About: Coal mining; walkthru bolt machine
I’ve ran a walk-thru pinner quiet a bit since I’ve been bolting. They’re good when you have bad ribs, but I could never handle how much slower they are compared to a roof ranger. Seems like it takes forever to get out of a place. But, looks like you’re in some good height. First time I ran one, it was between 12-15 ft. high. Water pouring out of the top. They gave everyone there hip-waders and rain suits. Took anywhere from 45 min. to an hour to bolt a 20 ft cut. But the worse was when it was about 52 in. and sandstone top. Barely could raise the canopy. The mast had just enough room to stand up.
When i started roof bolting you just bid on the job, no proir experience necessary. There were no bolter helpers, no canopy of any kind. You set yer own jacks and made up yer own bolts.
If you was lucky, when you bolted a fall they might send someone to keep an eye out in case you got covered up or knocked out by a rock. Which i have, luckily i had a helper that time or i'd have layed there for a while.
I ran a Fletcher bolter i don't remember the model. It's been more years than i want to admit. Roof bolting is dangerous especially when it's a 15-20ft fall. I never cared for those extended steels they bend to easy and can kill ya in a second. A friend of mine let go of a bolt wrench while tightening up a bolt, it pulled the top up a couple inches and the wrench came off the bolt and that was all it took. A couple seconds is all it takes.
is this a shay no.1....I ran a walk threw just like this and is was great
I operate a roof bolter where I work. A Fletcher. I have always heard about these walk through bolters. And people putting bolts in ribs. Nice to see one at work. Nice video
Its a shame,i pin top all day just to come home and watch a video of someone else doing the same. "i need a life" -lone mt. Darby fork-
Good video, i run the same machine in Illinois. Just didn't understand why you had to bend your bolts to put them in the top, looked like you had plenty of height
Hell yeah I love being a Bolter
i seen sparks at 1:19 very serious mine hazard
Nice Video, good operator
Nice! It's hard to find videos like these.