Longwall shearer designed for low- and medium-height seams

Paul Boughton

The latest Cat shearer model, the EL 1000 Longwall Shearer, is designed specifically for low- and medium-height seams.

Preliminary specifications for the EL 1000 shearer indicate that the new model will accommodate seam heights from 63 to 126 inches (1.6 to 3.2m), will deliver an estimated cutting power of 1,600 horsepower (1 000kW), and will provide haulage power on the order of 2 x 134 horsepower (2 x 100kW).

Reflecting the basic design of proven Cat longwall shearers, the EL 1000 will feature massive, one-piece-mainframe construction, exchangeable modular components, advanced automation, and Ethernet communication.

For more information, visit mining.cat.com/longwall

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