Introduced in 2008, the biggest truck in the world is the Bucyrus MT 6300AC. It is an off-highway, ultra class, two-axle, diesel/AC electric powertrain haul truck designed and manufactured by Bucyrus International Inc. in the United States. It has the highest payload capacities in the world, up to 400 short tons or 363 tons. It trumps its competitors in all fields of measurement, except length, where it falls short of Komatsu 930E-4
but by only 1 inch.
The Terex MT 6300AC was only recently introduced at the 2008 MinEXPO, an annual event for the mining industry. The truck had been tested in the tar sands in Canada. Now this truck is re-branded on february 2010 as the Bucyrus MT6300AC from Terex MT 6300AC
. It is done after Bucyrus International Inc. acquired the mining equipment division of Terex Corporation. The model is currently being used in Australian mines.
On July 8, 2011, Bucyrus became a division of Caterpillar. The Bucyrus AC line became known as Caterpillar's UnitRig line.Dimensions and other details:
OVERALL WIDTH31.3 ft
OVERALL HEIGHT: 25.3 ft
WHEELBASE: 21.8 ft
DUMP HEIGHT: 44.1 ft
DUMP GROUND CLEARANCE5: 5.4 ft
EMPTY WEIGHT: 520000 lb/235868 kg
LOADED WEIGHT: 1320000 lb/598741.9 kg
MAX SPEED: 39.8 mph/64 km/h
TIRE SIZE: 59/80R63
GROSS POWER: 3750 hp/2796.4 kwAbout Bucyrus International, Inc.
Founded as Bucyrus Foundry and Manufacturing Company in Bucyrus, Ohio, in 1880, Bucyrus-Erie was an American surface and underground mining equipment company. In 1893, Bucyrus moved company headquarters to South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1927, Bucyrus merged with the Erie Steam Shovel Company to form Bucyrus-Erie. In 1997, it was purchased by Caterpillar inc. and renamed as Bucyrus International, Inc. Its US$ 8.8 billion transaction was closed on july 8, 2011. At the time of its acquisition, the Bucyrus product line included a range of material removal and material handling products used in both surface and underground mining.