Eickhoff Mining has announced the availability of the SL 900 Shearer Loader, its newest high-seam shearer. The Eickhoff SL 900 has a mining range of 7.8 to 13.5 ft (2.6 to 4.5 m), and is considered an intermediate-size machine between the company’s SL 750 and the SL 1000.

According to Eickhoff, the SL 900 combines many of the advantages of the two other shearers with its mining range flexibility and installed power rating of 3,154 hp (2350 kW).

Three SL 900s have already been ordered and delivered to China in 2011—two to Shenhua Energy Coal Co. and one to Yushuwa Coal Co. A fourth shearer will be delivered during the second quarter of 2011 to Shenhua Energy, according to the company.

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