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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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Skimmer: 1926 Keystone Driller No. 4. It digs by skimming the bucket along surface, and dumps out the bottom of the bucket. The empty bucket drops back to the foot of the boom for another pass.
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