Leigh Creek Coal Field Lookout

At the lookout point is a Bucyrus Erie 9W walking dragline. It began service at Leigh Creek in 1951. It has a 49 m boom and a 7 cubic metre bucket which was, at the time, the largest in Australia. There is also a huge tyre which achieved a world record of 289 215 km and 17 520 hours in service before it was retired.

Copyright: Klaus Mayer
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 19/08/2008
Uploaded: 07/08/2009
Updated: 03/10/2014


Tags: bucyrus erie; dragline; south australia; leigh creek; coal field
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