‘Economic Time’

1) Frozen dump truck: https://johnsonsearchgroup.com/2019/02/the-limitations-andpossibilities-in-mining/
2) Dump truck accident, screen shot from Belaz Simulator (in Russian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=a2-Rk3ikzdQ&feature=emb_logo

Mining conditions in Siberia are very extreme. And the open pit diamond mines work around the clock, every day of the year. For economic reasons they need to work as fast and efficiently as possible. To maintain equipment and to keep working under such conditions of extreme cold is to say the least, remarkable. The dump trucks are an essential part of the exploitation of the open pit mines, they carry the excavated earth to the processing plants, and the overburden to the slag heaps. One of the best known manufacturers of giant dump trucks is the firm Belaz, located in Belorussia. The trucks are enormous, though the largest one they manufacture isn't in use in Sakha Republic. Even so, the trucks in use there have tires 3 meters high. Of course, a lot can go wrong, too; the image of the burning truck is from a video made by Belaz, advertising the advantages of using their dump truck driving simulator to train new drivers. And in this film you can see just how big the trucks really are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaX-woCyqwA


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