Schaufelradbagger / Bagger 258 - Germany



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Bagger 258 is a bucket wheel excavator, or "schaufelradbagger," built by the heavy machinery company Lauchhammer. First put to use in East Germany in 1964, Bagger 258 was one of a series of such machines whose task was to assist in intensive mining operations.

Manufacturer: Lauchhammer
Name: Bagger 258
Year: 1964
Crew: 4
Gross weight: 3850t
Length: 171m
Height: 50m
Drive power: 5.555kW
Speed: six metres per minute
Paddlewheel diameter: 15m
Number of blades: 10
Heaped: 1,5m³
Year of last used: 2002