While equipment built to accommodate urban environments, by generating less noise, vibrations and emission, became more common, super sized equipment that could withstand harsh working conditions in places like giant mines were also developed.
This is a super size hydraulic excavator designed for large opencut mines. It was the world largest back then. Originally manufactured as a Demag-Komatsu brand with Demag of Germany, it later became the Komatsu PC8000 .
Weight: 685000kg, Bucket capacity: 35m3
Since its first emergence in 1951, it took only 50 years for the hydraulic shovel to establish its primary position on construction sites worldwide. Its size ranges from mini to super size depending on the scale of construction, and during the half century, it kept evolving by achieving a minimum rear-swing radius and adapting styles that would work with characteristics of each site. Mirroring the movement of a human hand, a hydraulic shovel will continue to evolve during the 21st century.