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!

Nov 282011
 

 

P&H 570 XPA loading coal into a dump truck.

P&H 570 XPA

 

Manufacturer: P&H Mining Equipment (Milwaukee WI)

First Use: 1991

Type: Crawler mining shovel

Weight: 2,100 tons

Bucket Capacity: 57.5 cubic yards

Boom: 70 ft

Location: Hunter Valley Mining(Australia)

Number Produced: 2

Trivia: World’s largest two crawler mining shovel!

 

P&H 570 XPA digging into a hill and making a large dump truck look tiny.

P&H 570 XPA