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Old diesel prime mover and drive bullwheel

Old diesel prime mover and drive bullwheel

In the technical terminology of elevated passenger ropeways (chairlifts), the motor which provides drive force, in this case a small diesel engine, is called the prime mover. The large pulley that it drives is called the drive bullwheel (the pulley at the top is called the return bullwheel). A modern chairlift would typically be powered by an electric motor, and a small diesel motor would provide auxiliary power, but here, the diesel appears to have been the prime mover.

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