About: Mr. P. Explores... The "Big Muskie" Excavator Bucket (McConnelsville, Ohio)
My dad worked on the Big Muskie. He was a machinist and made parts for it that were so big that he could start a cut at the beginning of his shift and still be making the same cut at the end of his shift. I remember seeing the machine when I was little, even though it was no longer in service, the sheer size made a huge impression. And the cables that held the boom up made one of the most eerie noises I've ever heard in the wind. They had a spare bucket as well to avoid downtime for repairs. There is a video of the demolition of the boom on here. They used explosives to bring it down. Kinda sad to watch
When you realize everyone regrets scrapping this thing I hope one day when we have enough materials here we can rebuild this thing heck I would have to do afterwards it's just reattach the bucket and there we go
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I’m really glad you added pictures of the equipment that showed how this shovel was used. The size and scope are awe inspiring. The effects of the text rolling in and out really add to the polish of how fabulous your videos are.