Archive for the ‘Mining Equipment’ Category
To hear more about the mining industry from Caterpillar Inc. executives, tune in tomorrow (June 20, 2012) at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) Group President and Chief Financial Officer Ed Rapp, Group President Steve Wunning, Vice President Chris Curfman, Vice President Luis de Leon and Director of Investor Relations Mike DeWalt will be speaking. The presentation materials will be available on http://www.caterpillar.com/eventscalendar. The event will be webcast in real-time and available to the public through the following website: http://www.wsw.com/webcast/cat/live.
Listeners should go to the website at least 30 minutes before the live event to register for the event and to download and install any necessary audio software. The webcast will be available for replay for 90 days; no transcripts from the presentation will be made available.
Any guesses on the width or weight of the Cat 795F Haul Truck “bed?”
The four Caterpillar 785s that were recently rebuilt in Cashman’s Henderson and Reno shops were not only in desperate need of rehab, they were also so large, they couldn’t be shipped with the wheels on. The wheels were transported separately, then put on the machine upon arrival. Even with the wheels back on, however, a crane was necessary to pick up the 785s and move them into Cashman’s service bays. While crane companies are certainly used to moving large objects, this was a tricky one even for them, and the process took hours longer than expected!
On Friday October 28, 2011, Caterpillar Decatur finished building the 1,000th Large Mining Truck for 2011. The 797F has been purchased by Grupo Mexico, and will soon be hard at work at their Cananea copper mine in Sonora, Mexico. This unit is also the 175th 797F built since the release of the F Series in late 2009.
The history of Large Mining Trucks in Decatur, Illinois dates back to September 1984, with first production of the 785. Incidentally, the first production 785 has now been retired from operation, and is currently being prepared to be displayed proudly in front of the Decatur facility by the end of the year. Following the introduction of the 785, Caterpillar then went on to the production of the 789 in October 1986, and first production of the 793 in January 1991. It took approximately seven full years to produce the first 1,000 Large Mining Trucks (1985-1991). Caterpillar has now produced 1,000 Large Mining Trucks in the first 10 months of 2011!
Congratulations to the Caterpillar Decatur plant for their continued dedication to Caterpillar’s success.
How a mining customer’s 785 Cat Haul Truck looked on delivery day… pretty rough, right? Keep checking out our page to see the progression back to fine working order!
The Cat 797B Haul Truck is so large that assembly takes place at six different Caterpillar locations. Tour all of the factories that built this mining Goliath. Watch the full episode online at National Geographic Ultimate Factories!
Did you know there is a Caterpillar channel on YouTube? Just go to http://www.youtube.com/caterpillarinc to see videos from Cat. Videos are uploaded from all over the world, feature all kinds of equipment, and highlight new machines like Cat 797 Haul Truck for Mining! You can even subscribe so you get notified of any new videos…