WORLD'S BIGGEST ELECTRIC ROPE SHOVELS – BIG BRUTUS!!
Big Brutus is the world's largest electric shovel. It stands 16 stories high amid the fields of rural southeast Kansas. The coal strip mine it helped clear of rock and dirt has long been shut down, and Brutus has been turned into a museum. It took 52 men about 11 months to assemble. The cost, back in 1962: $6.5 million. Big Brutus worked 24 hours a day for 11 years. When the Pittsburg & Midway coal mine shut down in 1974, Big Brutus dug his last pit in West Mineral. They backed Brutus out and parked the giant in the fields. It would have cost too much to dismantle, so they just left it right where it stood. For the full article, kindly click on the link below: “https://www.npr.org/2017/01/29/512058833/big-brutus-worlds-largest-electric-shovel-turned-into-museum”