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1926 Industrial Brownhoist Corporation Shovel At Work 2013


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Posted September 08, 2013 - 07:18 PM

This is Mary Ann, a vintage 1926 shovel rescued some years ago from a quarry/gravel pit, refurbished a bit and is a fixture at our annual Granite State Gas & Steam meet.  She went to "work" today for us at the show....

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=_y3drfWIGeE


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Posted September 08, 2013 - 07:51 PM

That's cool! Looks like the operator is on the learning curve as yet!



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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:32 PM

Maybe we should send Cat up to operate it.



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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:34 PM

Yeah! Not a union operator.



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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:41 PM

This is the only one I have ever operated:

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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:41 PM

This how Cat does it!

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=8hjDv_-r88U



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Posted September 08, 2013 - 09:45 PM

Maybe we should send Cat up to operate it.

 

 

What we see there is grandpa cat hard at work.



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Posted September 09, 2013 - 06:44 AM

Hydraulics sure improved things for excavators! Even with a good operator it must have been a lot slower than a modern machine. 



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Posted September 09, 2013 - 09:54 AM

The operator was rusty yesterday morning, I have seen him do better other years....



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Posted September 15, 2013 - 09:17 AM

Hydraulics sure improved things for excavators! Even with a good operator it must have been a lot slower than a modern machine. 

They sure did but i was amazed at how fast this guy moved dirt with this old machine.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=PxkJndnlUQs


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 01:53 PM

Hydraulics sure improved things for excavators! Even with a good operator it must have been a lot slower than a modern machine. 

Yes, but it was faster than 50 Irishmen with picks and shovels.


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Yes, but it was faster than 50 Irishmen with picks and shovels.

 

No doubt it was. But jobs for 1 instead of 50. 






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