Modern time is an era of mechanisms and machines. Machines come to the rescue of a person, they help in such matters as lifting goods, their transportation, delivery, etc.
Many years ago, animals were used as assistants for the delivery of heavy loads: horses, bulls, buffaloes, elephants, camels, etc. With the development of technology and technology, mankind has adapted the forces of water, steam, and electricity to help. Humanity has come up with and created huge mechanisms and machines that perform heavy, and sometimes dangerous, jobs.
The article will talk about the giant machines of the world. Those that man invented for all the time of engineering and ideas. Representatives of various countries will be announced. Cars will not be painted by rating, but simply presented. However, it can be noted in advance that most of the giant machines are designed to work in mining enterprises.
Bagger 288 excavator
An excavator called Bagger 288 was created in Germany. An excavator from the Giant Machines series reaches a height of about 90 meters, has a length of about 200 meters and a weight of 30.5 tons. Bagger 288 is recognized as the largest ground vehicle. It surpasses the largest tracked transporters that carry missiles.
Dump truck Liebherr T282B
To transport soil that is removed from the ground by mining machines, which are comparable in size to the Bagger 288 excavator, appropriate dump trucks are needed. Most of the trucks that are used in mining operations have a distinctive feature - their huge size.
Since we are talking about gigantic cars in the article, we cannot but mention the Liebherr T282B car. Here are its sizes:
- length - 15.3 meters;
- the height is 7.84 meters, which is comparable to a two-story building;
- the width of the car is 9.52 meters.
And all this with a weight of 252 tons. Car loading capacity is about 363 tons of cargo with engine power of 3650 horsepower.
Like other giant cars, this model is also operated in quarries. Caterpillar 797B ranks second in terms of capacity. Dump trucks are used in quarries for the extraction of iron, coal, copper and gold. Entrepreneurs have long considered that it is more profitable to have a huge dump truck than an entire fleet of trucks.
Giant cars are diverse, which is what this article says. Now we’ll talk about the Terex 33-19 “Titan” dump truck, designed for use in mines and quarries. The dump truck was made in a single copy in 1974, the machine had a carrying capacity of 350 tons of cargo. Today the car is an exhibit in one of the museums.
Domestic car BelAZ
Speaking about the most gigantic cars, one cannot fail to mention the domestic development - BelAZ-75710. This type of transport serves in quarries and in coal mines. Car loading capacity is 450 tons of cargo. The volume of fuel tanks is 5600 liters.
German experts corrected the situation with the low lifting capacity of automobile cranes and developed a real giant, whose name is the Mammoth LTM truck crane.
Today it is the largest mobile crane in the world on wheels. The lifting capacity of the crane is 1200 tons with a lifting height of up to 180 meters. Adjustment and preparation for starting work on the machine lasts about eight hours of working time.
One of the largest bulldozers in the world is considered to be a machine designed and manufactured in Japan. This machine has an impressive size:
- height - 4.9 meters;
- length - 12.5 meters $
- width - 7.5 meters.
At the same time, the weight of the bulldozer is 152.6 tons - this is equal to the weight of three modern tanks.
Giant war machines
In 2015, China conducted the first 24-hour flight of a huge airship named Yuanmeng, which has the following dimensions:
- length - 75 meters;
- height - 22 meters.
Its dimensions are quite consistent with the volume of 18 thousand cubic meters. The airship was raised to a height of twenty kilometers to test control systems and engines.
The use of modern technologies in the design of the machine (solar energy and modern electronics) made it possible to ensure a power reserve of six months and increase the useful load capacity, which is from five to seven tons.
Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences note that airships (airships) are suitable for long-term flights at altitudes between 20 and 100 kilometers above sea level.
This altitude means that the airship will be located in line of sight with an area of more than 100,000 square miles. The airship is equipped with radars, which allows it to capture a vast territory. In turn, this means a margin of time in detecting threats, such as cruise missiles or unmanned aerial vehicles, will avoid a fatal fate, thereby allowing troops to more likely detect and destroy threats. The airship can be attributed to the class of "giant combat vehicles."