The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina
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I've got a photo of my office's Chevy Blazer beside one of the big 150 ton trucks, so I decided to get a photo of it beside the huge shovel used on A-10C. The bucket on this monster of a machine holds 26 cubic yards. The teeth are as big around as an average sized man. The bucket opens by tilting the portion with the teeth upward rather than lowering the bottom. The machine was not being used this day because it had been raining. Photo taken in October 1999.


 
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 John Lansford
16 October 1999