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GuyM
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 9:23:46 AM
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The mining shovel lifting equipment at the end of the erection phase:



Next time, we'll attend the completion of the installation process, with all hydraulic and electrical connections and associated commissioning tests.

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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:45:18 AM
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The power generation container is unloaded:







To be continued.
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Connections are prepared:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:57:51 AM
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Ready for some live tests to verify all processes:





To be continued with final wedging post-testing, then real lifting (next time).

Regards.
Guy
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Just when I thought you would run out of ideas, you come up with something else. This is just fantastic! Mike
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:45:06 PM
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This post is great, it has become a daily routine, along with Guy’s personal post. Again thanks Guy.
Steve
Claus
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I just noticed a magic trick, after the Peterbilt unloaded the trailer of tires it morphed into a Western Star! Cool Cool



Ironstef70
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 5:39:27 PM

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They must have towed the Pete out... Think

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Claus
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 6:48:44 PM

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Ironstef70 wrote:
They must have towed the Pete out... Think


At least it looked good behind the wrecker.Cool
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:24:40 AM
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Claus,

I had noted the change as well, but we'll say that LorraMine received more than one tires transport, as the combination with the Western Star can be seen, fully loaded, in a previous picture:



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:35:33 AM
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Back to the Bucyrus lifting scene, where pre-load tests have been successfully completed: that's today the Great Day for the MegaTraction staff in charge of demonstrating equipment capabilities.

Wooden mats are inserted below the shovel counterweight:



The lift can commence, with all LorraMine Management attending:



Simply impressive!



To be continued.
Guy





GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:41:52 AM
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The lift "seen" by the drone:



On the "helicopter view", have you noted the Towhaul bringing in a large Caterpeillar dozer?



To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:45:54 AM
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To give you some flavor of what should come next time, a few mining scenes used to prepare the LorraMine scenario:





Regards.
Guy
RobS
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:19:22 PM
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This thread continues to impress!

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JohnGalt
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:09:01 PM

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GuyM wrote:
The lift can commence, with all LorraMine Management attending:


Things always go well with a lot of non-participants watching.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:58:02 PM
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Guy what can I say? Impressive. Also the new Pete was probably being traded in for a older more reliable Volvo VHD and the Western Star just happened to have a set of keys in it, so they hooked it up to the tire trailer.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:10:25 AM
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The lift is progressing slowly but as planned:





End of the lifting sequence, the shovel main axle has been freed from the chassis assembly and dismantling work can begin:



To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:19:27 AM
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While some maintenance Techs are inspecting the axle, some others prepare the shovel crawlers chassis for the move:



The yard crane is assisting in the tracks dismantling operation:





To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:25:09 AM
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Meanwhile, the bulldozer is being prepared for the shovel chassis tow:



To be continued (next time).
As a bonus, some pictures of the shovel as night comes:





Regards.
Guy

Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:11:02 PM
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Guy all the small details with the workers closeups are outstanding.
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