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Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 2:46:04 AM
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Guy are you going to be interviewing the operators of those 9800’s I would like to know what think about how those monsters react to their touch.
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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 6:04:41 AM
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Steve,

That's not planned: as you know, company Managers are generally reluctant to have their personnel interviewed without a proper authorization and supervision from Human Resources. And we haven't been able to get one, sorry.

Today, our photographer is invited to take part to the official opening of LorraMine brand new headquarters.

- The Management building:



- One of the mine personnel lockers room:



- The main entry security gate:



To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 6:13:14 AM
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Offices are so new that the side diorama hasn't yet been finished and put in place:



The parking lot is getting full. You'll note that in LorraMine, road safety instructions are properly followed, with everyone parking in reverse:



The LorraMine "monument" is standing proudly in front of the Management building:



To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 6:30:21 AM
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The Terex 33-19 Titan was shipped from Canada and fully repainted. It is now standing as the emblem of the French mine (*).

The real unit in Sparwood (British Columbia - Canada): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terex_33-19_%22Titan%22



While on site, our photographer took the opportunity to test his new camera (without interviewing anyone, I promize!):







Note(*): the model was in fact bought by Denis from another French collector getting rid of all his mining models to concentrate on craneage.

Regards.
Guy



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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 6:39:07 AM
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On his way back to his car, he met some heavy haulage combinations coming through the main gate:





To be continued (tomorrow).

Regards.
Guy
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 6:01:17 AM
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Good luck! While the photographer is in LorraMine, a new Liebherr mining dumper passes through the gate:







To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 6:08:54 AM
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For the road transport operation, the mining dumper has been split in 3 loads: (1) its main chassis with engine and cab, (2) its dump body and (3) all tires:







To be continued.
Guy



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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 6:12:49 AM
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The huge convoy stops in front of the maintenance workshop where the dumper will be unloaded:







To be continued.
Guy


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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 6:21:49 AM
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Apparently, there is a problem with the unloading zone. Someone tries to solve it on the phone:



While they discuss, let's have a look around:



In order to get a better "helicopter view", our photographer even climbed on a dumper parked there:



Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 2:48:43 AM
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Guy great pictures of the Liebherr end dump delivery. Also you don’t know anybody in upper management at the mine you could contact to get you interviews with some operators. Maybe we could have Quinella try he seems to know everybody.
Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 3:11:51 AM

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GuyM wrote:
The Terex 33-19 Titan was shipped from Canada and fully repainted. It is now standing as the emblem of the French mine (*).

The real unit in Sparwood (British Columbia - Canada): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terex_33-19_%22Titan%22



While on site, our photographer took the opportunity to test his new camera (without interviewing anyone, I promize!):







Note(*): the model was in fact bought by Denis from another French collector getting rid of all his mining models to concentrate on craneage.

Regards.
Guy





The Titan is about 5 min from my house...looks so cool to see it modeled here. Great job!!


IF YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORK A DAY IN YOUR LIFE...
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 5:42:22 AM
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The Maintenance Leader does not want to restrict access to the workshop during unloading and rig-up operations of the new dumper: I'm afraid that it may take some time to agree on another suitable location!
So, while they discuss, let's move to the quarry front and have a look at this Komatsu wheeled loader, recently delivered to the mine:





To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 5:56:15 AM
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The WA 1200 is not the first Komatsu equipment at work in LorraMine. It is assisted by an older 575 A bulldozer:





Regards.
Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 6:08:23 AM
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Close to the crushing building, which is these days nearly 100% completed, LorraMine have recently put in operation their new washing bay:







To be continued.
Guy
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Regards.
Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 6:20:21 AM
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We leave the washing bay as it seems that some interesting activity is taking place not far:



A little further down, a heavy haulage operation is being prepared:



To be continued (tomorrow).

Regards.
Guy
Claus
Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 4:27:08 AM

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Any shots of your lube/fuel truck?
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 5:34:13 AM
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Claus wrote:
Any shots of your lube/fuel truck?


Claus,

Is that the one you mean?



I haven't seen a lot of pictures of it in the French topic but I'll try to find more.

Regards.
Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 5:37:43 AM

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Yes, very nice!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 6:11:03 AM
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GuyM wrote:
[...] A little further down, a heavy haulage operation is being prepared [...]


We asked the mine Operations Manager who told us that one of their Liebherr 9800 mining excavator was to be moved to another quarry front, remote from LorraMine main site.
We've asked our photographer to follow the entire operation:





A 2x20-line SPMT has been mobilized for the move. It is brought in, behind a conventional heavy tow truck, with all ancillary items required for the move, with no power packs in place:





To be continued.
Guy
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