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The Biggest Hydraulic Excavator in The World / Hitachi EX8000 Excavator !!!
 
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Wonder Machine # The Biggest Hydraulic Excavator in The World / Hitachi EX8000 Excavator !!! Thanks for watching! Wonder Machine Channel Please like, . The Largest Hydraulic Excavator in The World - Hitachi EX8000 Excavator. documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect . he EX8000-6 is Hitachi's largest standard backhoe excavator, guaranteeing the utmost power and force for incredibly demanding and challenging jobs. Big-time productivity every minute There's no job too big for the EX8000-6. It's our largest mining shovel ever, and it delivers incredible arm crowding, breakout .
Views: 102303 Aaron Hechte 2018
Mega Machines CAT 6090 FS Excavator Hydraulic Mining Shovels
 
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P&H Mining Equipment 4100 AC Mining Shovel Walkthrough
 
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AC-drive P&H 4100-class mining shovels are helping the global mining industry achieve increasingly efficient and reliable productivity. More info at: http://www.phmining.com/en/PHMining/Mining-Equipment/Electric-Shovels/4100C.htm
Views: 11949697 P&H Mining Equipment
Cat Hydraulic Mining Shovel in action
 
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Barloworld Equipment has been the southern African dealer for Cat products, including earthmoving machines and power systems, since 1927
World's Largest Mining Shovel - The Silver Spade
 
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The Silver Spade was a giant power shovel used for strip mining in southeastern Ohio. Manufactured by Bucyrus-Erie, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the model 1950-B was one of two of this model built, the other being the GEM of Egypt. Its sole function was to remove the earth and rock overburden from the coal seam. Attempts to purchase and preserve the shovel from Consol for $2.6 million fell short, and the shovel was scrapped in February 2007.
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RC Heavy Duty Truck Transport Mining Shovel Bucyrus 495 HR Bagger LKW ♦ Feldtage Bocholt 2016
 
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http://www.rc-world.org/ RC Faun heavy duty truck Transport Bucyrus 495 HR Mining Shovel / Excavator / Model Building Fair "Feldtage Bocholt 2016" / Bocholt / Germany // RC Schwerlast LKW Faun transportiert Seilbagger Bucyrus 495 HR / Minenbagger / Schwerlasttransport / Feldtage Bocholt 2016 / Trucks / Construction Site / Bagger / Baustelle / Modellbaumesse Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RCWorld-145478829141080/
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Heavy machinery accidents, mishaps and other interesting mining photos
 
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Amazing pictures of super heavy machinery working in extreme conditions at the Stockton mine in New Zealand. Royalty free music from teknoaxe, visit the website here - http://teknoaxe.com/cgi-bin/home.pl
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P&H 2800
 
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P&H 2800 electric shovel working at a coal mine in NE British Columbia
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O&K Mining shovel.
 
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O&K RH200 Eating its way through the Northumbria Country side. Loading 785-789 Haul trucks.
Views: 12985 PatriotBNP
Cat® 6060 FS Walk-Around Video
 
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The Cat 6060 / 6060 FS is one of the most popular and best-selling models in the Cat Hydraulic Mining Shovels line-up. This video provides the unique opportunity to tour a 6060 FS, led by one of Caterpillar's foremost Hydraulic Mining Shovel experts from our facility in Dortmund, Germany, Dirk Tegtmeier. Covering everything from the undercarriage to the dual C3512 engines to the unique TriPower kinematics, Dirk will highlight all of the features and benefits that have helped make the 6060 and 6060 FS models a global success. For additional information on Cat Hydraulic Mining Shovels, please visit https://mining.cat.com/hydraulic-shovels.
Views: 1173204 Caterpillar Global Mining
P&H Electric Rope Shovel in NCL... SUBSCRIBE for more!!
 
