A. World's largest machines on land...
1. Liebherr T 282B: Largest Earth-hauling Truck in the World
This monster machine Liebherr T 282B is a large earth-hauling dump truck designed in 2004 by a German manufacturer and became the largest earth-hauling truck in the world. The top level model is driven by a 10.5 ton, 90 liter diesel engine, producing 3650 horsepower (2700 kW).
Weight: empty - 203 tons; maximum capacity - 365 tons; maximum operating weight - 592 tons
Length: 14.5 m long
Height: 7.4 m tall
Wheelbase: 6.6 m
Top Speed: 40 mph or 65 kph
Costs: US$3.5 M
2. Bagger 288: World's Largest Digging Machine
This machine is the largest digging machine in the world. The bucket-wheelernamed Bagger 288 (Excavator 288) is built by the German company Krupp. More specifically, it is a mobile strip mining machine. It is the largest tracked vehicle in the world at 13,500 tons. However, Bagger is powered from an external source and is more correctly described as a mining machine which can be moved, while the crawler-transporter was built as a self-powered, load-carrying vehicle.
Height: 95 m tall
Length: 215 m long
Weight: 13,500 tons
3. Crawler-Transporter: 2nd Largest Tracked Vehicle in the World
The Crawler-Transporter is a tracked vehicle used to transport the Saturn V rocket, the Saturn IB rocket during Skylab and Apollo Soyuz, and now the Space Shuttle. It was designed by Bucyrus International and built by the Marion Power Shovel Co. at a cost of US$ 14 million each. When they were built, they were the largest in the world. The German Bagger 288 excavator is now the largest tracked vehicle in the world.
Height: 20 ft or 6.1 m to 26 ft or 7.9 m
Length: 131 ft or 40 m
Width: 114 ft or 35 m
Weight: 2400 tons 2,700 short tons or 2,400,000 kg; 5,400,000 lb
4. TAKRAF RB293: Largest Terrestrial Vehicle in Human History
Like the Bagger 288, the TAKRAF RB293 is a giant bucket-wheel excavator made by the German industrial company TAKRAF. It holds the record for the largest terrestrial vehicle in human history. It is used in Australia for removing over-burden from a brown coal mine in Victoria. It is also recognized as the largest and heaviest land vehicle.
Height: over 94.5 meters or 310 feet tall
Length: over 220 meters or 722 feet long,
Weight: over 14,196 tons or 31.3 million lbs
Operation: requires five people to operate.
Others: The bucket-wheel itself is over 70 feet in diameter with 20 buckets, each of which can hold over 15 cubic meters
of material.It can move 240,000 cubic meters or 8.475 million cubic feet of earth per day.
5. Overburden Conveyor Bridge F60: World's Largest Machine That Can Move
This is the world's largest machine that can move. It was shut down after 13 months of operation due to energy and political reasons. The cutting height is 60 meters, hence the name F60. With a length of 502 meters, it is described as the "lying Eiffel Tower". F60 is the series designation of five overburden conveyor bridges used in brown coal (lignite) opencast mining in Germany. They are the largest movable technical industrial machines in the world.
Length: 502 m long
Width: 240 m wide
Height: 80 m tall
Weight: 13,600 metric tons
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