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Top 5 World’s Largest Machines

Author: LaV | 19-09-2011, 03:06
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Top 5 World’s Largest Machines

1. Liebherr T 282B

This monster machine Liebherr T 282B is a large earth-hauling dump truck designed in 2004 by a German manufacturer and became the largest earth-hauling truck in the world.

Weight – 203 tons

Maximum capacity – 365 tons

Length: 14.5 m long

Height: 7.4 m tall

Wheelbase: 6.6 m

Top Speed: 65 km/h


2. Bagger 288

This machine is the largest digging machine in the world. The bucket-wheeler excavator named Bagger 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. However, Bagger is powered from an external source and is more correctly described as a mining machine which can be moved.

Height: 95 m tall

Length: 215 m long

Weight: 13,500 tons

3. Crawler-Transporter

The Crawler-Transporter is a tracked vehicle used to transport the Saturn V rocket, the Saturn IB rocket during Skylab and Apollo Soyuz, and now the Space Shuttle. It was designed by Bucyrus International and built by the Marion Power Shovel Co.

Height: 6.1 m to 7.9 m

Length: 40 m

Width: 35 m

Weight: 2400 tons


TAKRAF RB293 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 over-burden from a brown coal mine in Victoria.

Height: over 94.5 meters

Length: over 220 meters

Weight: over 14,196 tons

5. Large Hadron Collider

This is the largest machine in the world with a length of 27 km the Large Hadron Collider. It is the largest and highest-energy particle accelerator in the world intended to collide opposing particle beams. It was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research for testing various predictions of high-energy physics.

Length: 27 km

Circumference: 175 m

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