Large Bucket Wheel Excavator

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i think i can smell photoshop... maybe..

The Large Bucket Wheel Excavator

* Stands over 95 metres tall
* Is over 215 metres long (2.5 football fields)
* Weighs over 45,500 tons (yes that's 45 thousand tons!)
*Cost $100 million USD, took 5 years to design & manufacture and 5 years to assemble on site
* Requires 5 people to operate
* The Bucket Wheel is over 70 feet in diameter with 20 buckets each of which can hold over 15 cubic metres of material. A 6-foot man can stand up inside one of the buckets.
* It moves on 12 crawlers (each is 3.6 metres wide, 2.4 metres high and 14 metres long) - 8 in front and 4 in back
* It can remove over 76,455 cubic metres of overburden each day

If it took 5 years to build on site, couldn't they have excavated the hole in that time?
Damn and I hate waiting at train crossings :eek:
I think it is real.
Bit weird it is in the middle of a road. Must be on its way somewhere hence the dirt over the road to protect it.
Used in mines the biggest is supposed to be in a pit mine in Germany


Batz and big d

Yawn ;)
Nice bit of gear!

Would be better if it was made of polished stainless steel though...

It's real alright, saw a doco on foxtel a few months ago, extreme machines, and they showed that same rig, it was being moved a couple of ks and took mega hours. it was cheaper and quicker to move as is than to pull down and re-erect.
Batz said:
Batz and big d

Yawn ;)
sorry, forgot.
You guys each have one in your backyard for digging the kids sandpit right :lol:

I use it for getting my grain bill together :D :D
Batz said:
I use it for getting my grain bill together :D :D
getting the grain bill together or moving the spent grain pile ? :p
hey batz you should post a pic of the grain haulage trucks that deliver to your house.
when the new fermenters arrive up this way i will post some pics.think they weigh 400 tonne each.

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