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New Shovels in 1975-1977

The following comes from the August 1977 issue of Kennescope magazine.

Before The Year is out, two more 2800-model electric shovels -- the largest in nonferrous mining -- will be in service at the mine. One started swinging Aug. 18, the other probably will be placed in service during October. We then will have four of the mammoth shovels operating in mine overburden areas.

The first shovel in the king-size class, No. 38, arrived for erection on the 6340 level in the spring of 1975 and was placed in service in the upper west side that October. The second followed suit soon after, and was painted bright "bicentennial" red, white and blue, and, appropriately, given the number 76.

The new big shovels are numbered 45 and 46.

[photo caption] No. 45 shovel has been placed in service and No. 46, crawler of which stands in the foreground, is expected to start work in October. UCD then will have four ol the giant 27-yard shovels working overburden areas in upper levels of the mine.

Increased stripping requirements -- as the mine's perimeter grows -- prompted acquisition of the larger shovels. The 2800-model can take approximately 40 tons of material in one bite -- depending on density of material. Digging radius is more than 66 feet and its boom stands 55 feet high.

Each 2800 shovel weighs 800 tons and costs nearly $3 million, including erection costs. Length of the crawler is more than 33 feet and its width is 31 feet. The dipper alone weighs 40 tons.

Also scheduled for assembly this year are three eight-yard shovels -- once considered huge, but miniatures alongside the 27-yard units.

Receipt of five shovels in one year is abnormal.

Shovels in 1979

    1979
Qty.
1979
Numbers (ES=Electric Shovel)
Marion 4161 6-yard 11 ES 2, 4, 14, 15, 24, 25, 30, 32, 33, 36, 37
Bucyrus-Erie 190-B 8-yard 2 ES 16, 21
Marion 151-M 8-yard 12 ES 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 13, 29, 31, 41, 43, 44
Marion 191-M 15-yard 6 ES 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 34
P & H 2100 15-yard 4 ES 12, 19, 28, 35
P & H 2800 27-yard 5 ES 38, 45, 46, 47, 76
    40  

P&H Shovel 38 was the first P&H shovel at Bingham. It was followed by Shovel 39, which was changed to Shovel 76 during delivery and assembly.

Shovel 76 was delivered in 1976, and was painted into a commemorative Bicentennial (red-white-blue) color scheme.

Shovels in 1980

    1980
Qty.
1980
Number
Marion 4161 6-yard 11 ES 2, 4, 14, 15, 24, 25, 30, 32, 33, 36, 37
Bucyrus-Erie 190-B 8-yard 2 ES 16, 21
Marion 151-M 8-yard 12 ES 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 29, 31, 41, 43, 44
Marion 191-M 15-yard 7 ES 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 27, 34
P & H 2100 15-yard 4 ES 12, 19, 28, 35
P & H 2800 27-yard 5 ES 38, 45, 46, 47, 76
    41  

Shovels in 1983

    1983
Qty.
1983
Numbers
Marion 4161 6-yard 5 ES 4, 25, 33, 36, 37
Bucyrus-Erie 190-B 8-yard 1 ES 16
Marion 151-M 8-yard 12 ES 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 29, 31, 41, 43, 44
Marion 191-M 15-yard 7 ES 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 27, 34
P & H 2100 15-yard 4 ES 12, 19, 28, 35
P & H 2800 27-yard 5 ES 38, 45, 46, 47, 76
    34  

Shovels in 2012

A summary in 2012 at MiningTechnology.com shows a total of ten mining shovels at Bingham (seven P&H 2800 and three P&H 4100), along with 65 haulage trucks.

Shovels in 2019

Rope Shovels (Total 8)
(3) P&H 4100XPC - 72 yard (#59, #98, #99)
(3) P&H 4100 - 54 yard (#55, #56, #57)
(2) P&H 2800XPC - 45 yard (#68, #71)

Hydraulic Shovels (Total 2)
(1) Hitachi 5600 (#64)
(1) Hitachi 5500 (#63)
(1) Caterpillar hydraulic due during 2019

