Better coal mining – new trapping shoe cuts costs and extends service life on longwalls

As shearers move up and down the face, trapping shoes attach the shearer to the haulage rack system joined to the AFC. A new type of trapping shoe developed by Bucyrus offers numerous advantages over the conventional design, the company says, including longer service life, greater flexibility, faster replacement and greater safety and ease of handling during replacement. (moreā€¦)

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