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P&H 1900AL Electric Rope Shovel in operation
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World's largest Hydraulic Shovel Terex RH400
 
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Terex Rk400 weighs 1078 Tons with a shovel capacity of 94 tons in a single scoop. The RH400 has the working ability to scoop up around 9900 tons of material ever hour which is a world record for a vehicle of this type.
Views: 178392 Vehicle Channel
Caterpillar 6060 Face Shovel loading Autonomous Trucks
 
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The Caterpillar 6060FS is a 600 tonne class face shovel. It can be seen here loading autonomous 793 haul trucks using Cat's Minestar system. More details to follow on the revolution of automation in the mining industry.
Views: 995745 Awesome Earthmovers
Drain tunnels for Hydraulic mines in Northern California
 
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This is kind of a compilation of videos from Justin's and mine first few trips out looking and documenting as many of the mine sights we can before the Forest Service and B.L.M eradicate them from our forests. It's shaky and grainy video from a phone, but that's all I had at the time.
Views: 945 ADIT ADDICTS
Getting Really Up Close With The Giant Komatsu PC7000-6 Face Shovel Mining Excavator @ Bauma 2016
 
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Komatsu showing their new big, PC7000 dash 6 front shovel mining excavator, at the Bauma 2016 expo in Germany. This super large hydraulic excavator has 2x 1675Hp engines, it handles an huge 36 Cubic meter bucket and weighs 680 Tons :) I was lucky enough to get a chance to get a tour of the beast, and do a little walk around, so i could show you guys how big and amazing it is :) Come and follow us on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/DanishConstructionChannel
First EX8000 E-6 electric driven hydraulic excavator in China
 
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The first EX8000 E-6 electric driven hydraulic excavator. A fantastic movie with English subtitles - The world's first EX8000 E-6 electric driven hydraulic excavator lands in China. For more information contact Hitachi China - https://www.hitachi-c-m.com/cn/contact/general.html
Views: 455527 HitachiMEcorpHMEC
The Largest Walking Dragline Excavator in The World - Marion 8050 Dragline
 
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Marion 8050 Walking Dragline weight :3100 Tons, Boom Lenght : 325 Feet, Bucket capacity : 62 cubic yards
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Liebherr R9350
 
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Liebherr's largest shovel at work in the UK. The R9350 is loading a fleet of Cat 785 trucks at an opencast coal mine in Scotland
Views: 425379 RPA MEDIA
Classic Construction Models (CCM) Caterpillar 6020B Hydraulic Shovel
 
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This 1:48 scale diecast model made by CCM is an outstanding example of what the company can produce. Detail, function, and aesthetically pleasing looks of this model are second to none. The premium price tag may keep several collectors away, but this model is worth it in my opinion. If you're a fan of mining equipment then this is a model you must add to your collection. {This video has been brought to you by:} -constructionscalemodels.com (Buffalo Road Imports) -royfergusonsales.com (Roy Ferguson Sales) -constructiondiecast.com (The Construction Diecast Store) -DHS Diecast (DhsDiecast.com) -Eds Diecast Shed (EdsDiecastShed.com) Follow us at Facebook at Facebook.com/DiecastEmporium
Views: 2009 Diecast Emporium
P&H 4100XPC loading Caterpillar CAT 793
 
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The one and only P&H 4100XPC in europe working in the aitik mine in northern sweden. He loads Caterpillar CAT 793 trucks.
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old mining machines
 
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old mining machines
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Marble Granite Mining Mega Machines - Excavator Loader Bulldozer Dumper Tractor
 
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Fail at work: Mining accident - death of super mining trucks !
 
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Fail at work: Mining accident - death of super mining trucks: Liebherr & Cat & Komatsu ... !
Views: 241281 Clip of the Day
SHOVEL WALKS THE LAST MILE
 
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THIS VIDEO IS PART 1 OF A SHOVEL ON ITS WAY TO THE SCRAP YARD ( SO SAD ). THIS 190B BUCYRUS ERIE SHOVEL IS SHOWN LEAVING THE PIT FOR THE LAST TIME. IT WAS REPLACED WITH A MODERN HYDRAULIC SHOVEL. PART 2 OF THIS VIDEO WILL BE SHOWN SOON.
Views: 61303 bennettshovel
Cat 6090 FS - Scale Model 1:48 - Diecast Model
 
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Model 1:48 , Diecast Model , Caterpillar 6090 FS , Mining , From Italy, Model My collection 1:50
Views: 3848 Gio Tod
massive machines 2017, biggest mining equipment, biggest excavator bucket, biggest truck b
 
