I bought a 1950 Unit Dragline!!

5 353 Көрүүлөр 540 миӊ.
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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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  1. Dan Schneider
    Dan Schneider
    5 саат мурун

    You saved another one Matt! Great work!

  2. James Marsh
    James Marsh
    9 саат мурун

    My goodness watching him try to run that thing without a swing lock looked like some one at the fair on the tilt-a-whirl ride except trying to control where to go with two joy sticks and a clutch while spinning around, hey I think that would be a idea on an addition to the Tilt-a-Whirl ride.

    Күн мурун

    what a beautiful peterbilt .

  4. SFProMovie
    2 күн мурун

    This was an awesome video Matt! I've been waiting for some dragline content. So I now have the opportunity to purchase a small Northwest dragline for $2500... and I think I just might do it!

  5. Burnman83
    2 күн мурун

    Really nice new project. Watching you losening the bolts I'd say it's about time to allow yourself one of these 3/4" >1000Nm battery driven impact drivers from Makita or any other brand that offers them. Nice to work with, haven't found a bolt yet, that my Makita DTW1002Z wasn't able to open.... or rip off =D

  6. John Williams
    John Williams
    2 күн мурун

    You now have enough stuff to put on the back of the truck.

  7. Reaper Restorations
    Reaper Restorations
    2 күн мурун

    i have the industrial gasket kit for this motor just chillin in the shop. bought it off an old guy

  8. Building Our Paradise
    Building Our Paradise
    3 күн мурун

    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.

  9. Kira DeLong
    Kira DeLong
    5 күн мурун

    Man get your self a big ole brushless impact if you don’t have one already it made my life easier.

  10. Headframe Hunters
    Headframe Hunters
    5 күн мурун

    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...

  11. glenn moreland
    glenn moreland
    6 күн мурун


  12. Jason Braybrook
    Jason Braybrook
    7 күн мурун

    drag line corby east carton park uk about 40 ton

  13. Brent Barnhart
    Brent Barnhart
    7 күн мурун

    Save 2 minutes of your life, skip to, Why do KGshows 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.

  14. Jerry Glascock
    Jerry Glascock
    7 күн мурун

    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

  15. Two Acres and a Mule
    Two Acres and a Mule
    9 күн мурун

    Heard an old man talk about running one of these when I was younger.

  16. rusty dog
    rusty dog
    9 күн мурун

    I guess KGshows wants me here

  17. Ironworker FXR
    Ironworker FXR
    10 күн мурун

    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 . kgshows.info/code/3madiIGMiaivsdA/video.html nice save

  18. George Gundersen
    George Gundersen
    10 күн мурун

    Salvaged a 353 Detroit out of a unit dragline

    1. Diesel Creek
      Diesel Creek
      10 күн мурун

      Wanna sell? Where are you?

  19. Ben's Happiness Network
    Ben's Happiness Network
    10 күн мурун

    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.

  20. Marcelle Baudry
    Marcelle Baudry
    10 күн мурун


  21. c v
    c v
    10 күн мурун

    nö üfö nö bösstönn v v

  22. c v
    c v
    11 күн мурун

    the cläptönn wörDchippäir in my just kliffedge´s yör äh my uh knivv

  23. Arizona Ranger
    Arizona Ranger
    11 күн мурун

    This new intro music wouldn’t be out of place in a cover of copperhead road lol

  24. Bailey Volkert
    Bailey Volkert
    12 күн мурун

    some compressed air and PB blaster would have gone a long way lol.

  25. Blaney Crabbe
    Blaney Crabbe
    12 күн мурун

    Talk about bad luck, you can't catch a break !

  26. Mike Nixon
    Mike Nixon
    12 күн мурун

    I know where there is one of these for parts. Swing is locked up on the one i know about.

  27. Crazy Sami
    Crazy Sami
    12 күн мурун

    U bought a giant traveling tilt a whirl lol

  28. Willy Wong
    Willy Wong
    12 күн мурун

    I wud rather a mid range long boom excavator..

