A new Caterpillar-374 hydraulic excavator was put into operation at the Yerkovetsky section of JSC “Amurugol” (an asset of the Russian Coal company in the Amur region). The new equipment is equipped with everything necessary for comfortable operation of the operator. It is possible to receive data on its operation in real time thanks to the satellite monitoring system.
The new excavator will be used in the mining operations of the Yerkovetsky section. Due to the mobility and large capacity of the bucket (5 m3), it productively loads coal into railway wagons along a wide front of mining operations, cuts coal reserves, digs ditches, trenches and zumpfs for draining mine workings, and also performs other excavation and loading and transport work on the section.
“The main advantages of this excavator model are high productivity and reliability in operation, including in difficult mining, geological and climatic conditions. Excellent ergonomics and ease of operation allow the driver to work efficiently according to the set work order in the day and night shift, regardless of weather and climatic conditions. Also among the advantages of this excavator can be noted good maintainability and unification. At the enterprises of JSC “Amurugol”, the equipment of this manufacturer has been widely used for more than 14 years,” the representative of the coal company explained.
The renewal of the park of special equipment of the Yerkovetsky section is carried out as part of the implementation of an annual investment program aimed at increasing the production capacity of the enterprise.
In January – September 2022, about 1.6 million tons of brown thermal coal were produced at the Yerkovetsky mine. This is 7% higher than the figures for the same period in 2021, which amounted to 1.5 million tons of fuel.
At the moment, about 30 units of large mining equipment are involved in the Yerkovets section, the company employs over 600 people.
The fuel extracted at the Yerkovetsky section is shipped to large energy companies and housing and communal services structures of the Amur region.