Higher Productivity for the Long Run
Coal panels and face lengths are increasing -- the average seam height is not. Maximizing productivity levels as the seam height diminishes requires the optimization of cutting power, haulage power, reliability, ease of maintenance and operator ergonomics. Enhanced safety features that address the challenges of mining lower seams also need to be provided.
As the boundary conditions for longwall operations evolve Caterpillar continuously develops solutions that will safely maintain or boost your productivity. For low seam shearer applications the most compact Cat solution yet will be there to deliver the results you expect: the new Cat EL1000. This latest addition to the successful range of Cat longwall shearers will cover seam heights from 63 to 126 inches (1.6 to 3.2 meters).