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 When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle, as the largest land vehicle in the world.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 When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle, as the largest land vehicle in the world.

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Bagger 288 – Le Plus Grand Véhicule Offroad

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The Bagger 288 bucket wheel excavator. I think at one time or maybe still currently the largest earth moving machine built. This is the machine that picked up the Cat D8 dozer.

Bagger 288 Bucket-Wheel Excavator, built by Krupp of Germany. Over 700 feet long and 300 feet high, it was built in 1978 to work Germanys coal mines, and is actually part of a family of similar colossi. For the most part, the Bagger stays where it is: it moves at a literal crawl at 30 feet a minute at most, and requires an external generator cranking out nearly 17 megawatts just to operate. Worlds largest tracked vehicle