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Old 16-03-2018, 01:23 AM
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Default Small and unusual dragline for these parts.

So I came across this little Priestman dragline today if it hadn't been for some of the bush near the road being bulldozed out of the way I probably would of never noticed it. I don't know who owns it or if it runs but its certainly the smallest I've seen I'm fairly certain. I think the Bucyrus Erie 10B I've seen before is a little larger.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:23 AM
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Default Re: Small and unusual dragline for these parts.

It is a Priestman Cub, weighed 7.4 ton, standard boom was 28 ft long, & bucket was 8 cu ft capacity. Last one the CubV1 made 1973, first cub made about 1934. I believe the first ones were developed as a small machine for Lancashire county council.
Earliest models had a kind of wooden shed cab or 'house'. This one probably 50s & a Cub V
There was a semi hydraulic hybrid called either the Hydrocub or Beaver, - can be seen here http://ceforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9112.

Smith did some machines with mech track / slewing but a hyd boom / dipper / bucket, e.g. the Smith 14 - like this but bigger
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Old 14-05-2018, 12:16 AM
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Default Re: Small and unusual dragline for these parts.

Thanks for the post I don't know much about these machines but if I had the cash I'd track down the owner and attempt to get it running again. It would be even more interesting to know the history and what the original owner used it for. As draglines here usually were about B.E. 22B size with a few going as small as B.E. 10B.
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