Diesel cat

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Diesel cat in the mining gallery in the Nordsternpark

A diesel trolley is the towing vehicle of a monorail overhead conveyor with diesel-hydraulic drive .

It is specially designed for personal and material handling in mining designs and can also mine workings are used by firedamp are at risk.

The modern vehicles of this type move depending on the slope (in mining: collapse) of the seam between 26,000 and 35,000 kg at a speed of around 2.5 m / s (corresponds to 9 km / h).


  • Ernst-Ulrich Reuther: Introduction to mining. 1st edition, Verlag Glückauf GmbH, Essen, 1982, ISBN 3-7739-0390-1

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