Top ten largest machines ever built

Are large, very large, able to move mountains as high as skyscrapers, or launch a rocket into space, are the megamachines, engineering marvels.

#1 - Mobile Launcher Platform

Mobile Launcher Platform
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The Mobile Launcher Platform or MLP is one of three two-story structures used by NASA to support the Space Shuttle stack during its transportation from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to Launch Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center as well as serve as the vehicle's launch platform. NASA's three MLPs were originally constructed for the Apollo Program to launch the Saturn V rockets in the 1960s and 1970s, and have remained in service to this day, with substantial alterations.

#2 - Bagger 288

Bagger 288
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Their numbers are staggering: 12,804 tons, 246 feet long, 106 high and 46 wide. Construction took 5 years at a cost of $ 100 million. The Bagger 288 was built for the coal mine in Hambach, Germany. You can dig cubic 76,000 meters daily, the equivalent of a football field 30 meters deep. The coal produced in one day can fill 2,400 rail cars of coal.

#3 - Liebherr T 282B

Liebherr T 282B
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The T 282B is Liebherr’s largest, highest payload capacity haul truck, offering one of the largest haul truck payload capacities in the world, up to 400 short tons (363 t).
Although the price varies based upon customer specification and quantity ordered, each T 282B costs US$ 4 to 5 million. Liebherr expects to sell dozens of T 282B's each year, primarily to coal, copper, iron and gold mine operators in the USA, Chile, Indonesia, South Africa and Australia.

#4 - Terex 33-19 "Titan"

Terex 33-19 "Titan"

The Terex 33-19 "Titan" was a prototype off-highway, ultra class, rigid frame, three-axle, diesel/AC electric powertrain haul truck designed by the Terex Division of General Motors and assembled at General Motors Diesel Division's London, ON, Canada assembly plant in 1973. Only one 33-19 was ever produced and it was the largest, highest capacity haul truck in the world for 25 years. After 13 years in service, the 33-19 was restored and is now preserved on static display as a tourist attraction in Sparwood, BC, Canada.

#5 - Caterpillar 797

Caterpillar 797

The Caterpillar 797 is a series of off-highway, ultra class, two-axle, mechanical powertrain haul trucks developed and manufactured in the United States by Caterpillar Inc. specifically for high production mining and heavy-duty construction applications world-wide. In production since 1998, the 797 series represents Caterpillar’s largest, highest capacity haul trucks. The current, third-generation model, the 797F, offers one of the largest haul truck payload capacities in the world, up to 400 short tons (363 t) and is the world's largest, highest payload capacity, mechanical drive haul truck.

#6 - Volvo NH15 BP Tanker

Volvo NH15 BP Tanker

A road train or roadtrain is a trucking concept used in remote areas of Argentina, Australia, Mexico, the United States and Canada to move freight efficiently.

#7 - Big Bud 747

Big Bud 747

Big Bud 747, is the name of a custom made tractor that was built in Havre, Montana in 1977. It holds the record for the world's largest farm tractor. It was built by Ron Harmon and employees of the Northern Manufacturing Company for a cost of about $300,000. It was made for the Rossi Brothers; cotton farmers of Bakersfield, California, where it was used for 11 years for the purpose of deep ripping.

#8 - Big Brutus

Big Brutus

Big Brutus is the nickname of the Bucyrus-Erie model 1850B electric shovel, which was the second largest of its type in operation in the 1960s and 1970s. It is currently the centerpiece of a mining museum in West Mineral, Kansas.

#9 - Terex RH 400

Terex RH 400
Terex RH 400
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Terex RH 400

The Terex RH400 hydraulic shovel is the world's largest with a weight of 1078 tons. The blade has a capacity of 94 tons and can pick up around 9900 tons of material per hour, which is a world record for a vehicle of this type.
All RH400 hydraulic system is 3400 gallons, and can work in extreme conditions.

#10 - Komatsu D575

Komatsu D575

Built by the Japanese Komatsu D575-3 model SD (SuperDozer) is the world's largest bulldozer, and the most powerful. Equipped with a twelve-cylinder diesel engine capable of developing 1,150 horsepower (HP) of power, amounting to 1,165 horsepower (hp). The carrying capacity of the dozer blade is no less than 69 m3

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The picture of the Komatsu D575 clearly is a Caterpillar, likely a D11 or D10....

The picture of the komatsu is a caterpillar

Wow

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