destroyed by a missile in 1983, during the Second Sudanese Civil War, this gigantic bucket wheel excavator, actually disused, digged the Jonglei Canal to divert water through the vast Sudd wetlands of South Sudan so as to deliver more water downstream to Sudan and Egypt for use in agriculture.
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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 ton...
The Black Thunder thermal coal mine, located in the Southern Powder River Basin of Wyoming has the the third-largest dragline ever built, it was assembled on site over a three-year period at a cost of US$50 million. It's name is Ursa Major.
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With a huge 2,223,000 lb use-weight, the O&K RH 400 built in Germany the biggest front-shovel-excavator world-wide . It was presented in 1997 to the public in Dortmund officially.
This colossus of two 16 cylinder engines is based on directly-injecting turbo-diesel-aggregates from the Cummins company. These two engines of the type QSK 60 are developping power of 4398 HP togeth...
Diggerland is a the name of four theme parks in England based around the theme of diggers and JCBs. Diggerland is owned by the excavator hire firm H.E. Services.
Rides include a modified digger in which visitors sit in an adapted bucket and are spun around in the air, there are also opportunities to drive - and take full control of - many forms of diggers, and a four wheel drive ...
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