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Ransomes & Rapier unknown walking dragline

Ransomes & Rapier unknown in The Big Melt: How Steel Made Us Hard, Documentary, 2013 IMDB

Class: Others, Construction & Engineering vehicle — Model origin: UK

Ransomes & Rapier unknown walking dragline

Position 00:47:09 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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dsl SX

2014-03-20 00:35

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[Image: 47-09whitedigger.jpg] [Image: 47-09whitediggerc.jpg]

[Image: 47-09whitediggerd.jpg] [Image: 47-09whitediggere.jpg]

Fairly sure it's UK footage, and the way it is compiled suggests rock/mineral mining (maybe iron??) rather than coal. Decided not to wind m*k*9*2 up by opening pages for the other smaller plant in these shots........

mike962

2014-03-20 00:49

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this is your walking dragline

same window configuration and same central bolt

it's Ransomes & Rapier build in UK

http://legacymedia.localworld.co.uk/275786/Article/images/12980721/3039187.png

-- Last edit: 2014-03-20 00:49:32

mike962

2014-03-20 00:50

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dsl wrote [Image: 47-09whitediggerc.jpg]

[Image: 47-09whitediggerd.jpg]



and cabin perfectly matches too
http://timrogers4.tripod.com/dragline.jpg

dsl SX

2014-03-20 00:56

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:king: I'm impressed. Any idea how many of these mothers existed? Is it the biggest thing we've got on imcdb??

mike962

2014-03-20 01:02

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dsl wrote :king: I'm impressed. Any idea how many of these mothers existed? Is it the biggest thing we've got on imcdb??

not.. but it comes close

the biggest walking dragline ever build is Bucyrus-Erie Big Muskie
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and biggest land vehicle ever build is the bucket wheel excavator in Germany
/vehicle_157945-Krupp-Bagger-288-1978.html

dsl SX

2014-08-10 13:49

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Re-used from this 1960 film. Location is
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