Giant Bucket Wheel Excavator
The TAKRAF RB293, pictured above is a giant bucket-wheel excavator made by the German industrial company TAKRAF. It holds the record for the largest terrestrial vehicle in human history. It is used in Australia for removing overburden from a brown coal mine in Victoria. It is also recognized as the largest and heaviest land vehicle.
The Bagger 288, built by Krupp of Germany, is the largest bucket-wheeler excavator digging machine. The machine moves to strip mines using the largest tracked vehicle in the world at 13,500 tons. The Bagger 288 is powered from an external source while a crawler-transporter is a self-powered, load-carrying vehicle.
Huge Floating Crane Lifts Bridges
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries uses “Yoshida” the world’s biggest floating crane in bridge construction projects. The boom length is 433 feet (132 m) and has a lifting capacity of 3,700 tons.