Excavators weighing over 1000 tonnes are a rare commodity in Europe but, as Steven Vale reports, a Swedish copper mine has just added a third 1250-tonne P&H to its fleet.

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Operator Joakim Erikkson really enjoys operating this massive shovel. In the right conditions he reckons he can load 7000 tonnes an hour.

For the full story of this giant machine, please see the August 2010 issue.

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