Jan 072010


I grew up around heavy construction equipment.  My first opportunities to operate them came at a pretty young age.  I was cool.  How many 13 year olds run heavy equipment?  I did.  Way back then the equipment ran on cables and brakes.  Hydraulics’ was just getting started.  When I see one of the machines I will usually do more than a quick look.  Tonight I stopped at this old cable excavator.  It was the same manufacturer that Dad put me on in my early days.  The long handle in the photograph goes to a brake.  It brings back memories of long days pulling and releasing the lever.

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  One Response to “Cable Brake”

  1. The smell of diesel fumes always reminds me of Child Bros, even to this day.

    You were the Komatsu king.

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