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International Mining: Arch deploys Komatsu Joy 7LS5 longwall shearer at West Elk mine

1 min read / February 23, 2023

Komatsu GPL3444 longwall in construction site

A Komatsu Joy 7LS5 shearer recently began production at Arch Resources’ West Elk thermal coal mine in Colorado, making it the sixth operating Joy 7LS5 shearer in the US. Komatsu states: “The reliable 7LS5 model shearer was introduced in 1999 to Peabody Energy Shoal Creek mine as a solution in mid-to-high seams in some of the most challenging conditions in the world.

*This article was written by Paul Moore for International Mining. Read the rest here.