Nevada Gold Mines – Shovel Inspection & Maintenance

Elko, NV

Blue Wolf has an embedded shovel inspector program that performs inspections at client sites.

A recent inspection of two Caterpillar electrical shovels revealed multiple maintenance concerns that, if left unaddressed, would leave the shovels vulnerable to breakdown. Most importantly, a housing flooded with grease and oil was discovered. This poses a serious fire risk and needed to be addressed immediately.

By addressing these maintenance issues up-front, an estimated $1,980,000 in damages was prevented. This does not include the prevention of a major fire, which could have resulted in a total shovel loss and loss of life.