Omaha Red Sox wrote: knapplc wrote:
Not so much funny as cool. This is a big excavator from a mine in Germany, I believe...
They were moving it from mine to mine during this shot. You may have seen this on the History Channel or National Geographic or Discovery. I forget which.
Is that real? I'm a bit skeptical with the huge blade.
Yep, it's real all right. I saw it on TV.
It's one of the excavators at the Hambach mine in Germany, where they dig up lignite. I can't find any other good pictures of the thing, though, which is surprising. They're pretty huge and pretty cool. You'd think there'd be more pictures.