Unlike on-road trucks, off highway trucks are specifically designed to work in punishing environments and are made to haul material and debris around a work site. These purpose-built vehicles are not constrained by the weight limits of their smaller on-road counterparts. Off highway trucks typically feature a front driving axle and ride on 63-inch tires. The largest off highway mining trucks stand more than two stories tall, boast diesel engines that weigh as much as 25,000 pounds, have as many as 12 turbochargers, and make more than 10,000 lb-ft of torque. To support payloads of up to 400 tons, these massive haulers have frame widths and depths that are measured in feet, not inches. Some of the largest off highway mining trucks are manufactured by Komatsu, Liebherr, Hitachi, Terex and Caterpillar.
Rokbak dealer and U.S. construction equipment supplier GT Mid Atlantic (GTMA) has a lot of equipment to keep track of with a huge rental fleet of approximately 600 machines, 74 of which are Rokbak articulated haulers.
Caterpillar Inc. has signed an electrification strategic agreement with CRH to advance the deployment of Caterpillar's zero-exhaust emissions solutions.
General Motors and Komatsu will co-develop a hydrogen fuel cell power module for Komatsu's 930E electric drive mining truck, the world's best-selling ultra-class haul truck.
Rokbak Regional Sales Manager Kevin Clark has been working with trucks for more than four decades. With a large region to cover in the United States, he discusses increasing Rokbak hauler market share, as well as the positive response to the trucks since the Volvo Group acquisition and the rebrand in 2021.
Caterpillar and Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) announced that the two companies are collaborating to convert the mining company's fleet of 33 Cat 793 haul trucks at its Bagdad mine in Arizona to an autonomous haulage system (AHS) using Cat MineStar Command for hauling.
In the last 12 months, unit sales for Rokbak have increased by 25 percent and unique customer numbers by 45 percent in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
After extensive testing, Caterpillar Inc. has completed the in-house validation of Rajant BreadCrumbs, LX5 CA radios, which will enable field trials with this Rajant product and Cat MineStar Command for hauling.
Building on the proven success of Komatsu trucks at Barrick's Lumwana copper mining operation in Zambia, Nevada Gold Mines (NGM), signed a multi-year agreement with Komatsu to deliver 62 Komatsu 930E-5 haul trucks between 2023 and 2025.
In western Canada, Jura Creek Enterprises has purchased three Rokbak RA40 articulated haulers to move huge amounts of aggregates, stone and rock close to North America's largest and most famous mountain range.
At the heart of its sustainability strategy, Rokbak has implemented a set of ambitious goals in operating measures and articulated hauler design and construction.