Watch as a massive Komatsu PC8000 mining shovel is assembled in this time-lapse

Updated Aug 27, 2016

Komatsu PC8000 assemblyThe Komatsu PC8000 is big. So big it requires the power of two 2,010-horsepower diesel engines (or two 1,450 kW electric motors) to do its job. And while the amount of earth this mining monster can move is impressive, maybe more impressive is what goes into putting the thing together.

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The time-lapse below, shot by Alabama Komatsu dealer Tractor & Equipment Company, chronicles the days-long, crane-heavy process of assembling a PC8000, condensing it all to about a minute.