Bagger 288.

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The world’s biggest moving machine is Bagger 288, a giant trencher or bucket excavator. It is 300 meters long and weighs 45,500 tons! Link

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Denita, your son is going to have to fight me for it. How lame is that, seeing as I'm a 50-something female?

MORE POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

p.s. The Transformer pic is great!
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I believe the wheel (the 'teeth' are buckets) rotates while being moved side to side against the mound of stuff to be excavated.

As the buckets go round the material gets dumped on the conveyer belt inside the arm.
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