stripping shovel

stripping shovel

[′strip·iŋ ‚shəv·əl]
(mining engineering)
A shovel with an especially long boom and stick, enabling it to reach further and pile higher.

stripping shovel

A power shovel which has an especially long boom, permitting it to reach farther and pile higher.
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Its late twentieth century stripping shovel and walking dragline designs quickly became industry standard and made it an attractive addition to CAT's product line.
Whereas, surface-mining applications comprises accessory equipment, drills, pumps, stripping shovels, drag lines, and loading shovels.
By the 1920s, firms such as Marion and Bucyrus were building stripping shovels that ran on caterpillar-style tracks instead of temporary rails, weighed upwards of 1,000 tons and could grab 15 or 20 yards of earth in one bite.