Documentary · Reality
It requires a lot of skill and ingenuity to fix mining draglines, bucket wheels, and other large machines. Watch as experts complete such repairs.
Directed byGlenn Wilkinson
S01:E01 - Shutdown
It's fifty Mega Mechanics versus five stories of mighty coal mining machines during a multimillion dollar maintenance shutdown. A blown heat exchanger needs a creative solution at the sugar mill if they are going to finish the season on schedule.
S01:E02 - Lift Off
The Mega Mechanics are forced to call in the big guns to help shift a massive 16-cylinder, 12 ton engine out of a Caterpillar 793 truck.Meanwhile an A330 engine undergoes a high pressure test, and cracked train wheels undergo a much needed shave.
S01:E03 - Geared Up
The Mega Mechanics go into high gear with a massive bucket wheel gearbox change, a stubborn bolt and threatening weather may leave it swinging in the wind. And a mysterious liquid on another gearbox at a coal mine has the Mega Mechanics turn detectives.
S01:E04 - Grounded
A landing gear pin has the team struggling to get a colossal A330 off the ground, and it's a mighty service on massive off-road trucks at the mine shop. Another truck is broken down and blocking work while a massive bucket reclaimer needs some new teeth.
S01:E05 - Off Track
A mighty metal bucket wheel is out of action at the largest coal export facility in the world, bulldozers are in pieces and their tracks torn apart in the mining hub of Mackay and a 130-ton train is sounding alarms on the jacking road in Brisbane.
S01:E06 - Shiny and New
The installation of a new 10 million dollar jet engine in an A330 aircraft sees an intricate support and bracing technique used, while work on a 550 ton excavator means 24 hours of preparation all comes down to an install that must happen within just seconds.
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