10 BIGGEST MINING EXCAVATORS - BUCYRUS RH340!!
This monster is claimed to be the tenth largest excavator currently in operations. The mighty Bucyrus RH 340 weighs in at 550 tonnes. This model is available in both shovel loading and backhoe configurations. The crawler alone has a length of 9.23 meters and its undercarriage has a width of 7 meters. This impressive piece of kit has a shovel and backhoe bucket capacity of 34 cubic meters. It has shovel crowding force and breakout force of 2,240 kN and 1,640 kN respectively. The breakout and tear out forces of this excavator during backhoe operations are 1,270 kN and 1,240 kN. This beast is fitted with two Cummins K1500E engines, that's 2,520 hp output - "Interesting Engineering.com"