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Worlds Lagest Earthmover

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by dud122, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    dud122

    dud122 [OP] rabble rabble rabble

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    this looks like it is some sort of weapon...not an earthmover

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    specs:

    ~ 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 (each is 12 feet wide, 8' high and 46 feet long).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.(100,000 large dump trucks at 40yds. each)
     
  2. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    bobwilson1977

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    Impressive. The Titanic weighed 45,000 tons, so this thing is as large as a large ocean liner.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    Looks like it belongs in a movie... :laugh:
     
  4. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    its essentially a giant circular saw
     
  5. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    It reminds me of the machine from dirty jobs that moves the space shuttle. Mike Rowe had to clean out the grease haha
     
  6. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    Where did you find all of this info? what website?
     
  7. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    holy shit
     
  8. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    dud122 [OP] rabble rabble rabble

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    or like it should be one of the rehabilitation trucks from idiocracy
     
  9. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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  10. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    thanks! I have to write a report about equipment that dues tomorrow and I was thinking about stuff I could do my presentation on. Think I'll do it to this.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    no prob...

    you have to rep me if you get an A though
     
  12. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    idiocracy is funny as hell
     
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    Apparently this was the world's biggest earth mover until 1999 when it was retired and dismantled. It was called "Big Muskie" and weighed 13,000 tons and was 12 stories tall.

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  14. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    at "It has a maximum speed of 1 mile in 3 hours (1/3 mile/hour). " lagest is right haha
     
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    There is a video of this out there somewhere...They had to move it like 10 miles from one mine to another...and they couldnt take it apart so they had to drive it through farmers fields...They had to take down power lines and dig up water lines....It was a pretty cool show...Think it was called Mega Machines...
     
  17. Apr 7, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    i saw that thing on the history channel before! it was crazy. if i was a billion id build one because..........just because :cool:
     
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    was wondering if someone would post up 'the Muskie. that bucket is still here! they made a little monument to this behemoth...nothing more that a kiosk a few pictures and that giant bucket sitting there. This baby moved some serious earth here in Muskingum County (<--Muskie) a friend of mine's dad has the original operator's chair in his basement, where he sits to run his train table lol he is an electrician and did a lot of the wiring inside it. he also has a slice of the power cord that supplied the electricity that ran it...it's gotta be 7-8" in diameter. EPA regulations on our "dirty" coal ended the Big Muskie. They call it the "Big" Muskie cause it had a smaller brother. i'm told there was enough steel there to build like 8000 cars when they scraped it.

    found some stats:
    The Big Muskie is a model 4250-W Bucyrus-Erie dragline (the only one ever built). With a 220 cubic yard bucket, she is the largest single-bucket digging machine ever created. Here are some of her specifications:
    • Weight: 27 million lbs., or 13,500 tons
    • Bucket Capacity: 220 cubic yards, 325 tons (12 car garage)
    • Height: 222 ft., 6 in.
    • Length of the boom: 310 feet
    • Length of machine with boom down: 487 ft., 6 in.
    • Empty bucket weight: 230 tons
    • Width: 151 ft., 6 in., compare to an 8 lane highway!
    • Cable diameter: 5 in
    • Electrically powered: 13,800 volts
    • Mobility: hydraulically driven walking feet
    In her working lifetime, the Big Muskie removed over 608,000,000 cubic yards of overburden (twice the earth moved during the construction of the Panama Canal), uncovering over 20,000,000 tons of clean coal. She cost $25 million in 1969.
     
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    I did some work on the wheels for said machine a few months ago. I asked if I could collect the wheels in my Taco and work on them in my yard they, they said 'probably not, they weigh about 10,000 lbs!'

    That thing's a beast - it has about 16 of these wheels.
     
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    I'm not meaning to be a smart ass but Titanic displaced (not weighed)52,000 tons on her fateful voyage.;)
     
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