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The best compilation in the world, most power full heavy equipment around the world, biggest mining equipment in the world, biggest excavator bucket, biggest . Big, Bigger, BIGGEST! 3 MASSIVE MACHINES that move (and work!) (World's biggest / largest ever built!) NASA CRAWLER-TRANSPORTERS: The NASA . Welcome to Giant Machines 2017! Giant Machines Gameplay revolves around taking control over giant industrial machines all over the world! Use Giant . From the huge mechanical spider roaming around to the strange inventions known as the biggest fart machine ever, these are weird! Subscribe to Talltanic .
Views: 3449 Michael Wright
Cat 5230 Shovel Teaser
 
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just a little teaser video of the cat 5230 front shovel. more the come. Keep up with new stuff on the facebook fanpage! Letsdig18.
Views: 107433 letsdig18
Terex RH170 Face Shovel Excavator Loading Dumpers
 
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Amazing excavators at work, trucks, loaders, bulldozers in action, transportations, cat - caterpillar, Komatsu, Liebherr, Volvo, working and digging in mud and mines for coal. Appropriate content for children and kids (family-safe). == SUBSCRIBE! == https://www.youtube.com/c/megamachineschannel?sub_confirmation=1 == LET'S CONNECT! == Blog: http://megamachineschannel.blogspot.gr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MegaMachineLove?sub_confirmation=1 FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/megamachineschannel
Views: 2360535 Mega Machines Channel
Homemade Excavator An Overview of How I Built Mine
 
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A detailed look at how i build a mini-backhoe out of scrap metals. This was a larger project but was well worth the effort and is really fun to operate. hydraulic components from Princess Auto.
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27 YARD DIESEL  SHOVEL PART  1
 
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IMPROVED VIDEO
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Open Pit Coal Mine
 
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Open Pit Coal Mine Stellarton, NS,
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6015B #6015B Cat Caterpillar
 
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I was the lead engineer working for Caterpillar on the 6015B. When Cat bought Bucyrus I was one of the few engineers that knew the Cat systems because I had quit Cat to move back to Wisconsin. They wanted to develop a 100T shovel that was based on the 5110B, so I was given the role. At the beginning I had to fight to keep everything in the Cat systems because the Bucyrus managers had some twisted idea that Cat wouldn’t fully take over and implement all of their systems. Having previously worked there I knew that would never happen and eventually everything would be Caterpillarized. (It still isn’t though because of that attitude and Cat’s inability to manage a huge company purchase that had that kind of resistance in it.) I started the 6015B, I hired 3 engineers to work on it, and I ran the team of over 15 engineers as it expanded to more former Bucyrus engineers and the greater Caterpillar organization. I gave final approval for over a thousand drawings for it. I reviewed the testing of it. I went to Canada and Alabama for field follow. I pulled all the serial numbers for it: LWN LWS HLD PZE MKE WSN FKD PWW ZEN. Lawson, Lawson, Hold (Fast), Pure Gonzo Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, F*cked (see resignation), Prestige World Wide, Zen (need I say more). Ah, and did I mention I did all this while being diagnosed and treated for brain cancer. Then Cat had the brilliant idea of moving all mining engineering to Tucson, AZ. Really because AZ paid them a bunch of money. I quit Cat before to move back to Wisconsin. I had no intention to be dragged somewhere else by them. My singular focus was finding a new job. I did. I quit. See link to letter of resignation in comments. It’s been called epic. The purpose of this video is to get google images to make my picture associated with 6015B #6015B Caterpillar 6015B. For those doubting: https://youtu.be/JyhFinbU7m8 6015B #6015B Cat Caterpillar LWN LWS HLD PZE MKE WSN FKD PWW ZEN hydraulic mining shovel SMKE South Milwaukee
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REVIEW - CAT 335F L - Hydraulic Excavator - Diecast Masters n.85925
 
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Review of brand new custom model from Diecast Masters,the CAT 335F L Hydraulic Excavator Zero Tail ,number of product 85925. New from Diecast Masters is the metal box with real machine pictures,model picture and specifications. High quality of detail on the model,the model included a operator in the cab (someone call him Bob); The little custom consist to revome, with files, two stops behind the stick,now the model have got a good stick movement Very good model from Diecast Master, Highly raccommended. Excuse me for the audio. Follow me on google.com/+MiniatureWorldYTChannel Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiniatureWorldYTChannel/?fref=ts
Biggest excavator in the world
 
