New or used construction equipments get sold out, at these auctions but the terms and conditions may vary according to the market conditions.

Construction Equipment

Bargains are the main feature of the construction equipment auctions; in that case the auctions pave way for the lowest price for the equipments. One good pro with these auctions is that the through these auctions the buyers are given with a huge variety of equipments and a large number of producers and manufacturers. The auction takes place with the highest bidder and not the price. The construction equipment auctions are done for both the heavy and light equipments. Bulldozers, scrapers, well drilling machinery, generators, canes, earth moving equipments and much more come under the heavy construction equipments. These are auctioned at just a fraction of the cost when got from the showrooms.

Online construction equipment auction websites are also very popular at the present time of a well grown internet features. So these websites do come up with well detailed and informative auctions with information quoting the equipment description, transaction date, price ranges, location, and model and so on alike.

May be you have decided to get a construction equipment from a construction equipment auction, but never forget to consider the transporting cost of the machinery do also include the cost of the machinery that you need to invest on. There are various reasons behind, why most of the buyers are interested with the auction buying of these equipments? And why these auctions are gaining good recognition among those buyers and sellers of the construction equipment.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Construction Equipment Auctions

In order to be successful and have the tools that are needed to get each construction project completed correctly, construction companies need to purchase a variety of construction equipment. Because each tool has its own benefits and features, a lot of equipment needs to be bought. This means that companies are looking for new ways to purchase the tools that are needed. Many companies take advantage of construction equipment auctions in order to get the tools that they need. This is an affordable way to get all of the tools that are needed.



How do these auctions work? Individuals attend the auction in order to get the tools that they need. During the auction, attendees learn about each item. This includes specifications of each item. Attendees then bid on the items that they want. The winner of each bid is able to own the equipment. Construction equipment auctions are becoming more popular.
Many people prefer this method of purchasing the equipment that they need because it can be more affordable. If certain items are not needed by the majority of attendees, they may go for sale at a much lower price. This can end up being huge savings for a construction companies, because most equipment is extremely expensive.

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