anderson manvor 420 shearer on 104's in the deep hard seam 1989, The face was one of the steepest in the country at the time with a gradient of 1 in 2.5.
During 1989 all coal was produced from three faces in the Piper and Deep Hard seams. using the Longwall advancing system of mining, the power loader machines are double ended conveyor mounted Trepanners in the piper seam and and double ended shearers in the Deep Hard seam, All stables are eliminated by the use of advanced headings, main and tail gate rips utilise either a Dosco mk 2b or RH 25 road heading machines.
This photograph is by am500 and was uploaded October 5th 2008. © am500 please do not copy or distribute without prior express permission.
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