revolving shovel

revolving shovel

[ri′välv·iŋ ′shəv·əl]
(mechanical engineering)
A digging machine, mounted on crawlers or on rubber tires, that has the machinery deck and attachment on a vertical pivot so that it can swing freely.

revolving shovel

A shovel in which the digging machinery can rotate independently from the supporting structure.
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full revolving shovel with the speed and power of the railroad type with the advantages of the crawler tread.
Looking first at the work and then at the machines, they consider such aspects as surveys and measurements, ponds and earth dams, costs and management, revolving shovels and excavators, tractors and bulldozers, and compressors and drills.