We’d like to extend a big thank you to CMA board member, Gerey Dillinger, for donating a wonderful photo of the Liebherr R9400 Excavator purchased by the Trapper Mine.
As they pursue, develop, and execute their Mine Plan, Trapper Mine identified a combination of challenges including: increasing strip ratios with aggressive production targets, mine operations at 7,000 ft. above sea level, cold weather application (-40°F), and multiple (5) seams descending up to 20% slope, just to name a few. Trapper determined and justified that they would need a more efficient Primary Loading Tool in order to meet their customer’s supply demand, and to become more efficient in order to ensure their long-term success, viability, and sustainability.
Trapper Mining assembled a team to evaluate the bidders and the proposed equipment. Despite being a relatively short sell cycle, the committee was very thorough with their analysis, including: Production Estimates, Cap-Ex, Life Cycle Costs, Total Cost of Ownership, Product Support, and a tour of the factory in Colmar France.
The next time you’re in the CMA office, be sure to check out the photo now displayed in our conference room.