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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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Steam shovel: 1927 Erie Shovel Co. Type B. A steam shovel was truly powered by steam, and rode on crawlers or steel wheels. It was full-revolving; that is, the entire upper deck revolved 360 degrees.
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