People have been designing, developing, and building machines ever since the Industrial Revolution—and even before—in an effort to improve our quality of life, boost productivity, and boost profits. Today, we take a look at some monstrosities that have been constructed over time!
Taisun Gantry Crane
This holds the world record! Officially the largest gantry crane in the world, the Taisun Gantry Crane is a stationary dual-beam gantry crane. Yantai Raffles Shipyard Ltd. is the owner. and is capable of lifting 20,000 metric tons. It is based in Cʜɪɴᴀ, was expected to eliminate 2 million working hours in the future, and on April 18, 2008, it lifted a barge that had been ballasted with water, breaking the previous record by 20,133 metric tons.
Off-highway mechanical haul trucks in the Caterpillar 797 family were produced in the US. These trucks are Caterpillar’s largest and most powerful haul trucks, measuring 50 feet long, 24 feet tall (51 feet elevated), and 31 feet wide. The load capacity of the most recent model is 393 tons. Although each truck can be customized to meet the needs of each buyer, the average Caterpillar 797 costs $5 million and has a 21-year service life.
Scheuerle Self-Propelled Modular Transporter
This strange piece of equipment is capable of great feats. It is a network of interconnected, computer-controlled wheels that can support 15,000 tons of weight! In the 1980s, Scheuerle invented this concept, and it was unquestionably successful. Nowadays, anything weighing more than 3,000 tons is typically transported with this device. They transport anything you can imagine weighing up to 15,000 tons, including sections of spacecraft, ship parts, cement, motors, and more.
This impressive-looking device serves the single, straightforward purpose of foraging plants to produce silage. Silage is composed of compressed, chopped-up maize or ɢʀᴀss that is kept in silos. It is used to feed the animals after it has fermented. Similar to many of our past articles, these machines come in a variety of forms and sizes, but ultimately they all have the same objective. A forage harvester can be self-propelled or coupled to a tractor.
Let’s take a look at 20 EXTREME Industrial Machines Ever Made in the video below:
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