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17Feb94 UK: FIRST CATERPILLAR 5130 IN EUROPE STARTS WORK AT WIMPEY MINING'S FFOS LAS OPENCAST COAL SITE NEAR LLANELLI

The first Caterpillar 5130 mining shovel in Europe has started work at Wimpey Mining's Ffos Las opencast coal site near Llanelli, in south Wales. The 170 tonne machine is described by Cat as a pre-production model, and as such it will be kept under close scrutiny by technicians from the company and from local dealer Finning.The 5130 uses a 10.5 cu m bucket to load 85 tonne Caterpillar 777 dump trucks in the optimal 4/5 pass cycle. It can also operate with 135 tonne Cat 785Bs loading ...

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