Before its recent demise, the Hummer took its share of criticism as a gas-guzzling, over-the-top vehicle driven by owners often chided as likely candidates for various testosterone issues. But the Hummer had nothing on the Liebherr T 282B.
Designed in 2004, the top level model is driven by a 10 1/2-ton, 90-liter diesel engine that produces 3,650 horsepower. The Liebherr boasts several other wowing statistics. It weighs 203 tons empty and has a maximum capacity of 592 tons. It’s 47.5-feet long, 24.2 feet tall and has a wheelbase of 21.6 feet.
The earth-hauling monolith has a top speed of 40 mph and costs more than about $4 million.
Liebherr sells several dozens of T 282B’s each year, primarily to coal, copper, iron and gold mine operators in the U.S., Chile, Indonesia, South Africa and Australia.