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    Default moving Mr Tom, one of the largest draglines

    Erik Christenbury
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    I would love to cast a few buckets with that. Thanks for sharing that.

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    Default Hydraulic Lines???

    Too bad the person that wrote the story doesn't know the difference between Electrical and Hyd. lines----GGrrrrrr!!!

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    Erik,if you are interested in big draglines I will dig out a video I have of them changeing the tub on a 8750 BE dragline(I think thats the model).They have something like 12 Cat 657's scrapers pulling and another 6-8 more pushing,it quite a site to see.Will have to get you a copy.Mike

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    Default Now, Now, Bill. Settle down. Nothings's changed.

    Hi, Bill Walter.
    Now, now, Bill. Settle down. Nothing's changed, M8. When did you ever see a mainstream reporter or journalist who knew diddly sqaut about earthmoving, construction or mining equipment? Most of 'em don't know much about anything so why would any sane person EXPECT them to know anything about this sort of stuff when they can't even get anything right on the evening news?

    Just enjoy the photos, M8, and thank God you were alive and had the resources to read about - - - and that YOU knew the difference.

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    "Hydraulic lines from generators" mounted on three 18-wheelers are dragged forward by a tool carrier.

    ya, right!
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    Default From the reporter's veiwpoint

    Hey, generators produce "Juice" right? So from a know-nothing reporter's thinking, it is just a small step to hydraulics!

    Erik, thanks for posting. I remember seeing pictures of one of the large mining shovels crossing over I-70(?) in Belmont County, Ohio back in the late 70's. Same idea only it was an Interstate highway and a much larger shovel, so wider and longer ramp was required.

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    One of the upstate coalcrakers here in PA had the same problem,had to cross a state road to get to the other side of his pit.He told the state that he would make a tempory run around so he could keep on digging the state said no to that and wouldn't allow him to cover the road with sand to walk his dragline across.So he did the next best thing,that was to just dig up the road,over the weekend.Come Monday when the state came back to life,they put out an emergency bid to build a temp. runaround.He was the only bid so the great state of PA paid him to do something he would have done for nothing.He was even going to pay the state for the coal that was under the road,but he ended up not even doing that.

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    looks like fun. hicrop10 we just finnshed up a tub job on a 8750 hear and they just uesd 2 657 with full bowl's. wow really cool working with the PH boys from texis. i will try and find the video i took under the tub re milling the car body for the new tub when it was all jack up. kinda makes you think befor waking under the drage line that 20 feet in the air. the big thing is when big draglines brake they brake big and make lost of work for us. thanks for this chriscokid cool to see how other mine's do things as every one has there own way of doing things.

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    I bet I toured a mine where that machine was working about 40 years ago. It was in Bibb county, the next county to that area mentioned in the news report. Might not have been Mr Tom, but similar. We were 3rd graders and I remember the coal seam was about 3 or 4 feet deep where we stopped.

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