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Cable Shovels, Draglines and Backhoes

This gallery of equipment images is designed to help you identify common types of cable-operated excavators, both past and present.

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Cable shovel: 1926 Marion Power Shovel Model 21. Cable-operated shovels were used in construction until the early 1970s. Most were powered by gas or diesel; this one operates on electricity.
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