Preliminary specifications for the EL 1000 shearer indicate that the new model will accommodate seam heights from 63 to 126 in., will deliver an estimated cutting power of 1,600 hp, and will provide haulage power on the order of 2 x 134 hp.

Reflecting the basic design of proven Cat longwall shearers, the EL 1000 will feature massive, one-piece-mainframe construction, exchangeable modular components, advanced automation and Ethernet communication.