LeTourneau Inc., an American ᴍᴀɴufacturer of earthmoving equipment, now holds the record for largest earthmoving machine with its L-2350 loader. The L-2350 has a lift height of 24 feet, a reach of 11.5 feet, and a working payload of 160,000 pounds. It is designed to center-load haul trucks with capacities of up to 400 tons. Operational weight: 258 tons Horsepower: Detroit 16-cylinder or 4-cycle turbocharged aftercooler diesel engine with a displacement of 2300 cc. Cummins 60.0 liter aftercooler turbocharged 4-cycle diesel engine (2300 hp) hydraulic lifting payload of 72 tons 3974.68 liters of fuel Standard Bucket 1230 Liters, 40.52 m3 70/70-57 Hydraulic Oil SRG DT tires.
A surface mining loader is the P&H L-2350 Wheel Loader. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the biggest earth mover in the world. The L-2350 has a lift height of 24 feet, a reach of 11.5 feet, an operating payload of 160,000 pounds or 80 tons, and is intended to center-load haul trucks with capacities of up to 400 tons.
The most recent iteration of this concept is the LeTourneau L-2350 Generation 2 model. With the help of SR hybrid drive technology, the Generation 2 L-2350 is available with three lift arm configurations: standard lift, high lift, and super high lift. The operational capacity is decreased for the extra-high lift height of 33′. A modified arm and bucket (70 cubic yards) for use in the coal industry was added to the design in 2011. It has also undergone a thorough update to add new safety measures.
The LeTourneau L-2350 is a front-end loader with an 80-ton normal operating capacity and a bucket breakout force of 263,702 pounds. A 16-cylinder, turbocharged, aftercooled Cummins QSK 60 diesel engine with 2,300 horsepower powers it. The fuel tank holds 1,050 gallons of diesel and expends about 50 gallons per hour when in use. The cooling system has a 130 gallon capacity, while the hydraulic tank has a 382 gallon capacity. The propel motors on this massive front-end loader are electric. The L-2350 is likewise fairly tall in terms of height. The wheelbase measures 25.9 feet, while the height of the cab is 21.2 feet. The lift has a 24″ height and an 11.5″ reach.
One of these enormous L-2350s will cost you at least $1.5 million if you want to acquire one. Although they’re still produced, you’ll probably find them classified as a P&H L-2350 because Joy Global acquired LeTourneau in 2011. One of these 260,000-pound loaders would require a very strong trailer to move.
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