Giants of the Mining World: The Top 10 Largest Mining Equipment
September 28, 2023 Hawk
The mining industry is home to some of the most massive and powerful machines in the world. These behemoths – the largest mining equipment in the world – are designed to move mountains, literally. Here, we take a look at the top 10 largest pieces of mining machinery and equipment.
Bucyrus RH400 Hydraulic Shovel: Topping the list is the Bucyrus RH400 Hydraulic Shovel. This colossal machine, weighing in at around 889 tons, is capable of excavating 9,000 tons of earth per hour.
Caterpillar 797F: The Caterpillar 797F, one of the largest mechanical dump trucks in the world, boasts a payload capacity of 400 tons. It stands over 20 feet tall and is powered by a 4000 horsepower engine.
Komatsu D575A-3SD: This is the world’s largest bulldozer, with a massive 1,150 horsepower engine. It stands 16 feet tall and is over 38 feet long.
Liebherr T 282B: The Liebherr T 282B is one of the largest haul trucks in the world. It has a payload capacity of 400 tons and is powered by a 3,650 horsepower engine.
Hitachi EX8000-6: The Hitachi EX8000-6 is the world’s second-largest hydraulic shovel. It weighs 811 tons and has an engine output of 1,450 horsepower.
Belaz 75710: This ultra-class haul truck, designed by Belaz, is the world’s largest, highest payload capacity haul truck. It can carry a staggering 450 metric tons.
Lokotrack LT200: The largest mobile crusher in the world is the Lokotrack LT200, manufactured by Metso. This mobile crusher is a track-mounted unit, designed for large-scale quarry and mining operations. The Lokotrack LT200 weighs an impressive 224 tons and is capable of processing up to 2300 tons of material per hour. It is equipped with a Nordberg HP200 cone crusher, offering efficient and reliable crushing performance. The design of the Lokotrack LT200 prioritizes operator experience and ease of maintenance, with an advanced automation system for remote control and automated operation , and ground-level access to all maintenance points.
Komatsu PC8000-6: This hydraulic excavator, with a 7.1 cubic meter bucket capacity, is used primarily for high production mining and heavy-duty construction applications.
P&H L-2350 Loader: The P&H L-2350 Loader holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest earth mover. Its bucket has a capacity of 40.52 cubic meters.
Sandvik MR341 Roadheader: The Sandvik MR341 Roadheader is a part-face cutting machine designed for coal and mineral mining. It is known for its ability to cut hard material and is equipped with a transverse cutter head.
These machines represent the pinnacle of mining technology, showcasing human ingenuity and the drive for efficiency and productivity in the mining industry. As technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see even larger and more powerful machines in the future, further pushing the boundaries of what is possible in mining.