Wheeler Machinery Co., a Salt Lake City-based Caterpillar dealer, has created a new division to serve the mining industry—Wheeler Mining Systems. The division offers equipment, support and solutions for the regional mining industry.

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Rope shovels will be part of Wheeler Mining Systems' new equipment offerings.

With Caterpillar’s acquisition of Bucyrus, a manufacturer of high-productivity mining equipment for the surface and underground mining industries, Wheeler will be able to soon offer complete mining systems previously unavailable from one source. New equipment offerings will include blast hole drills, draglines, rope shovels and underground mining equipment to dozers, motor graders, haul trucks and radio systems, among others.

The division will be led by a general manager with onsite managers and a full team of equipment and product support personnel as well as technology, work tools, ground-engaging tools and process improvement specialists to support all facets of a mining operation.

The new staff positions that comprise Wheeler Mining Systems will be added over the course of the next several months, with the plan to have the division fully formed and functioning by mid-2012.

“Our goal in forming Wheeler Mining Systems is to be an invaluable asset to our mining customers,” said Rob Campbell, president of Wheeler Machinery Co.