Meco Hydraulic Chock

YKSMM: 1992.190
Manufacturer
Meco Mining Equipment Ltd.
Subject
Roof Support

Hydraulic roof supports, known as ‘chocks’, are placed side by side on longwall coalfaces to support the strata as coal is cut. They provide a protected tunnel-like space for the miners to work in. Multi-leg chocks were a great advance both for safety and rates of production.

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