Surface Mining

The surface mining industry is an important contributor to the economy of Kentucky, Southern Indiana, West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio. The industry serves markets such as coal, quarry and aggregate, forestry, construction and power. Boyd CAT proudly supports this essential industry by offering a wide selection of technologically advanced surface mining equipment. We’re here to help your mining operation move more materials at a lower cost.

Make Boyd CAT Your One-Stop Surface Mining Equipment Source

Boyd CAT have been serving the region’s heavy equipment needs for over a combined 150 years. That’s experience you can trust. Make us your one-stop surface mining equipment headquarters in Kentucky, Southern Indiana, West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio!

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 up to the challenge.

Our long partnership with the world’s heavy equipment leader enables us to offer the complete lineup of Cat surface mining equipment to your Kentucky, Southern Indiana, West Virginia or Southeastern 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 a Boyd CAT 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. Boyd CAT carry the largest selection of new and used replacement parts in the industry. And with the availability of 24/7 online parts ordering via the Boyd CAT 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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Strategies for Attracting & Retaining Skilled Operators

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Strategies for attracting & retaining skilled operators Research shows that a skilled operator can use 10-12% less fuel every day than an unskilled one. In addition to cutting fuel costs, the right operator can also enhance safety, improve productivity and extend component life. That’s probably why when Caterpillar asked a group of heavy construction professionals […]

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