Caterpillar is the global market leader and supplier of complete longwall systems. All over the world, our equipment and systems are meeting the demands of underground mining under the most stringent conditions. Adapted to the mining challenges faced by our customers today, Cat customized systems range from hydraulic roof supports, automated plow systems, shearers, face conveyors and drive systems to automation and roof support carriers.

Caterpillar delivers your system of choice, from low to high seam heights, for the longest longwalls and highest production demands.

Conveyor Systems
CST Drive Systems
Plow Systems
Roof Supports
Roof Support Carriers

Available Systems

Shearer Systems Appropriate Seam Height (m)
     LWS2000 1.8 - 4.6
     LWS3000 2.5 - 5.5
     LWS4000 4.0 - 7.2+
Plow Systems Appropriate Seam Height (m)
     LWP800 BP 0.8 - 1.6
     LWP800 1.0 - 2.0
     LWP1600 1.1 - 2.3
Top Coal Caving Systems Appropriate Seam Height (m)
     LWT2000 4.5+
     LWT3000 4.9+

Longwall Mining Equipment Product Brochure