Mucking

Once the blasting process is done it is ready to be dug. The primary loading machines for the mucking operations are L&T Komatsu PC 200 & PC 210 hydraulic shovels. These are machines capable of moving maximum material in their bucket in one pass. They generally load Hyva trucks which are used to transport material to the crusher. Parvati Enterprises currently has a fleet of Four PC 200s and one PC 210 in operation.

While digging is occurring, other equipment associated with production are around the area. CAT D10R dozers are used to keep the floor level and clean up any spillage. This helps care for the trucks tyres. Water trucks are constantly spraying down the blasts and the floor, in order to keep the dust down and allow operators to see what they are doing. This also reduces the overall dust levels emitted from the operation.