Jul 2, 2007

World's Largest Digging Machine.

This is the largest digging machine (or trencher or rotating shovel) in the world.
"It was built by Krupp & is shown here crossing a road in Germany on the way to its destination, an open air coal mine. . Some factoids:
The machine is 95 meters high and 215 meters long (almost 2.5 football fields in length).
Weight is 45,500 tons (that's equivalent to a bumper to bumper line of jeeps 80 miles long).
It took 5 years to design and manufacture at a cost of $100 million.
Maximum digging speed is 10 meters per minute.
Can move more than 76,000 cubic meters of coal, rock, and earth per day."

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