Bucyrus 495 Car Body – Refurbishment Project Complete!

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Together with our heavy haul partners, this 130 Ton Car Body and Swing Gear Rack is now heading back to the Wood Buffalo mine for re-installation on a Bucyrus 495 Electric Rope Shovel. This extensive refurbishment project was well suited for Gemini utilizing our core resource offering of welding, millwrighting and precision machining services.


Gemini had the privilege to build this portion of the top drive grabber, in this particular case we felt it deserved a place on our news is it offers a chance to showcase raw machining.

Not just a rough cast being cleaned up, but from a solid piece of steel to a complex finished product without leaving the shop. That in its self is impressive, however it doesn’t come easy, this project did take several of Gemini’s specialized machines as well many highly skilled people to meet our standard and the clients expectations.