Milling the New Pit Road?
Malcom Staley is an Account manager for Heavy, Highway and Civil Construction in Caterpillar’s Global Industry Solutions group in Peoria, Illinois, with over 40 years experience with heavy equipment applications.
Those building new pit roads often encounter caliche or other rock-hard materials that are not easily ripped. And of course local restrictions often prohibit blasting.
So what to do? Some creative pit road builders are turning to milling. Yes, milling. And it works—in many cases it’s proven efficient and effective. A specially equipped milling machine is available that can shave as much as 8 to 12 inches of encrusted limestone or caliche.
This material has been voluntarily provided by Malcolm Staley. Malcolm Staley is not speaking on behalf of Caterpillar, and the views or opinions expressed in this material are those of Malcolm Staley and may not represent the views of Caterpillar.