The biggest Dump Truck in the World: Belaz 75710
The BelAZ 75710 is an ultra-class haul truck by Belarusian manufacturer BelAZ. At 500 short tons, it is the world's largest, highest payload capacity haul truck.
It can carry a 450 tonne (500 short tons) load. The empty weight is 360 tonnes.
Instead of a single engine, the Siemens MMT 500 drive system (with AC/AC diesel-electric transmission based on the ELFA inverters) is powered by two 65-litre 16-cylinder diesel engines, each with 2300 horsepower. 2 engines working together give a power of 4,600 hp. This, in addition to the shallow bed, dualled tyres, and very heavy empty weight, has led to concerns about operating efficiency.
Fuel consumption (according to company data) is 198 g/kWh per engine, with option to run on only one if carrying less than capacity loads. Maximum speed is 64 km/h, and economy maximum speed (when fully loaded and on a 10% gradient) is 40 km/h.
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