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Surface Mining


When you need to get a job done right, you go straight to the source. For strip mining, open-pit mining, mountaintop removal, dredging, highwall mining, and your other surface mining needs, that means working with Blanchard Machinery. We offer an unbeatable variety of equipment by Caterpillar®, the world’s leading manufacturer of surface mining equipment, one of the most respected manufacturers of large mining equipment.

Our surface mining equipment offerings include:

  • Cat® Articulated Trucks - Versatile, easy to operate, and easy to maintain, these trucks can move an array of material in many underfoot conditions.
  • Cat Large Hydraulic Excavators - From the 110-ton to the 1,000-ton class, Cat Hydraulic Excavators are among the best respected for surface mining applications.
  • Cat Motor Graders - Maximize output and minimize repair and fuel costs by maintaining roads with motor graders.
  • Cat Off-Highway Trucks - Minimize your cost per ton when you move materials with these off-highway trucks designed specifically for surface mining applications.
  • Cat Scrapers - When you need to move a large quantity of dirt in a short span of time, these machines do the job. Ideal for removing overburden, reclaiming mine sites, and digging partings.  
  • Cat Track-Type Tractors -  Cat Track-Type Tractors have been manufactured for more than 100 years. Their reliability, durability, and ease of maintenance have only improved in that time.
  • Cat Wheel Dozers - These machines are ideal for dump area maintenance, haul road maintenance and construction, loading area cleanup, blasting area cleanup, and reclamation projects.
  • Cat Wheel Loaders - Long-lasting and adapted to meet requirements around the world, these machines are designed to maximize productivity during every use.
  • Cat Mining Drills – We offer rotary blasthole drills and track drills, plus a multitude of advanced drilling tools, for the surface mining industry
  • Cat Work Tool Attachments

We Service Everything We Sell

As the only authorized Cat dealer in the state, Blanchard Machinery offers exclusive service on everything we sell. From repairs to warranty service, our team of over 200 technicians across the state are uniquely qualified to repair your heavy equipment when it breaks down. We also have a state-of-the-art machine and hydraulic shop which is the largest of its kind in the Southeast

The Largest Network of Cat Parts

In the mining industry, having the right tools at your disposal is essential to getting the job done right. When your equipment breaks down and you require a replacement part, look no further than Blanchard Machinery. We carry over 125,000 individual line items, as well as an additional 10,000 aftermarket and used parts. Using our online ordering system, you can place your order any time of day and have it delivered as soon as possible. In fact, for both online and standard orders, we have an industry-leading 98.5% fulfillment rate within 24 hours.

Working for South Carolina’s Mining Industry

With quality Cat equipment, a large, mobilized service network and the best selection of replacement parts, Blanchard Machinery is proud to be a partner to South Carolina’s surface mining industry. For more information about how our surface mining resources can make your life easier, please contact your Blanchard Sales Representative.

For more information about how our surface mining resources can make your life easier, please contact your Blanchard Sales Representative.