In the paper, the main structural of the bucket wheel stacker reclaimer was designed based on Virtual Prototype Technology. Firstly the bucket wheel stacker reclaimer was built by using 3D design software Solidworks. Then the static analysis of the main structure was done by using FEA method. Then the motion simulation was finished by using Adams, and the velocity curve was described. In the paper, the main structural design and motion simulation was done efficiently based on a series of Virtual Prototype Technology such as parametric modeling, FEA method and motion simulation. The superiority of virtual prototype technology in the design of large engineering equipment is obvious.