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!

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