Giant Excavator

The Giant Excavator is a enlarged Mining Quarry with variety of ores you can choose from, there are a total of 18 scientists onboard which share the same AI and Loot as the oil rig scientists. Upon clearing the scientists the player may utilize the excavator to gather large quantities of stone, metal ore, sulfur ore or high quality metal ore. Upon activating the excavator, the RF frequency responsible for detecting the activation of the excavator will broadcast to anyone using the frequency. This can bring in unwanted trouble to you. Both outputs of the excavator are exposed to the outside, giving you a massive disadvantage at securing your ores. As of December 2021, The Giant Excavator had its production rate massively increased, giving it a boost to everyone that is lazy to mine. As well as having an airdrop terminal next to the generator that can be used to call in an airdrop when charged up 100% (requires 5 diesels to charge).

Giant Excavator
  1. Yields
  2. Tips
Resources Yield Per Barrel Time Fuel
High Quality Metal Ore High Quality Metal Ore 100 2 min Diesel Fuel
Sulfur Ore Sulfur Ore 2,000 2 min Diesel Fuel
Stones Stones 10,000 2 min Diesel Fuel
Metal Fragments Metal Fragments 5,000 2 min Diesel Fuel

C.E.T.M.E 26 pts. 4 years ago

Can be taken as early as you have:
  • A Compound Bow
  • 100 HV Arrows
  • A water jug for regenerating health should it drop below 40
  • Atleast 10 Rad protection

There are a total of 18 scientists patrolling the excavator and they drop the same loot as their oil rig counterparts. This means getting lucky can give you a tier 2 weapon very early into the wipe. To safely eliminate the NPCs I would recommend to stay as far off as you can while being able to hit your compound bow shots.

Hasery[contributor] 111 pts. 4 years ago

it's more faster and more less amount than mining quarry that you got.
  • 1. Hqm : 450 → QUARRY, 240 → EXCAVATOR
  • 1800 Low Grade Fuel / 6 Diesel
  • 2. Sulfur : 6570 → QUARRY, 3000 → EXCAVATOR
  • 1800 Low Grade Fuel / 6 Diesel
  • 3. Metal : 9000 → EXCAVATOR
  • 1800 Low Grade Fuel / 6 Diesel
  • 4. Stones : 18000 → EXCAVATOR
  • 1800 Low Grade Fuel / 6 Diesel
  • 5. Metal+Stone : 6570+45000 → QUARRY, 4500+9000 → EXCAVATOR
  • 1800 Low Grade Fuel / 6 Diesel


Bart 33 pts. 4 years ago

Buy RF pager from outpost for 75 scraps Find the frequency by taking it over and getting into the engine room (Maybe its a fixed freq of 4777) keep the pager in a box inside base when you hear the beeps go counter and get some leftovers or get a lot of loot by winning a fight.
Just note that there are two collection piles and the distance between them both are pretty far apart. unless the people who run it is a massive group you should have some unique opportunities.

CФLDBLΛCҜICΞ 31 pts. 2 months ago

Excavator rates have been buffed +2.5x since previous tips below. Excavator's new rates:

Excavator's new material harvest rates per diesel

  • Stone → 12,500 Stone per diesel
  • Metal → 5000 Metal per diesel
  • High Quality Metal → 100 HQM per diesel
  • Sulfur → 1875 sulfur per diesel

Nouka 20 pts. year ago

Giant Excavator scientist = 17 blue scientist