Rich Hill, Missouri: Big Mouth, World's Largest Coal ShovelNot a shovel like a snow shovel, it's the bucket of a massive coal dragline, with a capacity of 30 tons per scoop. You can stand in it for novelty snapshots.
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Big Mouth, World's Largest Coal Shovel
Big Mouth is just a mile off 71. Fun for a photo op.[Jeanie, 03/16/2016]
Big Mouth, World's Largest Coal Shovel Big Mouth is worth a photo op! Left then 1 mile off 71 highway. [Sonja, 03/30/2013]
Way out of the way and nothing around but well worth it. You can see it from miles away even though it is in a depression. So neat and way bigger than you imagine.[Irene, 04/19/2011]
"The Town that Coal Built" boasts that it has the World's Largest Coal Shovel, holding 60,000 lbs. per scoop. It is on display in Rich Hill's town center. Rich Hill is located at US 71 and Route A, about 75 miles south of Kansas City, MO.[Bill Trav, 07/04/1998]
It's actually a big dragline bucket, known locally as "Big Mouth."