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Old 21st June 2005, 15:08   #1
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this is not just another earthmover.check these links out








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The mover stands* 311 feet tall and 705 feet long. It weighs over 45,500 tons. Cost $100 million to build. Took 5 years to design and manufacture . 5 years to assemble.* Requires 5 people to operate it. The Bucket Wheel is over 70 feet in diameter with 20 buckets,
each of which can hold over 530 cubic feet of material.* A 6-foot man can stand up inside one of the buckets.* It moves on 12 crawlers There are 8 crawlers in front and 4 in back.*
It has a maximum speed of 1 mile in 3 hours (1/3 mile/hour). It can remove over 76,455 cubic meters each day.
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Didnt they show it on Discovery or Nat Geo (always confused between the two)couple of weeks back? Was on the channel that "Massive Engines". Pretty huge thing!

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Didnt they show it on Discovery or Nat Geo (always confused between the two)couple of weeks back? Was on the channel that "Massive Engines". Pretty huge thing!

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I also remember seeing this in one of the channels.
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yess i guess it was discovery have seen it
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Thumbs up Humongous Machine !!

Hey ! thats one huge machine...talk about massive engines...and a massive machine....I saw it on T.V too...they gotta start showin more stuff like this....
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Yes, it was shown on Massive Engines two weeks back. They started with the eighteenth century earth mover powered by steam and ended with this one. This is powered by electricity.
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got these as e mail forwards
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