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.
Hitachi Construction Machinery and ABB announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement to develop an engineless, full battery rigid frame dump truck (full battery dump truck) with a customized onboard energy storage system, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and offering a solution towards a net zero emission pathway.
As the U.S. construction sector is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Biden is working on a major infrastructure bill.
Caterpillar announced an additional 1 billion tonnes of material hauled by autonomous trucks using Cat MineStar Command for hauling, surpassing the 3 billion tonnes milestone.
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Terex Trucks' articulated haulers, the TA300 and TA400, are robust machines that are built to perform reliably in cold weather.
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Landfill operations can be tough, but that's exactly when Terex Trucks' articulated haulers excel. Civil and demolition company DECC recently bought a TA400 dump truck to work on a landfill site just outside Brisbane, Australia, and the team is already impressed with its reliable and efficient performance in tough conditions.