    1. Diesel Creek
      Diesel Creek
      12 күн мурун

      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 😂

  29. Patrick
    12 күн мурун

    Man! That compressor struggled to feed air to that impact!

  30. Blaney Crabbe
    Blaney Crabbe
    13 күн мурун

    Why don't you grease the wheels and tracks ? Just wondering.

  31. Blaney Crabbe
    Blaney Crabbe
    13 күн мурун

    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.

    1. Diesel Creek
      Diesel Creek
      13 күн мурун

      I’m gonna fix the boom

  32. rixtrix11
    13 күн мурун

    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!

  33. FL Jack
    FL Jack
    13 күн мурун

    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.

  34. Richard Yoder
    Richard Yoder
    13 күн мурун

    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!

  35. Kevin Isaac
    Kevin Isaac
    13 күн мурун

    Great video Matt 👍

  36. DaffyDuc69
    13 күн мурун

    Surprised you didn't dump a quart of oil all of the chain and the idler wheels.. They look pretty damn dry

  37. The Man from Epsilon Crucis
    The Man from Epsilon Crucis
    13 күн мурун

    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.

  38. Chriss Taylor
    Chriss Taylor
    13 күн мурун


  39. Shaun Mccaughan
    Shaun Mccaughan
    14 күн мурун

    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.

    1. Diesel Creek
      Diesel Creek
      14 күн мурун

      That song is awful lol

  40. Calamity Jack
    Calamity Jack
    14 күн мурун

    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! 👍

    1. Diesel Creek
      Diesel Creek
      14 күн мурун

      Awesome to glad to have you!

  41. Nightrider RV
    Nightrider RV
    14 күн мурун

    Love it the old iron is the best and last the longest

  42. Larry Dunlop
    Larry Dunlop
    14 күн мурун

    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!

  43. Ulf Tillberg
    Ulf Tillberg
    14 күн мурун

    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?

  44. CaseyJones
    14 күн мурун

    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.

  45. Jared Prestwich
    Jared Prestwich
    14 күн мурун

    O sorry all of you videos

  46. Jared Prestwich
    Jared Prestwich
    14 күн мурун

    What is the name of your song at the beginning of all of your song because I really like it

    1. Jared Prestwich
      Jared Prestwich
      14 күн мурун


    2. Diesel Creek
      Diesel Creek
      14 күн мурун

      Prestige Pawn by the Semi Supervillains

    3. Jared Prestwich
      Jared Prestwich
      14 күн мурун


  47. Frans van den Berge
    Frans van den Berge
    14 күн мурун

    Where is the boom?

    1. Frans van den Berge
      Frans van den Berge
      14 күн мурун

      @Diesel Creek thank you. These machines are rare as hens teeths. Why did you not lubricate the chains?

    2. Diesel Creek
      Diesel Creek
      14 күн мурун

      It was still sitting on my trailer at the end of the video.

  48. Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.
    Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.
    14 күн мурун

    We have..we got...who is this WE???

  49. Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.
    Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.
    14 күн мурун

    Thing is a uink of crap! Why would you buy it? And for how much like 500?

  50. Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.
    Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.
    14 күн мурун

    How many of you guys were like Wow i hope that chain sucks him in and chews him up?

  51. Boot 185
    Boot 185
    15 күн мурун

    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

  52. Dave Smith
    Dave Smith
    15 күн мурун

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

  53. Drew T
    Drew T
    15 күн мурун

    some fine looking moss growing under that thing...

  54. Richard Overholt
    Richard Overholt
    15 күн мурун

    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

  55. Kerry Evans
    Kerry Evans
    15 күн мурун

    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.

  56. Missabefinn
    15 күн мурун

    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!

  57. Gary Kenny
    Gary Kenny
    15 күн мурун


  58. Don Cataline
    Don Cataline
    15 күн мурун

    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

  59. Wm Napier
    Wm Napier
    15 күн мурун

    Should have oiled and greased all them gears, links and bearings...........

  60. wayne p
    wayne p
    15 күн мурун

    would driving new 1/2" rod in every track joint cure some of the slack ..

