What machine is two stories tall, can lift over 40 cars over its head and weighs more than 737? The machine I’ve picked this time is the world’s largest wheeled front loader and holds the Guinness World Record for Biggest Earth Mover.
Meet the Le Tourneau L-2350 (sounds French, but it’s actually USA-produced) from American earthmoving machinery manufacturer LeTourneau Inc.. This bad boy was designed to co-operate with the largest mining dump trucks.
The L-2350 (now the P&H L-2350) is designed to center-load haul trucks with capacities of up to 400 tons, this colossal monster provides an operating payload of 160,000 pounds, a 24-foot lift height, and an 11.5-foot reach.The P&H L-2350 provides remarkably fast cycle times with outstanding productivity, versatility, and flexibility that customers have come to expect from a machine like this.
Operational weight 258 tons
16 Cylinder 65.0 Liters Detroit Diesel 4-cycle Turbocharged Aftercooler Engine (2300 hp) or 16 cylinder 60.0 Liter Cummins Diesel 4-cycle Turbocharged Aftercooler Engine (2300 hp)
Hydraulic lifting payload 72 tons
Standard Bucket 40,52 m³
FuelTank 3974.68 Liters
Hydraulic Oil 1230 Liters
Tyres 70/70-57 SRG DT ( diameter 4 m and width 1.78 m)