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World’s Biggest Bulldozer – ACCO Super Dozer

The worlds biggest and heaviest bulldozer ever made is the Acco. It is a non production custom " one-off " that was built by the Italian Company Umberto Acco in 1980. The Acco was constructed mainly of Caterpillar parts, many other components however were specially adapted, like the big shovel blade that's bigger than anything Caterpillar make. This Acco...

World’s Largest Combustion Engine: Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96

The Wärtsilä RT-flex96C is a two-stroke turbocharged low-speed diesel engine designed by the Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä. It is currently considered the largest reciprocating engine in the world, designed for large container ships, running on heavy fuel oil. It stands at 13.5 metres (44 ft) high, is 26.59 m (87 ft) long, and weighs over 2300 tonnes in its largest...

World’s Biggest Hydrostatically Driven Crawler: Liebherr Dozer PR 764 Litronic

The dozer PR 764 on display at MINExpo is the largest of the current Liebherr product line. The machine is powered by a Liebherr D 9508 V-8 engine developing 422 HP (310 kW). The engine is turbocharged and utilizes common rail fuel injection. The machine weighs 116,150 lbs. (52,680 kg) and is equipped with a 17.8 yd³ (13.6 m³)...

World’s Biggest Mobile Crushing

Metso will supply world’s biggest fully mobile, track-mounted crushing plant to Altay Polimetally LLP copper mine in Kazakhstan. The contract also includes large mobile feeding and conveying systems to move the crushed copper ore for further processing, and installation supervision and training. The complete value of the order exceeds EUR 11 million. “We can judge the Altay Polimetally as...

The World’s Strongest Forest Tire

Nokian Heavy Tires has introduced what it says is the world's strongest forestry tire customized for CTL (cut-to-length) harvesters. The Forest King F 710/45-26.5 offers the best available reliability and load-bearing capacity for modern harvesters and forwarders, the company says.The Ply Rate (PR) describing the durability of this tire, tailored for demanding forest use, is 24, Nokian says. Forestry...

Bagger 288: World’s Largest Digging Machine

This machine is the largest digging machine in the world. The bucket-wheeler excavator named Bagger 288 (Excavator 288) is built by the German company Krupp. More specifically, it is a mobile strip mining machine. It is the largest tracked vehicle in the world at 13,500 tons. However, Bagger is powered from an external source and is more correctly described...

Carstar Collision Centers to Attempt Guinness World Record

More than 200 stores in Canada and U.S. to Soap it Up on June 20 to help those in need and earn worldwide bragging rights. Hamilton, ON – June 17th 2009 – CARSTAR Automotive Canada announced the company’s intention to set a Guinness World Record by washing more than 4,000 cars in eight hours at multiple venues on Saturday,...

China Replaces USA As World’s Biggest Car Market

China has now surpassed the United States as the world’s biggest automotive market with more than 6 million units sold in the first half of 2009. According to the official Xinhua news agency (quoted by Nikkei news service), new-car sales in China “jumped 17.7% year on year to a record 6.09 million units, hitting 6 million...

Sany Holds Two World Records in Concrete Pumping

McCarthy Heavy Equipment, a division of McCarthy and member of the Bidvest Group, is expanding its product range on offer to the booming construction industry. McCarthy Heavy Equipment has signed a sole distribution agreement with the Sany Group, the largest privately-owned equipment manufacturer in China. Established in 1994 and...

The 10 Greatest Engineering Feats of the Decade

We like cool engineering. To help celebrate the achievements of the wider construction world, we’ve assembled a list of the projects we think constitute the greatest engineering achievements of the last decade. You might not agree with all the entries, or their ranking, but the ingenuity behind each of these projects is undeniable. Each one also represents a massive...