Digging Machine In the spirit of weird tools that you don’t see everyday, this behemoth is king of the list – the largest digging machine in the world. Built in Germany, this amazing structure is approximately 2 ½ football fields long and can move more than 76,000 cubic meters of earth in a day. You definitely won’t find anything like it in your toolbox.
Big Brutus is a Bucyrus Erie model 1850B and is the largest electric shovel in the world. 16 stories tall (160 feet) weight 11 million pounds with a boom 150 feet long and dipper capacity 90 cu. yds (by heaping, 150 tons — enough to fill three railroad cars.) It travels at a maximum speed of .22 MPH and cost $6.5 million (in 1962)