Three for one

24 April 2008

Ukraine-Based open-cast mine operator volnogorsk state mining and Metallurgical Coporation (GGMK) has been able to cut its fleet of dozers down by over a third by switching to newer machines. The heavy metal ore mine near Dnepropetrovsk used to operate 68 dozers but now carries out the same work with just 22 Caterpillar machines.

The site took delivery of its first three Caterpillar D8R dozers in 1996 and has now replaced the rest of its dozer fleet with Cat machines. GGMK D8R operator Vasily Semecha said, “With other equipment you’re often idle because of repairs but these machines are real workhorses.”

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