World trends of the surface mining machinery fleet development

K.Yu. Anistratov

The article presents the results of the research into the trends of the principal mineral mining in major producing countries and the prospects for the period up to 2030. The author highlights the advantages and shortcomings of rope and hydraulic shovels and describes the world trends of the machinery manufacture. Similar analysis is presented on mine dump trucks and drilling rigs.

Mining Industry Journal №6 (100) 2011, p.22