Description: Massive Miners part 2
Britain’s Massive Miners Part 2
DVD, PAL format
A Northumberland surface coal mine is the setting for the hydraulic excavator which is currently the biggest in Britain and the biggest Terex model in Europe – the Terex O&K RH 200. It works with advanced noise- and dust-suppression technology to load nearly 50 tonnes at a time with a 26 cubic metre bucket.
At work in a Yorkshire limestone quarry is the largest excavator Caterpillar currently has in Britain. Only four of these 5130s were ever brought into the country.
A Scottish coal mine yields examples of the R 9350, Liebherr’s biggest excavator in Britain, working with the country’s largest fleet of Terex TR 100 dump trucks and a big Cat 834H wheeled loader.
Other highlights of this exciting programme are a 340-tonne O&K RH170, the only one in Britain, and an old 480-tonne O&K RH 200 loading Cat 789 trucks. There is even a quick look at Chevington Collier, a decommissioned Bucyrus-Erie 1260W walking dragline.
As in his other acclaimed DVDs, Steven Vale supplies plenty of information about the machines in his enthusiastic and detailed script narrated by David Holt.
Terex O&K RH 120-E hydraulic excavator
Terex TR100 dump trucks
Liebherr R 9350 hydraulic excavator (face-shovel and backhoe)
Cat 834H wheeled dozer
Cat D10T tracked dozer
Bucyrus Erie dragline (retired)
O&K RH 170 hydraulic excavator
Cat 785 dump trucks
O&K RH 200 hydraulic excavator
Cat 789 dump trucks
Cat 385 hydraulic excavator
Cat 5130B hydraulic excavator
Terex O&K RH 200 hydraulic excavator
Play time 82 minutes
Compiled by Steven Vale
This is an Old Pond production.