[SLIDESHOW] Top Underground Mining Equipment
The mining industry utilizes a handful of heavy duty equipment to explore and develop underground mine site. The equipment is used in an assortment of ways from removing and stockpiling overburden, breaking and removing rocks to processing ores and carrying out reclamation projects after the mine is closed.
Equipment such as drills, longwall shearers, draglines, shovels, dozers, graders, and wheel dozers are implemented in the beginning phases of construction with an underground mine. Room & pillar operations include continuous miners, feeder breakers, haulage systems, roof bolters, and utility vehicles.
Some of the biggest manufacturers of underground mining equipment include Caterpillar Inc., Joy Mining Machinery, Hitachi, Sandvik, and Komastu. We take a look at the top underground mining equipment and the companies leading the charge in global dominance of the mining industry.