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Posted: 11/12/2013 21:55:45
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A rare sight last night:

both mobile winders of the K+S Inaktive Werke at the same shaft:



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Posted: 11/12/2013 22:54:15
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WHY ? Pray tell IP: 81.109.225.134
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Posted: 12/12/2013 05:03:22
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Usually just one is used for the jobs and the second is kept as a backup for the job and other shafts as well.

The ASW 1 is used for manriding 24/7 on he current job and the ASW 2 is waiting on its pad as a backup as callouts of a second crew in the afternoons and nights would be far too expensive if it stayed at its base. The winderman of the ASW 1 will operate the ASW 2 as well if necessary. The ASW 2 will also still cover the other shafts as it is far nicer to drive than the old machine.
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Posted: 12/12/2013 08:32:41
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Any idea why they were both there and where was the picture taken ?

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Posted: 12/12/2013 10:55:46
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Siegfried-Giesen potash mine

The mine has 4 shafts. The mine was left with just one winder when it was put on care and maintenance in 1987. There are plans to start production again and the winder is now being replaced but access to the mine is still required at the same time.

The mobile winders are normally used as emergency winders, for special transport jobs and for general access to shafts for inspections (especially if there's no winder left).
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Posted: 12/12/2013 20:12:38
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Thanks for the info any idea how deep the shafts are ?

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Posted: 12/12/2013 21:16:07
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not really deep:

- 3 shafts 750 m
- 1 shaft 1050 m
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