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.

Local coal is intended for being burnt at the thermal electric power stations of Kazakhstan and Russia.

Location: Ekibastuz

via  gelio-nsk

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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 😀

  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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