The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

In the Moscow region there is a White Mountain with continuous bucket loaders working on it all day long. Finding the area is not easy, coming close to the excavators is even more difficult due to lack of any identification signs in nearby villages. In spite of all the difficulties the path to the open pit was found and pictures are presented below.The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The first German excavator Tarkaf Ers 710 is very impressive in size though this bucket loader is the smallest one among those that used to be available.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The machine has 5 floors. The first one is motionless and contains a tube in its base.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

‘The dining room’.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

Lubrication room.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The communication panel provides connection with other working spaces.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The chain consists of 38 buckets (710 liters each).

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The machine was used first to mine ore then only sand which is taken to the second floor along the chain. The circular feeder is located right there.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

Sand goes to the band conveyor.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

Then it is loaded onto the train. Tarkaf ERS 710 needs 15 minutes to load 12-13 wagons with capacity of 60 tons each. This is a loading point. Connector communicates with the engine driver and controls the loading process to avoid sand spilling.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The sand piles were formed in the result of spillage.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

Main control console.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

Power control room.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The input voltage box which transforms 6000 V into 380 V is not allowed to touch as waves can be produced due to that.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

According to the instruction, a continuous bucket loader is operated by 5 people such as an engine driver, his attendant, electrician, chief foreman and ladle-man.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The bucket works from May till November and never in winter. Due to a large number of projectors it can operate 24 hours a day. Now it loads 4 trains in the morning and 4 trains at night.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

Another walking excavator made in the USSR.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

It separates sand from stones, clay and has one bucket.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The teeth are changed every month.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The excavator is produced at Soviet times and is decorated with a flag which states ‘We’ll reach the victory of communistic labor’.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

Its high voltage cable is distributed manually, the resonance is felt in the adjacent villages.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

Climb the stairs and get the view of the neighborhood.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The wagon shifts the rails as soon as excavators has done its job and moves to another territory.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

One jack elevates the rail whereas the other one shifts it aside.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

Last sight of the ‘monster’.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The White Mountain with excavators working on it.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

The entrance to the Mountain is closed for common people.

The Open Pit Of Voskresensk

Only excavators are allowed to reach it.

Location: Voskresensk

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10 thoughts on “The Open Pit Of Voskresensk”

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  1. hallo!!! this machine coms from east germany GDR.
    the GDR was a big producer of this special “monster” for open-cast mining
    Best wishes
    from Brandenburg

  2. the last machine with just one bucket, we call a dragline.Not much used now because hydraulic excavators are much faster and more productive

  3. I have never seen such large machines in my life! It reminds me of the Jawa Sandcrawler from Star Wars. Those machines are like moveable houses!

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