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Bucyrus 495HR - Shovel 71 at BHP Escondida Chile Options · View
mitchtim
Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2007 11:12:38 PM

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Hello everyone from Chile. I am currently over here working at Chuquicmata mine which is the largest coper mine in the world (home is Perth, Australia). I have been lucky enough to obtain some photos of Shovel 71 which is the second Bucyrus 495HR shovel to go to work at BHP-Escondida Mine. They are currently assembling the third machine. Hope you enjoy the pictures.



















I have many other pictures to post over the coming weeks. I will be in Chile for 2-3 more weeks for those back in Australia wishing to get in touch with me.

Mitchtim
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2007 11:32:27 PM

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An amazing collection of pictures you have there. Thanks for sharing.
Bob

I especially like this one.


Here is a link for all the pictures.
http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i260/mitchtim/Shovels/

I especially like these ones.

mitchtim
Posted: Monday, July 30, 2007 12:37:36 AM

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Bob,

How do you post the pictures so they appear in the screen?
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2007 1:01:43 AM

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Mitchtim, the easiest would be the read the post titled HOW TO: POSTING PHOTOS AND LINKS at the top of the forum page. Lots of good info there. Bob
http://forums.dhsdiecast.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=108321
mitchtim
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 9:17:26 PM

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Attention: Richard Fowler

Hi Richard, How about a custom HR version in BHP Escondida livery?

Mitchtim
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 11:47:02 PM
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Seen this thread the other day and forgot to post Confused Confused Confused

Nice pics.Cool

Need big equipement to DIG big hole's Cool Anymore pics from this unique mine?

Ross
Christian
Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 4:36:35 AM

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how about a special livera run of 495 HR in Escondida... that way more people woould have something of it instead of one unique custom... and i could place it next to my Syncrude HF



Paul
Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 6:50:30 AM

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Thanks for those excellent photos Mitchtim and I look forward to the others!.

Scania V8. The best sounding truck in the world.

Cat 797B
Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 7:00:07 PM

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Thanks for posting these great pics

cheers Chris
RPFowler
Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 8:36:42 PM
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Nice.

Would go well with the Codelco yellow one!



If the ohs 4100 is not appear, then maybe another 495HR!
mitchtim
Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 8:56:27 PM

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Richard,

I am currently at Codelco Northe which is Chuquicamata Mine located 20minutes drive north of Calama. It is the biggest copper mine in the world. I suggest you jump on Google Earth and go to Calama (Chile) and then scroll slightly north. I have looked already and you are able to pick out the 495HR's from the other P&H machines on site which consist of 2100BLE's, 2100XP's, 2800XP's, 2800MKII's, 2800XPA's, 4100A's, 4100XPB's and 495HR's. They have 2 495HR's that are build the same as the Escondida machines except with a black and yellow livery. I am going for a tour of the mine before I leave so I will take plenty of pictures for you just in case you decide to have both an Escondida and Chuquicamata replicar.

Regards


Mitchtim
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