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The 100 million Bagger 288 (Excavator 288), built by the German company Krupp (now ThyssenKrupp) for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun, is a bucket-wheel excavator or mobile strip mining machine. When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle, as the largest land vehicle in the world.

The 100 million Bagger 288 (Excavator 288), built by the German company Krupp (now ThyssenKrupp) for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun, is a bucket-wheel excavator or mobile strip mining machine. When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle, as the largest land vehicle in the world.

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The 100 million Bagger 288 (Excavator 288) built by the German company Krupp (now ThyssenKrupp) for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun is a bucket-wheel excavator or mobile strip mining machine. When its construction was completed in 1978 Bagger 288 superseded NASAs Crawler-Transporter used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle as the largest land vehicle in the world. Photography http://ift.tt/2hwvOcr

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Krupp's Bagger 288 doing what is does best, removing overburden to enable mining operation [2126 x 1444]