Shuttle car being lowered into coal mine

Shuttle car partially into shaft


We are highly skilled and experienced with moving large and heavy objects underground.  This includes the specialized skills required to safely lower and raise equipment through mine shafts.

We have multiple recent projects for both coal and metal mines with weights up to 30 tons per piece and depths over 1700 feet.   Typical items include continuous miners, rock trucks, scoops/loaders, shuttle cars, feeder breakers, power centers and roof bolters.  We can work with varied shaft conditions including large or small diameter, shallow or deep, lined, unlined, divided and multiple station shafts.

The coal industry has significantly benefited from our lowering projects by starting coal development out of an initial shaft rather than waiting to access the coal from a slope.  The accelerated access to the coal can allow the mine to be operational months ahead of traditional development plans.


Lowering scoop into coal mine

We will lower equipment even in rain or snow

 Lowering Equipment Project Gallery


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