Sunday, 29 May 2011

Bagger 288 - The World's Largest Vehicle

This machine is the largest digging machine in the world. The bucket-wheeler excavator named Bagger 288 (Excavator 288) is built by the German company Krupp. More specifically, it is a mobile strip mining machine. It is the largest tracked vehicle in the world at 13,500 tons. It even superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter that helped to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle.

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