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Published on May 21, 2014 by Top10Viral

In this video we are shown the biggest mobile loaders  in the world. They move on tracks for transporting the huge weight. They are also called „the giants that play with dirt”. The one from this image it’s tehnical called Hrupp Bagger 288 and had a weight of 13. 500 tons.

The Bagger 288 was built for the job of removing overburden before coal mining at the Hambach stripmine in Germany. It can excavate 240,000 tons of coal or 240,000 cubic metres of overburden daily. The equivalent of a football field (soccer) dug to 30 m (98 ft) deep. The coal produced in one day fills 2400 coal wagons. The excavator is up to 220 m (721 ft) long and approximately 96 m (315 ft) high. The Bagger’s operation requires 16.56 megawatts of externally supplied electricity. It can travel 2 to 10 m (6.6 to 32.8 ft) per minute (0.1 to 0.6 km/h). The chassis of the main section is 46 m (151 ft) wide and sits on 3 rows of 4 caterpillar track assemblies, each 3.8 m (12 ft) wide.

The large surface area of the tracks means the ground pressure of the Bagger 288 is very small (17.1 N/cm2 or 24.8 psi); this allows the excavator to travel over gravel, earth and even grass without leaving a significant track. It has a minimum turning radius of approximately 100 metres, and can climb a maximum gradient of 1:18.

            The man is indeed capable of big things! Everytime when people joined for one purpose, in one heart and mind, they’ve been capable of hude things that surpassed a lot the capacity of the work of a few. Where is a little bit of a genius, a little bit of creativity and a little bit of a desire, everything is possible!


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