I bought a 1950 Unit Dragline!!

17 apr. 2021
533 813 Weergaven

Its not often you see on of these machines come for sale so when I saw it I bought it. I Think its pretty darn cool myself.
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  • You now have enough stuff to put on the back of the truck.

    John WilliamsJohn Williams2 uur geleden
  • i have the industrial gasket kit for this motor just chillin in the shop. bought it off an old guy

    Reaper RestorationsReaper Restorations2 uur geleden
  • Digging a pond on my 10 acres here in Florida to use the fill for build up. Would make great content for use with this. LOL.

    Building Our ParadiseBuilding Our Paradise10 uur geleden
  • Man get your self a big ole brushless impact if you don’t have one already it made my life easier.

    Kira DeLongKira DeLong2 dagen geleden
  • You know, watching you take that boom apart is giving me flashbacks to disassembling a couple hundred yards of conveyor in northern New Mexico last year. That was a fun job...

    Headframe HuntersHeadframe Hunters3 dagen geleden
  • Good

    glenn morelandglenn moreland3 dagen geleden
  • drag line corby east carton park uk about 40 ton

    Jason BraybrookJason Braybrook4 dagen geleden
  • Save 2 minutes of your life, skip to, Why do NLworld producers think people want to sit through these long introductions. If you had no choice, like on tv and couldn't fast forward... well, then you would have no choice. Makes me curious how many people do sit through. I watch some of this young man's "stuff," I think he's interesting. But geesh, let's get to the topic at hand.

    Brent BarnhartBrent Barnhart4 dagen geleden
  • Man I at least would have tried to grease and oil 2 Chainz and anything I could have done to make it will be easier just saying

    Jerry GlascockJerry Glascock5 dagen geleden
  • Heard an old man talk about running one of these when I was younger.

    Two Acres and a MuleTwo Acres and a Mule6 dagen geleden
  • I guess NLworld wants me here

    rusty dogrusty dog6 dagen geleden
  • best go through all the gearboxes ,drain out water, change the oil which is a 500 weight made to work with bronze gears . I do have a manual that explains the clutch set up . also be careful and inspect the drum band brakes, the band can rust away . nlworld.info/key/video/2WWVg7S3j6iqrqY nice save

    Ironworker FXRIronworker FXR7 dagen geleden
  • Salvaged a 353 Detroit out of a unit dragline

    George GundersenGeorge Gundersen7 dagen geleden
    • Wanna sell? Where are you?

      Diesel CreekDiesel Creek7 dagen geleden
  • I love your content! Thank you! My grandpa was a dragline operator in that era in Alberta so this was fascinating and nostalgic. I remember as a kid jumping in the cab and checking out his dragline before he retired.

    Ben's Happiness NetworkBen's Happiness Network7 dagen geleden
  • ok

    Marcelle BaudryMarcelle Baudry7 dagen geleden
  • nö üfö nö bösstönn v v

    c vc v7 dagen geleden
  • the cläptönn wörDchippäir in my just kliffedge´s yör äh my uh knivv

    c vc v8 dagen geleden
  • This new intro music wouldn’t be out of place in a cover of copperhead road lol

    Arizona RangerArizona Ranger8 dagen geleden
  • some compressed air and PB blaster would have gone a long way lol.

    Bailey VolkertBailey Volkert9 dagen geleden
  • Talk about bad luck, you can't catch a break !

    Blaney CrabbeBlaney Crabbe9 dagen geleden
  • I know where there is one of these for parts. Swing is locked up on the one i know about.

    Mike NixonMike Nixon9 dagen geleden
  • U bought a giant traveling tilt a whirl lol

    Crazy SamiCrazy Sami9 dagen geleden
  • I wud rather a mid range long boom excavator..

    Willy WongWilly Wong9 dagen geleden
    • If I was going to work this thing every single day then yes of course that’s what I would have gotten, this is more of a for fun piece rather than a real tool that I will be using very often, although these can still outwork some smaller long reach excavators if they are fixed up correctly and have a good operator, not saying that I am a good one though 😂

      Diesel CreekDiesel Creek9 dagen geleden
  • Man! That compressor struggled to feed air to that impact!

    PatrickPatrick9 dagen geleden
  • Why don't you grease the wheels and tracks ? Just wondering.

    Blaney CrabbeBlaney Crabbe10 dagen geleden
  • I just gotta say, whatever you paid for it was TOO MUCH. If you know Anything about crains, the bent girder and broken strut compromise the integrity of the boom. So you just bought it for fun, O.K. It does make a good video.

