Surface miner with maximum mining performance for selective mining of hard or soft rock. The 4.2 m cutting drum unit with a cutting depth of up to 650 mm in hard rock, which is precisely adapted to the specific application, achieves outstanding cutting performance with minimal cutting tool wear. The powerful rear loading conveyor can be elevated and rotated and makes it possible to load trucks with a payload of 120 to 220 tons. With an annual production capacity of up to 12 million tons in soft rock, the miner is ideally suited for large-scale open-cast mining. The operator’s cabin features windows on all sides and is heatable, air-conditioned, soundproofed and isolated from vibrations for fatigue-free, productive work.