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

Have you actually wondered what are the biggest machines that are utilized on the daily basis in different areas of industry? It seems that we will be really amazed 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 in this topic, all of us should give attention to the mining machines. Why? It’s because mining industry is full of such spectacular items. One of those will be Bagger 293 – intensely powerful machine, found 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 requires five folks to run it. What is extremely interesting, it is not really a stationary machine – Bagger 293 can move, but because of its dimension and weight the velocity is only 0,5 km/h.
A different one – named Overburden Bridge F60, happens to be 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 240 meters wide! Can anybody imagine such giant? It is just mind blowing, right? And as we noted previously, it can proceed on its own – the speed is merely 0,78 km/h, though. This specific machine is used as a conveyor in one of the German open-pit mines. And now something for those who like big vehicles.

Do you know the machine called Trex RH400? It’s the world’s biggest riding excavators. Wonder what size it is – here you go, ten meters high and 1000 ton weight. Seems like a “bit” heavy, right? It can move eighty-five tons of the mining output at once.

Those big machines are really spectacular, especially when we see those in action. There are plenty documentary movies on YouTube where we can see how those monsters work.