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Would you like to see how it work ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18Y-84o-noI One of the most familiar and preferred loading machines in large surface mining operations around the world is the P&H electric mining shovel. Packing a work. Extreme Machines: The Liebherr R 9800 ist the biggest Hydraulic Excavator in the world. With its bucket capacity of 47,5m³, this 800 Ton Monster Machine R 98. Join my newly launched website and forum . The first 10 users to 100 posts will receive a Caterpillar baseball cap. LeTour. The EX8000-6 is the largest excavator made by Hitachi. This is one of two models working non-stop at Vale's Moatize coal mine in Tete province, Mozambique. I. information about the largest excavators in the world. The worlds biggest machine v cat d8r. Největší bagry světa, těžící materiál v největších dolech a lomech na světě. The largest excavators world's largest mining material in mines and quarries in . On display at Bauma 2013 this bucket from the Liebherr 9800 is 47.5 cubic metres compared to the Terex / O&K RH400 which is 45 cubic metres. World Largest Excavators! Must watch! Join my newly launched website and forum . The first 10 users to 100 post bwill receive a Caterpillar baseball cap* massiv. Abbruchbagger Caterpillar 5110B HRD88 von Euro Demolition beim Abriss eines Silos in Eckernförde (April 2012) Mehr von dieser Baustelle: . During our excursion to Garzweiler II we had an encounter with the worlds biggest bucket wheel excavator, Bagger 288 ( Excavator 288 ) build by Krupp in 1978. Komatsu PC02 at KPC-TC. During our excursion to Garzweiler II we had an encounter with the worlds biggest bucket wheel excavator, Bagger 288 ( Excavator 288 ) build by Krupp in 1978. Pictures of the worlds largest caterpillar excavators Check this video out if you like this one. Check out my videos of Bauma 2013, the biggest construction show in the world. THANKS FOR WATCHING, PLEASE SUBSCR. The Single Largest Land Vehicle On Earth - Bagger 288 To Subscribe Our Channel Please Click Below Link: Biggest Excavator , Ecavator at work Ecavator for mining,Excavator in mine. The world's largest hydraulic shovel loading one of the world's largest haul (dump) trucks to the point of overflow in 3 buckets. Its 3 stories tall, weighs . Badger series Bucket Wheel Excavators, made by the German firm Tenova TAKRAF (formerly MAN-TAKRAF), are the largest terrestrial vehicles ever constructed. Th. Caterpillar 5110B HRD88 von Eurodemolition beim Abriss eines Bürogebäudes der Hamburg Messe Teil 3 (Mai 2012) Weitere Videos von der Baustelle: . HUGE KOMATSU EXCAVATOR PC8000 INSIDE AND OUTSIDE VIEW.
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CAT 6040 (tour outside and inside the excavator)
 
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Caterpillar excavator (6040) at the coal mine (south pit) in kozani greece for DEI. Specifications General Data Operating weight Backhoe 397 tonnes 438 tons Engine Output SAE J1995 Cat® C32 1 516 kW 2,032 HP Standard Bucket Capacity Backhoe (SAE 1:1) 22.0 m3 28.8 yd3 Operating Weight Backhoe Standard track pads 1 200 mm (3 ft 11 in) Operating weight 397 000 kg (875,230 lb) Ground pressure 23.8 N/cm2 (34.4 psi)
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Hydraulic Shovel
 
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This is at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. The base buildings are being demolished to make way for new houses. New base buildings have been constructed a block away. I will try and compile several photos into a slideshow video to show an entire wall coming down.
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MORE  DEMAG  SHOVEL  WORK
 
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DEMAG SHOVEL WORKING IN HEAVY ROCK.
Views: 46145 bennettshovel
RC ADVENTURES - RC4WD 1/12th Scale Earth Mover 870K Hydraulic Wheel Loader
 
