Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Largest Earth Mover in the World

This is the largest earth mover in the world... built by the German company, Krupp, and seen here crossing a federal highway in Germany en-route to its destination (an open-pit coal mine).

It is cheaper to move the thing like this, than to construct or reassemble onsite.


The mover stands 311 feet tall and 705 feet long.
It weighs over 45,500 tons
Cost $100 million to build
Took 5 years to design and manufacture
5 years to assemble.
Requires 5 people to operate it.
The Bucket Wheel is over 70 feet in diameter with 20 buckets, each of which can hold over 530 cubic feet of material.
A 6-foot man can stand up inside one of the buckets.
It moves on 12 crawlers (each is 12 feet wide, 8' high and 46 feet long). There are 8 crawlers in front and 4 in back. It has a maximum speed of 1 mile in 3 hours (1/3 mile/hour).
It can remove over 76,455 cubic meters each day (100,000 large dump trucks at 40yds. each)

Do you notice where is the dozer?

Do you notice that the dozer is actually placed at the top of that big wheel? How big (should i say "how small!!" the dozer is..!!

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