An army truck and a earth-moving equipment sit May 14 at the Pokhran military range in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, near the area where India conducted a controversial series of underground nuclear tests this week. The army has cordoned off a sprawling desert area where India conducted the tests that attracted worldwide criticism and some economic sanctions.
Towed by a Caterpillar D8-2U tractor is this Bucyrus-Erie CR-2 cable operated ripper. Quite different looking from other rippers from this period, with very low profile and semi-cowled steel wheels. #bucyruserie