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Largest dragline left may become a park centerpiece

Discussion in 'Other Earthmoving Equipment' started by CEwriter, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. MetalDragon_boy

    MetalDragon_boy Well-Known Member

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    The machine op weight is over 13000 met tons. Dont know the exact number.

    And yes, ATM means "at the moment.
     
  2. MVFD

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    I wasnt trying to offend you or "know better then you" just trying to correct you. I had watched both machines on Mega Machines on tv one night and thought that your numbers may be a little low. so I started looking for the specs on the machines. it's all good no worries. and Im sorry if it came across a bit offensive.

    If you put The Captain beside Big Muskie, the captain would looks small beside BM with out a doubt. the captain just happens to be a smaller heavy weight then BM.

    But then they are two completly diffferent machines as well. no doubt they are both monsters!!! in any terms.
     
  3. MetalDragon_boy

    MetalDragon_boy Well-Known Member

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    Hmm she didnt make it.. they are scrapping the Silver Spade this week. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

    From Don Campbell model site:

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/159/375573858_fb38b435e0_o.jpg

    "Here is the last picture Steve Netta took last year of the working Silver Spade. A couple months later it broke down and Consol Energy decided to pull the plug and scrap it.
    Steve is a member of the ( HCRHP), Harrison Coal Reclamation and Historical Park . They have restored several old mining machines over the years. They tried to buy the Silver Spade and the bank approved the funds for just under 3/4 of a million dollars. But Consol Energy came back and decided the reclamation of the ground around it and the scrap value of the steel was $2.5 Million.
    They did get to buy the 105 yd bucket and they think they will get to buy the cab. Hopefully they will also get to buy one of the crawlers.

    The first of this week the demolition crew cut the 105 yard bucket off it. By the end of this week they are supposed to use explosives on the gantry and bring down the massive boom. Steve said they did their best to try to purchase it and said it is very sad to see it get cut up."
     
  4. 345cl

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    spade update

    well we all new it was coming,,i seen the first picture of her today,,,very sad site to see
    picture from stripmine.org
     

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    EDIT ... Check out the date ... My Bad .. :beatsme
     
  6. 1570BEGrdman

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    I run the bench dozer for a 4000 ton 1570 BE dragline, and I've seen it slide around just like a car on ice. If a little bit of mud gets under the tub it'll spiin real easy. It'll walk over mud no prolem, but you need to give yourself walking room to drag the mud off of the tub before digging. You do that by skimming the mud off the bench about a 100ft before u get to your dig face. The bench that dragline was on was not sloping away from the highwall like need be. They don't slide uphill. ;);)
     
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  7. Digger Dan

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    Is that with the operator:D
     
  8. marion7200

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    It was a shovel not a dragline