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 Prairie Queen Dragline

 

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2016

Bucyrus-Erie 1570-W

Called "The Prairie Queen"

63 Yard Bucket
Working weight over 7 million pounds.
325 ft long boom
58 ft Diameter Base
62 ft long shoe (foot)

Working below at the Klimax Mine
owned by Manalta Coal, which was owned by the Mannix Family



"PRAIRIE QUEEN" DRAGLINE
WORKING SOUTH OF THE HIGHWAY
 BETWEEN ESTEVAN AND BIENFAIT
PICTURE TAKEN JULY 98
 Only "Big Lou" and the P&H9020 are bigger in this area,
 the very tip of Big Lou's boom is seen in left horizon
This dragline is stripping off the layer of ground
 from the top of the coal seam
Smaller shovels load the coal into the haulers
(2 in this picture but hard to see)

THE PICTURES BELOW WERE TAKEN JUNE 1999
BY ONE OF THE FIRST SONY DIGITAL CAMERAS


THE PRAIRIE QUEEN
BUCYRUS-ERIE 1570W
East of Hwy 39, near Shand

To visualize the size, 
notice the man walking
in front of the machine!

 
SPECS
60 CUBIC YARD BUCKET
91 METRE LONG BOOM
WEIGHS 8 MILLION LBS
STANDS 19 STOREYS HIGH

OWNED BY LUSCAR LTD

 

 

 

 

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