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Waking up my Model 25 Northwest Shovel


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Used to run an American drag line. Cable, levers. Took a few days to get the hang of it. Being a farm boy it was a fun thing to operate . Digging gravel one day and next day feeding  the crusher

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9 hours ago, Buddy said:

This machine has the Detroit Diesel.

Nothing like that song all day

They sound better in a truck you get to hear the full range with every gear     

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I find it interesting that most of the major developments in the USA were  done with the old cable operated equipment.

I think the Colorado River Project, was our largest undertaking.   With today's mindset, it could never have been accomplished with that level of technology.

 

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47 minutes ago, Ian Beale said:

I think you'd have that problem even if it could be done with a shovel

Heck you'd have to first get the permits.......

 

Rick

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2 hours ago, Ian Beale said:

I think you'd have that problem even if it could be done with a shovel

Yes not too many know how to operate them these days

"Sure glad the boss gave me some gloves the handle is sharp on this thing"  

Shovel-hand.jpg?width=200&name=Shovel-hand.jpg

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36 minutes ago, jeeper61 said:

Yes not too many know how to operate them these days

"Sure glad the boss gave me some gloves the handle is sharp on this thing"  

Shovel-hand.jpg?width=200&name=Shovel-hand.jpg

Reminds me of this ethnic joke -

"How do you confuse an (insert ethnic of choice here) man?

Point him at a row of shovels and tell him to take his pick"

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