The 2500 SM has a cutting width of 8 feet 2 inches. With a conveyor system, cutting depth is 2 feet 2 inches. Operating weight is 781 tons with a 1,050-horsepower engine.
The mechanical-drive drum can mine soft to medium hard rock with unconfined compression strengths to 80 to 120 Mpa. The four crawler tracks are all-hydraulic driven.