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The Bagger 288 (Excavator 288), built by the German company Krupp for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun, is a bucket-wheel excavator. More specifically, it is a mobile strip mining machine. When completed, Bagger 288 replaced the Space Shuttle Crawler-Transporter as largest tracked vehicle in the world. It was built for the job of mining coal in Hambach, Germany. It can excavate 240,000 tons daily – the equivalent of a football field dug to 30 meters deep. Once it completely exposed the coal source at Hambach, it made the 22-kilometer trip to Garzweiler across Autobahn 61, the Erft, a railroad line, and several roads. Weighing in at 13,500 tons, the Bagger 288 required nearly 15 million Deutschmarks, three weeks and a team of seventy men in February of 2001.
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