Construction equipment is cool as a rule. Comically-large contruction equipment? So much better. Get your fix with these YouTube channels devoted to these insane machines.
I would have thought a vehicle as large and complex as the 348,000 pound Hitachi EH4000 would have basics like parking down pat, but apparently the trucks have just become a whole lot easier to drive after borrowing some tech from Nissan.
While the vernal equinox may mean little more than single-digit temperatures in Siberia’s cold forests, it’s the end of logging operations in Europe. Before the fast, violent, dexterous heavy equipment is packed away for another year, we went to see some heavy-duty logging in action.
The 2012 Heavy Equipment Calendar features over 12,000 horsepower and 2,600 tons of filthy, beautiful professional-grade machinery. Get the calendar here if you're into heavy metal in the most literal way.
In the movie Aliens, the Power Loader is a heavy-lift exo-suit for moving equipment. The Colonial Marines use 'em to load ships and Ripley uses it to kick the Queen bitch's ass. Now you can make your own for Halloween.
Marcus Mumbach, of German website Bauforum24, "Das Portal fur Bau und Baumaschinen," ("Bau" means construction — you can probably figure out the rest), has helped complete the site's first Heavy Equipment Calendar for 2010. It's pure machine porn.
No, the T 282B isn't an android sent back in time to kill your mom. It's just really, really, really, really massive dump truck designed for mining operations. Interestingly, it operates much like GM's new hybrid concept, with a 3650-horsepower diesel cranking out the amps to spin a couple of Siemens electric motors.…