Amazing Vehicles That Are so Big and Bad They’re Awesome

These are mechanical beasts that take the concept of “Go big or stay home!” to the extreme as they show off a perfect blend of size, strength and human ingenuity.

Belaz 75710

The Belaz 75710 is the largest dump truck ever made to date and it is definitely impressive looking. This colossal vehicle is 20.6 meters (67.5 feet) long, 8.16 meters (26.7 feet) high and 9.87 meters (32.3 feet) wide.

Its payload capacity is 450 tonnes (496 U.S. tons) and it can travel at a maximum speed of 100 kilometers (64 miles) per hour thanks to the power of its two16-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines and eight huge tires supporting its frame.

Myria Antonov An-225

The world’s biggest airplane is the Antonov An-225, otherwise known as Mriya. This enormous plane was designed in the 1980s by the Soviets to carry their Buran space shuttle and other extremely heavy cargo.

The size of Antonov An-225 Mriya is impressive. It is 84 meters (275 feet) long, has a wingspan of 88 meters (288 feet) and weighs in at 175 metric tons (193 U.S. tons) without fuel and cargo. Its maximum takeoff weight is a staggering 640 metric tons (over 705 U.S. tons).

Australian BHP Iron Ore Train

The record for being the world’s longest bulk train belongs to the Australian BHP Iron ore train. It was set on June 21, 2001, when this huge train headed out to Port Headland from Newman in Western Australia.

The train had an amazing 682 cars and eight GE AC6000 locomotives, which made for a combined length of over seven kilometers (4.5 miles). When all of its cars were fully loaded the total weight of this train was almost 100,000 metric tons (over 110,000 U.S. tons).

Big Muskie

Big Muskie is (or better said, was) the world’s largest single-bucket digging machine ever made. It was built onsite in 1969 for the Central Ohio Coal Company to support their ever-expanding coal business.

Big Muskie was 46 meters (151 feet) wide, 67.6 meters (222 feet) tall, and 148 meters (487 feet) long. It took over two years to build this huge machine and the next 22 years for the Big Muskie to earn its retirement.