Longwall Mining


Caterpillar is the global market leader and supplier of complete longwall systems. All over the world, our equipment and systems are meeting the demands of underground mining under the most stringent conditions. Adapted to the mining challenges faced by our customers today, Cat customized systems range from hydraulic roof supports, automated plow systems, shearers, face conveyors and drive systems to automation and roof support carriers.

Caterpillar delivers your system of choice, from low to high seam heights, for the longest longwalls and highest production demands.

For over 65 years, Cleveland Brothers has been offering products, parts and service to support the mining industry in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. We offer a complete selection of underground and longwall mining equipment to meet the needs of operators throughout the area. Contact our team directly for more information — we have several convenient locations situated near most of the major mining sites in the region.

Cat® coal conveyors are built to quickly and reliably move loads away from the coalface, keeping your operation running smoothly at all times. We sell armored face coal conveyors with top plate thicknesses between 1.18 and 1.96 inches and bottom plate thicknesses up to 1.18 inches.

A Cat exclusive, CST Controlled Start Transmissions drive coal conveyors reliably and efficiency without putting excess demands on your power system. CSTs can be used with a variety of longwall conveyor equipment, including armored face conveyors.

For moving soft to extremely hard coal, Cat plows get the job done like no other. Featuring high travelling speeds and overload protection, Cat products deliver maximum productivity even when geological faults and other difficult operating conditions are encountered.

Available with capacities ranging from 22 to 88 tons, Cat roof support carriers are ideal for performing lifting and carrying tasks in a variety of mining layouts. Battery and diesel powered systems are both available.

A Cat roof support system can be tailored to any mining environment. Whether you are faced with thick grades, thin seams, sandstone plates, geological faults or other difficult conditions, Cleveland Brothers can create a Cat roof support system for your longwall operation. Contact a representative directly for more information.

A reliable high production shearer is perhaps the most important component of any longwall mining operation. Cat shearers are trusted in some of the most difficult conditions throughout the world and are prized for their durability, reliability and affordable cost of ownership.

Several flexible financing options are available for any mining operator looking to buy a coal conveyor, plow, roof support carrier or other equipment. The Cleveland Brothers finance department can analyze your budget and help you chose the right option for your business.