Belaz launches world's largest mining dump truck
Step aside CAT, Komatsu and Liebherr. Belarusian mining equipment manufacturer Belaz is ready to wow the industry and set a Guinness Record with its latest creation, a dump truck called the 75710, which the company claims to be the world’s largest.
This 27-foot, eight-wheel gigantic vehicle is able to carry an insane 450 tonnes payload and is powered by two 16-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines. Each of these engines produces 2,300 horsepower and the truck top speed is 65 km/h.
The truck is now being field-tested at the Bachatsky open pit coal mine in Siberia, recognised as having some of the harshest mining conditions in the world.
The company said it would be available on the market in 2015.
See it in action here: