Canadian Mining Journal


SCISSOR LIFT: Marcotte reaches new heights in underground mining

SUDBURY, ON – Marcotte Mining continues to push the boundaries of innovation with the development of an ultra-high scissor lift that exceeds standard underground capabilities.

Designed to provide a safe work platform for installation of services in tunnel headings, the UHL6000 ultra high lift carrier reaches heights of 6 metres.

Marcotte Mining’s “in-house made solution” was in response to a client’s special request. From initial consultation, to design, build and delivery, the entire process took an impressive 10 weeks.

“Throughout the designing and manufacturing process, any and all input from us on the unit was met with open arms and enthusiasm by Marcotte Mining,” said Kevin Burkholder, equipment manager at Cementation.

“The entire Marcotte staff from shop personnel to management were great to deal with and open to any suggestions. The unit was delivered on time, and met all expectations.”

Special safety features incorporated into the UHL6000 include outrigger jacks for added stability, an enhanced fire suppression system, side shift feature deck, and refined vertical and horizontal capabilities.

“As the mining industry evolves and the needs of clients change, success lies in our ability to offer engineered solutions to suit our customer’s needs,” said Ben Mageau, business development manager at Marcotte.

“Marcotte Mining has become a recognized leader for design strength and performance in the scissor lift utility market,” said Alicia Woods, general manager at Marcotte Mining. “The development of the UHL6000 carrier strengthens our reputation and reaffirms our position as an innovator in the underground mining industry.”

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