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 Post subject: Tracked mantrips in use in the midwest and west
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:17 pm 
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Are there any mines in Indiana, illnoia, or out west west that use track mounted equipment underground, or is it all rubbered tyred?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:26 pm 
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That's a real broad question. Continuous Miners are usually tracked. Shuttles, Scoops and Mantrips are usually tired.

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Actually Doug. Cm miners have Cats. They pin together. Tracks bolt together. Feeders have tracks.

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Now I'm getting the education. How do you tell them apart from 10 feet?

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NO, when I mean tracked I mean do the man trips run on rails out west and in Illnoia and Indiana?

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I see. As far as Indiana/Illinois I would say no. I'm certain none of the current Indiana mines use rail. And I pretty sure for Illinois. The mines in the Illinois Basin ( Indiana, Illinois and Western Ky ) are deep and the coal rarely outcrops in any significantly amounts. The entries are most often shaft or a very steep ( 10 degree) slope to the vein. Veins are typically 300 deep in Indiana and W. Ky to 900+ feet in the Fairfield Trench in Southern Ill.

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