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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.
|Address:||Kidman Way, Lions Park, Coleambally, 2707|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.797222|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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.