What’s the World’s Largest Excavator?


What Is the World's Largest Excavator

Ever wonder what a real-life Decepticon Transformer might look like? The Bagger 293 would be the best example to look towards. Built in 1995, this German constructed mastodon currently holds the world record for largest terrestrial vehicle. This bucket wheel excavator looks like something from a sci-fi picture. The structure’s appearance has a striking resemblance to something from a Steampunk design team.

Weighing in at a scale-busting 31 million pounds, the largest land-bound machine is as tall as a 30-story building and as long as two American football fields. Used in Germany for coal mining, this machine is operated by a crew of five and can move over 8.5 million cubic feet of earth per day. Size does create transport concerns with an 80-mile journey equaling almost one month to reach its destination.

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2 comments
kearalit314
kearalit314

That thing is absolutely gigantic!  The fact that it's mobile as well is incredibly impressive!  I'm not surprised that it's the world's largest excavator.  Though, I am surprised to hear that it can be operated by a crew of only 5 people.  I can only imagine what types of jobs something that large could be used for.


ShellWhip
ShellWhip

This thing is crazy looking. Watched a YouTube video about it. Two football fields long? Makes that other heavy machinery look like Legos.