10 Workhorses Of The Country

Workhorses Of The Country

Posted on January 5, 2012 by


This is a collection of photographs of machinery at work. Here the vehicles don’t look like those from bright catalogues.  Their look corresponds to the working conditions they have to work under.

Maximum speed of the BelAZ is 55 kmh. But no matter how slowly it runs, it’s still very impressing.

A Japanese crane. Its load-carrying ability is 120 tons!

These EKG-4.6B excavators made in Russia are over 40 years old and it proves their good quality and reliability.

A hydraulic dredger.

Passengers call LiAZs ‘fridges’. These buses won ill fame for the fact that they had very poor heating.

More cranes.

This poor workhorse didn’t make it to its destination point and burnt halfway.

A boring machine.

A double-section diesel locomotive 2TE116. The photo is taken in Norilsk.

This dump car has a load-carrying ability of 105 tons and is used for transporting ore.

Empty cisterns in Kayerkan, Krasnoyarsk Territory.

An ancient excavator.

Such vehicles are used for transporting people working at mines.

A new Caterpillar.

This excavator has been reconstructed and is half assembled now.

What has remained after an EKG-4.6B…

And EKG-8.

An old BelAZ tire tread.

A Japanese Komatsu.

You’ve seen this diesel locomotive already.

This is what it carries.

A DEK caterpillar crane.

Another diesel locomotive.

This is just a little baby…

If compared with these monsters.

A new loader.

A truck.

A railway toiler.

These photographs were taken at a port in Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Location: Norilsk, Dudinka, Kayerkan

via nordroden

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10 Responses to “Workhorses Of The Country”

  1. Boritz says:

    Much of the photos are of Norilsk, arguably the worst polluted territory on the planet. This is a truly nasty place.

  2. supplyme says:

    I think you just posted the best picture series on ER ever!

    • Alan V says:

      I completely agree.

    • Alan V says:

      I’ve seen most of the content on this site and I swear this ranks in the top 3 or 5. I can’t put my finger on it, but these pictures are pure magic. The construction machinery plays 2nd stage to the background. I don’t even like construction machinery all that much. The photographer is extremely talented, nevertheless.

  3. (r)evolutionist says:

    Man+machines=civilization.

  4. George Johnson says:

    That EKG-8 looks like it just gave up, rolled over and died, like it was a horse or something.

  5. robin yates says:

    opencast coal mining I suspect.Some machines feeding a power station I think

  6. Mercal says:

    The people of Russia seem so depressed and have no zest for life.

    This place looks destroyed, I am blessed not to be born in the USSR/Russia as it is very depressing and HARD life.

  7. Musa Adamu says:

    you russian you own something like this and you allows Americans doing what they like why. because Americans considered their self as the most powerful nation while they are living on dept, they have nothing but war war and you hold your hand watching her.

  8. todd says:

    Yes hard life but they might be happy.

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