As part of the Society for Industrial Archeology’s 2007 Fall Tour, we were able to tour the Robinson Copper Mine near Ely, NV. As part of the tour, we got to climb up and look at a mining haul truck. This is a medium sized haul truck- it would fit in the bed of the larger ones.
…and a fail for scale:
Here is a saturated photo of the instrument panel. It looks like that of a regular truck, so I can drive it, right?
Oh yeah, there’s some hydraulics too. I’d have to figure out which buttons controlled those:
My partner up on the haul truck. It was an exceptionally cold day, and so were were bundled up tight. We even stopped and bought more coats it was so cold.
A few more SIA members on the truck:
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