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Click Here To Subscribe! ► http://bit.ly/JOovvU - I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this Wheel Loader for over a Year! Finally I am able unbox this HUGE, let me re-state HUGE - RC. The video does the size and sheer weight no justice.. this machine is a BRUTE! This loader is being released by Mega-Brand RC4WD and is created by a company called "JD Customs". This is the same company that makes the Earth Digger 4200XL Hydraulic Excavator. I have 2 of the excavators and am very pleased with their quality and price point. I am excited to see if this wheel loader lives up to my expectations. I am interested to know that this wheel loader has a 2 speed transmission - this means MEGA TORQUE :) Anyways - I know a LOT of people will be asking questions about this product (at the time of this filming - this wheel loader is in "pre-release", and very limited in numbers. I have copied some information from the RC4WD for your viewing pleasure- , but I encourage you to check out the awesome photos RC4WD has on their site - Here is where I ordered mine: RC4WD Link: http://bit.ly/1sexRoJ Specifications: CNC machined metal parts Molded steel bucket 6 channel 2.4Ghz radio Optimized steel hydraulic system Scale operator station (can fit a driving figure) Massive 29.5-25L-5 tires Reliable hydraulic valve and adjustable pump Heavy duty hoses (OD 4.5mm Nylon, ID 2.5mm) Powder coated in yellow Brushless system (hydraulic) 40A brushless ESC with BEC XXX Kv brushless monster torque motor Realistic non functional disk break Scale ABC plastic interior Wheel with planetary gearbox build-in 2 speed full metal transmission (1:16 and 1:4 gear ratio) Realistic fullfull metal axles Run time is: XX minutes (XXXXmAh battery) Steel machined oil pump (45mm X 30mm X 15.5mm) Bucket capacity: Maximum bucket force: 70kg/154pounds Driving speed: XXX meter per hour Scale: 1:12 Length: 741mm/29inch Width: 276mm/11inch Height: 276mm/11inch Maximum bucket height: 461mm/18inch Maximum bucket up and down angle: 46 to 64 degrees Maximum bucket left and right angle: 38 degrees Wheel base: 284mm Deadweight: 20.5kg/45lbs Total mass load: 32kg/70lbs Operating oil pressure: 20Bar, 290psi Manufactured by JDCustoms 30 days limited warranty Where I get my RC's Locally: http://www.PMHobbycraft.ca RC ADVENTURES™/ RCSparks Studio™ © 2014 Medic Media Productions Inc.. All rights reserved. Publication, reproduction or distribution of this film by any means whatsoever - including without limitation electronic transmission via internet or e-mail, or re-uploading existing videos & re-uploading such material on any website anywhere in the world — is strictly prohibited without prior the written consent of Medic Media Productions Inc. Please note that the RCSparks Studio does not sell RC Products. The RCSparks Studio an independent promotor of a great hobby! I am not directly affiliated with any of the vendors or manufacturers in this video. The RCSparks Studio is not liable for any damage or loss through the use of products or techniques shown - Use at your own risk! This film and the RC ADVENTURES film series broadcast on YouTube is intended for entertainment purposes only.
Views: 350591 RCSparks Studio
Massive Hitachi EX5600 excavator
 
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The bbiggest Excavator on show at MINEXPO 2012
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Onboard The Big New Launched Cat 6020B Mining Excavator@ Bauma 2013
 
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Cat Showing their, big newly launched 6020B mining excavator, at the Bauma 2013 expo in Germany. Come and follow us on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/ArEs7210
Liebherr 996 mining excavator at work
 
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A liebherr P996 dredge at work digging the New York City harbor. Watch in HQ! http://www.heavytruckphotos.com/
Views: 65563 Heavy Truck Photos
RK 5000 bucket chain excavator - timelapse
 
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RK 5000.0/R10 bucket chain excavator leaving the CSA lignite strip mine to a parking site above the mine after mining has ceased 100x to 300x time-lapse Jan/Feb 2017, Komořany (Ervěnice) - Czech Republic Technical parameters: - weight: 5600 t - length 160 m, height 40 m - max. power consumption: 9000 kW - max. output: 4450 m3 of overburden per hour - hydraulic movement system with 15,000 litres of oil - six operators - made in the ČSSR in 1983 - 3 general overhauls as of 2016 time lapse, real sounds, direction, production: Ibra Ibrahimovič photo optimization and editing: Martin Špoula modular ambiente sound designed by citty sound mix and effects: K. M. www.ibra.cz facebook.com/ibra.cz (c) Ibra Ibrahimovič 2017
Views: 104581 Ibra Ibrahimovič
Bucyrus 495HR Electric Mining Shovel RC 1:50 model from TWH Collectibles
 
