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.
If a new construction company can make it past its fledgling years and manages to keep the lights on, any continuing success is due to a series of evolutionary periods.
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.
The Next Generation Cat 785 mining truck enhances operator safety and performance, provides more intuitive and predictable operation, delivers faster and easier access to data, and streamlines maintenance — to boost efficiency and lower costs — according to the manufacturer.
Designed with the demands of today's job site in mind, John Deere has introduces the new E-II articulated dump trucks (ADTs).
Niece Manufacturing offers a full line of off-highway water trucks, fuel trucks and fuel/lube trucks for the construction and mining industries.
In the clay mining business, you must have dependable trucks. That's why Keith Radford, owner of KR Trucking in Gleason, Tenn., leases his 20 off-highway articulated dump trucks (ADTs) and purchases extended warranties.
Heavy-duty trucks are used for cargo transportation, logistics operations, construction, mining, etc.
A thorough equipment walkaround before starting a shift can make a big difference, and it doesn't need to take a lot of time.
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is launching its 105- ton (95 t) R100E rigid in North America.
Bell Equipment has added the 20-ton Bell B20E low ground pressure (LGP) truck to its range, thus offering an additional solution for compromising underfoot conditions.