this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucket-wheel_excavator
i thought this was already planned its the next stage up from the big excavator
This is NOT an up-gunned excavator...it's an atom bomb of an excavator. I can see this late-game but TBH I'm not sure an island rates something THIS big. Maybe a size or two down from here? A bigger excavator is a good idea but nothing this big.Unless we can travel to a new island...
Would be cool to build a huge Bucket Wheel Excavator like the Bagger 288. Make it where it can move forward very slowly to mine out very large areas!
Guess this has already been suggested. That just means it needs to be a thing!
It's all in the title, of course with Captain of industry sauce
Well for that we would need maps like 5x size
"Huge Bucket Wheel Excavator!" (suggested by Kendo Kenpo on 2022-06-12), including upvotes (6) and comments (1), was merged into this suggestion.
"The Lego Bucket Wheel Excavator 42055 in the game" (suggested by Cddx on 2022-06-16), including upvotes (3) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I can see this as a top-tier thing. It would be a HUGE investment but you'd only need one per mining site!
This would be awesome. Mine with electricity and belts rather than vehicles. (Yeah, I cry over every drop of diesel burned on my island.)
Crazy stuff. one turn and all my starages are full. 10 minutes mining and even the C iland recorces are gone. you would need recorce areas bigg as some maps are to make this a resonable thing.Unless you find mines on seesize where you can build up another infrastructure to mine down with this Bucket weel excavators. them properly need be attachable to belts and the belts itself would need to ran fast and canstantly. a Spoon excavatar would be more a thing.. also dynamit mining for limestone for better realism. I sometimes sit there and glaring at the tiny excavatar slowly dig in it tiny steal shovel into the hard stone XD
Those are the largest land machines and I find them awe-inspiring. Also they are a huge part of modern mining operations. I would love to see them in this game.
This would be very awesome. And in that case give the mining tower a belt output, because real life bucket wheelers work with conveyors.
If we do get this (and the mechanics are actually possible...), I'd like for this to be built as a building, possibly in several parts... To be turned into a crawler like the rocket transport for movement, and turn back into a building once in place, so one can attach a conveyor belt like the real ones have.
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