Iron Ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Filmed over a
period of six months in 2007.
BLAST INTO MINING!!!!
Sequel to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7KQ4BoRqoo
Dawson Mine is a Coking Coal mine located near the Town of Moura in Central
Overburden is moved using 3 X Draglines (BE 1370, Marion 8200, 8250), 2 X
P&H 4100 XPB Shovels, 4 X O&K RH 340 Excavators, 2 X Hitachi Ex5500, 2 X
Hitachi Ex2500 and 1 X O&K RH120. Trucks are mostly Cat 797Bs and Komatsu
Coal is removed using the Ex2500's and RH120. Trucks are Cat 785s.
Some footage from an open cut iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of
Western Australia. Featuring a Caterpillar D10T, Caterpillar D11R, Cat 16H
Grader, Komatsu WA1200 Loader & Komatsu WA900 Loader.
Features dozers clearing bushland for new waste dump limits & some
lightning. All footage was filmed on an iPhone4.
Obstacle Course, Hill Climb, and Coal Chute! - Top Truck Challenge 2013
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The Obstacle Course begins with a shockingly tall and long slippery hill
descent known as the "first hill" and it ends with a nasty dogleg gully
that's tantalizingly close to the finish line. In between is a treasure
trove of terror. The "lower section" forces competitors to navigate a
360-degree turn through three deep water holes and sand. From there,
competitors travel up a hill to the "upper section" that includes a
deceiving off-camber U-turn (known as "U-turn Hill"), two deep water holes,
and numerous tight turns. This event has a 10-minute time limit, but speed
is the enemy. This is because the course is marked with numerous cones and
each one hit adds 20 seconds to the overall time. If all four tires of a
rig travel outside a cone the rig is disqualified at that point. Safety
violations net a whopping two-minute penalty. Clearly, accuracy is the key
to success in the Obstacle Course.
Think back to those hillclimbs you've done in your 4x4. Yeah, the TTC Hill
Climb isn't like that. The Hill Climb is built specifically for TTC, it's
approximately 600 feet in length and it has an average angle of
approximately 60 degrees. It twists and turns as it winds through the
poison oak and it's peppered with strategically-placed deep holes and dirt
hills. Yes, we added hills to our Hill Climb. The Hill Climb is loose,
steep, and unpredictable. Naturally, we don't let drivers see it before
they run it because that would ruin the surprise. The Hill Climb rewards
those who can think on-the-fly and punishes those who are thinking about
the next event. We allowed each competitor 5 minutes to tackle the hill and
during that time they could stop, reverse, or winch. If a competitor
exceeded the time limit, traveled out of bounds, or violated a safety rule
they were disqualified at that point.
The Mini Rubicon, a staple of Top Truck for years, was a brutal event that
forced competitors to fight for every inch of forward progress. It was
tough and unforgiving. We wanted something tougher. So, for 2013 we
replaced the Mini Rubicon with the awe-inspiring Coal Chute. This event
uses a newly developed area (Rock Rash Ridge) at the Hollister Hills SVRA
that contains an amazing collection of man-made obstacles. Naturally, we
tweaked it to make it exclusive to Top Truck. Our mind-bending course was
approximately 525 feet in length, and included steep walls in excess of 7
feet tall and jumbles of rocks and cement tubes. We even brought in a water
truck and created a waterfall on the final cement climb. The course was
broken into four distinct sections. We threw competitors a curve ball and
allowed them to skip one of the two first sections. However, we penalized
each competitor 10 minutes if they bypassed the first section and 6 minutes
if they bypassed the second section. Strategy was a major player at this
event. There was a 20-minute time limit and safety violations netted a
two-minute penalty. If two of the vehicles tires traveled outside of the
cones the competitor was disqualified at that point.
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BIG trains : BIG Power : Iron ore trains in Western Australia
A power parade of locomotives on the longest and heaviest trains in
Australia. The locomotives featured here are SD70's as imported from the
US and Canada, GE Dash 8's as built or modified by their Australian
operators, GEVO's with the bigger radiators fitted for the harsh Pilbara
climate, SD90's, Dash 9's and Australian built GE C44aci and EMD GT46C's
built locally to suit the lighter axle load limits on the old state owned
systems in Western Australia. BHP and ARG ( a Queensland Rail subsidiary )
use distributed power whilst FMG and Rio Tinto run all the power up
front........other than a few places where they use pushers. Places which
unfortunately are in restricted areas. Train lengths vary from 159 cars on
the ARG trains to 250 cars on the FMG trains.
Heavy Haulers in the oil sands - Biggest Trucks In The World!
Great shots of giant trucks used to haul oil sands. Some of the biggest
trucks in the world like the enormous Euclid trucks that can haul over 300
tonnes. Mostly working in the oil sands in Fort McMurray Alberta Canada.
Filmed by Marc Pearce of Hok Nik Creative.
Port Hedland to Yandi
Mcaleese Transport moving a 160t equipment platform, 80t main frame and 45t
sub structure off stacker from Port Hedland to Yandi mine site
World's Longest, Heaviest Trains!
The heaviest and longest trains in the world are in Australia's North-West
Pilbara region. I shot these clips on Rio Tinto's rail line near Tom Price,
Marandoo and Yandi iron ore mines while I was waiting to unload my truck.
Locomotives are fully imported GEs made in the U.S., you won't see these
locomotives anywhere else in Australia, or in many places outside of North
America or Canada..
I found this video on an one of my laptops. While sitting on the main line
@ Hawk siding, on a loaded Yandi train, we cross an empty ore train heading
out to the mines. Its going through the loop @ about 50kph. I get down to
perform a rollby (visual inspection of the train).