Electric Shovel is Mechanical MONSTER (Apr, 1933)
Electric Shovel is Mechanical MONSTER
A NEW monster in the mechanical world has made its appearance in the form of an electric excavation shovel of almost incredibly gigantic dimensions.
Shown above, the shovel has a dipper that will scoop up 18 cubic yards of dirt at one sweep, and will dig enough in a 24-hour day to fill 7,500 motor trucks of 4 yards each. A seven-passenger car can be driven through the dipper with room to spare.
The enormous reach of the shovel is illustrated in the fact that it can pick up a dipper full of earth, rotate, and dump it 200 feet away on the top of a seven-story building.