Real trucks are meant to haul! Now as far as what we mean by haul, well, that’s a little unclear since a truck can haul the mail down a dirt road a blindingly fast speeds while on the other hand it can haul a large payload up a steep grade without breaking a sweat. Hauling heavy loads can really do a number on a truck but when it comes to moving outrageous amounts unforgiving earth, there’s nothing like large heavy equipment dump trucks.
These things aren’t your run of the mill work trucks, but rather a truck that is so large, it has to be assembled on the jobsite since it would never be able to fit on modern day roads without leaving a giant path of destruction behind it.
Belaz Trucks Amercias just unveiled (do they even make a veil that large) the new world’s largest dump truck, the Belaz 75710. This truck dwarfs the competition with a whole lot more payload capacity thanks to its 496-Ton (450 Metric Ton) payload capacity.
You can read more about the 10 other largest trucks in the world here: www.dieselpowermag.com/features/0804dp_10_largest_dump_trucks/
Belaz claims that this new behemoth will reduce the hauling cost per ton significantly out in the mines. One of the reasons for this is that it has a combined 4600 horsepower courtesy of two V16 MTU DD 16V4000 four stroke diesel engines that produce peak horsepower at 1900 rpms while delivering just under 6,869-pound feet of torque.
The turbo diesel engines feature a direct common rail fuel injection design and are mated to Siemens MMT500 Alternating Current drive system and just in case you’re wondering if this thing can pull a load up the mine roads in bad weather, it has four-wheel-drive to keep it powering up the slippery hills.
A Pneumohydraulic suspension helps smooth out the uneven mine roads giving the operator complete comfort while working long hard hours at the mine. Of course one of the most obvious features of the Belaz 75710 are the massive Bridgestone VRF 158.5-inch tall by 59.7-inch wide tires mounted on huge 63-inch steel wheels, all eight of them to be exact which allow it to haul an astounding 496 Tons of earth in one load.