Mining Equipment Population

The below numbers reflect the total installed base of equipment in active operation at open pit mines worldwide as included in the Database. The population as of January 31, 2017 is as follows:

Mining Trucks – 42,000 active machines
Large Mining Truck Database Coverage

All rear- and bottom-dump haulers with payload ratings of 91 metric tonnes (100 tons) and larger. Current Manufacturers include: Caterpillar, (Bucyrus-Unit Rig), BelAZ, BEML, Hitachi, Komatsu, Liebherr, XEMC (other regional/emerging and obsolete manufacturers & models included as encountered).

Electric Mining Shovels — 1,850 active machines
electric shovel database product

All currently produced models ranging in payload capacity from approx. 20 through 100 metric tons+ (20 – 100 tons) along with a substantial number of obsolete models still in operation. Manufacturers: Caterpillar (Bucyrus, including former Marion Power Shovel models), HEC, Joy-Global/Harnischfeger (P&H), OMZ, Taiyuan. Includes those units supplied directly and through licensing agreements.

Hydraulic Shovels – 4,400 active machines
Hydrolic Excavator - Database productAll units (front shovel & backhoe configurations, diesel and electric-powered) with rated payloads of 20 metric tons and larger, approximate operating weights of 160 metric tonnes and larger. Manufacturers: Caterpillar (Bucyrus, O&K), Hitachi, Komatsu (including all former Demag models), Liebherr, BEML and obsolete manufacturers/models as still in operation.
Wheel Loaders – 3,650+ active machines
wheel loader - database product

All units with rated payloads of 20 metric tons and larger, and net power ratings of 600 kW (800 hp) or greater. Manufacturers: Caterpillar, Komatsu, Joy Global/P&H (LeTourneau).

Draglines – 500+ active machines
drag line - database product

All walking and crawler-mounted units with rated payloads of 20 metric tons and larger, and bucket capacity of 9 cu. meters (10 cu. yards) and larger. Manufacturers: Caterpillar (Bucyrus, including former Ransomes & Rapier and Marion Power Shovel models), HEC, Joy Global/Harnischfeger (including former Page), OMZ.

Tractors/Dozers (crawler and wheel) – 12,500+ active machines
Crawlers and dozer - database product

All units with net power ratings of 375 kW (500 hp) or greater. Manufacturers: Caterpillar, Komatsu, Joy Global/P&H (LeTourneau).

Motor Graders – 2,700 active machines
Motor Grader - database product

All units with net power ratings of 200 kW (275 hp) or greater. Manufacturers: Caterpillar, Komatsu.

Drills – 2,550 active machines
Drills - Database product

All units with net pulldown ratings of 18,000 kg (40,000 pounds) or greater. Manufacturers: Caterpillar (including Bucyrus, Reedrill), Sandvik/Driltech, Atlas Copco (including former Ingersoll Rand), Joy Global/Harnishfeger (P&H), OMZ, Revathi.