Mining shovels must be broken down into sub assemblies and moved in pieces from the factory to the mine site. For that reason, these mining shovels usually spend their whole life at one mine site. Drag type Mining. Dragline excavators are huge crane like mining machines that are built on site, weighing up to 13,000 tons.
There are two types of mining shovel models: dragline mining shovel and bucket mining shovel. Dragline mining shovel Because of its incredible weight, this type of mining shovel cannot be moved easily from one location to another.
A power shovel is a bucket equipped machine, usually electrically powered, used for digging and loading earth or fragmented rock and for mineral extraction. Power shovels are a type of rope/cable excavator, where the digging arm is controlled and powered by winches and steel ropes, rather than hydraulics like in the more common hydraulic excavators. Basic parts of a power shovel include the track system, cabin, cables, rack, stick, boom foot pin, saddle block, boom, boom point sheaves and bucket