Dragline – Opening up Northern New Zealand

Smith 12 Ton Dragline - Photo Theresa Sjoquist

Draglines and their skilled operators opened up Northern NZ but hydraulics have largely replaced them; despite the lesser reach of a hydraulic machine. In Northland, New Zealand, draglines were critical to opening up much of the swamp-ridden region, thereby enabling its conversion to farm land. Draglines Provide Swamp Excavation Sixty years ago draglines became widely […]