Off-Highway Trucks


Caterpillar Announces Collaboration With Luck Stone to Scale Autonomous Solutions to Aggregates Industry →

Caterpillar Inc. announced a collaboration with Luck Stone, a large family-owned and operated producer of crushed stone, sand and gravel, to deploy Caterpillar's autonomous solution to Luck Stone's Bull Run Plant in Chantilly, Va. This will be Caterpillar's first autonomous deployment in the aggregates industry and will expand the company's autonomous truck fleet to include the 100-ton-class Cat 777.  Click for more...


Caterpillar's CES Experience Focuses On Leadership in Technology, Autonomy, Sustainability →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Walking the aisles of the Las Vegas Convention Center's West Hall during CES 2023, the sight of the big, 100-ton Cat 777 off-highway truck will be a new and welcome addition to the automotive technology area. Beyond its distinctive yellow iron, there also is Cat MineStar Command for hauling technology inside the truck that allows it to safely haul materials autonomously. It represents more than 560 Cat autonomous trucks that each day travel a distance equivalent to twice the Earth's circumference, without a driver.  Click for more...


Contractor's Rokbak Hauler Fleet Provides Speedy Return →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Few outfits understand the "time is money" concept better than North Carolina's Donaldson Grading. And with their ability to make light work of boggy site conditions that have hamstrung other haulers, a pair of the company's latest Rokbak RA30s is rapidly accelerating work on a local housing development. As someone with a large stake in a racing team that participated in the Million Dollar Race at Elora Speedway in Ohio, Charles Donaldson clearly recognizes the ideal mix of horsepower, torque and traction when he sees it.  Click for more...


Caterpillar Successfully Demonstrates First Battery Electric Large Mining Truck, Invests in Sustainable Proving Ground →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Caterpillar Inc. announced a successful demonstration of its first battery electric 793 large mining truck and a significant investment to transform its Arizona-based proving ground into a sustainable testing and validation hub of the future. Caterpillar completed development of its first battery electric 793 prototype with support from key mining customers participating in Caterpillar's Early Learner program.  Click for more...


Rokbak Joins Forces With One of World's Fittest Women →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Like the haulers she appeared alongside a year ago to highlight their power, strength and reliability, Ali Crawford only gets better. Fresh from being crowned the world's fittest woman over 45, she recently returned to Motherwell to put an RA40 through its paces. Twelve months on from the Rokbak online launch event on Sept. 1, 2021, one of the locally produced stars that caught the eye during the stream of memorable images of robust power, performance and reliability returned to the Motherwell factory to help celebrate the brand's first anniversary.  Click for more...


Milestone: Caterpillar Surpasses 5.5B Tons of Material Autonomously Hauled →

Roughly nine months after reaching the 4.4-billion-ton autonomously hauled milestone, trucks equipped with Cat MineStar Command for hauling have now moved more than 5.5 billion tons. Cat autonomous trucks are on pace to eclipse previous record totals of materials hauled in a calendar year, projected to be more than 1.57 billion tons in 2022. Currently, more than 550 mining trucks are equipped with Command for hauling, operating across three continents.  Click for more...


Cat 789 Mining Truck Delivers Power, More Payload, Better Speed on Grade →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The new Cat 789 Mining Truck builds on a legacy of proven performance to offer efficiency gains, the next generation of cab comfort and cutting-edge connectivity. Its design offers a weight advantage to haul more material every load and deliver a cost-per-ton advantage. The new 789 moves more material with less fuel, offering up to 9 percent reduced fuel consumption compared to the Tier II design.  Click for more...


Grote Industries Announces Fourth Generation of Leadership →

As Grote Industries enters its 121st year of operation, the family announced recently that fourth-generation family members Dominic, John and Mike Grote acquired 100 percent control of Grote Industries Inc. Along with this expansion in their ownership, the vision for Grote also has progressed. The company is now poised to focus on creating and leading safety-related innovation. Dominic Grote will continue as CEO and president, while John Grote has been appointed chief operating officer and Mike Grote continues in his role as general manager, Asia.  Click for more...


Komatsu's HD1500-8E0 Mechanical Haul Truck Built for Performance On Grade →

Does your operation need an efficient 150 ton haulage solution that can deliver performance on grade while providing energy-saving technologies to help achieve lower fuel consumption? Komatsu's rigid frame off-highway haul truck, the HD1500-8E0, is purpose-built for mining, quarry and aggregate applications. Delivering performance with a 1,580 gross horsepower (1180 kW), Tier IV final Komatsu SDA16V159E-3 engine, the HD1500-8E0 helps drive high levels of productivity.  Click for more...


Articulated Trucks Vital On Teichert Highway Job →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Crews from Teichert Construction are wrapping up work on the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) Yuba 20 Corridor Roadway Projects. The contractor currently is performing work with a bridge replacement on the State Route 20 Browns Valley Bridge and pavement rehabilitation. Final paving and striping work was recently completed in August while the remainder of the project checklist is expected to be completed in September.  Click for more...


