Putting it all together

Putting all together

Always stop at the start of the drive and inspect the area to be bogged.

Make sure there is enough water on the dirt and check for misfires, steels, bolts and any other hazards in the dirt.

Push the right hand side up and then the left, leaving yourself with a clean road way to work on.

Bog the heading side to side cleaning the windrows up and rolling the road in as you go.

Once you can’t get a full bucket any more its time to rake the walls first then the face as per mine standard

Get the last of the dirt, stopping when you start getting less than a quarter a bucket of dirt. The rest of the dirt at the face should be used to build the road form 4 cuts in.

Wash down the face and mark up the butt APMS

Back blade the road way out to the drive, clean up any mess left and always get out and check the drive before moving on.

Report that the heading is ready for bolting and scaling leaving the drive APMS.

Bogging a Decline

It is fundamentally the same as bogging a level cut except you can get thrown around the bogger a lot easier if you make a mistake. It is important to use the grade lines to get the right level when first pushing up.

When bogging down a decline you will have gravity on your side so instead of dumping the bucket back into the dirt just raise and crowd the bucket.

Bogging on an Incline

The biggest problem with bogging an incline is wheel spin. By dropping the bucket back into the dirt this keeps the weight on the front wheels. In most inclines it will take two goes to get a full bucket of dirt.