    Blaney CrabbeBlaney Crabbe10 dagen geleden
    • I’m gonna fix the boom

      Diesel CreekDiesel Creek10 dagen geleden
  • What's it going to take to tighten the slack out of the tracks so they don't bind up and break something else? Always an adventure at Diesel Creek!

    rixtrix11rixtrix1110 dagen geleden
  • God All Almighty .... thought I was going to die laughing when the House swung around on ya. Been watching you for a long while now and thoroughly enjoy you and your content. I'm an old hand from OEU Miami FL.... working power plant construction, etc. Loved rigging the biggest over-the -road cranes. Cut my teeth 1970 as an Oiler on a BE 88B... had a great Operator that allowed me time in the seat.... a BY God good experience. Keep up the excellent work.

    FL JackFL Jack10 dagen geleden
  • My gosh, this video hit all my high points! Resurrecting old iron, history from an old timer, and hauling heavy equipment. You knocked it out of the park in this one my friend!

    Richard YoderRichard Yoder10 dagen geleden
  • Great video Matt 👍

    Kevin IsaacKevin Isaac10 dagen geleden
  • Surprised you didn't dump a quart of oil all of the chain and the idler wheels.. They look pretty damn dry

    DaffyDuc69DaffyDuc6910 dagen geleden
  • He should have given you that pile of junk for free. After the low boy cost, then any future rebuild/repairs it is going to cost a lot. You probably should get Andrew Camarata from NY State and Marty T from New Zealand to help you. You are going to need it.

    The Man from Epsilon CrucisThe Man from Epsilon Crucis10 dagen geleden
  • Great

    Chriss TaylorChriss Taylor10 dagen geleden
  • You sir, ARE A BASTARD MAN!!! Ever since I picked up on the Vacation "She's a Beaut Clark" reference, all I can hear running through my head is that bloody 'holiday road' song. No man should be forced to hear that over and over and it's all your fault.

    Shaun MccaughanShaun Mccaughan11 dagen geleden
    • That song is awful lol

      Diesel CreekDiesel Creek11 dagen geleden
  • Thanks for being upfront about the costs. Not many do that, they stay coy about it for some reason. But it helps those of use who might be also thinking of picking up some old heavy equipment that needs some TLC about how much we might be in for. (However, I know costs are very variable. Still helps to get an example.) New viewer and new subscriber! 👍

    Calamity JackCalamity Jack11 dagen geleden
    • Awesome to glad to have you!

      Diesel CreekDiesel Creek11 dagen geleden
  • Love it the old iron is the best and last the longest

    Nightrider RVNightrider RV11 dagen geleden
  • The old girl runs pretty good. Those flathead Chryslers were actually a good engine. Unit used alot of Chryslers both L6 and V8s for their gas engines.The Unit cranes and shovels were unique how they used the enclosed gear box design for all the cranes functions. The other manufacturers used open shafts/gears which flew oil and grease all inside the house. Good luck and thanks for another great video!

    Larry DunlopLarry Dunlop11 dagen geleden
  • Clearly, I have chosen the wrong profession, how can I be in the computer business when you can work with steel, air tools, sledgehammers and diesel engines?

    Ulf TillbergUlf Tillberg11 dagen geleden
  • Glad you told the price. I see old machines from time to time but don’t ever try and buy them since I don’t know what they’re worth. And will cost a lot to get them working. At least it was running and operating somewhat.

    CaseyJonesCaseyJones11 dagen geleden
  • O sorry all of you videos

    Jared PrestwichJared Prestwich11 dagen geleden
  • What is the name of your song at the beginning of all of your song because I really like it

    Jared PrestwichJared Prestwich11 dagen geleden
    • Thanks

      Jared PrestwichJared Prestwich11 dagen geleden
    • Prestige Pawn by the Semi Supervillains

      Diesel CreekDiesel Creek11 dagen geleden
    • Videos

      Jared PrestwichJared Prestwich11 dagen geleden
  • Where is the boom?

    Frans van den BergeFrans van den Berge11 dagen geleden
    • @Diesel Creek thank you. These machines are rare as hens teeths. Why did you not lubricate the chains?

      Frans van den BergeFrans van den Berge11 dagen geleden
    • It was still sitting on my trailer at the end of the video.

      Diesel CreekDiesel Creek11 dagen geleden
  • We have..we got...who is this WE???

    Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.11 dagen geleden
  • Thing is a uink of crap! Why would you buy it? And for how much like 500?

    Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.11 dagen geleden
  • How many of you guys were like Wow i hope that chain sucks him in and chews him up?

    Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.11 dagen geleden
  • I think you got a good deal on that. People dont see the value in the history of some items and this was a big part of history to get mining to the level it is now

    Boot 185Boot 18512 dagen geleden
  • First thing to do... cover those spinning wheels in the cab, one slip with your arm or hand, very bad things will happen..

    Dave SmithDave Smith12 dagen geleden
  • some fine looking moss growing under that thing...

    Drew TDrew T12 dagen geleden
  • Touched my heart, I was born in West Allis Wisconsin back in 1948. Lived about six blocks from the Unit Crane factory. Watched many a machine being built and spent a lot of time watching the parts made at the forge factory on Becher St. Good luck with your restoration project. Richard O

    Richard OverholtRichard Overholt12 dagen geleden
  • I'm sure that in the future. You could use that dragline. That old thing needs a shot are two of grease here and there.

    Kerry EvansKerry Evans12 dagen geleden
  • I love the Autocar and your grader, but the Unit dragline is by far your best purchase, IMHO. I can't wait to see you giving it the TLC it needs! Have you verified that it's a 1950 or is it a 50's-era machine? Keep up the good work on your great channel!

    MissabefinnMissabefinn12 dagen geleden
  • Garykenny

    Gary KennyGary Kenny12 dagen geleden
  • Hi My name is Don and when I saw the picture of that old Unit, it brought back many old-old memory’s from 1949 when I ran a 1948 Unit Back Hoe digging basements, sewer and water lines for new homes in N.E. Ohio ( Youngstown Hubbard area). Sure brought back old memory’s. I am now past 90 year old. Where are you located ? Dscataline @gmail.com

    Don CatalineDon Cataline12 dagen geleden
  • Should have oiled and greased all them gears, links and bearings...........

    Wm NapierWm Napier12 dagen geleden
  • would driving new 1/2" rod in every track joint cure some of the slack ..

    wayne pwayne p12 dagen geleden
  • Love the drive to save the machines that built this Great Nation!

    Neil gelinasNeil gelinas12 dagen geleden
  • What an absolute unit. Pun intended. I was going to say "what is he going to do with a damn dragline" but then like, well, I'd probably buy it if I had your amount of space too.

    M5000M500012 dagen geleden
  • You are a master of machinery !!!

    John LyngenJohn Lyngen12 dagen geleden
  • Great save of a rare bit of history .

    paulb4ukpaulb4uk12 dagen geleden
  • Great channel, you and I could be brothers from a different mother. Lol. Just wondering why your not tailgating the rock, in one part of a previous channel you did great backing up dumping the rock. Maybe you tried and the rock kept plugging up the gate, just wondered. I look forward to seeing your videos.

    Rob HartshornRob Hartshorn12 dagen geleden
  • There’s a name for when an engine is starting. I think it’s idling?

    Its_sweet16_ The randomIts_sweet16_ The random12 dagen geleden
  • why does everyone put an adjustable wrench on backwards. the stronger jaw is the fixed one. you don't pull against the movable jaw. Shop class 1o1, get yelled at if you used it incorrectly.

    Bradford GalbraithBradford Galbraith12 dagen geleden
  • Engine sound is great. What kind of engine is it?

    Andreas WeimerAndreas Weimer12 dagen geleden
  • today i was driving a small duty fmc bolens tractor and had a back blade on and in the middle of the road the bar that attaches it to the back just snapped. had to drag it off the road

    Slingingslasher 69Slingingslasher 6913 dagen geleden
  • I got a 1960 byCyrus or the claw bucket I don't have the dragline bucket anybody interested let me know it's for sale still runs

    Steve CallawaySteve Callaway13 dagen geleden
  • I saw your torque wrench and it made me think of the torque test channel, they used that wrench as the base line, you might check them out. There are a lot of torque wrenches that easily produce more power than that one.

    J BJ B13 dagen geleden
  • Wife: What the heck is thing .Well uhm Honey.....it's your anniversary gift, I was going to bring you out after I read up on it some more then teach you to operate it. :) oh and Honey....yes Matt? I Love You sooooo much. :)

    oh damn its that guyoh damn its that guy13 dagen geleden
  • On a night when there's no new video from Diesel Creek, or Watch Wes Work, or Cold War Motors, or Aging Wheels, or Mighty Car Mods, or Jay Leno's Garage, or Project Farm, then it's time to go out in the garage and clean up the mess there.

