The World’s Biggest Dump Truck Isn’t Even on the Road Yet

By: | February 17th, 2014

The mine dump truck, the Belaz 75710, is now the world’s largest dump truck. And it’s not even been released yet.

It features a carrying capacity of 450 tonnes (500 short tons) of cargo. The aggregate wake of the truck is 810 tonnes.

The Belaz 75710 is powered by two diesel engines, designed to transport mined rock in deep open pits along temporary roads in various climatic conditions with the air temperature varying from minus 50C to plus 50C.

The gigantic vehicle utilizes an electromechanical transmission powered by an alternating current and a hydraulic system for steering, breaking and dumping materials.

Features

– Seats 2 people in the cabin
– 8 Michelin radial pneumatic tires
– Top speed of 64kmph

Height: 8.16 m (26.77 ft)
Width: 9.87 m (32.38 ft)
Length: 20.60 m (67.58 ft)

Weight: 360 metric tons (396 short tons)
Payload capacity: 450 metric tons (496 short tons)
Gross weight: 810 metric tons (892 short tons)

Fuel tank: 2x2800L
Max. speed: 60 km/h (37.28 mph)

Which truck was the previous record holder? It was the CAT 797F featured before on IndustryTap.

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