10 BIGGEST MINING EXCAVATORS – HITACHI EX8000-6!!
Ranked as the second biggest hydraulic excavator in the world, the Hitachi EX8000-6 is the bigger brother of the Hitachi EX5600-6. Weighing in at 811 tonnes, it comes with both shovel and backhoe attachments. The first of these beasts was delivered to Stanwell's Meandu coal mine in Australia in 2013. The Hitachi EX8000-6 is 10.5 meters long and has an undercarriage width of 8.65 meters. Its bucket has a capacity of 45 cubic meters. Crowding and breakout shovel forces are 2,870 kN and 2,230 kN respectively. Two 16-cylinder Cummins QSKTA60-CE diesel engines power the monster with 3,800 hp at 1,800 rpm. It also comes in an electric version - "Interestingengineering.com".