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Bucyrus Class Dragline : 07-June-2013
Bucyrus Class Dragline : 07-June-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The Bucyrus Class Dragline used to scrape out irrigation canals has been preserved as a memorial to the region`s agricultural beginnings.  Coleambally was established in a State Pine Forest in 1968 to service the Coleambally Irrigation Area, a major rice and cereal growing area in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

Location

Address:Kidman Way, Lions Park, Coleambally, 2707
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.797222
Long: 145.878889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Front Inscription

BUCYRUS ERIE CLASS III DRAGLINE

This machine is one of four, imported from the U.S.A. in 1935 & used to excavate the main channels in the Murray Valley & the Coleambally Irrigation Area.  
They were "walked"to Coleambally from Deniliquin, following completion of the Mulwala Canal & commenced work here in 1958. In 1978 the machine was driven to this site & is still in working condition.

Specifications  Weight  130 tonnes  Speed 3 k.p.h.  Bucket Size  4 cu. mtrs

Engine 275 h.p Ruston Hornsby 5cyl Diesel started by compressed air - 300 p.s.i.

A project by the Lions Club as a memorial to all those who made Coleambally a reality.

Source: MA
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