Dec 132011
Bobcat Cat loader S 175

Bobcat S175 Skid Steer Loader










Manufacturer: Bobcat- West Fargo, North Dakota

Model: V2203-M-DI

Engine: 42 hp

Weight: 6220 lbs

Load Rating: 1,750 lbs

Fuel Capacity: 24 gal diesel

Max Speed: 11 mph

Cost: ~ $20,000

Trivia: The term “Skid Steer” comes from the fact that the tires don’t turn to steer the vehicle, but instead turning is achieved by running the wheels  on each side at different speeds or directions.  This also means that the skid steer loader can turn in circles without moving forward or backward.

Nov 292011


Manufacturer: Krupp (Germany)

Model: 288 bucket wheel excavator

Tonnage: 13,500 tons

Length: 721 ft

Height: 315 ft

Wheel Size: 21.6 meters

Max Throughput:  240,000 tons daily

Owner: Rheinbraun

Similar Models:  Bagger 281 (1958), Bagger 285 (1975), Bagger 287 (1976), Bagger 288 (1978), Bagger 291 (1993)

Trivia:  Replaced NASA’s crawler transporter as the largest land vehicle, but was then beaten by the Bagger 293!