What are the biggest machines that are used for mining?

Posted on 03/08/2018 10:29am

Have you actually wondered what are biggest devices that are used on a daily basis in different areas of the market? It seems that we will be really astonished by the hugeness of a few of those creatures.

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Author: Giuseppe Milo
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If we would like to dig a little bit deeper within this topic, we should give attention to the mining machines. Why? It’s because mining industry is filled with such spectacular items. One of those will be Bagger 293 - intensely powerful machine, located in Germany and used inside the coal mine. This monster is ninety six meters high and 225 meters tall and it needs five individuals to operate it. What is extremely interesting, it is not a stationary machine - this monster can ride, but because of its sizing and weight the velocity is only 0,5 km/h.

A different one - called Overburden Bridge F60, happens to be the world's greatest machine which moves on its own. Here is the main part - it is 60 meters high, five hundred two meters long and two hundred forty meters wide! Can you imagine such giant? It’s just mind blowing, isn’t it? And as we mentioned previously, it can proceed on its own - the speed is only 0,78 km/h, though. This particular machine is utilized as a conveyor inside one of the German open-pit mines. And now something for many who like huge vehicles.

Do you know the machine called Trex RH400? It's the world’s biggest riding excavators. Wonder what size it is - well, 10 meters high and one thousand ton weight. Seems like a “bit” heavy, right? It can move 85 tons of the mining output at once.

Those big machines are totally mind-blowing, especially when it comes to see those during work. There are huge amount of videos on YouTube where we can see how those colossus work.

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