People watch an operation demonstration of the WK-75 mining excavator produced by the Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Group Co., Ltd in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, June 5, 2012. The large equipment, about 37.5 meters in length, 17.3 meters in width and 2,000 tons in weight, is the largest mining excavator in the world. It is capable of digging five million tons of coal in a single month. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)
TAIYUAN, June 5 (Xinhua) -- A leading manufacturer in north China's coal-rich Shanxi province said Tuesday that it has produced one of the world's largest excavators.
The WK-75 mining excavator, which stands 23.5 meters tall and weighs 2,000 tonnes, can dig up to 12,000 tonnes of coal hourly, said Wang Chuangmin, president of Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Group Co., Ltd.