Bringing down a 60°, 180-ft highwall is just part of the daily workload for a Hitachi EX2500-6 at Peabody Energy’s Rawhide mine, a thermal coal surface mine located 10 miles north of Gillette, Wyoming. “The Hitachi EX2500-6 excavator is used to bring down the highwall in the pit,” said Eric Martin, general manager of Rawhide mine.

The EX2500-6 is just one of several Hitachi mining excavators in the company’s fleet, which also includes shovels operating at its North Antelope Rochelle mine (NARM), the largest coal mine in the world, and at its Caballo mine.
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