Roster of Electric Shovels at Bingham

Displayed
Number
Builder Model Year
Built
Capacity Serial
Number
Date
In Service
Date
Retired
Notes
1 Marion 151-M 1954 8 cu yd 9983 9 Aug 1954    
2 Marion 4161            
3 Marion 151-M 1953 8 cu yd 9833 11 Jun 1953    
4 Marion 4161 1944 6 cu yd 8106 2 Feb 1944    
5                
6                
7 Marion 151-M 1954 8 cu yd 9982 6 Sep 1954    
8 Marion 151-M 1955 8 cu yd 10063 20 Apr 1955    
9 Marion 151-M 1955 8 cu yd 10064 26 May 1955    
10 Marion 151-M 1955 8 cu yd 10065 1 Jun 1955    
11 Marion 191-M 1963     10 Sep 1963    
12 P&H 2100 1963 15 cu yd 25460 24 Oct 1963    
13 Marion 151-M 1954 8 cu yd 9910 15 Jun 1954    
14 Marion 4161   6 cu yd        
15 Marion 4161   6 cu yd        
16 Bucyrus 190-B 1955 8 cu yd 113391 3 Sep 1955    
17 Marion 191-M 1967 15 cu yd 22805 23 Jan 1967    
18 Marion 191-M 1967 15 cu yd 22806 25 Apr 1967    
19 P&H 2100 1965 15 cu yd 27460 30 Dec 1965    
20 Marion 191-M 1966 15 cu yd 22768 28 Mar 1966    
21 Bucyrus 190-B 1955 8 cu yd 113392 1 Nov 1955    
22 Marion 191-M 1967 15 cu yd 22815 26 Jun 1967    
23 Marion 191-M 1979 15 cu yd 22901 1 Jul 1979    
24 Marion 4161 1937 6 cu yd 6866 8 Feb 1937    
25 Marion 4161 1937 6 cu yd 6867 14 Mar 1937    
26                
27 Marion 191-M 1970 15 cu yd 22921 1 Nov 1970    
28 P&H 2100-B 1970 15 cu yd 31840 29 Oct 1970    
29 Marion 151-M 1977 8 cu yd 23130 30 Sep 1977    
30                
31 Marion 151-M 1977 8 cu yd 23136 7 Dec 1977    
32                
33 Marion 4161 1941 6 cu yd 7416 13 Apr 1941    
34 Marion 191-M 1971 15 cu yd 22955 27 Aug 1971    
35 P&H 2100-B 1971 15 cu yd E32600 9 Jun 1971 Apr 2004 1
36 Marion 4161 1942 6 cu yd 7524 16 Feb 1942    
37 Marion 4161 1942 6 cu yd 7525 13 Mar 1942    
38 P&H 2800 Spring 1975 27 cu yd 38705 19 Sep 1975    
39                
40                
41 Marion 151-M 1978 8 cu yd 23137 1 Feb 1978    
42                
43 Marion 151-M 1953 8 cu yd 9831 11 Jun 1953    
44 Marion 151-M 1953 8 cu yd 9832 22 Sep 1953    
45 P&H 2800 Aug 1977 27 cu yd 40145 14 Aug 1977    
46 P&H 2800 Oct 1977 27 cu yd 40150 16 Nov 1977    
47 P&H 2800 1978 27 cu yd 40435 27 May 1978    
48                
49                
50 P&H              
51                
52 P&H 2800            
53                
54                
55 P&H 4100 1995 54 cu yd   1995    
56 P&H 4100   54 cu yd        
57 P&H 4100   54 cu yd        
58 P&H 2100BLE 1991   E49140   Apr 2004 2
59 P&H 4100   72 cu yd        
61 O&K 200         2013  
62 O&K 200         2013  
63 Hitachi 5500            
64 Hitachi 5500            
68 P&H 2800XPC   45 cu yd        
71 P&H 2800XPC   45 cu yd        
76 P&H 2800 1976 27 cu yd 38710 5 Mar 1976    
98 P&H 4100   72 cu yd        
99 P&H 4100   72 cu yd        

General Notes:

  1. All electric shovels operate from 5,500 volt AC.
  2. Shovel 11, a Marion, is shown in a photograph dated September 1963, showing an apparently new shovel (fresh paint and no wear or obvious usage).
  3. "Shovels 16 and 21 were shovels that were not very good in tough digging conditions because of the tube design used as the sticks. We tried to keep them out of areas of the mine like the south side were the iron ore was located. We used them in reloads and they really performed. Digging conditions made loading difficult but there were a few shovel operators that could make any shovel shall I say sing." "21 shovel was working in the area of 6290, 6240 and 6190 on the east side of the mine at the time of the 1984 shut down." (Gary C. Curtis, comment to Bingham Canyon History group on Facebook, May 28, 2018)
  4. Shovels 61, 62, 63, 64 are hydraulic shovels.
  5. Shovel 76, delivered in March 1976, was painted red, white and blue to commemorate the nation's bicentennial. It was delivered as number 39, but became number 76 when assembly was finished.

Notes:

  1. Shovel 35 was sold at auction in April 2004 (Dovebid Featured Online Auction)
  2. Shovel 58 was sold at auction in April 2004 (Dovebid Featured Online Auction)
  3. Shovel 61 was retired by 2013 and sold for salvage, most parts ended up at a mine in Arizona
  4. Shovel 62 was buried at the bottom of the pit by the slide in April 2013, and as of late 2018, is still buried

2018

Shovels 55, 56 and 57 have 54-yard dippers.

Shovel 61 was never involved in the April 2013 slide. It had already been retired before the slide happened. Shovel 61 was salvaged for parts, with most parts being sold to a mine in Arizona.

Shovel 62 was an O&K Model 200 hydraulic shovel, and was buried at the bottom of the pit by the slide in April 2013.

Shovels 63 and 64 were model Hitachi 5500.

Shovels 68 and 71 are P&H Model 2800 DC electric shovels, with 25-cubic-yard dippers, upgraded to 45 yard dippers.

Shovels 59, 98, 99 are P&H Model 4100 AC electric shovels, with 72-cubic-yard dippers.

Were 61 and 62 the only hydraulic shovels?

2019

Rope Shovels (Total 8)
(3) P&H 4100XPC - 72 yard (#59, #98, #99)
(3) P&H 4100 - 54 yard (#55, #56, #57) (Shovel 55 was gone by late 2021)
(2) P&H 2800XPC - 45 yard (#68, #71)

Hydraulic Shovels (Total 2)
(1) Hitachi 5500 (#63)
(1) Hitachi 5600 (#64)
(1) Caterpillar hydraulic due during 2019 (numbered as Shovel 65 after delivery)

Haul Trucks (Total 107)
(84) Komatsu 930E (830s are all gone)
(5) Caterpillar 794AC
(18) Caterpillar 793D

Water Trucks (Total 8)
(2) Caterpillar 793C
(6) Caterpillar 793D

Tow-Haul Truck (Total 1)
(1) Caterpillar 793D

Sources

Marion Mining & Dredging Machines, Photo Archive, edited by the Historical Construction Equipment Association, Iconografix, 2002

Bingham Mine Fact Sheet for 1979, 1980, and 1983; Kennecott Copper Corporation

Comments by members of the Bingham Canyon History group on Facebook

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