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 Post subject: Can anyone identify this piece of mining equipment
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:08 pm 
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Posting this for the comments based on the photos posted.

We have checked our archives but have not found a picture yet.

Definately turn of the century making this piece very rare.

Does anyone else have any information :?:

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It's funny I use a piece of equipment similar to that often at work. It looks like a tugger used for pulling wire into conduit.

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are you sure its mining related? not just something from industry?

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i believe it is mining related, that is the context that i found it in, it was found at a mine.


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To give you an idea how a tugger that I use works you'll have a motor that has some big time gear reduction on it driving a capstan. All you do is make a head on your wire and tie the rope on good. Take the other end of the rope and wrap it around the capstan a couple of times. Start the motor and put tension on the free end of the rope, the part that is around the capstan. It'll pull the wire in like nothing.Let up on the free end of the rope and it stops pulling on the wire. These tuggers ain't no joke. I've seen them attached to structural steel already when we were pulling out 4/0 from some underground conduits. The tugger had enough pull to twist the I beam.

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It is mining related and i will give you a hint it is made by sullivan .The same ones who made coal cutters and muckers.

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It's got a small wheel on it for spooling something up. This is a good one...

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Well we found it in our archives iron miners

The same drill (Sullivan) got bought out in latter years by Joy Mfg.

The pictures below are from a Joy #7 surface diamond core drill.

Two very similar models

:arrow: One had a 250 ft depth & the second 500 ft depth


The original weight with engine 1,300lbs

Note some units had a seperate water pump (simplex) equipped with the 8 hp engine.

The pump had a capacity of 20 g.p.m.

HOPE THIS HELPS :idea:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:18 pm 
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Very neat. That information is certainly a good find from your historical archives! Yeah that fits pretty close to your picture, although it looks like the one CT Mike found may anchor differently - perhaps in the mine. It is missing the base, however diamond drilling in the mine is a possibility.

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Greg this drill was used on the surface for core samples. The drill posted is older since it was built by Sullivan. . . Joy bought that particular line out. The Sullivan drill was anchored to wood beams vs. steals runners. The beams made the drill portable and could then be pulled by horses to set the drill up at precise loations above ground before underground mining operations began. Saved alot of wasteful & costly underground operations.

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I was talking about the drill CT Mike found as being an underground drill as it doesn't have the base like the ones you had in your historical archive. Otherwise the drills were pretty close to identical..

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