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Old 11-27-2010, 02:13 PM   #181
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Those dump trucks are huge and look how that scoop shovel/crane dwarfs that sucker. That's some big assed equipment.
Yeah, those dump trucks are something like 35 feet tall. The tires alone are 8-9 foot diameter/height. Pictures really can't give you a scale of how big this hole is.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:01 PM   #182
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Yeah, those dump trucks are something like 35 feet tall. The tires alone are 8-9 foot diameter/height. Pictures really can't give you a scale of how big this hole is.
Actually, the tires are more like 13 feet tall, at least on the biggest Cat Haul Trucks. A Cat 797 is 50 feet long and 32 feet wide. Nominal payload is 400 tons; the GVWR of the truck is 1,375,000 lbs. The engine is rated at 4000 HP and has a 6.9" bore and 8.7" stroke; it holds 103 gallons of oil in its crankcase and 306 gallons of coolant in the radiator. The fuel tank on the truck holds 1000 gallons. As for the shovel - it's really a pretty good sized building on tracks. All the bigger shovels run two huge engines - one just can't cut it.

From a Nevada miner who's been around this equipment all his life!
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:05 AM   #183
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Actually, the tires are more like 13 feet tall, at least on the biggest Cat Haul Trucks. A Cat 797 is 50 feet long and 32 feet wide. Nominal payload is 400 tons; the GVWR of the truck is 1,375,000 lbs. The engine is rated at 4000 HP and has a 6.9" bore and 8.7" stroke; it holds 103 gallons of oil in its crankcase and 306 gallons of coolant in the radiator. The fuel tank on the truck holds 1000 gallons. As for the shovel - it's really a pretty good sized building on tracks. All the bigger shovels run two huge engines - one just can't cut it.

From a Nevada miner who's been around this equipment all his life!
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:20 AM   #184
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Actually, the tires are more like 13 feet tall, at least on the biggest Cat Haul Trucks. A Cat 797 is 50 feet long and 32 feet wide. Nominal payload is 400 tons; the GVWR of the truck is 1,375,000 lbs. The engine is rated at 4000 HP and has a 6.9" bore and 8.7" stroke; it holds 103 gallons of oil in its crankcase and 306 gallons of coolant in the radiator. The fuel tank on the truck holds 1000 gallons. As for the shovel - it's really a pretty good sized building on tracks. All the bigger shovels run two huge engines - one just can't cut it.

From a Nevada miner who's been around this equipment all his life!
Thanks for the clarification . Big, BIG machines
It was fun watching them work, I'd like to drive for a day (or man the big shovel)
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:45 PM   #185
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A couple more from off Boulder mountain

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Old 11-28-2010, 06:42 PM   #186
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:10 PM   #187
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:36 PM   #188
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Some from North of the border, just a bit

Yellowstone from May of '09 I believe-- The family rode up with her parents the day before, I really rode up and caught them later the next day. Yeah, I know it's not Utah, but it should be.....

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Old 12-02-2010, 10:05 PM   #189
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Well, truth be told, I'm about tapped out of riding pics (for now) and winter is here with a fury. Time to put a temporary soft beannie cap on the thread. I'll update as opportunity arises, and ice clears.
Fro tonight, a few favorites, shots missed, and a couple reasons "why."




Above the Logan Summit, Bear Lake



Bryce Canyon and I have "a thing"



One reason "why"





A piece of the "12"



Another reason "why"



The Big Arch



Beautiful



Canyonlands




Pooey in Downtown SLC




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Old 12-02-2010, 10:31 PM   #190
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:30 AM   #191
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Looking forward to your return.

I've got to get back there. Have a friend in Brigham that I haven't seen in avout 7 years. Good reason for a return trip to Utah. Love Yellowstone, been there twice, I've tried to get there twice on snowmobiles but both times the park was closed due to lack of snow and both times in early Marchmaybe one day.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:08 PM   #192
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:42 AM   #193
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In Oct. '09 my wife & I spent a couple of weeks driving around the West. Utah has to be one of my favorites. A couple of your pics reminded me of some I took...lots of them really. Here is one from the same overlook you stopped at on Hwy. 12



As soon as I took this, I looked down at my feet and saw this:



May not be...but looks like the same kind of lizard you had a (better) pic of.

Even though we were in a rented cage (put over 3,000 miles on it in two weeks), my wife was not comfortable on some of the roads that had no shoulder...steep drop-off's etc. I was having a blast...just hammered the dogshit out of that Camry When we came to the Hogback on Rt. 12, I stopped and got out for a pic.



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Laurel got so nervous here with the drop-offs on both sides that she started to cry...found a nice room in Torrey that made it all better:-)

The scale of the landscape in much of the West is just so vast that pictures really cannot do it justice. You just have to be there. My apologies for cluttering your thread, but it brought back a lot of memories.

Thank you for taking the time to take us along. Nice job!
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:03 AM   #194
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Thank you all so much for the pics. My wife Karen and I have have been to many of those places. We cannot get enough of "The West". Time to pull "Desert Solitare" off the shelf.....again.

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:59 AM   #195
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Hey Wayward, Nice shots. I expect mant of us stop in the same places, interestting the common thread there (likey because of either the scene or the safety of a pull out). Those little blue belly lizards are very common if you're careful and quiet. A little car (Camary/Maxima etc) IS a lot of fun on some of those stretches if you've got a couple others along....

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