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LOADER/CRANE TEAM CREATES HOMEMADE DRAGLINE

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00488557

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Highway and Heavy Construction

44 Cook Street
Denver, CO 80206 USA

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/issn/03620506

Abstract:

Early in April, a large rock slide heavily damaged three tractor trailers and closed I-40 at the North Carolina/Tennessee border. North Carolina Department of Transportation crews partly cleared the slide and reopened I-40 to traffic within six hours, but the hillside of rock and mud was still unstable. A major clean-up was needed, and experience was a key requisite for its timely and successful completion. NCDOT hired Oman Construction Company of Nashville, Tennessee, to remove the remainder of the slide. The Tennessee contractor fashioned a homemade dragline to pull rock and mud down a steep roadside slope. A 300-ton crane lifted a dragline bucket made of a dozer track curled into a "U" around a scaling plate studded with bucket teeth. A wheel loader pulled the bucket, bringing unstable material down the hill.

Corporate Authors:

Cahners Publishing Company

275 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02158-1630 USA

Authors:

Klemens, T L

Pagination:

p. 46-47

Publication Date:

1989-9

Serial:

Highways and Heavy Construction

Volume: 132
Issue Number: 10
Publisher: Cahners Publishing Company
ISSN: 0362-0506

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Figures (1) ; Photos (3)

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Subject Areas:

Geotechnology; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Vehicles and Equipment; I61: Equipment and Maintenance Methods

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Oct 31 1989 12:00AM

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