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Higher, Bigger, Heavier!

Exclusively for Dark Roasted Blend readers, here is the mighty gorgeous Heavy Equipment 2012 Calendar from the German company Bauforum24 GmbH & Co. KG.

The 2011 was an intense year, full of world-changing events, and in many ways a powerful and encouraging time. Well, looking forward to more empowerment, wiser steering and more beneficial control, here is a collection of some seriously heavy-duty machinery ready to do all sorts of extreme jobs in the coming year.

(all photos are by Bauerforum24 CEO and photographer André Brockschmidt)

We've mentioned this company's calendar on DRB before (Bauforum24 is the leading online community and web TV site for heavy equipment worldwide), but this year they offer something that you might not have seen before: very special, unique machines and locations:

Cole, ore, copper - the Liebherr T 282 C is the perfect machine for surface mining. Loading capacity: 370 tons! With the 3000 kW (4023 hp) strong engine – the strongest of all utility vehicles worldwide - the Liebherr T 282 C has a maximum speed of 64 km/h:

Some like it hot. Far from being just a movie prop, the CAT 973D loader can remove slag 1.600 degrees hot! In this apocalyptic scene, the CAT 973D is allowed to work only for a few hours, to facilitate a cooling period:

“It's absolutely impressive to see the power and energy you can find on construction sites worldwide” says CEO and founder of Bauforum24, André Brockschmidt. “A single machine has estimated 4.000 horsepower. Another one weighs about 2.000 tons. It's unbelievable what mankind can built of steel and high-tech”

The Sennebogen 830R-HDD demolition excavator will leave no stone standing. It comes with LST DSS dust suppressions system as a perfect companion:

The Liebherr R 924 Compact Tunnel-version is going deep underground. This species of heavy equipment can hardly be seen in the light of day:

The biggest single drum roller in the world, the Bomag BW 332 Deep Impact weighs 32 tons and is 2,4 meters wide:

The New Holland Grader 156.7 A. It weighs 16 tons and grades the ground with laser precision:

This is one of the biggest and most complex construction machines in the world: the tunnel boring Herrenknecht S-568 machine - 9,36 meters in diameter, almost 150 meters long, with 5.710 hp engines, and weight around 2.000 tons!

The Hitachi ZW370 weighs 30 tons and has 364 hp Cummins QSX15 Diesel engine; it can carry almost 5 cubic meters of rock material - 8 tons!

The TGX 41.680 8x4/4 BBS MAN truck, with 680 hp V8 engine, is able to transport the ship engine 18V48/60CR (each ship engine is approximately 30.000 hp):

"More than 2.600 tons of steel. Over 12.000 horsepower of pure energy. These are the ingredients for the brand new Heavy Equipment Calendar 2012. On 12 impressive motifs, the team of Bauforum24 offers a unique view onto the massive aesthetic of heavy machines worldwide. High quality offset printing – a great terrain for the Bauforum24 giants of the year 2012."

The 70x50 cm large-format annual calendar is available now. Go get it here.




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Anonymous Bart said...

Mountain begone! Yield to the power of human ingenuity and the spirit of enterprise! Fist pump yeah!


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