digging machine, art, or photoshop?


Or maybe just German. It’s real. Designed by Krupp, it *might* even grind your coffee beans for you. It is, in fact, the world’s largest digging machine (some say it’s the largest land vehicle in the world) and I want to drive and operate it so bad I can taste it. Geekologie has several more impressive close-up photos of the behemoth, and they tell us,

The world’s largest digger is a giant trencher built a couple years ago by German manufacturer Krupp. It took more than 5 years and $100 million to design and manufacture. “The machine is almost 95 meters (311 ft) high and 215 meters (705 ft) long which is just like almost 2.5 football fields in length with 45,500 tons in weight. Maximum digging speed is 10 meters (32 ft) per minute and it can move more than 76,000 cubic meters (~2,700,000 cubic ft) of coal, rock, and earth per day.” (…see more, via Design Crack.)

I — uh, dug around and found these videos of it from guys working with it on a job site:

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