Robinson Mine recently added a new Caterpillar 6060 hydraulic shovel to its production line of equipment.  

“This new shovel will allow us to continue delivering operational excellence, while maintaining our long term viability,” said Robinson General Manager Amanda Hilton. “It also demonstrates that KGHM is committed to investing in the long term future of the Robinson Mine.” The shovel is one of many new equipment purchases for the mine in the last year, which have included a new dozer, grader, and drill. 

Designated as Shovel 7, the new unit has a load capacity of up to 68 tons per pass, making it one of the most productive loading units at Robinson. It has an expected service life of more than 12 years and numerous safety improvements over older units, including safer boarding ladders, automatic shut off if seat is vacated, and bucket auto leveling if the controls are released.