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Re: PC8000 working hard

Post #11 by Greasemonkey » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:20 am

My understanding on the reasons for the right hand cab on mining shovels, whether they are hydraulic or rope machines, is the right hand cab puts one of the operators of the truck and shovel in a position so they never go double blind side. The blind side is what we call the side opposite the cab, and with having at least one operator always seeing the good side between the machines, it supposedly makes the situation safer. I understand where they are coming from, but I don't know how much of a difference it actually makes, and how much is perception.

Personally, I feel that without a left hand cab, you're missing out, since you don't get to look down into the cab of the haul truck at some of the female drivers........
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Re: PC8000 working hard

Post #12 by martinB50 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:46 pm

Hello Guys
Thanks for that stuart and brian it was just something i had observed and wondered why the engineers had made changes to these two machines and left the others in their respective series alone?

Brian,
Like the comment about observing ones female work collegues guess that never makes it onto the sales brochure! lol,
Can you tell me how many PC8000 you have working in your part of the world?

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Re: PC8000 working hard

Post #13 by Greasemonkey » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:03 am

Hi Martin,

I think it's a case of not wanting to put the time and money into making a change to the existing model, since it would be quite a big change. With the new models, it's no big deal, but to redesign something like that may be a really big undertaking.

As for how many PC8000s we have up here, I believe there are just two at the moment. Both owned by KMC Mining, with one at Suncor, and one at Kearl Lake. I could be off on that though.

There's talk of us taking an 8000 on lease at our other mine, but depending on who you talk to, it changes between a PC8000 and an EX8000. I guess time will tell.

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Re: PC8000 working hard

Post #14 by martinB50 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:52 pm

Hi Brian
Thank you for that infomation i always find it fascinating to know what machine types and numbers you guys have working in those mines its a shame about the fuss the oil companies make over taking pictures as we all share a passion about big machines and just like to share with others?

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Re: PC8000 working hard

Post #15 by Greasemonkey » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:35 pm

Martin, I just wanted to correct what I said. Apparently there are three of them up here. All are owned by KMC, with two of them at Suncor, and one at Kearl Lake. Sorry about that.

I agree about the picture taking restrictions. The biggest problem is most of the companies running the operations have to answer to the shareholders and owner companies. So anything that makes it out onto the net that shows something out of place safety wise or in contravention to a safety rule, puts them in jeopardy of getting in trouble, or even losing their contracts.....and subsequently, LOTS of money.

It still sucks though!


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Re: PC8000 working hard

Post #16 by martinB50 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:02 am

Hi Brian,
Do KMC still have the only demag 685 and komatsu 740 os as i belive both are the same machine? didnt komatsu demag change the numbering scheme of the original 485 series to 685 then change it back after the first machine had being delivered? then supply KMC with a beefed up version of the 485 series which was known as the 740 os?

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Re: PC8000 working hard

Post #17 by Greasemonkey » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:38 am

Hi Martin,

Yes, KMC still have both the 685 and the 740, and both are still running....sort of. Both are in pretty bad shape and the 740 is particularly bad. I can out load the 740 with a 17 year old RH200 with 107,000 hours on the clock.

I believe the history you posted is pretty much right on as to the 485 and 685 lines. It has always been my understanding that the 740 is basically the prototype for the PC8000 range.


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Re: PC8000 working hard

Post #18 by eyadinuae » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:35 pm

WOOOW Very beautiful ...... :brravo: :brravo:


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