Do you know the biggest machines that are utilized for mining?

Have you actually wondered what are biggest devices that are used on a daily basis in several areas of industry? It seems that we can be really astonished by the hugeness of some of those creatures.

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Autor: Giuseppe Milo
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If we would like to dig a little bit deeper with this topic, we all should concentrate on the mining machines. Why? It’s because mining industry is packed with such spectacular things. One of those is Bagger 293 – totally powerful machine, found in Germany and used inside the coal mine. This particular monster is ninety six meters high and two hundred twenty five meters tall and it requires five people to run it. What is really interesting, it is not really a stationary machine – this monster can move, but dUE to its size and weight the velocity is just 0,5 km/h.
Another one – named Overburden Bridge F60, it is the world’s largest machine that moves on its own. Here is the main part – it is sixty meters high, five hundred two meters long and two hundred forty meters wide! Can you imagine such colossus? It is just mind blowing, isn’t it? And as we mentioned previously, it can move on its own – the speed is only 0,78 km/h, though. This particular machine is utilized as the conveyor inside one of the German open-pit mines. And now something for individuals who like huge vehicles.
Do you know the machine called Trex RH400? It’s the world’s biggest riding excavators. Wonder how large it is – well, 10 meters high and one thousand ton weight. Seems like a “bit” heavy, right? It can move eighty-five tons of the exploration output at once.

Those enormous machines are totally mind-blowing, especially when it comes to see those during work. There are huge amount of documentary movies on YouTube where we we can observe how those monsters work.