Joy loader

Joy loader

[′jȯi ¦lōd·ər]
(mining engineering)
A loading machine which uses mechanical arms to collect coal or ore onto an apron that is pushed onto the broken material.
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A large Joy loader can quickly relocate and be productive in a substantially shorter time frame.
Customers, the company said, have justified the purchase of a Joy loader simply for its time savings in relocation.
In 1922 his invention, the Joy Loader, brought coal operators more tons per miner, gave the miners more income per hours worked and provided the consumer with reduced fuel costs.
He then describes the development of cutting and loading machinery in the early twentieth century, culminating in the Joy Loader.
The new Joy loader was only one of dozens of different machines being developed and pressed into service.
Joy said that the only knowledge he had was from an operator in West Virginia who claimed that he could load with his Joy loader at about 30c.
The company turned to large Thew shovels working in conjunction with Joy loaders.