  61. Neil gelinas
    Neil gelinas
    15 күн мурун

    Love the drive to save the machines that built this Great Nation!

  62. M5000
    15 күн мурун

    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.

  63. John Lyngen
    John Lyngen
    15 күн мурун

    You are a master of machinery !!!

  64. paulb4uk
    15 күн мурун

    Great save of a rare bit of history .

  65. Rob Hartshorn
    Rob Hartshorn
    15 күн мурун

    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.

  66. Its_sweet16_ The random
    Its_sweet16_ The random
    15 күн мурун

    There’s a name for when an engine is starting. I think it’s idling?

  67. Bradford Galbraith
    Bradford Galbraith
    15 күн мурун

    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.

  68. Andreas Weimer
    Andreas Weimer
    15 күн мурун

    Engine sound is great. What kind of engine is it?

  69. Slingingslasher 69
    Slingingslasher 69
    16 күн мурун

    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

  70. Steve Callaway
    Steve Callaway
    16 күн мурун

    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

  71. J B
    J B
    16 күн мурун

    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.

  72. oh damn its that guy
    oh damn its that guy
    16 күн мурун

    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. :)

  73. Mck Idyl
    Mck Idyl
    16 күн мурун

    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.

  74. Walter Grundman
    Walter Grundman
    16 күн мурун

    Work it! Cool find

  75. patrick b
    patrick b
    16 күн мурун

    I hope you filmed the reaction from your wife when you told her you bought that

  76. Larry Iowa/Texas Rooster
    Larry Iowa/Texas Rooster
    16 күн мурун

    👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🗽🙏🏻 Enjoyed!

  77. Joe Kasson
    Joe Kasson
    16 күн мурун

    Hope you can get it going,lots of elbo grease

  78. richard barker
    richard barker
    16 күн мурун


  79. MyOwnThoughts
    16 күн мурун

    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

  80. Soup Of Possibilities
    Soup Of Possibilities
    16 күн мурун

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

  81. Jon Beels
    Jon Beels
    16 күн мурун

    There's a guy called Jonathan w on KGshows he's rescued a old unit crane check him out

  82. Austin Shackles
    Austin Shackles
    16 күн мурун

    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

  83. TheAdamField
    16 күн мурун

    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.

  84. jordanch68
    16 күн мурун

    jonathanw has Unit 614 he's working on his channel.

  85. Old man on the hill
    Old man on the hill
    16 күн мурун

    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.

  86. H3N2
    16 күн мурун

    Did you ever think that you might be a packrat?

  87. Military Veteran
    Military Veteran
    16 күн мурун


  88. Military Veteran
    Military Veteran
    16 күн мурун

    WHY ?.Scrap Iron ¿??

  89. Fix Car Channel
    Fix Car Channel
    16 күн мурун

    Nice sharing thanks My friend 😍

  90. Rainer Neemsalu
    Rainer Neemsalu
    16 күн мурун

    Pleasure to watch, thanks!

  91. Karel Marx
    Karel Marx
    16 күн мурун

    Good work. You should use ears protecting stuff.

  92. Cliff Collins
    Cliff Collins
    16 күн мурун

    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

  93. donald hinchman
    donald hinchman
    16 күн мурун

    I ran one of these cranes in the early 80's but it was a rubber tire unit worked like a champ.

  94. Melodee Keays
    Melodee Keays
    16 күн мурун

    Are you divorced yet?

  95. chris lucas
    chris lucas
    16 күн мурун

    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.

  96. Jimmy Chanbers
    Jimmy Chanbers
    16 күн мурун

    17:39. Boomhower

  97. Jimmy Chanbers
    Jimmy Chanbers
    17 күн мурун

    Looks muddy as hell

  98. Tow Man
    Tow Man
    17 күн мурун

    Look up JONATHAN W on KGshows he just rescued one out of the woods. Just like this one. Thanks Nashville, Tennessee

  99. Art Szabo
    Art Szabo
    17 күн мурун

    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

  100. Brandon Morris
    Brandon Morris
    17 күн мурун

    No dont oil anything... itll be fine... lube is optional