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Kalgoorlie, the Super Pit, Komatsu, Caterpillar, Wenco System, Open Pit Mining Operation - Video

Kalgoorlie, the Super Pit, Komatsu, Caterpillar, Wenco Systems, Open Pit Mining Operation - Video

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Kalgoorlie, alternatively known as Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

The Super Pit
The Super Pit is an open-cut gold mine approximately 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) long, 1.6 kilometres (1.0 mi) wide and 512 metres (1,680 ft) deep. It was created by Alan Bond, who bought up a number of old mine leases in order to get the land area needed for the Super Pit. Source: Wikipedia, Kalgoorlie

The Super Pit is managed by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) and owned (50/50) by Newmont Australia and Barrick Gold Corporation. Source: SuperPit.com.

Caterpillar Inc.
Caterpillar Inc. is a United States-based corporation headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. Caterpillar's line of vehicles range from tracked tractors to hydraulic excavators, backhoe loaders, motor graders, off-highway trucks, wheel loaders, and agricultural tractors. They are used in construction, road-building, mining, forestry, energy, transportation and material-handling industries. Source: Wikipedia, Caterpillar.

CAT 797F Haul Truck.
The 797F delivers excellent maneuverability, safe operation, low maintenance costs, lower operating costs and a comfortable ride. The 797F also features two retarding options for downhill or flat/uphill applications and oil-cooled multiple disc brakes on all four wheels. Source: CaterpillarInc.

Komatsu Crawler Excavator PC8000
Machines used for excavating earth and rocks and loading them on a dump truck. The size ranges from small ones (PC78MR-6) used in civil engineering to super large ones used in mines (PC8000-6). Crawler excavators are capable of a wide variety of work by changing a front attachment. Source: Komatsu.com.

Komatsu Limited
Komatsu Limited is a multinational corporation that manufactures construction, mining, and military equipment, industry machinery such as press machines, lasers, and Thermoelectric modules. Its headquarters is at 2-3-6, Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Komatsu is the world's second largest manufacturer of construction equipment and mining equipment after Caterpillar. However, in some areas (Japan, China, Middle East), Komatsu has a larger share than Caterpillar. It has manufacturing operations in Japan, Asia, Americas and Europe. Source: Wikipedia, Komatsu Limited.

Wenco is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of PC based mine management solutions.

Mine management systems focus on monitoring and controlling a mine's mobile assets to ensure effective utilization of all departments including operations, maintenance, engineering, resource planning, management and financial reporting. Mine management systems have become a necessity in modern mining and a key ingredient to a successful mine. Source: Wenco.com.

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