How big is the bucket wheel excavator?

The bucket-wheel itself can be over 21 m (70 ft) in diameter with as many as 20 buckets, each of which can hold over 15 m3 (20 cu yd) of material. BWEs have also advanced with respect to the extreme conditions in which they are now capable of operating.

How heavy is a bucket wheel excavator?

31.3 million lb
BWEs built since the 1990s, such as the Bagger 293, have reached sizes as large as 96 metres (314.9 feet) tall, 225 metres (738.2 feet) long, and as heavy as 14,200 metric tons (31.3 million lb).

How are bucket-wheel excavators powered?

NASA’s Crawler-Transporter remains the largest self-propelled land vehicle in the world, since bucket-wheel excavators are powered by an external power source, and the Overburden Conveyor Bridge F60s hold the title of largest land vehicle of any type by physical dimensions.

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. After all it is German.

How much does Bagger 293 weigh?

31.3 million pounds
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.

Is Bagger 293 bigger than Bagger 288?

Statistics. Bagger 293 is 96 metres (314.9 feet) tall (the Guinness World Record for heaviest terrestrial vehicle, shared with Bagger 288). It is 225 metres (738.2 feet) long (same as Bagger 287), weighs 14,200 tonnes (31.3 million pounds), and requires five people to operate.

Is Bagger 293 still in use?

The Bagger 293 now resides in brown-coal mine in Hambach, Germany, awaiting the day when it will again be free to roam the Earth.