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Operational functions and features for the RC Bucyrus 495HR Electric Mining Shovel 1:50 scale diecast model from TWH Collectibles. View more information here http://www.twhcollectibles.com/p-518-bucyrus-495hr-electric-mining-shovel-radio-controlled.aspx
Views: 10456 TWHCollectiblesLLC
Hitachi EX3600-6 mining excavators at Kumtor Mine, Kyrgyzstan -HD-
 
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"Hitachi is supporting our work processes and dedication to be a world-class operation." - says Rodney Stuparyk, Vice President of Operations at Kumtor Operating Company. High altitude makes work at the Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgystan especially challenging. Watch the video to learn more!
Views: 81887 HitachiConstruction
Bucket Wheel Excavators - 3D Machine Control
 
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Bucket Wheel Excavators are among the largest and heaviest vehicles on planet earth. This is an exclusive from MachineControlOnline.com with a general overview of retrofitting 3D GNSS Machine Control on these colossal machines. I hope you enjoy Randy Noland Managing Editor MachineControlOnline.com
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Big New Launched Cat 6020B @ Bauma 2013
 
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Cat Showing their, big newly launched 6020B mining excavator, at the Bauma 2013 expo in Germany. Come and follow us on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/ArEs7210
Caterpillar 336 Hydraulic Excavator in Action
 
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This 2009 Caterpillar 336DLME hydraulic excavator (http://bit.ly/NaDcHU) will be sold to the highest bidder at the Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers auction in St. Aubin Sur Gaillon, France on June 26, 2012. See photos and details on rbauction.com: http://bit.ly/NaDcHU. Ritchie Bros. auctions are open to the public and unreserved. Every item is sold to the highest bidder on auction day, with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is the world's largest auctioneer of heavy equipment and trucks. Ritchie Bros. has more than 40 auction sites around the world. Visit rbauction.com (http://bit.ly/IJygpD) to learn more.
Views: 2552 Ritchie Bros.
Bucyrus Erie 3850-B Power Shovel (Peabody Coal Co. - Sinclair Surface Mine) "Big Hog"
 
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Peabody Coal Company ordered this machine for one purpose and one purpose only, the Tennessee Valley Authority. It was built to supply the (at the time) brand new TVA Paradise Fossil Plant and its 3 MASSIVE coal hungry units. TVA and Paradise Fossil Plant still buy Muhlenberg County coal and Peabody coal to this day! This video just shows the old girl going through some simple cycles in the pit. You do catch a few views of some pit activity and stuff as well! Enjoy. Some interesting facts about this machine my Grandfather & Aunt used to work on: -Boom Length: 215 feet -Overall Height: 220 feet -Bucket Capacity: 115 cubic yards -Crawler Size: 40 ft. long by 7.6 ft. wide -Crawler Height: 10 feet -Overall Weight: 22 Million lbs. -Date Started: 1962 -Date Retired:1987 (roughly) -Location: Outside Central City/Drakesboro in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky (Western Kentucky) **When this shovel was built, it was easily considered the "World's Largest Machine/Shovel" ever built. It held that title for a relatively short time though unfortunately. This machine was left somewhat intact, but higher portions were cut off of it when it walked into a hole that it dug for itself. After everything was trimmed off, the Sinclair BE 1260-W Dragline filled the dirt in around the machine and it was literally buried close to the TVA power plant on Peabody Property. That property is now owned by the US Government and trespassing is strictly forbidden. To this day, the legendary "Big Hog" still resides under a deep number of feet of dirt in Muhlenberg County. The Big Hog was featured in an article in the January 1963 "Science and Mechanics" Magazine. An artistic rendering of this machine graced that issues cover. I'll never forget seeing this machine parked in its own grave that it dug, just waiting for the dirt and cutters torch. I had a grandfather and an aunt that worked around and on this shovel during its life. It will always be part of my family just like the Marion 5960 Shovel across the county at River Queen Mine!
Views: 150460 Mining Photography