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Found on Government Surplus: A Boring Machine

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It’s exactly what it says on the box: a boring machine. Specifically a Canadian 126" boring machine, advertised in Freedom units, not French units.

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From the listing:

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Removed from service date - 2018

Weights - Forward - 32t / Stationary - 25.5t

Diameter - 126’’/ 3,200mm

See specification sheets attached for full details

Description:

a. Original Manufacturer Lovat, recent technical support & historical technical rights owned by Lovsuns Tunneling Canada Ltd.

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b. Lovat, 126 Serial 4800

Specifications:

c. TBM is an open face TBM, with capable of using an assortment of cutting tools

d. Standard excavations 3200mm/126 inches

e. Capable of installing expandable segments & tunneling to install ribs and lagging

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f. Single conveyor system

g. Cutter head low speed 5 RPM & High of 10 RPM

h. Operating thrust 750ton

i. Unit completely analogue

The Equipment is being sold on an as-is basis. Prospective Buyers are free to inspect the Equipment before purchase; but if any hidden defects are discovered after purchase, the Buyer has no recourse against the Seller. There are no warranties accompanying the Equipment.

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General NOTES:

  1. General tunneling within the city of Edmonton in soft ground

Services Performed:

  • Regular PM services were performed to this TBM in a 100hr/biweekly basis when possible
  • TBM 126 was fully refurbished before performing the last project in between 2016 to 2018
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Refurbishment history/last project:

  • Unit tunneled 1,527 meters from last refurbishment
  • Last tunnel project ranged from May 2016 to September 2018 and has been stored inside since
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Equipment included:

  1. Dirt cars
  2. Segment cars
  3. Gantry system with Ground conditioning system(GCS) If available
  4. Drawings, general info. and parts details.(limited) - See documents attached
  5. Operation & Maintenance manual available

The asset is being sold as listed. You are invited to place a bid with the information provided, if the information provided does not meet your satisfaction, we suggest you do not bid.

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But wait, there’s more! The seller also has three smaller boring machines for sale.

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