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Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 9:38:50 AM
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Guy the service truck is over the edge along with the whole set up. Great.
Steve
JTL
Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 10:24:44 AM

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Holy moly! This ‘mine site’ and all the equipment is amazing! I can’t begin to fathom the amount of time and money spent on it. Total labor of love!
Did I spy a Ground Force service bed? A little something from my neck of the woods Smile

Are you an enviromentist, or do you work for a living?
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 3:01:53 AM
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Gents,

Many thanks for your positive comments.

Another model produced by Michel and weathered by Olive, the Caterpillar/Towhaul 793B recovery unit:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 3:04:40 AM
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Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 3:11:03 AM
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We move to a LorraMine workshop where a Caterpillar 793D dumper is being overhauled:







To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 3:15:21 AM
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To be continued (tomorrow).
Guy
JohnGalt
Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 10:07:52 AM

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Fantastic in every regard! Please keep the pictures coming. I love it!
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 11:13:39 AM
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Guy the work shop is just outrageous along with the 793 Tow Haul. I’ve looked at the shop pictures about 5 times already. The hoses from all the tanks on the end dump look great, he even weathered the workers. Guy again thanks for taking your time to post these pictures on the forum. Great talent.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 2:55:03 AM
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John and Steve,

Many thanks for your support: I agree with you, that LorraMine dio is just incredible.

Steve,

The workshop in which the dumper is overhauled is "just" a temporary one, the final one (much bigger) is being built and should be "inaugurated" in the coming weeks: you'll be amazed by the level of details in this one.

Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 3:03:05 AM
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Caterpillar 793D dumper overhaul (continued):





A picture of a real overhaul, used to "build" the LorraMine scenario:



To be continued.
Guy
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Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 3:21:41 AM
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Meanwhile on the quarry face, dust limitation operations are on-going (Olive's Photoshop software being unavailable!):







Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 4:10:40 AM
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Three different series of tires were delivered to the mine today. As the storage area is not 100% complete, they are temporary stored outside in a flat area of the extraction site:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 4:15:53 AM
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Each Letourneau 2350 loader tire weighs approx. 7 tonnes, while a Caterpillar 797 dumper tire is around 5 tonnes.







To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 4:21:46 AM
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As the unloading is progressing, the Services & Supplies Manager proceeds to a visual inspection:









Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 4:32:19 AM
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As the temporary storage area is far from ideal (very close from a quarry face), a man has been assigned permanently on site to prevent tires from being damaged by all sorts of vehicles moving around:





Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 4:27:03 PM
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Guy great shots and great narration.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 3:32:25 AM
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Today, one of the Mt Arthur Coal Liebherr shovels had to be shut-down, because of a mechanical problem:



The maintenance intervention team is mobilized on site with their mobile workshop trailer:





To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 3:42:09 AM
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While some Techs work on the engine, a welder repairs a crack on one of the crawlers. Two others members of the team proceed to the replacement of a worn-out bucket teeth:







To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 3:48:23 AM
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At the end of the shift, everything is back to normal after a successful intervention.

Below, the real trailer which triggered the construction of the LorraMine one (bottom picture):





Regards.
Guy
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