24 Abandoned Heavy Machinery

Abandoned Heavy Machinery

Posted on August 9, 2007 by

giant soviet excavation device used for exploitation of phosphorus field 1

This is what they called heavy machinery in Soviet Russia. This giant excavation device was used for exploitation of phosphorus-field somewhere near Moscow and abandoned after the collapse of the USSR.

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giant soviet excavation device used for exploitation of phosphorus field 2

giant soviet excavation device used for exploitation of phosphorus field 3


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24 Responses to “Abandoned Heavy Machinery”

  1. Me says:

    One thing that bothers me – what is that car doing on top of that thing??? :)

  2. D says:

    I could build a transformer out of that.

  3. Gully says:

    i dunno but that thing reminded me that freaking metal monster of spider of Dr. Loveless from WWW :-)

  4. x57 says:

    Awesome playground!!

  5. Fisher-Price says:

    Very rusty! I want to repaint this metal boddies.

    It looks like Fisher-Price

  6. Boris says:

    More pics of this machine (plus close-up views):

    And I believe the machinery is made in GDR (Eastern Germany) rather than the USSR.

  7. Gavin says:


    Any more detailed info about exactly where ‘near Moscow’ that is? Would love to head out there this weekend…

  8. punakone says:

    I want to know what that lada is doing up there

  9. Audrius says:

    Bloody sad to see such great stuff left to rust.

  10. mapcoxog says:

    Its not LADA its Zhigulj btw.

  11. zsommand says:

    OMG. This is photoshop. I dont believe that:)

  12. Han med stora snoppen says:

    The plate says that it was built in Dresden DDR (Former East germany) learn how to read and use your brain…

  13. Uryevich says:

    Thouse machines – bucket chain excavators, worked in Moscow region in open cast mines near Voskresensk from 60th till 90th for phosphates minerals extraction. Location of place, where it was http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=55.267723,38.818527&spn=0.003875,0.010042&t=h&z=17&om=0
    In 2006 in was cuted up for metal recycle.

    Museum in Germany – Ferropolis – there is similar machines there: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferropolis

  14. brbrbr says:

    yeah, and later, Russia – forced to buy phospates in Ukraine at astronomic prices :[

  15. hokker says:

    it was russians backup plan for Moscow’s water supply!

  16. Cup Of Web says:

    Massive abandoned Russian excavation machinery…

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  17. stugod says:

    what an amazing blog love it keep it coming..why have the metals not been recycled. will come over and do it for you if you want

  18. Victor Serge says:

    The google earth view totally works, so it’s not a fake. In fact, it looks like there’s 3 of them there.

  19. Lord Cunt says:

    How in the hell did the car get up there?

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