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Does anyone have any recollections of these machines?
The number apparently refers to the weight at around 78000 lbs, mine is about a 1943 model with a Murphy motor.
Not much info out there, hoping someone can help.
The Northwest 78 was first manufactured from 1931 to 1943 and was a 2 yard shovel front. Not sure what size bucket the dragline had. There is a little information in Northwest Engineering Company A photographic Archive Collectin Volumne 2 by M.E. Folsom & M. Torres which is where I got those manufacturing years from.
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