Caterpillar – Bucyrus General Frequently Asked Questions
Bucyrus manufactures electric mining shovels, hydraulic shovels, drills, walking draglines, trucks and highwall miners for the surface mining industry. In addition, Bucyrus makes Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts and provides support services for all Bucyrus machine brands including Bucyrus, Bucyrus-Erie, Marion and Ransomes Rapier.How an Electric Shovel Made Coal Mining Easier in Kansas,,Dubbed Big Brutus by a Pittsburg and Midway Coal Mining Company Mine 19 superintendent in 1963, the machine was actually named Bucyrus Erie Company Coal Shovel Model 1850-B and it cost a whopping $6.5 million to manufacture. Designed to stay in service for 25 years, the purpose of the shovel was simple.1:87 Bucyrus-Erie 1850-B "Brutus" - Brass - Classic,,In 1984, the Pittsburg & Midway Coal Mining Company donated the machine to Big Brutus, Inc., a non-profit organization that took responsibility to restore it and make it available for viewing. Today, Brutus, the only Bucyrus-Erie 1850-B ever produced, is the monumental centerpiece of the mining museum in West Mineral, Kansas.