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Raw to Ready | Komatsu | PBS

Duration: 53:41 (Full Program)
Program: Raw to Ready #101
Broadcast Date: Oct. 17, 2013

To extract precious metals found beneath the earth requires a massive 232-ton, two-story-tall dump truck with a load capacity of 320 tons — a giant earth-mover like the Komatsu 930E. This amazing engineering achievement is made possible by five essential raw ingredients: coal, chromium, mineral oil, latex rubber and sulphuric acid, an electron superhighway that generates massive power.

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Post Date: October 17, 2013
Expiration Date: October 17, 2016