A Look At The World’s Largest Trucks

By: | July 31st, 2013

There are a number of 400 short ton (363t) payload capacity, haul trucks in the world, including the Caterpillar 797F, Bucyrus MT6300AC, Liebherr T 282B, Belax 75600, Komatsu 960E-1 and the Terex 33-19 “Titan”. These vehicles cost from $4-$6 million each, and several hundred of them are sold each year to coal, copper, iron and gold mine operators around the world. Newly manufactured vehicles are shipped in component pieces to customer sites where they undergo final assembly.

The Liebherr T 282B power trains are run on either of two diesel and electric engines: either 3,650 hp (2,720 kw) or 3,500 hp (2,600 kw). These off-highway, rigid frame to axle trucks can travel that up to 40 mph and weigh 1.3 million pounds. The height to the top of the canopy is 24 feet, the overall height is 48 feet, the length is 50 feet and the width is 30 feet with a wheelbase of 21’8″. Fuel capacity is 1,250 US gallons (4,732 l) and the tire size 59/80/R63. Each wheel used on these trucks costs $60,000.

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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