Largest Land Vehicle

Here’s another look at Bagger 288, built by the German company Krupp, for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun. This bucket-wheel excavator or mobile strip mining machine (removing overburden prior to coal mining) is currently the world’s largest land vehicle, superseding NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, which was used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle. It measures 311 feet (95 meters) tall, 705 feet (215 meters) long and weighs 45,500 tons. It took approximately five years to design and manufacture and another five years to assemble. It’s capable of excavating 240,000 tons of coal or 240,000 cubic metres of overburden daily. Continue reading for more interesting images.

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