Interesting photos

It was an electric vehicle

Bugger for some reason I can’t post pictures

Never mind…

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Hey Wallace since you started this topic I think you can delate-out cancel the whole thing.

DOW pictures, yeah. Become problematic for all of us.
I believe the system is throttling back to preserve memory resources.
Use whatever method you can and de-resolution your pictures to post up down to just kilobytes still works.
I found ability to post us 3-4 pictures at a time here IF all totaled up are under 1 megabyte.

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Now its working!

That dear friends is a battery charger 700 amp 1000 volt and something big with wheels and a bucket on front…
Don’t type the names you see in photos or I will have to delete these unauthorized pics.
I don’t want any search engines to pick this up.
This is a very early unit in testing.
I will delete them after a few have a chance to see what it is, then we can start naming names and details


Photo unfortunately had to be removed.

This is an image from one of these units on surface, this is one of the very few underground to test. They won’t even tell me much. I don’t know who owns it and I have not been shown any prints.

Here is a promotional photo.


Of course it would be cat doing that. Big name gotta be on top with everyone hating all the new JD products. I’ll ask my dad about it he gets to play with that stuff a bit see if he has heard anything over here about cat bringing them in. Last year he heard of full electric line coming out and the local operator union threw a fit about losing diesels. But supposedly by 2030 in this state it will be the only thing allowed to be bought so who knows

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The company that makes that digger ( notice I am not using names to avoid search engines these photos will have to come down shortly) bought out another company that made a great machine to get into this racket. The one you see is their current in house design not based on the older companies work.

Mechanics hate them Say the builder created a cheap machine …
I have not seen the electric do anything yet to comment on how well it will work but I sure got to meet a lot of people from over yonder side of the boarder that came up here to set it up and test it in it’s natural habitat.

The electric version is based on the diesel right up to the transmission.
Its not an elegant machine or a very good machine, but it is one of the very first…
It charges in 30 minutes.

The first of the new stuff in any any field is always full of troubles. The last of the old is usually the most reliable it has to compete with. Once you get enough momentum though things change fast.

We are witness to one of those moments in history when things change fast…


It’s isn’t much to beat what is out there now since epa got their grubby little fingers into everything with diesel exhaust fluid, after treatments, egr coolers and Regen. The newer diesels we’re based on old lore of legend, reliability well and beyond a million miles. I have 2020 and 2021 trucks that can’t make it a month without a return trip to the dealer for repairs on the emissions system that set then into limp mode. Pathetic in my eyes what they have done regulating the industry into the ground to please there green investors pocket books. Yet the 2 oldest trucks in the fleet 1989 peterbuilts with mechanical injection have been going strong since new and never missed a beat. Trouble nowadays is finding someone that can drive a u pattern 10 speed. Like clockwork new driver? First day replace clutch brake. 2 months replace clutch. All the new drivers are only cdl certified for automatic transmission which are so defeated it can’t break itself. Unloaded trucks doing 10mph up hill, getting passed by everything. The heavy diesel industry in the US= toilet bowl. Can’t even order propane forklifts right now, can only get electrics. Hard pass says management, it won’t last moving 8,000 lb pallets all day long and we don’t have time to let it charge let alone operators smart enough to play with wall sockets full of angry pixys :joy:


Way to stir up old gripes Norman. When I was an Ironworker we had diesel powered compressors to feed the air tools. Every compressor had to have an operator and all he had to do was maintain the oil level, start the thing, bleed the water out of the tank a couple times a day and shut it off. Drew full wages to just sit there all day and read magazines. Every crane had to have a oiler. All he did was keep grease in a few moving parts. I think they got a little less than journeyman operators wages but still a good paycheck. Never regretted being out of the union.


CAT tried in house to build a scoop decades ago and they never really knew what they were doing and the market was small so they never got any good at it.
Elephinstone however made mining equipment and they made great stuff.

CAT bought them learned everything they could, built copies of the older units and now with their own in house designs still prove they have not got the idea. The electric just puts an electric motor where the diesel was. The next one ( if they learn from this… ) will be much better.

CAT does seem to understand the ground is shifting and they have to go electric too. I just wish they would hire some mining people to help them understand mining equipment.