Heavy equipment used in coal mining.

Heavy equipment used in coal mining.

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:32 am

Here are some videos I found that I thought were interesting. There are many more on You Tube.


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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Heavy equipment used in coal mining.

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:27 pm

NICE :D :D
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Heavy equipment used in coal mining.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:03 pm

Indeed!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert


Re: Heavy equipment used in coal mining.

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:49 pm

Great photos! As they say: The only difference between men and boys is......the price of their toys. I need to ask if they have female operators at Reading.
Everywhere else sure uses as many women as they can, because they almost NEVER run over something looking at an attractive, smartly dressed pretty girl!
The guys....heck, it's a given....no matter where it occurs...we all go GaGa for the ladies.

Sorry I couldn't make the trip, it sure looks like huge numbers of folks enjoyed a hands-on day with the good folks at Reading. I'm guessing a private tour is much more difficult to obtain. Hmmmmm, perhaps I can use the Freshly Made NH Maple Syrup trick....Maple candies.....Fresh Buffalo Steaks(yummy, and good for you) PS: They don't make good pets, they seem to be Pi**ed Off all the time. Much better than Moose to make a meal of. :idea: :!: :roll: ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Heavy equipment used in coal mining.

PostBy: gaw On: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:10 pm

I believe all the equipment in the videos above are owned by Jeddo, but I can’t say for sure. From what I read online they own the Marion 8700. Reading owns a Marion 7800 that is visible from the road near Heckscherville. We drove by there on the way from Duncott to Locust Gap Saturday. The Reading Anthracite guide believes it has a 60 Yard bucket.
whistlenut wrote:Sorry I couldn't make the trip, it sure looks like huge numbers of folks enjoyed a hands-on day with the good folks at Reading. I'm guessing a private tour is much more difficult to obtain.
Well it’s not like your close by, but I bet SMITTY could make the drive in about 5 hours, maybe less. Maybe a big campaign contribution would go a long way towards a private tour. Too bad it didn’t work out, maybe next time.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County