10 BIGGEST MINING EXCAVATORS – KOMATSU PC5500-06!!
With an operating weight of 495 tonnes the Komatsu PC5500-6 is the ninth biggest hydraulic excavator in service. The PC5500-6 has an undercarriage of 9.72 meters and is 7.54 meters wide. The PC5500-6's shovel and backhoe have a capacity of 29 cubic meters. Crowd and breakout forces of its shovel are 1,870 kN and 1,865 Kn respectively. The whole rig is powered by two 12-cylinder Komatsu SDA12V159E-2 diesel engines producing 2,520 hp at 1,800 rpm – “Interesting Engineering.com”.