World's Largest Digging Machine Is Huge

August 19, 2008


The world's largest digger is a giant trencher built a couple years ago by German manufacturer Krupp. It took more than 5 years and $100 million to design and manufacture.

The machine is almost 95 meters (311 ft) high and 215 meters (705 ft) long which is just like almost 2.5 football fields in length with 45,500 tons in weight. Maximum digging speed is 10 meters (32 ft) per minute and it can move more than 76,000 cubic meters (~2,700,000 cubic ft) of coal, rock, and earth per day.

Wow, pretty impressive. You get two of these things working around the clock for a couple days and I could finally bury my girlfriend. Haha! No, but seriously honey, go to the gym.

Hit the jump for several more pictures of the digging behemoth.






What is the "World's Largest Digging Machine"?

Thanks to Ryan, whose plan to dig a hole to China and steal the Olympics was foiled by a masked superhero.

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