Sunday, September 9, 2012

Marion 8900 Dragline Recovery




Received these photos a few weeks ago from a reader. They show the recovery of a Marion 8900 dragline from a bench failure.

Compare this dragline recovery to Norwich Park's.

7 comments:

Logan Schwenker said...

I follow your posts every week and find them very entertaining. Thanks for all the work you do, it makes the internet relevant and useful hahaha. On this last post was it safe for that loader to be under the 8900? I've never seen anything like this before, and I would be VERY scared to be digging from out under that machine.

Anonymous said...

Believe this could be from Rio's HVO site

Anonymous said...

This is definately at Moura as this was the only 8900 ever built in Australia, at the time it was the biggest dragline in the world.
It operated from the late 60s through to the mid 80s. http://bonzle.com/c/a?a=p&p=266138&d=pics&cmd=sp

Anonymous said...

Safe? No.
However the way to get the dragline back to it's correct position is to slowly remove the material until you hear the dragline starting to move then you get the heck out of there.

Anonymous said...

it sweet as bro, he's got ROPS n FOPS!

Anonymous said...

Just for a joke, shout "IT'S COMING DOWN!"

Anonymous said...

my ass would be puckering!

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