Unformatted text preview: vator–mounted cutter boom delivers the same production
rate as a roadheader with identical cutter horsepower.
It has a far greater cutting range, a significantly higher tramming speed. It can
negotiate steeper gradients than a roadheader. This feature is of importance while
constructing ramps and slopes. Excavators can have both diesel or electrical drives.
If frequent long distance tramming is required, a diesel engine should be selected.
A typical cutter boom attachment costs about one-fifth of the price of a roadheader
with identical cutter power. Operating and maintenance costs of excavator-mounted
cutter booms are normally considerably lower than with roadheaders because spare
parts for standard excavators (hoes) cost less and contractors’ mechanics are familiar with excavators. In figure 10.11 a NATM (sec. 11.13) roadheader has been
shown. The cutter-loader performs the same function as a NATM roadheader for
about one–third of its price.
At most tunneling projects the contractor does not require to buy an additiona...
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- Spring '14
- Francis Group, Taylor & Francis Group, Excavator, roadheaders