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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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Stripping shovel: 1965 Bucyrus-Erie 1950B. A stripping shovel had an extra-long boom and dipper stick for overburden removal. This is one of 37 Super Strippers, shovels that weighed over 2,750 tons.
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