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Bucyrus-Erie 3270w Walking Dragline, Lot#1
The 2nd largest dragline ever built!
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This is the Bucyrus-Erie 3270w Walking Dragline, Lot#1. It was the 2nd largest dragline ever built, behind B-E's "Big Muskie" 4250w. There were only two 3270s ever built--this
one which operated at Amax Coal Company's Delta Mine between Harrisburg and Marion Illinois, and Lot#2 which operated in Southern Indiana. This machine began operation
in 1978 and ran nearly non-stop until the mid-1990s. The machine was then mothballed for future use or sale. Several large mining companies expressed an interest in
purahcasing the machine, the furthest one away being in China. The machine would had to have been cut into hundreds of smaller pieces and shipped for reassembly. But,
in about 2006, all deals fell through and the machines impending "Death Knell" was sounded. 24 hour security was placed on the machine by it's last owner for the last
few years it stood, in an effort to keep it safe and vandal-free in the event of a 13th hour sale. Finally, in the Fall of 2009, demolition was begun by a company from
Kentucky with many years experience in large scale machine dismantling. The job took about six months to complete and the land was reclaimed in April of 2010. I was fortunate
to get an authorized tour of the machine during the scrapping process and this was the inspiration for this model. The last photo in this set is of me standing on one
of the gigantic "shoes" that propelled the machine like a turtle. This is my only moc that has power functions. It can walk, swing, hoist, and drag just like a real
dragline. RIP Delta 3270.



Comments

 I like it 
  May 7, 2014
Fantastic model love the level of detail for such a small . keep up the great work I am a big fan of any surface mining equipment. have a look at my site.
 I made it 
  September 8, 2013
Quoting Marla H My father ran this dragline! I think this is an awesome tribute to this machine! I remember taking my sons out to see where granddaddy worked and their being so in awe of the huge dragline. Thanks for creating this replica and posting it for others to see and remember!
Hi Marla! I'm sorry for the delay in responding. I teach and with school just starting, things have been busy. This is my favorite machine and I feel so blessed to have made two trips to see it before it was gone. I only wish that I could have seen it in operation and that I could meet the folks that ran it. I'd love to talk more and find out if you have any photos from when your father ran it. I'll see if I can find a way to send you a private message with my email address. Thanks for replying! I'm so glad that this has brought someone else great joy!
 I like it 
  August 23, 2013
My father ran this dragline! I think this is an awesome tribute to this machine! I remember taking my sons out to see where granddaddy worked and their being so in awe of the huge dragline. Thanks for creating this replica and posting it for others to see and remember!
 I like it 
  November 22, 2011
An amazing machine, and it looks great in the video. It would better with the battery box contained within the model, and maybe you could try some LEGO lettering (as it's only 4 letters), but nevertheless asuperb recreation. 5 stars
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  February 6, 2011
 
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