What are biggest machines that are widely-used for mining?

Posted on 03/08/2018 10:27am

Have you ever wondered what are the biggest machines that are used on the daily basis in several areas of industry? It looks that we will be really surprised 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 in this topic, all of us should give attention to the mining machines. Why? It’s because mining industry is packed with such spectacular items. One of those is Bagger 293 - extremely powerful machine, located in Germany and used in the coal mine. This specific monster is ninety six meters high and two hundred twenty five meters tall and it demands five individuals to run it. What is extremely interesting, it is not a stationary machine - Bagger 293 can ride, but dUE to its dimension and weight the velocity is only 0,5 km/h.


A different one - named Overburden Bridge F60, it is the world's greatest machine that moves on its own. Here is the kicker - it is 60 meters high, five hundred two meters long and two hundred forty meters wide! Can you imagine such giant? It may be just mind blowing, isn’t it? And as we mentioned earlier, it can move on its own - the speed is only 0,78 km/h, though. This particular machine is used as a conveyor in one of the German open air mines. And now something for many who like big vehicles.


Have you heard about Trex RH400? It's the world’s biggest riding excavators. Wonder how large it is - well, 10 meters high and one thousand ton weight. Sounds heavy, right? It can move eighty-five tons of the exploration output at once.




This kind of big machines are really spectacular, especially when we see those in action. There are huge amount of documentary movies on the Internet where we we can observe how those monsters work.

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