Some of the machinery used on mine sites today is staggering in size. Take a look at some of the giants of mining.
Bucket-wheel excavator: Bagger 293
Bucket-wheel excavators are described by the folks at Guinness World Records as “mechanical behemoths that churn up the earth”. These machines have a huge wheel at the front that rotates, turning buckets that scoop up earth then drop it on a conveyor belt.