What is this pimp ride?
January 23, 2006 3:56 PM   Subscribe

 
i don't know, but that has to be the most awesome vehicle on the planet
posted by reverendX at 3:58 PM on January 23, 2006


It must be some kinda Krupp. But what?
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 4:00 PM on January 23, 2006


xmutex linked to something about it in one of my older questions, unfortunately the link is dead now.

It's some kind of earth-mover from a european country (denmark?). There's an event where they show it off to a crowd of people. That's all I remember from the link.
posted by odinsdream at 4:04 PM on January 23, 2006


Is there a way to filter Metafilter's post links for that image link? I'm fairly certain there was a post about it, at least within the last year and a half; less certainly, there was a comment about it.

I seem to recall a Mefi post about an SUV (by International?) that flew under the truck weight guidelines by one pound, to escape classification.

You might search Metafilter via search engines on the subject of "big machines" or "construction vehicles" etc.
posted by Rothko at 4:04 PM on January 23, 2006


Jinx...
posted by Rothko at 4:04 PM on January 23, 2006


They use them to dig up brown coal. I've seen a machine exactly like that at a lignite mine near Essen. They are even more impressive in person. Plus the feed into a conveyor belt that runs for miles to the rail depot. I'm pretty blase at this point about visting power plants, factories, and quarries - but that was pretty cool.
posted by JPD at 4:05 PM on January 23, 2006


If it helps it all, I think the Discovery Channel show "Modern Marvels" did something about that vehicle or else something really similar too it.
posted by drezdn at 4:06 PM on January 23, 2006


searching for 'krupp machine' in google images: lead to

Krupp Bucket Wheel Excavator
posted by provolot at 4:06 PM on January 23, 2006


Ah yes, here it is. Thanks
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 4:07 PM on January 23, 2006


I'm an idiot - reading further in the thread I just linked to turns up this page about the machine, along with this awesome photo.
posted by odinsdream at 4:07 PM on January 23, 2006


actually an RWE mine is where I saw it
posted by JPD at 4:09 PM on January 23, 2006


Man that thing makes me feel like I'm in War of the Worlds.
posted by FlamingBore at 4:17 PM on January 23, 2006


may be from bitterfeld sachen-anhalt. former east german state with massive tracts of land strip mined for brown coal. You don't feel like you are on the earth when you walk out there. just a vast wasteland of nothing. It just goes on and on. It is so vast that even these massive machines look like little toys dotting the wasteland in the distance.

bitterfeld links

The Bauhaus has been working there for the last 10 years or so trying to reclaim the land somehow. alot of experimental student projects.
posted by darkpony at 5:29 PM on January 23, 2006


Man that thing makes me feel like I'm in War of the Worlds.

Yeah, seeing shit like that makes you rethink the whole Terminator saga. If the machines ever did take over, we'd be fucked.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:51 PM on January 23, 2006 [1 favorite]


Bucket-wheel excavator, used for open-pit mining soft brown coal. I modelled/built one of those in a 3d computer game years ago, scripted to scoop up players, among other things. Fun times :)
posted by -harlequin- at 7:08 PM on January 23, 2006


I once saw an extended photo series of this thing that included shots of a truck that had been accidentally snagged and ground up by the giant excavator wheel. Scary cool. I'll post if I find it.
posted by Tubes at 7:18 PM on January 23, 2006


I need a high res picture. Pleeeease!
posted by phrontist at 7:27 PM on January 23, 2006


If I recall correctly something similar to this appeared in World of Warcraft.
posted by Ryvar at 8:24 PM on January 23, 2006


Yeah, seeing shit like that makes you rethink the whole Terminator saga. If the machines ever did take over, we'd be fucked.

I dunno, they don't move very fast. Try a sticky mine. Or a ditch.
posted by dhartung at 10:27 PM on January 23, 2006


Whoa.

Tubes, please find the photo of that thing eating a truck. Please please please.
posted by cmyk at 11:16 PM on January 23, 2006


Cmyk: truck eating photos here. Not quite as impressive as I'd hoped though.
posted by MetaMonkey at 11:33 PM on January 23, 2006


What do you mean not impressive? It's not some pickup truck that got picked up and crushed, its a goddamn bulldozer. Those things weigh close to 10 tonnes!
posted by thecjm at 11:48 PM on January 23, 2006


It looked more awesome and vaguely cartoonish in my imagination. Then the reality was a mess of slightly different colour metal in the middle of a lot more slightly different coloured metal.

Still all very very impressive - the original photo blew my socks well and truely off. It took a while for me to even accept it as real.

A couple of those, a bunch of weapons (possibly lasers) and that's half a rise-of-the-machines blockbuster movie right there. I'd pay to see one of those things eating a city on the big screen.
posted by MetaMonkey at 12:11 AM on January 24, 2006



posted by I Love Tacos at 12:15 AM on January 24, 2006


Oops, that last one was a bit big! here's a smaller one.


posted by I Love Tacos at 12:17 AM on January 24, 2006


Don't let Schwarzenegger see one. I hear he's looking to replace his Hummer.
posted by gfrobe at 12:45 AM on January 24, 2006


MetaMonkey, thanks for digging that up! I looked all over last night for those photos without luck. (And obviously I'd forgotten that it ate a dozer, not a truck.)
posted by Tubes at 8:45 AM on January 24, 2006


Holy fuck, that's a bulldozer in the teeth in that big pic. Damn.

That thing'll put a big hole in your city.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:10 PM on January 26, 2006


Holy balls that's cool.
posted by graventy at 7:33 AM on January 27, 2006


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