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Lübeck - multi-bucket excavator „Wels“
Inside the machine room. The multi-bucket excavator „Wels“ (German for catfish) "Catfish," was built in 1936 in the Lübecker Maschinenbau Gesellschaft. Overall length of 20 meters, width 4.80 meters, 1.20 meters draft. It’s operational area were the rivers Wakenitz and Trave. It’s seven-ton chain with 32 buckets, each with a capacity of 45 liters, is an acoustic experience when in motion. The chain is powered by the air-cooled 12-cylinder Deutz diesel engine with 230 horsepower. The „Wels“ has been overhauled in 2006 and has a valid certificate of floatability until September 2013. Nevertheless, it acts only as museum ship today.
Copyright: Alexander Jensko
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9760x4880
Taken: 18/09/2011
Uploaded: 01/10/2011


Tags: luebeck; lubeck; untertrave; trave; harbour; port; hafen; germany; culture; architecture; technic; maschinenbau; deutschland; 1936; bucket; excavator; chain; noise; wakenitz; museum
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