Large, big and strong machines - Walking harvester

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by MutantScalper, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    Toront suggested this is worthy of it's own thread so here it is. The warning in the arm is a good idea to obey, that thing has scary powers.



    Already posted this video but it explains it pretty well.


    Seen these only a couple of times, they aren't very common. Tracked vehicles are more common as in the image below, but as you see from the image below the 'arm' is similar. That arm grabs the tree from the base, cuts it, de-branches it and then cuts it into desired pieces and places them where you want. Scary efficient.

     
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  2. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Knight Rider oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a25696/kalashnikov-tank-drones/

    Combine that with this and you have something awesome.



    Found something like it.
     
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  3. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    THE FINAL BOSS APPEARS.
     
  4. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Good old Bagger 288.
     
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  5. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    East-German, right? Interesting how the East-Germans were able to do these, well, big things, and well quite advanced stuff mechanically etc. Not a particularly humane society though.
     
  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    No, West German. The Bagger 288 was built for the Hambach coal mine in the Rhine area.
    The biggest east german bucket-wheel excavator is the SRs-6300.

    They are slightly smaller in size than the Bagger 288 and larger machines, but can theoretically excavate more material per day, depending on ground conditions.
    These excavators are not really advanced machinery, they're just big-ass machines. Standard heavy engineering. East Germany was good at that when they were not fucked up for political reasons.
    Funny enough, the GDR had planned for an even bigger excavator than the SRs-6300, one that would basically be as big as the Bagger 288, but it was only later implemented in the Rhine area as the Bagger 293.



    Dat size.
     
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  7. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    Whoa, those two lower pictures of them operating. Quite something.
     
  8. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    That's a 90-ton Caterpillar frontloader next to the Bagger 288 down there.
    These open pit mines a HUGE.

    Gigantic open sores in the ground.
     
  9. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    It's like a fucking bridge!
     
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  10. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    It's impressive for sure. However, we have some of those open mines over here and they kinda are very bad for the nature, those pools leak into the surrounding nature, they leave pretty big marks into the soil etc. I wish those mining companies would be required to fix the damage they cause, and 're-forest' etc. the areas they impact.

    Strongest locomotives. Not sure if the list is complete. Sweden has a couple strong ones.

    https://www.thedrive.com/vintage/4608/the-9-most-powerful-locomotives-in-the-world

    "The VL85 is among the highest echelon of motors that patrol Russia’s famous East Siberian Railways. With over 12,000 horsepower, the locomotive can carry tens of thousands of political dissidents to icy work camps! (Just kidding.)" :)

    @mobucks ,

    "Back up in your ass with the resurrection"

    I just listened to that song. :D
     
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