The 10 Largest Dump Trucks - The Kings of Capacity

10 Of The World's Largest Dump Trucks

The Diesel Power Staff
Apr 1, 2008
Photographers: The Diesel Power Staff
The '08 Ford Super Duty F-450 6.4L is rated to haul a maximum payload of 6,120 pounds. Not bad for a street-legal rig that can supposedly fit into a shopping mall parking space, but imagine trucks that can haul more than 130 times that much weight in the bed, and you've got the Kings of Capacity. These massive "Off-Highway" mining dump trucks 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. The trucks stand more than two stories tall, ride on 63-inch tires, and are stopped with the assistance of multiple-disc, oil-cooled brakes. Most of these trucks use hybrid diesel-electric drive systems to maximize efficiency and power delivery. To support payloads of up to 400 tons, these massive haulers have frame widths and depths that are measured in feet, not inches. The GVOW (gross vehicle operating weight) can exceed more than 650 tons. In fact, most of these dump trucks are so big that the parts have to be shipped to the job site so the trucks can be built on-site. Here are 10 of the highest-capacity trucks being sold today in their most powerful configurations.
"...diesel engines that weigh as much as 25,000 pounds have up to 12 turbochargers and make more than 10,000 lb-ft of torque."
Photo 2/8   |   10 Largest Dump Trucks komatsu 930e
Komatsu
Komatsu 930E - 3,500 hp / 320 tons
Engine: Komatsu SSDA18V70 / Cummins QSK78Cylinders: V-18
Displacement: 78L (4,735 ci)
Power: 3,500 hp
Top Speed (loaded): 40 mph
Body Height: 24 ft 2 in
Body Length: 51 ft 2 in
Turning Radius: 49 ft 1 in
Fuel Capacity: 1,200 gal
Curb Weight: 235 tons
Gross Vehicle Operating Weight: 556 tons
Maximum Capacity: 320 tons
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Liebherr
Liebherr TI 274 - 3,000 hp / 320 tons
Engine: MTU/DD 16V 4000
Cylinders: V-16
Displacement: 78L (4,654 ci)
Horsepower: 3,000 hp
Top Speed (loaded): 40 mph
Body Height: 23 ft 10 in
Body Length: 41 ft 4 in
Turning Radius: 53 ft 6 in
Fuel Capacity: 1,250 gal
Curb Weight: 187 tons
Gross Vehicle Operating Weight: 507 tons
Maximum Capacity: 320 tons
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Komatsu
Komatsu 830E - 2,500 hp / 244 tons
Engine: Komatsu SDA16V160 / Cummins QSK60
Cylinders: V-16
Displacement: 60L (3,674 ci)
Power: 2,500 hp
Top Speed (loaded): 40 mph
Body Height: 22 ft 7 in
Body Length: 46 ft 5 in
Turning Radius: 46.5 ft
Fuel Capacity: 1,200 gal
Curb Weight: 181 tons
Gross Vehicle Operating Weight: 425 tons
Maximum Capacity: 244 tons
Photo 5/8   |   10 Largest Dump Trucks hitachi Euclid Eh5000
Hitachi Euclid
Hitachi Euclid EH5000 - 2,700 hp / 316 tons (pictured)
Engine: MTU/DD 16V-4000
Cylinders: V-16
Displacement: 65L (3,967 cu in)
Power: 2,700 hp
Top Speed (loaded): 41.6 mph
Body Height: 23 ft 6 in
Body Length: 47 ft 4 in
Turning Radius: 49 ft 6 in
Fuel Capacity: 1,000 gal
Curb Weight: 235 tons
Gross Vehicle Operating Weight: 582 tons
Maximum Capacity: 316 tons
Hitachi Euclid EH4500-2 - 2,700 hp / 280 tons
Engine: MTU/DD 16V-4000
Cylinders: V-16
Displacement: 65L (3,967 ci)
Power: 2,700 hp
Top Speed (loaded): 34.9 mph
Body Height: 23 ft 9 in
Body Length: 46 ft 11 in
Turning Radius: 48 ft 10 in
Fuel Capacity: 1,000 gal
Curb Weight: 218 tons
Gross Vehicle Operating Weight: 529.5 tons
Maximum Capacity: 280 tons
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Liebherr
Liebherr T 282B - 3,650 hp / 400 tons
Engine: MTU/DD 20V 4000
Cylinders: V-20
Displacement: 90L (5,490 ci)
Power: 3,650 hp
Top Speed (loaded): 40 mph
Body Height: 25 ft 9 in
Body Length: 50 ft 3 in
Turning Radius: 61 ft
Fuel Capacity: 1,250 gal
Curb Weight: 252.5 tons
Gross Vehicle Operating Weight: 652.5 tons
Maximum Capacity: 400 tons
Terex Unit Rig
Terex MT 6300AC - 3,750 hp / 400 tons
Engine: MTU/DD 20V 4000
Cylinders: V-20
Displacement: 90L (5,490 ci)
Power: 3,750 hp
Top Speed (loaded): 40 mph
Body Height: 25 ft 4 in
Body Length: 48 ft 6 in
Turning Radius: 55 ft
Fuel Capacity: 1,300 gal
Curb Weight: 260 tons
Gross Vehicle Operating Weight: 660 tons
Maximum Capacity: 400 tons
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Terex MT 5500 - 2,700 hp / 360 tons (pictured)
Engine: Cummins QSK60
Cylinders: V-16
Displacement: 60L (3,674 ci)
Power: 2,700 hp
Top Speed (loaded): 40 mph
Body Height: 25 ft 2 in
Body Length: 48 ft 6 in
Turning Radius: 53 ft
Fuel Capacity: 800 gal
Curb Weight: 239 tons
Gross Vehicle Operating Weight: 599 tons
Maximum Capacity: 360 tons
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Caterpillar
Caterpillar 797B - 3,550 hp / 380 tons (pictured)
Engine: Cat 3524B EUI
Cylinders: V-24
Displacement: 117L (7,143 ci)
Power: 3,550 hp
Top Speed (loaded): 42 mph
Height: 24 ft 9 in
Length: 47 ft 8 in
Turning Radius: 130.9 ft
Fuel Capacity: 1,800 gal
Curb Weight: 307 tons
Gross Vehicle Operating Weight: 687.5 tons
Maximum Capacity: 380 tons
Cat 793D - 2,415 hp / 240 tons
Engine: Cat 3516B HD EUI
Cylinders: V-16
Displacement: 78L (4,760 ci)
Power: 2,415 hp
Top Speed (loaded): 33.7 mph
Body Height: 19 ft 4 in
Body Length: 42 ft 3 in
Turning Radius: 46 ft 8 in
Fuel Capacity: 1,150 gal
Curb Weight: 129 tons
Gross Vehicle Operating Weight: 423 tons
Maximum Capacity: 240 tons

2015 Ford F-450 Specifications

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Fair Market Price $50,046
MSRP $52,484
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Mileage N/A City / N/A Highway
Engine 6.7L V8
Horse Power 400 hp @ 2,800 rpm
Torque 800 ft lb of torque @ 1,600 rpm
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Sources

Caterpillar
Peoria, IL 61629
309-675-1000
www.cat.com
Komatsu
www.komatsu.com
Hitachi Construction
www.hitachiconstruction.com
Liebherr
www.liebherr.us
Terex Mining
www.terexmining.com

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