Monster Trucks, awesome machines
Humans can make some pretty large and awesome machines, including these following construction giants. If there’s a big job to be done, then you need a big machine to do it. Here are some of the world’s biggest vehicle monsters:
Biggest Haul Truck
The Liebherr T282 is a massive haul track made in the United States. Strictly off-highway, this beast is an electric or diesel, two-axle powertrain haul truck with one of the biggest payload capacities for a haul truck in the world. It can carry up to 363 tons. You can be sure it has an impressive gear box much like the Iveco Daily Gearbox
Imagine an $11 million shovel fit for a giant and then you might be able to picture what the Terex RH 400 looks like. Holding the title of the world’s largest hydraulic shovel, the Terex can scoop approximately 94 tons of stuff an hour. This is a world record for any vehicle of this type.
Largest Earth Mover
For shifting huge quantities of earth, you’re going to need an animal of an earth mover. This machine will make the earth move, with a whopping payload of 72 tons and up to 2300 hp. LeTourneau L-2350 can lift up to 24 feet, with an 11.5-foot reach and a bucket that can carry up to 40.52 cubed metres.
The superdozer, Komatsu D575A-3SD has some impressive power with a pushing power of more than 485,000 lbs. The engine is a turbo 12-cylinder diesel and has a range of 1150 hp. Imagine the battery needed to start up this beast. Any vehicle needs enough power to get going, and those little boxes do a lot of work! If you think it’s time you changed your car battery, you’ll need a supplier.
For both the toughest and longest telescopic crane in the world, see the Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1. The boom comes in 8 parts, which can be extended to fit any desired length, as well as lattice extensions available. It also boasts a huge payload capacity.
The Largest Bucket – Wheel Excavator
Interestingly named the Bagger 288, this colossal machine was designed to clear the overburden produced before the start of coal mining in Germany. This machine can excavate a staggering 240,000 tons of coal or overburden every day. To put this into perspective, that is the equivalent of one football pitch dug down to a depth of 98 feet! The Bagger is over 300 foot tall, over 700- foot long and is so cumbersome, it can only travel 6-33 feet every minute.