Coal Mining Equipment

Coal is one of the most mined ores on the planet and since the 1800's has been used to generate electricity and is also used as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. Coal mines can be found in many countries including Australia, the United States, China, South Africa, Russia and India. In the beginning of coal mining operations men would manually dig tunnels and extract coal on carts but today with the advancement of technology a wide variety of coal mining equipment is now available to make coal mining easier and more productive. At A.M. King we offer high quality coal mining machinery including drillers, vibrating conveyor belts and trucks at discounted prices to give you the tools you need to get the most out of your coal mining operation.

Coal mining involves removing coal from the ground and there are two basic techniques for achieving this: surface mining and underground mining. When coal can be found less than 200 feet from the surface an operation will employ surface mining which involves removing the top layers of soil and rock to expose the coal and then excavating the coal. When the project is complete the soil and rock are returned to fill the mine. With underground coal mining heavy drills are used to expose coal that can be buried up to 1,000 feet below the surface. Once the coal is cut out long conveyor belts are used to transport the coal to the surface where trucks are waiting to haul it away. Some mines may also employ elevator shafts to move miners and coal.

If you're involved in a coal mining operation there are several pieces of mining machinery that will be essential including conveyor belts, earth moving trucks, continuous miners and drills. For great deals on many top brand name manufacturers of coal mining machinery and equipment visit A.M. King where you'll find great used and unused mining equipment that can make your coal mining operation more efficient and productive.