Used Excavators News: Mechanical Behemoths Make News Every Time They Move The World's Largest Excavator

- Jan 28, 2019-

The German Krupp Bagger self-propelled excavator is a large open-pit excavator designed and manufactured by Krupp AG (later merged with Thyssen) to form the large open-air excavator. The Bagger self-propelled excavator has its oversized shape and no Comparable work capacity has become one of the most famous large-scale mechanical equipment in the world. The picture shows one of the main parts, like a steel-casting building.


The first Krupp Bagger excavator was the Bagger 260, which was built in 1962 by Krupp AG. The Bagger 260 excavator has a length of 195 meters, a height of 67 meters and a working weight of 7,800 tons. The 12 tracks of the running gear are arranged in the first 8 and the rear. The width of the chassis is 31 meters, the bucket wheel diameter is 17.3 meters, and 10 buckets are installed.


The Krupp Bagger 260 has a standard bucket capacity of 2.6 cubic meters per piece and can operate 110,000 cubic meters of soil per day. In 1978, Krupp made persistent efforts to build a larger Bagger 288 excavator than the 260. The behemoth was 220 meters long, 96 meters high and weighed 13,500 tons.


After that, Krupp made a larger Bagger 293 excavator, which is more than 20 meters longer than the 288, and has an amazing weight of 14,200 tons. It can work 240,000 cubic meters of soil per day. Kapper's bagger series excavators are also known as earthmovers, open pit mines, open pit mining vehicles, etc. because of their high operational capabilities.


The krupp Bagger 288 took five years to design, manufacture and assemble, and cost about $100 million.


This large-scale mining equipment can easily deal with a variety of soils, such as soft soil, loam, hard soil, frozen soil, four-series gravel sand loam, three-line and Cretaceous lithologic sandstone, glutenite, muddy Rocks, pebbles and weathered rocks.


Every time the Krupp Bagger series of excavators are moving, it is a big event that needs to block the road ahead, and the cost is more than 100 million marks (more than 360 million yuan), but this is the most economical method.