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1. A line used for dragging.
2. A kind of dredging machine.


1. (Aeronautics) another word for dragrope2
2. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: dragline crane or dragline excavator a power shovel that operates by being dragged by cables at the end of an arm or jib: used for quarrying, opencast mining, etc



1. a dragrope.
2. an excavating crane with a bucket dragged toward the machine by a cable.
[1915–20, Amer.]
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Tenders are invited for Off loading work towards repairing/rebuilding of 30 (thirty) nos repairable drag chain (partno.S314el43br314lk3lk26) of 24/96 draglines at dudhichua project
Luminant, the state's top lignite producer, certainly took that saying literally when they kicked off a project last year to move a total of four massive draglines to new locations while quite literally moving forward in safety and productivity.
Tenders are invited for Repairing/Rebuilding Of 30 (Thirty) Nos Repairable Drag Chain (Partno.S314el43br314lk3lk26) Of 24/96 Draglines At Dudhichua Project
The Caddo Creek Resources team, meanwhile, drew from its past experiences of rebuilding numerous other draglines over two decades as it began making decisions related to the rebuild and the technology it would incorporate into the dragline for its next chapter of service.
Tenders are invited for Offloading Work Towards Repairing Of 8 (Eight) Numbers Drag Pulley(Part No.68502G2721) Of 24/96 Draglines At Dudhichua Project
Luminant recently relocated four draglines a total of more than 30 miles to new mining areas across east and central Texas using a state-of-the-art 1,000-wheel vehicle.
Tenders are invited for Rate Contract For 02 Years For Supply Of Brake Lining For All Models Of Draglines
"This project builds upon more than 20 years of initiatives aimed at improving the performance of draglines," Jessett said.
Pioneering a new technique for transporting some of North America's largest earthmovers, Luminant recently relocated four draglines using a state-of-the-art 1,000-wheel vehicle.
Poor availability of coal winning Shovels and Dumpers, breakdown of Hydraulic Excavator at Amlohri Projects, delay in commissioning of new Draglines at Amlohri and Krishnashila, poor performance of ageing Draglines and depleting coal reserves were some of the other factors constraining production.
The new initiatives comprise development of a new mine at Newlands - the Northern Underground; acquisition of a larger dragline for open cut mining at Newlands; and relocation of one of Newlands' draglines to Collinsville.