Sunday, 18 January 2015

BAGGER 293 ( World's largest bucket wheel excavator ).......$$$$$$$

Bagger 293 is the world's largest bucket-wheel excavator built in Germany in 1995.

It is about 315 foot tall , 750 foot long and weighing over 31 million pounds.

It requires a crew of five to operate and can move over 8.5 million cubic feet of earth per day , to put that in perspective , that is the equivalent of digging a hole of the length of of a football field and over 80 foot deep in a day.

Its first name was MAN/TAKRAF RB293 given by the manufacturers they built it.

For the excavation the Bagger 293 uses a large 70 foot rotating wheel at the end of a long arm.

The wheel has a series of buckets attached  , and as the wheel rotates the buckets pick up the earth and dump it onto a conveyor belt.

The conveyor belt will transport the earth to other vehicles for removal to the dumping site.

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