High level concrete mixing plant at Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam) construction site, Nevada.
Nevada United States USA Date:1936 Duration:5 min 45 sec Sound:Yes
Construction of Hoover Dam shows a large tractor crane operating. Crane shovel picks up a scoop of sand and gravel from ground. Cargo train crosses a bridge over river. Equipment processes raw materials. Raw material is dumped into hopper from where material is conveyed into plant over belts. Equipment operates. Washing of gravel and sand. Sand and gravel loaded into rail car for transportation. Train loaded with raw material moves on track. Concrete mixing plant equipped with heavy machines. Railroad cars used to transfer material. Men work with pneumatic pump. High level concrete mixing plant shows an operator besides equipment which controls the proportion of concrete ingredients and maintains graphic control. Man at control deck of plant operates the equipment. Raw materials on conveyor belt are dumped into rotary motor. Materials transferred by electric trains. High capacity dump trucks are used. Buckets loaded with materials are transferred by electric trains. Aerial cable ways used to transfer material.
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