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    What brand of mobile crane is this?

    This old crane is sitting on the back property of a scrap metal business. When I snapped a few pics of it, I was able to read the brand name, but now have forgotten what that name is. The pictures are not very good. I couldn't get any closer.

    Can any of y'all make out the brand name? Have tried looking it up, but haven't come up with much.

    If you think I could just call the business and ask them, well, that isn't an option. The owner is hard of hearing and have tried calling before for other reasons and can't get him to pick up. I'm not the only one who has tried calling and can't reach him by phone.

    There's another crane that appears to be almost identical, but it's kept in a shed and is too far away to photograph without zoom lenses.

    Does this type and color of crane look familiar to anyone?



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    I thought maybe a BAY CITY CRANE. But after a search that thought was wrong.
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    Its a Bantam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRMCCABE View Post
    Its a Bantam.
    You beat me to it I believe they were made by Koehring but that could be wrong.
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    My grandpa used to run a crew that laid water and sewer pipe and they always had Bantam's. It was pretty obvious to me when I saw the picture.

    If you look closely it even says Bantam on the back.
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    Thanks guys. On my phone, the pics are a little blurry and I couldn't make out the n or the m clearly.

    I wonder if that crane would be worth trying to rescue?

    Now, if you are thinking I'm asking because I would attempt it, think again. I don't need it for one, and two, I already have enough machines to sink money into.




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    I have another question.

    Might should've started another thread to ask this question, but since we're discussing construction machinery, I need your help.

    There used to be an extremely large hydraulic front shovel type excavator in my area. It was red and white in color and definitely had the brand name, Link-Belt, on it. I remember it sitting in the same location ever since I was a little squirt. Then, about 7 or 8 years ago, the land where it was sitting at sold and somehow, someone moved it a short distance to the adjacent property. Then a year or so after that, the machine disappeared.

    I have tried contacting numerous people to see if they remember it or know what happened to the huge machine. Only one person I have talked to about it remembers it too. Other people act like it never existed just because they don't remember it.

    Question: Does anyone have pictures of a large Link-Belt excavator with a hydraulic front shovel boom/arm? I have contacted Link Belt, but they are of no help. Have even contacted the property owner where the machine used to sit and they won't return calls or emails.

    From what I was told, that huge machine was meant for a mining operation in Mexico and there was some sort of dispute with the mining outfit over the purchase before it arrived and the driver of the truck abandoned it beside the service road. It sat in the same location for 25+ years.

    The only pics I have found online of Link-Belt front shovels are those with cable operated buckets. The one I saw had a hydraulic operated boom and bucket or shovel. Not really sure how many yards of material the bucket/shovel held. That machine was much larger than most excavators and won't clear underneath a lot of the overpasses and bridges in the area. It had to be hauled on the service roads and back roads.



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    Red 'n Green, I put "Link Belt Shovel" into my search engine on the "Images" tab:

    link belt shovel - Dogpile Images Search

    There are many pages of pix there, you might find THE one...

    OR NOT... Live link doesn't work so try this. Just put "Link Belt Shovel" into your browser's search engine, click on the "Images" tab and hit "Enter".
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    Thanks Harold. So far this one on page 13 looks the closest. It's a biggun.



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    You're saying someone abandoned that monster along a road and it laid there for 25 years????
    That was one expensive lawn ornament.
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