How long does it take to move an eight-and-a-half million pound machine to the other side of the road? A really long time.
TXU began moving their Drag Line on highway 322 in Rusk County today. The Drag Line has been on the east side of the road for the past 6 years mining for coal. It's being moved to the west side of the road for more mining.
It moves only about six feet per minute.The bucket on the Drag Line is equivalent to 9 dump trucks. TXU plans to be mining for coal on that stretch of road for the next ten years.