Refurbished AM50 Roadheader rolls out

Posted by: Chip Kogelmann
Nov 6, 2013 3:56:01 PM

Today we loaded up another refurbished AM50 roadheader, on its way to deployment
in a Canadian Potash mine. 


The AM50 is a work horse roadheader. A stout yet compact 25-ton machine with 150-hp cutter motor, it is ideal for medium hardness rock and is especially well suited to cutting potash.

Originally manufactured by Voest-Alpine of Austria (now Sandvik) there are many hundreds of these roadheaders in operation around the world. Alpine specializes in refurbishing used roadheaders of all make and models. For this machine a new electrical panel and controls were added, the old-style gathering arms were replaced with star wheels, and the conveyor chain was up graded to a single strand chain.


Additionally, the cutting drums were relaced, all electric motors serviced to new condition, gearboxes were rebuilt and sealed, and a new closed loop cooling system was installed. Quality used roadheaders offer an economical alternative to high priced new machines. 


Thanks for reading! Chip