11 Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

Posted on January 28, 2011 by team

A strip coal mine “Bogatyr” had been built by 1969 in Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan. In 1985 it reached its highest annual production level – 56.8 million tons of coal. The strip mine of such a high production capacity has been built for the first time in the world and, because of this factor, in 1985 it was put into the Guinness Book of World Records.

A bucket wheel excavator which makes 4500 tons per hour.

The height of the excavator is 45 m.

A team of 27 miners serve this excavator.

An operator’s cabin.

Loading coal into the wagons.

This machine brings an electric cable.


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11 Responses to “Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan”

  1. Unknown says:

    Mason! Raise hell!

  2. testicules says:

    I think a better title for this post would be, “Not your average ferris wheeel.”

  3. Q says:

    Amazing post! Keep up the good work ;) Thank you!

  4. Musa says:

    Ooo… that’s one wicked beast! Great Post!

  5. Mono says:

    The machine has Hungarian keyboard…lol :D

  6. mailorder husband says:

    Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan? Sounds like my mother-in law from Astana.

  7. FührerBunker.AT says:

    F. Bunker here.

    I REALY HOPE they’re mining uranium to nuke tha chechenyans and New Yorkee

  8. Nautilus says:

    INcredible….thanks for the photos!!

    • Jeff Pigden says:

      Same general design, different purpose, different engineering.The German unit removes sandy overburden, the Russian unit mines coal.

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