Measuring 310 feet tall and 15,500 tons in weight, the Bagger 288 is currently being used at the Hambach mine in Germany to extract coal. It took ThyssenKrupp 4 years to build the earth destroyer and cost the buyer around $100 million to buy.
How many people does it take to operate a bucket wheel excavator?
It takes five people to operate it, and little wonder, as it has a 70-foot diameter bucket wheel. Each of its 20 huge buckets can scoop up over 530 cubic feet of material. It moves on 12 crawlers with tank-like treads.
How much fuel does a bucket wheel excavator use?
It can dig out 8.5 million cubic feet of land per day, and when it reaches the depth, it can extract 265,000 tons of fuel every day. The monster only requires three to four people for its operation.
Which cut is done by bucket-wheel excavator?
Dropping Cut, • In drop cut, the bucket wheel is lowered by the depth of one chip after each change of chip, and if necessary, the machine is traveled back a little. This working method is particularly recommended for harder material to avoid oversized lumps.
How big is a bucket wheel excavator?
Bucket-Wheel Excavator Towering 310 feet high and weighing 31.3 million pounds, the Bagger 293 holds a Guiness World Record as the largest and heaviest land vehicle in the world.