Bachatsky open-pit coal mine is one of the largest mines of Kuzbas. Its annual output is over 8 million 700 thousand tons. It extract fuel for energetic and metallurgical fields of Russia and many other countries of the world. The mine uses 29 excavators, 63 dumpers, 9 locomotives, 3 rigs and 24 heavy bulldozers. The biggest among all dumptrucks is BelAZ-75600, its capacity is 320 tons, full mass – 500 tons! In the former countries of the USSR it’s the biggest truck.
Bachatsky coal mine is located in the city of Belovo of the Kemerovo region. Its area is 10×2 km and its depth is 300 m.
The mine has been working since 1949. It was the world first mine that started to extract caking coal in the open way in 1966.
At the moment they are using 29 excavators with buckets of capacity from 4 to 33 m3.
They also use “Harniscfeger” excavators, “Caterpillar” trucks with capacity from 110 to 320 tons.
BelAZ 75600 is the largest dumptruck at this coal mine and on the whole planet. The first one appeared here in 2006, now they have four.
It can take away up to three railcars of rock mass per trip.