P&H, 1900AL, Electric Rope Shovel

Electric rope shovels

P&H 1900AL

  • Nominal payload of 18 mt (20 st)
  • Nominal dipper capacity of 10.7 m3 (14 yd3)
  • Ideal for loading 90.8 mt (100 st) and larger haul trucks
  • Proven, consistent high machine availability of at least 90%
  • Optimized dipper geometry for increased fill factors 
  • A full suite of service products and consumables are available, including wire rope, GET, crawler shoes and more
  • Mechanical upgrades, repair and rebuild services are available worldwide

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The 1900AL electric mining shovel, with a nominal payload of 18 mt (20 st), is proven in heavy-duty and severe-duty mining applications.

Exceptional bail pull

  • Friction-free P&H Magnetorque electromagnetic power system for exceptional bail pull in the hoist function during extremely heavy digging conditions
  • Smooth, rapid dipper passage through the bank for increased dipper fill without stalling

Robust design

  • Wide twin-leg handle for stability through the dig cycle
  • Robust electric-driven rack-and-pinion crowd system, with dipper adjustment controls for optimizing digging force during operation
  • Geometry optimized for fatigue resistance in shock and high-load conditions
  • Maximized cutting forces for improved fill factors and cycle times

Reliability and high machine availability

  • Consistently achieves over 90% mechanical availability
  • Proven mining duty motors and gearboxes for extended component lives
  • Structural design using high-strength, low-alloy steels for improved fatigue lives

Operator efficiency

  • Responsive control system for operator confidence through the dig cycle
  • Graphical user interface displays shovel systems operation and health information
  • Efficient sight lines and refined ergonomics (adjustable heated seat, massage controls, adjustable lumbar support, and two-position footrest) improve operator effectiveness and reduce fatigue
  • Hand-operated hoist, crowd, swing and propel control joysticks feature thumb-actuated auxiliary switches for siren, dipper trip functions
  • Ergonomic loading control joysticks, brake, and propel transfer functions at operator’s fingertips, and dipper trip and signal horn trigger switches reduce operator fatigue and repetitive strain
  • Small lever switch transfers the energy from the crowd generator to the crowd motor to engage independent propel motor function
  • Convenient access to shovel control buttons, switches mounted to left, right consoles flanking operator

Optima dippers

We help you select the ideal dipper for your mining application by considering the following:

  • Production goals
  • Pit geometry
  • Operational layout
  • Haulage capacity
  • Drilling and blasting levels
  • Material characteristics
  • Maintenance objectives
  • Previous dipper experience

While your dipper selection will be specific for your application, our P&H dippers feature the following:

  • Square corner lip
  • Friction disc-style snubbers
  • Fixed-length pitch braces

Proven motor designs

  • Ideal for heavy-duty and severe-duty mining applications
  • Provide robust speed, lower inertia, and peak HP

Working ranges

Height of cut 13.0 m 42 ft. 6 in.
Radius of cut 17.8 m 58 ft. 6 in.
Dumping height (door open)* 8.2 m 27 ft. 0 in.
Floor level radius 11.6 m 38 ft. 0 in.
Tail swing radius 7.0 m 23 ft. 0 in.
Operator eye level 7.4 m 24 ft. 3 in.
* Height shown with ball-type dipper. Heights will be greater with bail-less or compact-bail dippers. Actual dumping height can be greater than door clearance height. 


Nominal payload* 18 mt 20 st
Nominal dipper capacity*  10.7 m3 14 yd3
Range dipper capacity 7.5 to 19.1 m3 10 to 25 yd3 
Rated suspended load 37.2 mt 41 st

* Payload and dipper capacity are dependent on many factors. Contact us for an analysis of your specific application. 

Overall dimensions

Width 8.05 m 26 ft. 6 in.
Length  10.36 m 34 ft. 0 in.
Height over gantry  10.11 m 33 ft. 2 in. 
Width of crawler shoes 1,066 mm
1,219 mm
42 in.
48 in. 
Width of crawlers (42") 6.71 m 22 ft. 0 in.
Length of crawlers 7.62 m 25 ft. 0 in. 
Ground clearance  0.53 m 1 ft. 9 in.
Height: ground to bottom of counterweight slabs  2.24 m 7 ft. 4 in.


Advanced control technology

Advanced control technologies include the following:

  • Temperature monitoring system
  • Control logic software
  • Extended speed range in hoist and crowd
  • Hoist, crowd, and retract limits
  • Automatic lubrication and compressed air systems control