How many 288 baggers are there in the world?

How many 288 baggers are there in the world?

When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded Big Muskie as the heaviest land vehicle in the world, at 13,500 tons. It took five years to design and manufacture, and five years to assemble with total cost reaching $100 million….

Bagger 288
Speed 2 to 10 m (6.6 to 32.8 ft) per minute (0.1 to 0.6 km/h)

Where is Bagger 288 now?

The RWE Bagger 288 excavator was designed to work in open-pit coal mines in Germany. That’s where it is now digging in and loading up. However, for all its mass, it may have a short life. The German Republic has mandated a shutdown of all German coal mining by 2018.

How does Bagger 288 move?

In reality, these diggers work in open-pit mines. The excavator pictured here, called Bagger 288, uses its revolving wheel of buckets as a shovel to continually shift 8.5 million cubic feet of dirt a day. Once it reaches a seam of brown coal, or lignite, it can harvest 265,000 tons of fuel a day.

How much horsepower does the Bagger 288 have?

The wheel is driven by four 840 kW motors. The aggregate drive power of the buckets of 3,360 kW is equivalent to that of more than 30 compact cars. Thick cables deliver 30,000 volts of power to the “Bagger 288”, which features more than 120 kilometers of cabling.

What kind of machine is the Bagger 288?

Bagger 288. Bagger 288 (Excavator 288), built by the German company Krupp for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun, is a bucket-wheel excavator or mobile strip mining machine.

When was the RWE Bagger 288 earth digger built?

Owned and operated at present by RWE AG, a large utility company, Bagger 288 is part of a group of same-sized vehicles like Bagger 281, which was built in 1958. In 1975 Bagger 285 was built, in 1976 Bagger 287 was built and in 1995 Bagger 293 was built. When it comes to moving mountains, RWE Bagger 288 earth digger has no peers.

When did Joel Veitch build the Bagger 288?

The Bagger 288 is one of a group of similar sized and built vehicles, such as Bagger 281 (built in 1958), Bagger 285 (1975), Bagger 287 (1976), Bagger 293 (1995), etc. In 2009 the British comedian Joel Veitch published a song dedicated to Bagger 288 on the album “Spongs In the Key of Life”.

How big is the Bagger 288 Bucket wheel excavator?

The Bagger 288 bucket-wheel excavator, a bulldozer is seen for size comparison. The Bagger 288 was built for the job of removing overburden before coal mining at the Hambach stripmine in Germany. It can excavate 240,000 tons of coal or 240,000 cubic metres of overburden daily – the equivalent of a football field dug to 30 m (98 ft) deep.

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