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Sandvik LH 517L

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I'm almost sure that many of you are thinking right now "What is THIS?" :)

It's a underground mining loader, a machine that is almost impossible to see on the surface. I work in underground copper mine, so I see mining machines every day.

The biggest problem with these vehicles is that there's very small amount of information about them in the Internet.

Over one month ago I went to the Sandvik service point to ask if it could be possible to get pictures and blueprints of mining loader. I've obtained enough materials to start building.

The effect can be seen below:

It's a 1:20 scale model of Sandvik LH 517L underground mining loader. It's fully functional, with remote control and pneumatics filled from external manual pump.

Real machine:

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And model. General view:

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The chassis is driven by one PF XL motor, and steering is achieved by one PF M motor.

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Steering range:

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Arm and bucket movement:

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Details:

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There are three pairs of Lego lights inside:

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And comparison: Real machine, model, and... me :)

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I'm two meters tall, so you can easily see how big these loaders are.

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Excellent job! :thumbup: Love the look of it. I've seen these types of loaders before when I studied some mining engineering way back in university.

What kind of work do you do down in the copper mine?

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Excellent work with this, it has come together well and looks really good. Nice to see something built that not many people would have seen before.

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WOW! You really did an excellent job! Can't get enough of all your pics. Awesome!

Thank you for sharing.

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Very nice! :wub: Knowing you work in mining explains your MOC focus. I'm aware of the loader type, but I agree that there isn't much on the net about them. In fact the pictures of the real one in the topic are some of the best I've seen. I love the comparison shots! :laugh: The loader makes your MOC look small.

As for the MOC itself I love it. Great combination of functionality and detail. The cab looks like it was a complicated build!

(Why was the loader so clean? It must be new or refurbished...)

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Nice MOC, even better that you could take pictures of the MOC alongside the real thing.

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Great work M longer! It's a perfect model, and it's so cool that you provide comparison shots.

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AWESOME and over the top 'M_longer' - excellent details and mechanics too ! :grin:

Congrats on your front paging - your MOC deserves it !

Fantastic work and I'm a conformist! 'M_longer' I'm a conformist! ! :sweet:

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Bravo, Beautiful done, Looks exactly like the real comparison, and has all that is needed,

Lovin' it, :wub:

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Another master piece!

I can just admire your sense for the mix between functions and aesthetics, the way you did details, and curves, looks like you have perfectly matched the proportions, too!

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What kind of work do you do down in the copper mine?

I work as an electrician.

The cab looks like it was a complicated build!

(Why was the loader so clean? It must be new or refurbished...)

Well, the cabin is not so complicated as it looks ;)

Theses loaders are clean, because they are new. They will be send down into the mine in the next few days.

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