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Cable Shovels, Draglines and Backhoes

This gallery of equipment images is designed to help you identify common types of cable-operated excavators, both past and present.

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Cable/hydraulic backhoe: Lima 2400, the largest cable backhoe ever built. The digging attachment, called a backhoe front, uses a hydraulic cylinder to tilt the 12-yard bucket for extra digging power.
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