Eight Million Pound Dragline Crosses New Mexico
Peabody Energy's 8 million pound dragline completed a historic journey from the company's Lee Ranch Mine northwest of Grants, New Mexico, more than 20 miles to its new home at the El Segundo Mine. Transporting one of the world's most massive machines required precision and planning. The Bucyrus-Erie 1570-W dragline was carried across the high desert by a specialized 600-wheel vehicle. NASA uses a similar method to haul space shuttles, and the new approach abbreviated the move and eliminated the need for electric power.