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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2008 11:52:06 AM

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There was one at last years AIMEX show in Sydney and ACE797 had clued me up to take a look and i just could not imagine this machine doing the heavy work that an 854 can do with that set up, believe the one at the show was the 2nd into Australia, we have 15 854K,s on our order board at the moment.
Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2008 4:14:30 PM

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Gavin84w wrote:
The 793 and the 24M were at a seperate Cat only function called Minesite at Night @ Ceasars.
Actually it was at the Rio. We were shuttled from the Caterpillar "Show Headquarters" at Ceasars.

Although she is badged as a B series, it is a 793A (Serial Number 3SJ00006): The 1st production 793.

In the 105,000 hours of service since delivery in 1991 this truck has:

Used 8 engines, 8 transmissions, 8 differentials, 16 final drives and 132 tires.

Consumed 4,700,000 gallons of fuel (an average of 45 gallons per hour).

Traveled over 839,000 miles.

Hauled over 54.5 million tones of material.

Produced over 186,000,000 pounds of copper and over 19,000,000 pounds of molybdenum.

Had 209 preventive maintenance services.

Performed at an average of 90.4% availability.

Another great fact is that she is 1 of 5 793s in service at Sierrita with over 100,000 operating hours. One of the best things about seeing this truck at the dinner was that while Caterpillar put new tires on it, that was it. When you grabbed the hand rails your hands had the light sandy dust from the mine site, the windshield had the film and streaks from the last day of operation before her "vacation" and the underside had oil and grease stains everywhere.

She was beautiful in every way! Teeth

One of the special items that Norscot produced for MINExpo was a mini scale version of the Sierrita truck.

- Chris Smile
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