Watch The LeTourneau L-2350 – The World’s Biggest Wheel Loader Working

Watch The LeTourneau L-2350 – The World’s Biggest Wheel Loader Working

The L-2350 loader, the world’s largest front end wheel loader, weighs more than a Boeing 737. This high duty machinery, built by the LeTourneau firm in Texas, is primarily used to load materials such as gold or ore for shipment by dump trucks. Nothing beats seeing it in action like in the video below.

LeTourneau created the first rubber-tired front loader in 1946, albeit it bears little resemblance to the L-2350 front loader, which is a behemoth. This monstrosity, first debuted to the public in 2000 at the World Mine Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the undisputed Guinness World Record holder for the world’s largest earthmover. The tires on a standard bucket are 5′ wide and 13′ tall, containing the equivalent of five dump trucks.

Source: Extreme World

The world’s largest rubber-tired front-end wheel loader needed an equally gigantic motor, according to the American maker. The Detroit Diesel 65-liter 16-cylinder turbo diesel engine is a beast, producing 2,300 horsepower and a ton of torque. Cummins also provides a 60-liter 16-cylinder turbo diesel with the same horsepower if 65 liters is too much.

Because of its operational weight of 258 tons, the LeTourneau L-2350 requires so much energy to carry and work (516,000 pounds). The LeTourneau brawler is designed to load haul vehicles up to 400 tons in capacity, such as this big mining truck. The Texas-made L-2350 can load massive trucks with whatever you can find in a quarry, from coal to gold.

Nonetheless, 160,000 lbs (72.5 tons) operating payload is the name of the game here. The LeTourneau L-2350 can transfer the weight of more than 11 elephants, given that African elephants can weigh up to 14,000 pounds (6,350 kilograms). Would the animals be at ease in the front bucket, which holds 53 cubic yards (40.52 cubic meters)? We’ll need the help of an elephant on this.

It is a Guinness Book of World Records entrant because it features a 3,974-liter petrol tank and a 1,230-liter hydraulic oil reservoir for tasks like operating the bucket and power steering. When it comes to steering, the 70/70-57 Firestone SRG DT tires have a diameter of 4 meters (13.1 feet) and a width of 1.78 meters (5.9 feet). That’s the combined height of two adult males, measured by one adult male.


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