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Barkerjoh
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2:22:17 PM

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outstanding work truly amazing here.
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:33:31 AM
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The pictures that were used to model the scene:





Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:41:02 AM
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Removing all bucket axis was anticipated to be a difficult task, that's why the Atlas-Copco drilling rig was mobilized in assistance:









To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:45:25 AM
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To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:53:54 AM
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All 4 axis are finally removed:



Bucket and digging arm can then be separated:



A quick check of arm wear rings:



Meanwhile, a slightly damaged axis is repaired on site:



To be continued (tomorrow).

Regards.
Guy



Barkerjoh
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:26:54 PM

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I like the big footprints left behind
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:05:18 PM
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Guy they think of everything, no details left out. Great pictures.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:33:23 PM
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The Bucyrus shovel is turned to get the overhauled bucket fitted:





Once an axis is installed, the Atlas-Copco unit pushes it in position:





To be continued.
Guy

Quinella
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:39:46 PM

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Good grief, this is sensory overload. They have thought of everything for this dio. These folks really love their work. GREAT pictures Guy. Craig
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:39:48 PM
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The operation is closely monitored by the shovel operator in his cab:



The litfing mechanism is then attached to the bucket:





To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:48:53 PM
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The change-over operation continues as night comes:



Meanwhile, the old bucket is being loaded:



After all verifications and final checks are successfully completed, the shovel picks up its electrical supply cable and crawls back to its working site:





Regards.
Guy

Rivera2171
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:05:53 PM

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So great...
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:02:34 PM
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Absolutely fantastic.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 4:37:14 AM
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P&H shovel electrical power cable crossings in LorraMine:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 4:41:39 AM
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Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 4:45:19 AM
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A routine day work in LorraMine:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 4:47:44 AM
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Regards.
Guy
Paul R
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 5:56:51 AM

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This is just ridiculously insane! I love seeing these photos but the time and effort it has taken to produce this is just amazing on every level.

Paul R
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 11:11:50 AM
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Guy just keep the pictures coming.
Thanks
Steve
Campmb
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 12:27:33 PM
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Guy, in the first post you say that LorraMine doesn’t exist. I beg to differ. The mine does exist, and you prove it with these fantastic pictures. The people that worked on this project love their work and it shows. There must be a gold medal award somewhere for them to receive. It would be a dream to make the trip to see it in person. Mike
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