Immersive Technologies' Advanced Equipment Simulator for the Hitachi EX5500-5 mining excavator & shovel. This training simulator utilizes real
Hitachi shovel controls and instrumentation and was developed with proprietary technical information from
Hitachi EX5500-5 Mining Excavator &
Twin Cummins diesel engines produces a
total of 1940kW (2600 hp), Loading
shovel bucket (35.5 yd3), Backhoe bucket
A Power shovel (also stripping shovel or Front Shovel or Electric Mining Shovel) is a bucket equipped machine, usually electrically powered, used for digging and loading earth or fragmented rock, and mineral extraction.
Shovels normally consist of a revolving deck with a power plant, driving and controlling mechanisms, usually a counterweight, and a front attachment, such as a boom or crane which supports a handle with a digger at the end. The machinery is mounted on a base platform with tracks or wheels. The bucket is also known as the dipper. Modern bucket capacities range from 8 m3 to nearly 80 m3.
Power shovels are used principally for excavation and removal of overburden in open-cut mining operations, though it may include loading of minerals, such as coal.