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What is the world's largest digging machine?
Ever wonder just how they dig for diamonds and other
precious gems in mines? Well, the use of picks and axes went out of style a long
time ago and all mines today use some type of digging machine to do most of the
major digging for them. But the chances are that there are very few mines that
use machines that are this big. If there’s even more than one mine that uses it.
The machine was constructed by the company Krupp
and it is stationed in Germany. In total, it took Krupp five years to complete
the gigantic machine and cost a whopping $100 million. In total, the massive
machine is 95 meters high, 215 meters long, and weighs a total of 45,500 tons.
And not only can this huge machine drill at a rate of 10 meters per minute, but
it can also move 76,000 cubic meters of rock, coal, and clay every single day.
On the bottom of the world’s largest digging
machine are huge treads that allow the machine to move from place to place.
These treads aren’t actually necessary when the machine is working at the mine,
but it was cheaper for Krupp to install them on the bottom rather than pay for
the cost of moving the machine from place to place whenever it needed to be
relocated. And moving with the use of these treads is just what the largest
digging machine is doing here as it ever so gracefully slides across a road in
The World’s Largest Digging Machine