dakota bulldozer, 2018-01-01 09:10:29. All steering, direction, and speed changes are made by a left-hand single joystick control. If the operator wants to move the machine forward and to the left, he simply moves the joystick forward and to the left. If he desires a gear change, he merely twists his wrist. The machine responds to the movement of the lever providing the operator with the feeling of natural control with Komatsu's joystick.
dakota bulldozer, 2018-01-01 09:09:59. All steering, direction, and speed changes are made by a left-hand single joystick control. If the operator wants to move the machine forward and to the left, he simply moves the joystick forward and to the left. If he desires a gear change, he merely twists his wrist. The machine responds to the movement of the lever providing the operator with the feeling of natural control with Komatsu's joystick.
dakota bulldozer, 2018-01-01 09:10:03. Because fewer components mean greater reliability, we'vedesigneda simple hull frame made of a thick, single plate. Track frames have a large-section construction for maximum rigidity. Even the box-section construction of the blade back beam is reinforced, all with durability in mind.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-10-02 05:50:46. In the 1970s, outside of the oil and gas industry, roller bits using mud circulation were replaced by the first pneumatic reciprocating piston Reverse Circulation (RC) drills, and became essentially obsolete for most shallow drilling, and are now only used in certain situations where rocks preclude other methods.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-10-01 04:03:27. RAB drilling at extreme depth, if it encounters water, may rapidly clog the outside of the hole with debris, precluding removal of drill cuttings from the hole. This can be counteracted, however, with the use of "stabilizers" also known as "reamers", which are large cylindrical pieces of steel attached to the drill string, and made to perfectly fit the size of the hole being drilled. These have sets of rollers on the side, usually with tungsten buttons, that constantly break down cuttings being pushed upwards.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-10-01 14:54:59. Other, heavier, truck rigs are more complicated, thus requiring more skill to run. They re also more difficult to handle safely due to the longer 6-to-9-metre (20 to 30 ft) drill pipe. Large truck rigs also require a much higher overhead clearance to operate.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-10-01 06:35:52. Drilling rigs used for rock blasting for surface mines vary in size dependent on the size of the hole desired, and is typically classified into smaller pre-split and larger production holes. Underground mining (hard rock) uses a variety of drill rigs dependent on the desired purpose, such as production, bolting, cabling, and tunnelling.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-09-30 16:04:46. New portable drillcat technology uses smaller portable trailer mounted rigs with shorter 3-metre (10 ft) drill pipe. The shorter drill pipe also allows a much smaller mast. Portable trailer mounted drilling rigs have drill ratings from 90 to 200 metres (300 to 800 ft) depending on mud pump flow and pressure ratings and drill pipe sizes.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-10-02 08:06:15. Large truck drills can use over 570 litres (150 US gal) of fuel per day, while the smaller Deeprock Style portable drills use a mere 20 to 75 litres (5 to 20 US gal) of fuel per day. This makes smaller, more portable rigs preferable in remote or hard-to-reach places, and they are more cost effective when fuel prices are high.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-10-01 11:28:19. Hoists in the rig can lift hundreds of tons of pipe. Other equipment can force acid or sand into reservoirs to facilitate extraction of the oil or natural gas; and in remote locations there can be permanent living accommodation and catering for crews (which may be more than a hundred). Marine rigs may operate thousands of miles distant from the supply base with infrequent crew rotation or cycle.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-10-01 07:30:15. There are a variety of drill mechanisms which can be used to sink a borehole into the ground. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, in terms of the depth to which it can drill, the type of sample returned, the costs involved and penetration rates achieved. There are two basic types of drills: drills which produce rock chips, and drills which produce core samples.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-10-02 04:37:36. Until internal combustion engines were developed in the late 19th century, the main method for drilling rock was muscle power of man or animal. The drilling of wells for the manufacture of salt began by the Song Dynasty in China.
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