Monday, May 22, 2006

THE WORLDS LARGEST DIGGING MACHINE!

Giant digging machine

This thing is so cool! Amazing what human ingenuity can accomplish!
* The machine is 95 meters high and 215 meters long (almost 2.5 football fields in length)
* Weight is 45,500 tons (that's equivalent to a bumper to bumper line of jeeps 80 miles long)
* It took 5 years to design and manufacture at a cost of $100 million
* Maximum digging speed is 10 meters per minute
* Can move more than 76,000 cubic meters of coal, rock, and earth per day


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