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The monster machine that recycles engine blocks


I came upon this a couple of days back on Digital Trends and I must tell you, I was intrigued. It has been long known that engines are the hardest and heaviest parts of any vehicle but you should see how this German Red Giant from Hammel Recyclingtecnik does it. According to the website I got this video from:

So how does it do this? Well for starters, the Red Giant is powered by a monstrous 710-horsepower CAT C18 diesel motor, capable of generating a whopping 324,527 foot-pounds of torque. This motor spins two intertwining shredding shafts outfitted with special teeth that draw materials deeper into the machine, where they’re shattered into smaller pieces for easy recycling.

I will tell you one thing…that machine sure gets my respect. I mean, look at it, tearing apart those engines with almost relative ease!

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