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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 When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle, as the largest land vehicle in the world.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 When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle, as the largest land vehicle in the world.

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Digging Machine  In the spirit of weird tools that you don’t see everyday, this behemoth is king of the list – the largest digging machine in the world. Built in Germany, this amazing structure is approximately 2 ½ football fields long and can move more than 76,000 cubic meters of earth in a day. You definitely won’t find anything like it in your toolbox.

Digging Machine In the spirit of weird tools that you don’t see everyday, this behemoth is king of the list – the largest digging machine in the world. Built in Germany, this amazing structure is approximately 2 ½ football fields long and can move more than 76,000 cubic meters of earth in a day. You definitely won’t find anything like it in your toolbox.

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Shut. Up. The Bagger 288 Excavator. I Need To Steer This One Time Before I Die.
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Bagger 288, the largest Excavator in the world Surprising Pictures you have probably never seen in you life, but you have to! - Hot Penguin

Bagger 288, the largest Excavator in the world Surprising Pictures you have probably never seen in you life, but you have to! - Hot Penguin

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In 1978, when the 13,500 ton Bagger 288 bucket-wheel excavator was built, it superseded the NASA Crawler as the largest land vehicle in the world.

In 1978, when the 13,500 ton Bagger 288 bucket-wheel excavator was built, it superseded the NASA Crawler as the largest land vehicle in the world.

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