SELF PROPELLED SHUTTLE CAR TAKES THE BURDEN OUT OF MUCKING

Self propelled shuttle cars have been used by UK contractor John Mowlem behind tunneling shields for removing spoil for at least the past 20 years, especially where high production rates and long hauls were required. These shuttle cars have been progressively developed during this period and have now become a sophisticated and reliable means of transporting muck out from the face and moving materials (and men) into the face. Designed on the principle of a mobile bunker conveyor, the shuttle car incorporates a comparatively shallow scraper chain which nevertheless can move a considerable depth of spoil along the high sided vehicle without drawing through the underside of the heap. The cars can operate successfully on 1:30 grades and can be further elevated to load one another. This article describes the shuttle car, its method of operation, and its recent application on a sewer tunnel project.

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    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1983-11

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  • Accession Number: 00386318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM