10 BIGGEST MINING EXCAVATORS – HITACHI EX5600-06!!
Considered to be the seventh biggest excavator in the world this beast weighs in at over 500 tonnes. It was the successor to the impressive EX5500 series. This monster has an operating weight, with shovel attachment, of 533 tonnes. The undercarriage you ask? Its length is 9.35 meters and width is 7.4 meters. With a loading shovel bucket capacity of 29 cubic meters and backhoe of 34 cubic meters, this machine certainly comes in handy. Crowding and breakout forces are 1,520 kN and 1,590 kN respectively. These machines are powered by twin 16 cylinder Cummins QSKTA50-CE diesel engines with 3,000 hp at 1,800 rpm - "Interestingengineering.com".