One Year On: Inside Story of Rokbak Rebrand →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Keeping one of the biggest construction equipment stories of 2021 under wraps was not an easy task, so how did Paul Douglas, managing director at Rokbak, and his team keep the rebranding of Terex Trucks a surprise for so long? The answer lies in good old-fashioned hard work from a dedicated and highly-skilled team. "I was amazed that it didn't filter out, I kept thinking I'd see something on social media," said Douglas.  Click for more...


Cost-Effective Production From Rokbak's RA40 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Rokbak specializes in articulated haulers — and with a maximum payload of 41.9 tons, the RA40 is the biggest one it manufactures. From the interior of the cab to the design of the chassis, this durable machine has been created to perform in some of the most challenging applications, according to the manufacturer. The RA40 boasts a heaped capacity of 30.3 cu. yd. and is powered by a fuel-efficient Scania DC13 engine that develops gross power of 331 kW (444 hp) and a maximum torque of 2,255 Nm (1,663 lbf ft).  Click for more...


Rokbak's RA30 Hauler — Economy, Performance In Perfect Package →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The RA30 articulated hauler from Rokbak is an ideal choice on quarries, construction sites and infrastructure developments. The 30.9 ton workhorse offers a heaped capacity of 22.9 cu. yd. and is powered by a Scania DC9 engine, which develops gross power of 276 kW (370 hp) and a maximum torque of 1,880 Nm (1,387 lbf ft). The RA30's fuel-efficient engine range is globally emissions compliant and meets the requirements of North American legislation with T4F.  Click for more...


Bell ADTs Are Light On Environment →

From Construction Equipment Guide... It was during the 2008 Great Recession that the Brent crude oil price last reached the lofty high experienced this year, and with demand to continue to outstrip supply the switch to less thirsty heavy equipment is in the spotlight more than ever before. Apart from the cost of fuel there also are environmental factors and responsibilities that need to be considered. Burning less fuel reduces the carbon footprint and the carbon load on the planet.  Click for more...


TraxPlus Appointment Further Boosts Rokbak's North American Dealer Network →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Rokbak has welcomed yet another motivated and highly experienced U.S. dealer to the team as it continues to invest in supporting its articulated hauler users throughout the booming North American market. The appointment of TraxPlus, which serves construction and forestry customers across Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, follows hot on the heels of two recent partnership announcements with dealers covering Montana and Colorado, and Kansas and Missouri.  Click for more...


Komatsu, Cummins to Collaborate On Advancing Development of Zero Emissions Mining Haul Trucks →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Komatsu, a global provider of equipment and services for the construction and mining industries and Cummins, a global power leader, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of zero-emissions haulage equipment. Building on a legacy of diesel engine partnership across a wide variety of mining and construction equipment, Cummins and Komatsu will initially focus on zero emissions power technologies including hydrogen fuel cell solutions for large mining haul truck applications.  Click for more...


Rokbak RA30 Helps Virginia Contractor Keep Groundworks Project On Course →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Browning Excavation had to act quickly when groundworks on a major housing project in Locust Grove, Va., turned up acres of overspill from the Blue Ridge Mountains. As the home of a cluster of Civil War battlefields, there are doubtless all kinds of surprising bonanzas still waiting to be uncovered in the soil of Orange County, Va. For Cody Browning, owner of Browning Excavation, however, the unexpected discovery made while providing groundwork services for a major housing project in his own Locust Grove neighbourhood wasn't quite such a lucky strike.  Click for more...


Hyundai Enters Articulated Dump Truck Market With Two Models Targeting 30-, 45-Ton Segments →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced it is entering the articulated dump truck market with two new models — the HA30 and HA45 articulated dump trucks — targeting the popular 30- and 45-ton segments. The first of the new ADTs are now available for order through Hyundai's North American network of authorized dealers. With rated payloads of 28 and 41 tons respectively, the HA30 and HA45 articulated dump trucks provide an ideal haul truck match for Hyundai's larger crawler excavators and wheeled loaders.  Click for more...


Volvo CE Starts Testing of First Prototype Hydrogen Articulated Hauler →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) continues acting on its commitment to drive change towards a net-zero future. Following the completion of a multi-stakeholder research project aimed at breaking new ground in hydrogen technology, the company has started testing of the world's first fuel cell articulated hauler prototype, the Volvo HX04. The results of the project will provide important insights into the possibilities provided by hydrogen and fuel cells as Volvo CE continues research for its future product development programs.  Click for more...


Rokbak Adds State Tractor & Equipment to Growing U.S. Dealer Network →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Articulated hauler manufacturer Rokbak has signed up yet another dealer to bolster its expansion in North America, this time providing customers across Kansas and Missouri with robust machines and the highest levels of service and support. With the appointment of State Tractor & Equipment (STE) to support customers across Kansas and Missouri, Rokbak is forging ahead with its expansion in the booming North American articulated hauler market.  Click for more...



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