    Mck IdylMck Idyl13 dagen geleden
  • Work it! Cool find

    Walter GrundmanWalter Grundman13 dagen geleden
  • I hope you filmed the reaction from your wife when you told her you bought that

    patrick bpatrick b13 dagen geleden
  • 👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🗽🙏🏻 Enjoyed!

    Larry Iowa/Texas RoosterLarry Iowa/Texas Rooster13 dagen geleden
  • Hope you can get it going,lots of elbo grease

    Joe KassonJoe Kasson13 dagen geleden
  • Nice

    richard barkerrichard barker13 dagen geleden
  • Your always doing these videos by yourself... I would love to help you work on these old machines... and possibly do some camera work... I have a CDL and worked on stuff like this all my life... but some how I cannot make any money... where it looks like your doing pretty good... do you need some help

    MyOwnThoughtsMyOwnThoughts13 dagen geleden
  • I hope you were wearing some ear protection when driving that thing. Also, wondering why no lube on the tracks/idlers?

    Soup Of PossibilitiesSoup Of Possibilities13 dagen geleden
  • There's a guy called Jonathan w on NLworld he's rescued a old unit crane check him out

    Jon BeelsJon Beels13 dagen geleden
  • Can't help wondering why you didn't put extra boards on the outside of the trailer, looks like it's equipped for that. Would've made it less critical keeping it straight while loading

    Austin ShacklesAustin Shackles13 dagen geleden
  • This is an ultimate money pit. This is literally scrap metal. You can spend thousands of dollars on it but it won’t be good and reliable ever. Unless you replace every lines and hoses and re-greas every gears and nuts. But I don’t think it would happen ever. You are full with unfinished projects. But it is entertaining to whatch. Especially the trucker reaction when you start stalling on the ramp and later snapping the chain.

    TheAdamFieldTheAdamField13 dagen geleden
  • jonathanw has Unit 614 he's working on his channel.

    jordanch68jordanch6813 dagen geleden
  • Great videos ,Glad I found you . Only question I have how , long do you soak you close after work on a project? I use to soak my in bucket for a day or Two . with wash powders.

    Old man on the hillOld man on the hill13 dagen geleden
  • Did you ever think that you might be a packrat?

    H3N2H3N213 dagen geleden

    Military VeteranMilitary Veteran13 dagen geleden
  • WHY ?.Scrap Iron ¿??

    Military VeteranMilitary Veteran13 dagen geleden
  • Nice sharing thanks My friend 😍

    Fix Car ChannelFix Car Channel13 dagen geleden
  • Pleasure to watch, thanks!

    Rainer NeemsaluRainer Neemsalu13 dagen geleden
  • Good work. You should use ears protecting stuff.

    Karel MarxKarel Marx13 dagen geleden
  • Mat I have watched you for a long time and you still don't know how to use an adjustable spanner. for crying out loud mate there is only one direction a spanner should be used, unless you want to stretch or wreck it. see if you can figure it out

    Cliff CollinsCliff Collins13 dagen geleden
  • I ran one of these cranes in the early 80's but it was a rubber tire unit worked like a champ.

    donald hinchmandonald hinchman13 dagen geleden
  • Are you divorced yet?

    Melodee KeaysMelodee Keays14 dagen geleden
  • A couple of drums of diesel poured over those drive chains a week before you move it would of helped , a lot of work for a pile of scrap metal but fun to watch.

    chris lucaschris lucas14 dagen geleden
  • 17:39. Boomhower

    Jimmy ChanbersJimmy Chanbers14 dagen geleden
  • Looks muddy as hell

    Jimmy ChanbersJimmy Chanbers14 dagen geleden
  • Look up JONATHAN W on NLworld he just rescued one out of the woods. Just like this one. Thanks Nashville, Tennessee

    Tow ManTow Man14 dagen geleden
  • And my respect for you just grows and grows. I always look forward to your next video, I feel like I am visiting a close friend. Art

    Art SzaboArt Szabo14 dagen geleden
  • No dont oil anything... itll be fine... lube is optional

    Brandon MorrisBrandon Morris14 dagen geleden
  • Should have moved the stinking trailer

    John DoumaJohn Douma14 dagen geleden
  • Good save man love old iron

    Jesse MerriamJesse Merriam14 dagen geleden
  • Time to buy some stock in oil and greaser up and Let it soak in🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂

    Ronnie ThodeRonnie Thode14 dagen geleden
  • That seems like a fair price but it will take a lot to get it running good. Good luck.

    Charles FranksCharles Franks14 dagen geleden
  • Please clean it and put some oil in its joints ASAP. ❤️❤️❤️

    Pro JectorPro Jector14 dagen geleden