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JustinE
Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009 7:28:40 PM

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I spent most of today down at Reading’s St Clair reclamation job. One thing’s for sure, this job is almost finished. The H185S will then be moved to it’s new reclaim job. So here are some pictures from today.

The D11R was working on bringing the grade down to it’s correct level.




The operator stopped the D11 and invited me up to see how all that GPS stuff works.


Here’s a video from inside this beast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap-XNCoMK3A&feature=channel_page

Josh had to take the grade down another 2 feet, so it was time to do some dozer style digging!



Here’s an in action video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aZtyyX-KGE&feature=channel_page

While talking with the operator he mentioned how much more he prefers the Komatsu dozers over the Cat’s. He says the D11 is an outstanding dozer, but rides like a rock compared to the 475A Komatsu.

All the dirt was being piled in front of the H185S for loading


Next stop was up top where the Komatsu 475A was working. Here you see a Euclid R85 hauling the overburden up top. Apparently, one of the 785B’s was undergoing service.

The 475 was working on pushing off the piles from the trucks.




Here’s a video of this beast in action…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppp8yZeRHow&feature=channel_page


Next load on its way…

Try getting this close to a 475 while working….lol!!


I talked with the 475’s operator for a few while the Euc R85 dumped her load. Here’s a video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJm2o7KkB14&feature=channel_page

Final phase of the day….leaving….in a 785B!


Here’s a video…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUXeTaGX7R8&feature=channel_page

Lunch time and time to grease the 185.



-Justin

"Everyone's Goal Is To Mine More Coal!"
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cat325ccr
Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009 8:13:16 PM
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Awesome pictures Justin!
Antho
Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009 8:21:46 PM

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great shots Justin!! Thanks for sharing!! That D11 is really amazing, what a nice machine to see!

Anthony... Or Frenchie. I must be French or someth'n..
JustinE
Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009 8:50:26 PM

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Thanks guys!

-Justin

"Everyone's Goal Is To Mine More Coal!"
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fensoncontracting
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 12:13:32 AM

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Nice pics, thanks for sharing. Great to see that large iron running.
renaultman
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 3:49:36 AM

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Sweet

Dirtman2007
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 7:47:47 AM

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Very nice, great job on the videos too, I had to watch them all!

Chris


To see our equipment in action:

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JustinE
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 7:51:28 AM

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Dirtman2007 wrote:
Very nice, great job on the videos too, I had to watch them all!

Thanks Chris!

-Justin

"Everyone's Goal Is To Mine More Coal!"
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GraniteFan713
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 8:18:41 AM

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Awesome! Your just going to have to start taking me with you, whether you like it or not, lol, j/k.Teeth

-Dave

renaultman
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 8:30:12 AM

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Just going through the videos. Man that R85 sounds nice. I can't belive how quickly the dump body went back down. Do you have any more pics or videos of her.

leo-cat
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 10:25:51 AM

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That must have been a fun day, Justin.
Is it only me or is that H185S extremely slow? (especially compared to the H285S)

Leo
JustinE
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 12:38:29 PM

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renaultman wrote:
Just going through the videos. Man that R85 sounds nice. I can't belive how quickly the dump body went back down. Do you have any more pics or videos of her.

I know! I though it was going to crash down...lol! Don't have any more videos of her...but I'll get one. Man, when that thing went to climb the hill, boy did that engine scream!

-Justin

"Everyone's Goal Is To Mine More Coal!"
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clfred
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 1:56:04 PM
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As usual, great pictures and videos Justin. I always look forward to your PA mining posts. Again thanks for taking the time and trouble to get and post these pictures and videos. It looked like loads of fun to be there on that beautiful day.
JustinE
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 3:53:53 PM

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leo-cat wrote:
That must have been a fun day, Justin.
Is it only me or is that H185S extremely slow? (especially compared to the H285S)

Nahh, that's just the way Rich works that machine. He's never consistent- he runs fast, then he slows down, then he speeds up again.

-Justin

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330DL
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 5:58:44 PM

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Howdy Partner !

snazzy photographs ! !

Be careful !

330dl
JustinE
Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 12:50:54 PM

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Thanks guys!!

-Justin

"Everyone's Goal Is To Mine More Coal!"
PAmining
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Greasemonkey
Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 3:48:34 PM

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Nice job Justin, but I have to question what the D11 operator told you about the 11 riding like a rock compared to the 475. Do you mean he was saying the 475 is smoother? Unless there is something really messed up with the 11, that shouldn't be the case. Especially since that era of 475 doesn't even have a suspended bogie undercarriage, it's all fixed rollers. I think it speaks for itself that the 475 was put on the fill where the 11 was doing the hogging. A 475 should out push and out rip a D11 any day, but they'll damn near kill you and your back doing it.

Brian
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 4:07:25 PM

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nice pics i like that cat!

http://photobucket.com/cat627g equipment pics. theres nothing like the smell of asphalt in the morning!
JustinE
Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 5:12:59 PM

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Greasemonkey wrote:
Nice job Justin, but I have to question what the D11 operator told you about the 11 riding like a rock compared to the 475. Do you mean he was saying the 475 is smoother? Unless there is something really messed up with the 11, that shouldn't be the case. Especially since that era of 475 doesn't even have a suspended bogie undercarriage, it's all fixed rollers. I think it speaks for itself that the 475 was put on the fill where the 11 was doing the hogging. A 475 should out push and out rip a D11 any day, but they'll damn near kill you and your back doing it.

Brian

Yeah he said the 475 was smoother but that the D11 was much more operator friendly. Ahh, but you know how it is, everyone has a different opinion on a machine's preformance. That's intresting to know, thanks!

-Justin

"Everyone's Goal Is To Mine More Coal!"
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Jimi
Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 6:09:09 PM

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Great photos and videos as always Justin,

As you showed the cuts about all gobbled up, but it looks like they still have a lot left to fill? Where's the 185 headin next?

Thanks again for sharing

regards,
Jim


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