Big Complicated Machines, Technostalgia

BCMs #2 Schaufelradbagger

Schaufelradbagger at night

Greetings, everyone.

For a little change of pace, I thought that the Big, Complicated Machine that we would look at today is the mighty Schaufelradbagger, or bucket wheel excavator as it is known in English speaking countries. I personally prefer the German word. The Germans come up with such great five-dollar words for technological items, I just wish I could remember them better. Because the name is a tad long to type a lot, I’ll refer to them as BWEs from here on.

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