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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 backhoe: 1951 and 1954 Bucyrus-Erie 15Bs. A backhoe digs by lowering the boom and pulling the bucket in and up towards itself, then dumps by raising the boom and drawing the bucket back.
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