Wirtgen Surface Miners Developing phosphorite deposits in the Republic of Uzbekistan

The article presents the results of acceptance trials of Wirtgen Surface Miner 2500 SM in the development of Dzheroy-Sardarinskoe phosphorite deposit, the Republic of Uzbekistan. The trials were used to work out the most efficient procedure for the miner, determine its output capacity at various operating modes, study its performance parameters for different rotation speed of the cutter drum. The acceptance trials have proven that the actual technical performance and output of ore fractions demonstrated by the surface miner 2500 SM in the mining environment of Tashkura Pit match those stipulated in the contract.