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Fuso Units at Work

 

We visited the world’s largest open pit copper mine at Chuquicamata, Chile today.
While we were there we had the chance to see the trucks referenced in the post “Fuso Units” at work.

The mine uses 94 of these trucks. 60 are Komatsu and 34 are Liebherr.

Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/chile/docs/fusounitsatwork.pdf

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2 Responses to Fuso Units at Work

  1. Chuck says:

    Bet you’d love to drive one. I sure would.
    Places like that just draw me in. I can stand for a long time and just stare.

  2. AuMiller says:

    As usual we are inspired and awed by all you are seeing this wonderful world of ours. Again, the pictures etc in Chile are even more special to me. I just wish my cousin could vue these as she lived in Chuqui for 13 years and was born there as well as my brother in Chicago. He wouldn’t remeber but she might. Her Dad was one of the first “heads” or CEO of that mine in the early twenties. He was a mining engineer, after leaving Chile started 3 or 4 in the states, Canada and Mexico before retiring. Had lots of stories to tell us all, but your pics do so much more for us. Thank you so much. Pat and Frank AuMiller, your Dad’s friends here in GC.