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Ultimate earth mover biggest machine in the world

Discussion in 'Other Earthmoving Equipment' started by musclegirl, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack Senior Member

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    so if the d8 wasnt operator error, you'd think that with 5 operators running the bucket wheel would have seen the dozer sitting there:confused: :confused: . or maybe thats just me thinking again:beatsme
     
  2. alco

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    As it was told to me, the dozer operator had stepped off the machine to relieve himself when the wheel swung towards it. So that would make it operator error on the part of the dozer operator.

    The wheel was being run from the cab on the blind side of the wheel at the time. These machines have two cabs, one on either side. So when swinging one way, they have to rely on cameras to see what is over there. If the dozer was parked and the operator never saw it in the camera, he would nevr have known he had caught it.

    One thing to remember as well. The 5 operators are not all looking at the bucket wheel, they work on different parts of the whole system. Our bucketwheels ran with a 3 person crew. The operator in the cab, the operator who ran the discharge onto the conveyor belt, and the third was the cat operator to do cleanup around the machine.

    Brian
     
  3. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack Senior Member

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    thanks for clearing that up, see i was thinking again:beatsme
     
  4. MonsterToys

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    Yea that thing was considered the biggest TRACKED machine built by humans. The giant bucket wheel excavator "Bagger 288" was built by Krupp in Germany in 1978. Anyone spot any videos of this great machine in action?
     
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  5. Lashlander

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    Got any pics of the ones built by nonhumans? How much bigger are they?:eek: :D
     
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    thejdman04 Senior Member

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    great pics
     
  7. 02Dmax

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    uhh, you got something in your teeth
     
  8. stumper120

    stumper120 Well-Known Member

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    :drinkup who are you guys kidding. just think the last time you had a rental wood chipper for the weekend and 4 of your freinds came buy to help throw brush in. the story starts and we wer drinkin, ran out of brush found some lawn chairs, old plastic snowman for the yard, fiberglass ladder. sometimes you just need to know what whould happen if you did it,:drinkup
     
  9. Little Jon

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    Not always! Sometimes the story starts with we were board so we...and ends with opps!!
     
  10. stumper120

    stumper120 Well-Known Member

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    :) dont forget hey guys watch this
     
  11. Little Jon

    Little Jon Member

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    That one always gets me in trouble:drinkup
     
  12. headwrench

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    great pics anyone get hurt?
     
  13. Countryboy

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    Welcome to Heavy Equipment Forums headwrench! :drinkup
     
  14. headwrench

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    thanks country boy,i've found some usefull info already on the site:drinkup
     
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    Wow!

    :eek:Where is this thing located?
     
  16. TomVDJ

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    Hey musclegirl. Where did you find these pictures of de D8R towed back to the ground? I'm documenting this case for school and would like to collect as much pictures as possible about this incident. If anybody else has more pictures about this, please feel free to send them to me or mention the URL's.
     
  17. Countryboy

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    Welcome to Heavy Equipment Forums TomVDJ! :drinkup
     
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    Thanks a lot ;)
     
  19. Young James

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    I seen that a while ago, but forgot all about it. That's nuts how big that thing is. Any videos of it floating around?
     
  20. bobcatmechanic

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    i would hate to be the guy in the dozer when it got picked up