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Bucyrus Erie Class III Drageline 21 Jan 2022 17:54 #230932

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This thread split from Where am I? thread and image posted by PaulFH reposted here.




I'm not a huge fan of the cooling system on that dragline.
I'd rather have tools that I don't need, than not have the tools I do need.
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Bucyrus Erie Class III Drageline 21 Jan 2022 18:25 #230935

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I'm not a huge fan of the cooling system on that dragline.


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Your clever fella

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Bucyrus Erie Class III Drageline 21 Jan 2022 18:58 #230936

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It's still in Operating Order Too, They Fire her up at least Once a year. the Motor has Pistons the size of (if not Bigger) a 60 Litre Drum..!
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Bucyrus Erie Class III Drageline 21 Jan 2022 19:06 #230938

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Bucyrus Erie Class III Drageline 21 Jan 2022 21:42 #230946

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It sure is impressive.
There is another odd 'walking drag line' down in the Melbourne Steam Museum in operation too.
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Bucyrus Erie Class III Drageline 21 Jan 2022 22:43 #230948

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If it's the same one, had a 240hp 5 cyl Ruston engine, used to have a placard in the park near it, giving a few details about the Murrumbidgee Irrigation channels.
Think the kicked off in the mid thirties, that dragline may not date to exactly then, but would have done a lot of the channelling around there.
When there were still a couple of old truck stops at Narranderra, under the elevated rail bridge, now all sadly gone, used to be some old photos on the walls of some of the channels where they crossed the Sturt Highway around Darlington Point and the Birdcage.

Just as an aside, wasn't all that unusual to see blokes windsurfing on those channels, especially on the weekends.
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Bucyrus Erie Class III Drageline 21 Jan 2022 22:51 #230949

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Bucyrus Erie Class III Drageline 21 Jan 2022 23:00 #230950

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I stand corrected!
275 hp 5 cyl Ruston & Hornsby engine, not 240 hp.

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Bucyrus Erie Class III Drageline 22 Jan 2022 06:03 #230956

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How do U produce & store 300 psi compressed air for air stating the beast in about mid 1930's?

Trucks maximum air 120psi .... beyond th@ U need pressure vessel permit/license me thinks


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Bucyrus Erie Class III Drageline 22 Jan 2022 09:34 #230970

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I went to possibly the first vehicle show at Colleambally about 30 years ago. The venue was not as neat and tidy as it is now. The dragline had the information board but had not been painted. They started it with a Holden motor with belts to the crankshaft, as they had no air start set up.

The walking dragline at the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Society grounds is a different type, came from the open-cut coal mine in the Latrobe Valley and was restored by HCVCA member Warrick Bryce.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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