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Demag H485S Mining Shovel
This a model of the Demag 485S it is built as close to an exact scale as possible where 1 stud equals 1ft. This was my third variation of a mining shovel that i have built and is the fourth largest in my mining shovel collection. I was inspired by an article that i saw in Contract journal ages ago it took quiet a while to amass the bricks to build this model. The model is built on a modular arrangement as in real life it can be broken down into 17 Modules for transportation, I hope to show a diorama of this model being brought to site and then erected.watch this space. For those who are interested the models dimensions scale= 1 brick or stud= 1ft or 0.31Metres there is an overall width of 27 bricks=27ft an overall length of 67 bricks or 67ft from the back of the counterweight to the front of the Bucket and the height to the top of the cab headlights is 31.5ft or 31.5bricks. The bucket is 18ft wide Inside and 19.75ft outside of the cutting edges it measures 12.5ft high and has a capacity of 35cu metres and in real life would weigh 58.2 metric tonnes.
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This is a picture showing an overall view of the right hand side of the Demag H485S The model Technic boom cylinders can either be Pneumatic but i have found that the air compresses to much if a large load is lifted.So I tried the hydraulic root with water and it works well but make sure that the rubber tubing is on properly or you can end up with
an eye full of water Ha Ha! believe me i have.








This is a View of the Rear counter weight and slide down ladder access if you look carefully you will see where the split between modules for transport where you see a straight vertical line in the bricks there are two modules under the cab area one ending between the D & E in Demag once the cab is lifted off these can then be lifted off as well its great using one of my cranes to do this. The tracks are 10.5ft high by 34ft long and 6ft wide ive had to use 2 rows of technic tracks to get this width and there are about 300+ track links its no fun linking them together when building. you can also see the engineering crane mounted on top this is used to lift machinery and oil & grease drums on and off when maintenance has to be provided.







This is a frontal view with the bucket slightly raised.The driver of the Cat 834H Wheeldozer poses next to the bucket to give you a sense of scale. The machine to the right is a Cat 834 Wheeldozer weighing in at 50tonnes compared to the 705tonne Demag. if you look inside the bucket you will see little bits of material still stuck inside I had been testing it on fine limestone.

































































Comments

 I like it 
  December 29, 2013
Using water in the pneumatic system is an interesting idea, I might give it a go... this is really impressive; it looks great and it works. I love it.
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  March 16, 2012
nice build
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  January 3, 2012
Quoting scott trower best lego shovel i have ever seen! is it to minifigure scale?
sorry for the delay in Reply Scott have not been on in a while thank you ,but all my models are tominifig scale which is one brick width = 12inches
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  December 29, 2011
I wish to know the names of Demag Shovel 9.5cum Alliance Partners.
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  September 17, 2011
best lego shovel i have ever seen! is it to minifigure scale?
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  November 7, 2009
LOVE it we would love it if you join my group... It's small but we have Richard Brown in it it's called "Builders Of Lego City" Thanks, Adam Kadrlik
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  October 6, 2008
OMG!!!!!!!! Dude this is sick!I wish I hade enough legos 2 buid this thing!AWSOME!
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  May 11, 2008
WOW! This is so cool! Great pics.
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  April 3, 2008
Yet another fine, and huge, creation - well done. Lee.
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  April 3, 2008
Your Mining Shovel is sooo HUGE. Do you have all of your construction machines still built up? Cause thatīs so much parts, insane! Thank you, buy the way, for rating my Heavy Duty Wheel Excavator. Since you asked, I must admit that I actually didnīt base it on a specific model - just made it up... Iīm really impressed by your mining/dump area equipment in general. I would love to see all of them in a giant pit! Did you compose something like that? Steffen
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  April 3, 2008
Great machine! cant wait to see what else you can up with.
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  April 3, 2008
Awww, I wanna see a photo of you getting squirted in the eye with water from a lose hose-but you still deserve your score of 1000/5 :)
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  April 2, 2008
WoW! Is the only thing can i say. But, i can repeat it. W · O · W !
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  April 2, 2008
Oh my gosh, this is the the best MOC posted in at least the last 3 months, this thing is amazing! Some back shots would be nice, and some interior pics also...but it doesn't take more than 1 picture to see how much detail you put into this. 5/5
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  April 2, 2008
what a thing, it's huge. Do you have some more pictures ?
 
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