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 When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle, as the largest land vehicle in the world.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