The CAN® Setter is what takes the work out of installing CANS® in your mine. There are several versions of the CAN® Setter to fit all budgets and entry configurations. Our Burrell Mining team is able to assist you to maximize your productivity.

Product Specifications

  • The standard CAN® clamp and mast is able to attach to any 601 /488 or similar scoop without modification.
  • The standard CAN® clamp and mast is able to handle any diameter CAN® from 18” to 36”.
  • The 4 hydraulic functions (lift, tilt, rotate, jaw open / close) operate using standard hydraulic pressures.
  • The standard CAN® clamp is rated to be able to handle up 4,500 lbs.
  • Our team is available to assist you with specialized applications to accommodate your custom equipment.

Burrell Mining has access to a complete line of OEM repair parts to keep you operational.

Contact us to discuss mechanized solutions to maximize safety and productivity by using The CAN® Setter in your mine today.

Because we switched to the newest version CAN Setter; we were able to eliminate 1 piece of equipment from the section. We’ve eliminated the capital and maintenance costs of a scoop and a charging station; as well as reducing traffic congestion at the same time.

Eastern Coal Field Longwall Coordinator

Case Study


There has always been a focus on creating productivity improvements in the mining industry. This advent can be traced back to 1919 when Joseph Joy’s mechanized loading machine transformed coal mining away from hand loading. Prior to the inception of The CAN®, mines were building thousands of 4-point cribs, using multiple thousands of wooden crib blocks. The process of constructing cribs was labor intensive which concurrently had enormous exposures to industrial accidents.


An alternative to wooden cribs was developed on the 1980’s when The CAN® was introduced. Although The CAN® was clearly a better support; installation presented a problem due to its inherent weight and girth. Simultaneously to the advent of the CAN®, longwall productivity skyrocketed. The increased rate of longwall face retreat had to be met with an equal amount of outby productivity gains.


To eliminate the installation issues associated with The CAN®, Burrell introduced the CAN® Clamp. The first generation CAN® Clamp was simply a forklift mast used in conjunction with a set of grabbing jaws. This was the advent of mechanized secondary roof support installation. The Burrell Mining team had visions of impending longwall productivity gains and began to design a newer more productive method for setting CANS®. The second generation CAN® Clamp was soon to follow. Our “2G” edition featured a drive-in base which had pockets to accepted forklift tines from a mine scoop. The standard forklift mast was removed and replaced with an articulating arm and clamp which could swing with a radius of 130-degress so as to reach each rib line without moving the scoop. This apparatus, when used in conjunction with a mine scoop quickly improved productivity, in some cases doubling installation rates. Always looking for a better way, Burrell helped develop the current 3G CAN® Clamp. This version also had a drive-in feature but incorporated a bucket (slightly smaller than a scoop bucket) with an articulating arm attachment. The bucket could be loaded with 4- 24” diameter CANS® as well as carry a CAN® in its jaws to the work site. The articulating arm could still swing rib-to-rib, but also extend outward (similar to a Gradall® boom) to more accurately and efficiently place CANS®. This advancement not only increased productivity but eliminated the need for a piece of equipment on a mining section used to deliver CANS® to the general work site.

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The CAN®

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Turbo Prop

The Turbo Prop is the next best thing to being a CAN because it is a small diameter version of the CAN.