LeTourneau Inc. L-2350 loader Worlds Biggest Earth Mover

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Saw one and now I know

The LeTourneau Inc. L-2350 loader Worlds Biggest Earth Mover. It now has the Guinness World Record for Largest Earth Mover at the moment.

Largest Bucket
Largest Bucket

I was driving to make a parts pick up in Eastern Pennsylvania when I came around a corner and saw what I thought was the largest front end loader I had ever seen? Turns out it was because it was a L-2350. It was larger than the mechanics garage that was servicing it!

Yup worlds largest tires
Yup worlds largest tires

It is Designed to center load large trucks with that can hold up to 400 tons. Also the L-2350 provides an operating payload of 160 thousand pounds with a 24-foot lift height with a 11 and a half foot reach.

It’s operating weight is 258 tons
With a 2300 Horsepower Diesel Engine
This power comes from a 16 Cylinder 65.0 Liters Detroit Diesel Turbocharged Aftercooler Engine 2300 hp or a 16 cylinder 60.0 Liter Cummins Diesel Turbocharged Aftercooler Engine also 2300 hp
The hydraulic lifting payload 72 tons
It’s standard Bucket Measures 40,52 m³
The FuelTank Capacity is 3974.68 Liters
It uses Hydraulic Oil with a 1230 Liter amount
The largest tires are 70/70-57 SRG DT diameter 4 m and width 1.78 m
With a Cost of $1.5M at the 2012 manufacture date.

As I stated I saw this beast of a front end loader parked in front of the doors to the mechanics shop near a quarry. It drivers compartment was taller that the building along with having tires so big I thought nobody would believe me about how large this thing was!
When I returned from picking up the equipment I was sent out to get I prepared to take a picture of this giant but, it was not there in front of the shop 🙁

It most likely would have been even better if I was able to get a video of it actually moving when it pulled away and drove back to do some work.

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