Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    Caterpillar, ThoroughTec announce global agreement

    February 8, 2021 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Caterpillar Mining and ThoroughTec Simulation have completed a global co-operation agreement aimed at bringing the latest generation, simulator-based equipment training solutions to Caterpillar customers. These solutions are intended to help improve safety, boost productivity, increase machine availability and create more

  • News

    Caterpillar collaborates with Guardhat to deliver expanded mine safety solutions

    December 9, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Caterpillar is collaborating with industrial internet-of-things (IoT) technology company Guardhat to offer Guardhat’s safety solutions to surface mining operations through Cat dealers. The two companies are also developing a new system, Cat Connected Worker, which will use wearables to provide

  • News

    New Cat 657 Wheel Tractor-Scraper for low-cost earthmoving

    December 2, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Caterpillar has introduced the new Cat 657 Wheel Tractor-Scraper (WTS), which features a twin-power design to boost cycle times and elevate productivity and operating efficiency to deliver low-cost earthmoving. With a 7% increase in fuel efficiency over the 657G WTS,

  • News

    Caterpillar introduces new D9 dozer for lower owning and operating costs

    September 9, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Caterpillar has launched the new Cat D9 dozer, which replaces the prior D9T model and offers customizable configurations. Built on a legacy of longevity and field reliability, the Cat D9 lowers overall costs per unit of material moved by up

  • News

    EQUIPMENT: Caterpillar introduces new tool for LHD buckets

    June 11, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ILLINOIS – Caterpillar has announced the launch of a heavy duty bolt-on half arrow ground engaging tool (GET) – the BOHA65 – for large underground loaders working in extreme applications. This new BOHA65 unit joins the company’s line of BOHA

  • News

    TECHNOLOGY: Caterpillar launches MineStar Edge management platform

    May 25, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ILLINOIS – Caterpillar has added the MineStar Edge platform to its Cat MineStar Solutions offering to align with the way that mining operations manage their businesses. Edge creates an operational ecosystem for mining companies: rather than having data in individual

  • News

    AUTOMATION: RCT commissions tele-remote mining fleet in Kazakhstan

    April 21, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    KAZAKHSTAN – RCT, a company specializing in autonomous solutions, has completed a customized tele-remote project at the Ridder underground Tishinsky copper mine in Kazakhstan. RCT’s ControlMaster Teleremote solution can be tailored to a mine’s site-specific requirements. RCT worked with the

  • News

    SHOVEL: Caterpillar introduces Cat 6030 hydraulic model

    February 27, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ILLINOIS – Caterpillar has launched the Cat 6030 hydraulic mining shovel, which is available in configurations that meet strict North American and European diesel emissions standards. The 6030 retains a 30-tonne payload capability and is powered by a pair of

  • HAULAGE: Newmont invests in autonomous fleet at Boddington

    February 19, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – With approval for a US$150-million investment in an autonomous haulage system (AHS) at its Boddington mine, Newmont will be the first gold miner with a driverless truck fleet. “Not only does Boddington continue to deliver strong performance, our

  • News

    POWER: Cut costs with reliable Cat micro-grids

    September 18, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PEORIA, Ill. – The Cat Microgrid system is the recipient of the 2017 Power magazine commercial and industrial generation award. The system contains both photovoltaic solar modules and energy storage. Here are some of the award winning advantages: Increased energy efficiency

  • News

    DOZERS: Caterpillar celebrates milestone 40,000th machine

    October 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

      Peoria, Ill. — In October, representatives from Caterpillar, Finning Canada and Teck Resources gathered in East Peoria, Ill., to celebrate the milestone of the 40,000th Cat large dozer rolling off the production line. Core to Caterpillar’s global identity, the current

  • Feature

    Hands off for (hand)some rewards

    May 1, 2016 by Russell Noble

    The thought of autonomous mining is a relatively new concept for many mining companies because it’s still considered a futuristic technology in the minds of many of today’s miners. Having an expensive piece of equipment working without an on-board operator