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UDC 622.271.5:621.879 © A.A. Khoreshok, O.I. Litvin, A.V. Katsubin, D.M. Dubinkin, S.O. Markov, M.A. Tyulenev, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2023, № 3, pp. 91-95

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2023-3-91-95






Khoreshok A.A.1, Litvin O.I.1, Katsubin A.V.1,2, Dubinkin D.M.1 , Markov S.O.3 , Tyulenev M.A.1 


1Gorbachev’s Kuzbass State Technical University, Kemerovo, 650000, Russian Federation

2Mine No. 12 LLC, Kiselevsk, 652718, Russian Federation

3Mezhdurechensk Branch of Gorbachev’s Kuzbass State Technical University, Mezhdurechensk, 652881, Russian Federation


Authors Information

Khoreshok A.A., Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Director of the Mining Institute

Litvin O.I., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor, Senior researcher Department of Open Pit Mining

Katsubin A.V., Post-graduate student Department of Open Pit Mining, General Director

Dubinkin D.M., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor, Leading researcher of the Scientific center "Digital Technologies"

Markov S.O., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor

Tyulenev M.A., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor Department of Open Pit Mining, e-mail: tma.geolog@kuzstu.ru



The geological structure of Kuzbass is one of the most complicated in the world practice. Ubiquitous geological plicate and disjunctive disturbances, as well as unstable seams in thickness and dip angle create significant difficulties in developing coal deposits by both underground and open-cut methods. On the other hand, the diversity of excavation and loading equipment used in open-cut mining (more than 50 different models of excavators – rope shovels, hydraulic shovels, backhoes and draglines) causes problems of organizational nature. On the basis of the analysis of the works executed earlier, and practical experience of open pit mines of Kuzbass the brief description of preconditions to definition of rational field of application of this or that kind of the equipment is presented in this article, and also the factors on the basis of which systematization of layer-by-layer technological schemes is developed are resulted.



Open-pit mining, Hydraulic excavators, Coal-bearing zone, Coalless zone, Rock and coal panel, Layer-by-layer mining.



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This work was financially supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russian Federation under Agreement №075-15-2022-1198 dated 30.09.2022 with the Gorbachev Kuzbass State Technical University on complex scientific and technical program of full innovation cycle: "Development and implementation of complex technologies in the areas of exploration and extraction of solid minerals, industrial safety, bioremediation, creation of new deep conversion products from coal raw materials while consistently reducing the environmental impact and risks to human life" (the "Clean Coal - Green Kuzbass" Integrated Scientific and Technical Programme of the Full Innovation Cycle) as part of implementing the project "Development and creation of an unmanned shuttle-type mine truck with a payload of 220 tonnes" in terms of research, development and experimental-design work.


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Khoreshok A.A., Litvin O.I., Katsubin A.V., Dubinkin D.M., Markov S.O. & Tyulenev M.A. To determine the rational area of application of excavation and loading equipment. Ugol’, 2023, (3), pp. 91-95. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-3-91-95.


Paper info

Received February 2, 2023

Reviewed February 15, 2023

Accepted February 27, 2023


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