YEs, we would have to say that is the BIG DADDY of them all... You go to a quarry and get that pic? I love going to quarries and dumps to check that stuff out. I have a very good working relationship with CATERPILLAR in Ks. They have always treated me right. I love using those big toys!!!!!!!!:burnout
No quarry, the company I work for in the summer months has two of these 5130 Excavators. This I took this pic on a job I have been on in central pa. The job consisted of building a five mile strecth of new four lane. We moved around 10.5 million cubic yards. I am the Blaster for the Company. It's my job to make sure this big animal has enough to eat.
Nice pictures everyone. :shades I love heavy equipment. Bill, I have seen that show too, there is some real big stuff on that show. Shows like that, I will sit right there and watch from beginning to end without changing the channel. I find it to be so interesting, the size of the equipment thats out there and the things they can do, truly amazing I think. I have never seen any real big heavy equipment in person, such as the ones shown in Mikes picture above. Those are only used in quarries as far as I know, and I have no idea if there is anywhere in NJ to even see such equipment. I would love to see the big boys in person, that would be a real treat. Mike
Here's link to one of the large mining companies in N/A and S/A that my dad works with. I've seen pictures, and their Morenci Mine was featured on one of those Modern Marvels. VERY impressive operations! http://www.phelpsdodge.com/
I'd like to see one of these with a Blizzard plow. Of course, they'd need to develop something that would be over 30' wide just for the wheels to clear the windrows!
Yup it it i saw a show with it on once i believe its the largest working shovel machine thats out there anymore... that and it was made by bycires erie which used to have their plant a few miles from my house...