dragline excavator


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dragline excavator

[′drag‚līn ′eks·kə‚vād·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
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Weighing in at 4,000 tonnes, the dragline excavator was the biggest of its kind in Europe and was a key component of the UK's largest mine at Stobswood, near Morpeth, Northumberland.
GIANT: The Ace of Spades dragline excavator which is being dismantled at Stobswood.
Mr Marvell, 72, read our story about the birth of Britain's biggest walking dragline excavator and the team of shipyard specialists who made the platform on which it stood.
The Bucyrus Erie 1550-W walking dragline excavator was dubbed Big Geordie at Radar Opencast site in Widdrington, near Morpeth, where it worked from 1968 until Butterwell Opencast Site nearby was opened a few years later and eventually moved to Stobswood Opencast, where it ended its working days in 1993.
Over the next three months, the 3,000-tonne walking dragline excavator will be stripped and cut up.
Big Geordie is officially known as a BE 1550W ( a walking dragline excavator.
Redundant buckets from the massive dragline excavators which once chewed up the local countryside to help meet Britain''s energy needs are being given a new lease of life as pieces of industrial artwork.