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Germany Der Bukingravel (May 2013 )

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Ok, something a little different this time.. No house, church, industrial site or other typical urbex location, but one of those mean machines..

:cool:

This old bucket wheel excavator was built in 1964 and once belonged to the biggest machines on the planet.

It was used till 2003 and then moved to it's current location / it's final resting place...

Here some details:

Year: 1964/65,

Total length: 171.5 m

Highest point: 50 m

Total weight: 3850 t

Diameter bucket wheel: 12500 mm

Amount of buckets: 11

Capacity of single bucket: 1500 dm�

Maximum digging height: 35 m

Maximum digging depth -15m

Here 2 images of when it was still in use:

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Ok, then now on with the pic's..

Just to show how big this thing is:

(That's me, next to the arrow..)

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(And a close-up)

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Ok, on with the pic:

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Thanks for watching!!

A few more on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbexosaurus/sets/72157633783544150/

Edited by skeleton key
Added country under prefix

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This is great mate!was on my list for our germany tour but due to circumstances beyond our control we never made it to see this beats :thumb

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