Surface Mining

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Surface mining has been a pillar of West Virginia’s economy for generations. For almost as long, Walker Machinery Co. has been selling and servicing the equipment that keeps operations across our state working safely and efficiently.

We are the region’s only authorized Cat® dealer, which means we are the only place to offer the latest and most sophisticated equipment, technology and solutions from the legendary manufacturer. With locations throughout the western part of the state and in southeast Ohio, we are perfectly positioned to serve clients all across the region.


At Walker, we know how important surface mining is to our region. Since 1950, we’ve been an important partner to the operations that drive our economy. To learn more about the newest Cat mining machines, or for any service or repair issues, contact a Walker Machinery representative near you today.

The Cat MineStar™ System

At the heart of all new Cat mining machines is the company’s exclusive MineStar system, an intelligent, overarching platform for monitoring and managing the health of your assets, the safety of your crew and the profitability of your business. Featuring a series of customizable modules, MineStar is accessible from any tablet or mobile device, making it easy to keep track of the location and availability of your machines on the go.

Sophisticated sensing and reporting systems increase operator awareness and alert you when a crew member is engaging in potentially unsafe behavior. Integrated guidance technology puts high-precision management of drilling, dragline, grading and loading operations at the palm of your hands. What these and other features add up to is increased productivity and less down time overall.

A busy mine is an operation with many moving pieces. MineStar and Cat give you the tools and data you need to manage them more effectively.

service support at mine sites

When a crucial asset breaks down or needs regular maintenance, don’t let high transportation costs dictate the quality of service it receives. Walker offers repairs and maintenance at mines throughout our service area. Our mobile service vans feature wireless connectivity to access your fleet’s service history remotely.

Powerful diagnostic programs allow us to quickly get to the root of a problem and make an informed repair decision rather than wasting time with trial and error. We also have access to one of the largest parts inventories in the country — 98% of parts can be sourced within 24 hours. In the event of extended backorders, our used inventory and in-house machining capabilities make it easy to find an alternate solution.  

Cat® Mining Equipment for Every Job

You may not know that most of the world’s surface mining equipment is produced by one company: Caterpillar®. Whether the task at hand requires digging, shoveling, drilling, loading, hauling or earthmoving, there’s a tough Cat machine that’s BUILT FOR IT!

Our long partnership with the world’s heavy equipment leader enables us to offer the complete lineup of Cat surface mining equipment to your West Virginia and Ohio business. Our inventory includes:

Advanced Surface Mining Technology via the Cat® MineStar™ System

Surface mining technology is constantly changing and evolving. The result is more effective, environmentally friendly and safer processes.

As aWalker Machiney surface mining client, you can take advantage of the latest technological innovations available from Caterpillar. The Cat® MineStar™ System helps you improve your surface mining operation through enhanced fleet and material handling management technology that can be customized to your unique business needs.

Don’t Let Equipment Downtime Limit Surface Mining Productivity and Profitability

With the relentless beating that surface mining equipment takes, it requires reliable parts and service to keep it on the job. Walker Machinery carriers the largest selection of new and used replacement parts in the industry. And with the availability of 24/7 online parts ordering via the Walker Machinery PartStore, the parts you need are always just a few mouse clicks away.

We also provide comprehensive equipment services performed by our team of highly skilled technicians. We can do everything from preventive maintenance to extensive repair work quickly and efficiently. Get the most out of your equipment with help from our technicians.

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The Benefits of Managing Payload to Improve Safety & Profitability

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An overloaded haul truck not only jeopardizes the safety of a mining system, it can also erode profitability. If a mining haul truck is routinely carrying too much payload, its frames and structures are under severe stress. Bodies are wearing out faster, too, as are tires. Component life can be seriously compromised, increasing the risk […]

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