mechanical shovel


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mechanical shovel

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′shəv·əl]
(mechanical engineering)
A loader limited to level or slightly graded drivages; when full, the shovel is swung over the machine, and the load is discharged into containers or vehicles behind.
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In Valognes, debris literally had to be ploughed off the streets by powerful mechanical shovels just for vehicles to pass.
A FORMER employee at a recycling plant where a worker died after being run over by a mechanical shovel told an inquest how he had feared someone would be "seriously hurt or killed" at the site prior to the incident.
In Luoshui town - on the road to an industrial zone in Shifang city where two chemical plants collapsed, burying hundreds of people - troops used a mechanical shovel to dig a pit on a hilltop to bury the dead.
A WORKER died after being run over by a mechanical shovel at a recycling plant, an inquest heard.
9 shows that high GWP due to the production of C[O.sub.2] is associated with the extraction of aggregate from the quarry (84,800 g), followed by handling through mechanical shovels (6,890 g) and distribution (4,330 g) respectively.
Involved in the containment were five Royal Navy tugs, two ships from Norway and a vessel from Holland equipped with mechanical shovels.
Noted increases were recorded for marine rotary engines (55.7 per cent), 360-degrees revolving mechanical shovels (88.1 per cent), and parts for malt treatment machines and gas and diesel engines.

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