Tuesday, November 1, 2011

5 World's Biggest Construction Vehicles

Krupp Bagger 288: World's Largest Trencher
To put it lightly, the Bagger 288 is a bucket-wheel excavator. But theres nothing light about a 13,500-ton mobile strip miner. The German creation is 721 feet long, 315 feet high, and can clear an area the size of a football field three stories deepin just one day.


Armored Caterpillar D9R: World's Heavily armored bulldozer
It's nickname is Doobi (Hebrew for teddy bear) but this heavily armored bulldozer is anything but soft and cuddly. With 15 tons of Israeli-engineered armor protecting the entire machine and bulletproof windows sealing in the cabin, this monster machine is equipped for construction, rescue, demolition, and even defending itself with custom-fitted grenade launchers and machine guns.


Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1: World's Biggest telescopic crane
The Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 telescopic crane is ridiculous. It can lift up to 1,200 tons. Its boom extends to 100 meters long with up to 126 meters of additional lattice. Rolling along on a nine-axle suspension, this bad boy can handle any job. Disc brakes come standard.


LeTourneau L-2350 Front End Loader: world's largest rubber-tire front loading vehicle
The world's largest rubber-tire front loading vehicle of its kind, the L-2350s bucket is roughly the size of a studio apartment. It has a 2,300 horsepower engine capable of lifting up to 160,000 lbs. The operator stands two stories off the ground, and the mammoth bucket extends to a maximum height of nearly 44 feet.


Rusch Triple 34-25 with Genesis 2500 Demolition Shear: world's largest demolition shear
Quite possibly the largest demolition shear in the world, the Genesis 2500 wields devastating power, especially mounted on the Rush excavator. It is a destruction machine with Godzilla-like force.