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 Post subject: Coal Cutter
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:30 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Coal Cutter
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:38 am 
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Hey Chris, what's the story on this machine? Sorry to dig up such an old post but since the forum has been kinda slow I've been digging through the archives.

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 Post subject: Re: Coal Cutter
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:28 am 
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that thing pete and mike restored. it was in their old shop in ohio, I was out there years ago. yea talk about an old thread hahaha! they fired it up for me, what a machine!

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 Post subject: Re: Coal Cutter
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:12 pm 
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Coal cutters are my favorite mining machine. I am hoping I end up with the one from Dunlap TN in my shop for a restoration. It still has the carrier.

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 Post subject: Re: Coal Cutter
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:17 pm 
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It sucks, there was a stack of them in Baumans scrap yard in Carbondale before it all was cut up.

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 Post subject: Re: Coal Cutter
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It always amazes me how people can take a piece of history, no matter what kind and just destroy it.

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 Post subject: Re: Coal Cutter
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:59 pm 
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The price of the scrap is higher than their value of the history. For me I think an old loader or a core drill would be a find.

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 Post subject: Re: Coal Cutter
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:18 pm 
Yep. That is what is sad. Like USS Enterprise's (CV-6) tripod mast. The Navy promised to preserve it, but what did they do? Scrapped it. Hopefully they keep their promise this time with the current Big E's island. At least the next carrier will be named Enterprise!
Also, it is like the Mexican Navy's last Fletcher-class destroyer. She was scheduled to be preserved, and a museum was raising funds to bring her back to the US, but Mexico scrapped her instead.


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 Post subject: Re: Coal Cutter
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:25 pm 
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In this day Doug, I would consider any piece of mining equipment a good find. Old industrial equipment goes to the torch a lot faster than other things, old tractors for instance, because there is less sentimental attachment to it than grand paws old tractor. Also how many shows are there in the country where everybody brings their restored mining equipment for all to see? I know a few shoes get a couple pieces of equipment but I don't know of a show that is devoted to mining equipment. Hey maybe we should start one.

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 Post subject: Re: Coal Cutter
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:36 pm 
I know that there is a steam/auto show somewhere in Northern Wisconsin, and they have a few steam shovels and steam tractors, but other than that, I don't know, since I've never been to it, but a friend has.


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 Post subject: Re: Coal Cutter
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There are several steam shows around

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