Bagger Excavator Manual PDF

The History of Bagger Excavator

   The Bagger is a giant bucket wheel excavator built in 1995 by the Leipzig-based industrial company TAKRAF. In terms of size, Bagger roughly corresponds to the Egyptian pyramid of Cheops in length / base (226 m versus 230 m), although it loses to it in height (96 m versus 138.8 m). But if you put Bagger and the Cheops pyramid next to each other, they will be very similar.

This giant holds a world record as the largest land vehicle in the world, as such it was listed in the Guinness Book of Records.


A rotary excavator is a continuous excavator on caterpillar or walking-rail undercarriage, which develops the soil with the help of working elements (ladles, scrapers or cutters) mounted on a rotor wheel.


The Bagger excavator has a simple working principle. He removes the layer of rock with buckets on the rotor wheel - and the rock is transferred along the conveyor belt to the place of loading.

Now a giant machine is digging brown coal in a large open pit (section) Tagebau Hambach next to the Tagebau Garzweiler quarry near the cities of Elsdorf, Grevenbroich and other cities in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) - it is difficult to accurately link quarries to cities, because they expand in side of one city, then another, depending on where the excavators work more actively. But this area of coal mining is located south of Düsseldorf and west of Cologne.

Bagger is a complete vehicle. It moves on tracks at a speed of about 0.6 km / h. This is not to say that this is a very high speed, but in a few weeks an excavator can move from one quarry to another. For example, in 2001, engineers decided to transport Bagger to a nearby open pit, and in three weeks he got there. But the larger Bagger, apparently, did not go anywhere at all after it got from the factory where it was assembled to the quarry where it was supposed to work.