Big, Bigger, Biggest – The 3 World’s Largest Machines That Move!

3 World's Largest Machines3 World’s Largest Machines

While the computer technology and the communication devices are keep getting smaller, the working machines are just keep getting bigger and bigger. There is now an aircraft large enough to allow other aircraft a ride, ships that pile on other ships as cargo, ect. All of these are huge machines, yet there are even larger and stranger machines out there.

NASA Crawler-transporters:

Built in 1965 at a cost of 14 million US dollars each, The NASA crawler-transporters are the largest land transport vehicles in the world. Each crawler weighs about 6 million pounds, 131 feet long and 114 feet wide.

Big, Bigger, Biggest – The 3 World’s Largest Machines That Move!

Big Bertha:

Named after Seattle’s only Female Mayor, Bertha Knight Landes, the massive machine Bertha is 326 feet long and weighs 7,000 tons or 14 million pounds, making it the world’s largest tunnel boring machine. This 80 million dollars, 57.5 foot diameter Bertha was designed specifically for the SR99 Tunnel Project.

Bagger 293:

At 738 feet long and towering 315 feet high, this gigantic machine weighs 14,200 tonnes or about 31 million pounds, and holds the titles as the biggest terrestrial vehicle of all time and the biggest mining machine ever. Powered by enough electricity to sustain a medium sized town, the Bagger 293 can move about 8.5 million cubic feet of earth per day.

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