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Freedom Mine has new dragline in operation

The Freedom Mine, the nation’s largest lignite mine, has a new dragline in operation called “Freedom’s Frontier.” Purchased in 2003 from a coal mine in Illinois, the dragline was stored in pieces until it was needed at the mine and reassembled. It’s a Bucyrus Erie 2570W, capable of shoveling 126 cubic yards of dirt in one scoop. Freedom’s Frontier is the same model as the mine’s other two, and ideal situation for the mine with 90 percent of parts interchangeable between them. Read the press release at the Lignite Energy Council’s website.

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