Mining’s giant machines

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.

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