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Want to See a Giant Machine? These Monster Tools Do Big Work

With tires as tall as a three-story house, how big is the limit on huge machines?

Here are the biggest machines on earth, and in one case, not even on earth. One flies, one floats, one moves earth, and one orbits. Each one is an impressive feat of engineering power.

Rob Spiegel has covered manufacturing for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include automation, supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cybersecurity. For 10 years, he was the owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

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