Saturday, March 12, 2011

This Sucks

The landscape around Australia's Opal Fields is filled with truck mounted blowers like the one pictured above. The machine, a giant vacuum cleaner that sucks dirt from up to 30 meters underground and dumps it on the surface, was designed in the 1970's and continues to be used today . 


  1. That is definitely a different and interesting machine. It is amazing all the different ways man comes up with to mine the earth.

  2. Hi Maya, cool photo and choice for this week's theme. It's a unique looking design and I would never guess it sucks dirt, it almost looks like a garbage can emptier.

    Have a great week....