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Ruth dredger - any others?


 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:14 am    Post subject: Ruth dredger - any others? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The Ruth Dredger - A Rube Goldberg monstrosity that digs ditches. This one was seen at the Pioneer Acres Museum in Irricana Alberta (Canada).

Has anyone seen any others out there?

To see the image at full size, click the photo at the link below twice.
http://www.bigdoer.com/3701/old-things/old-road-and-construction-machinery-pioneer-acres-museum-irricana/attachment/dscf2910/



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Ruth dredger - any others? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice "find", interesting. I wonder how they
transported it from location to location because it
looks like it's even too wide for a low-boy trailer,
and you certainly can't "drive it down the road".
 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: Ruth dredger - any others? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dr. Walt wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:41:26 12/13/12) Nice "find", interesting. I wonder how they
transported it from location to location because it
looks like it's even too wide for a low-boy trailer,
and you certainly can't "drive it down the road".


Here's some old footage showing one at work. Near the beginning you can see it being loaded on a railway flat car, which I assume is how they moved them around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSkMnZCRrzo

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