As we were driving through Nanango on the weekend we had to stop and get a photo of this. It's a big digger dragline bucket thingy majiggy. It's just on the side of the road outside of town. I assume it's placed there as a bit of a touristy thing.
Meeky you are correct - Dragline Bucket - but this is only a baby - mainly use to remove over burden on site on massive quantaties to get to the main seam faster - some useless info for ya - draglines are used more in queensland than any other stae and only last year did the first one start ise in WA !!!!
Search the web for Ensham mine site/dragline under water and u will see the best oics ever of one of the biggest machines in the state being drowned lmaoo