Northwest 78 Dragline.

  • 10/14/2018 11:40 PM
    Message # 6726999

    Does anyone have any recollections of these machines?

    The number apparently refers to the weight at around 78000 lbs, mine is about a 1943 model with a Murphy motor.

    Not much info out there, hoping someone can help.

    Thanks,

    Rob Redman. 

  • 11/15/2018 6:24 PM
    Reply # 6909812 on 6726999

    The Northwest 78 was first manufactured from 1931 to 1943 and was a 2 yard shovel front.  Not sure what size bucket the dragline had.  There is a little information in Northwest Engineering Company A photographic Archive Collectin Volumne 2 by M.E. Folsom & M. Torres which is where I got those manufacturing years from. 

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