Haul truck developments you might have missed

By |  December 28, 2020

Presenting some of the latest news and notes in haul trucks:

John Deere's 460E-II. Photo: John Deere

John Deere’s 460E-II. Photo: John Deere

John Deere’s E-II articulated dump trucks include the 410E-II and 460E-II, incorporating customer-driven features that result in greater operator comfort, reduced fuel burn, increased uptime and lowered daily operating costs. With a redesigned dump body, updated operator station and new drive and transmission retarder modes, the John Deere-designed and -built E-II models deliver the ultimate productivity on the job, according to the company. A key feature on the E-II machines is the redesigned dump body, which is wider and has a lowered and leveled rail height to improve material retention. A brand-new side sheet design makes the load height the same from front to back, while the widened bin provides additional tire coverage and easier loading. 

Caterpillar's 725 articulated truck. Photo: Cat

Caterpillar’s 725 articulated truck. Photo: Cat

According to Caterpillar, the 725 articulated truck features a 26.5-ton payload truck and retains the renowned reliability and durability of the 725C2 while increasing performance for customers engaging in heavy and general construction, mining, quarry and aggregates, landfill, waste and industrial applications. The 725 is the first articulated truck to display the new Cat trade dress and offers improved lighting for easier night work with optional high-level LED, high-intensity lights, LED machine width-position marking lights and access lights on both machine sides. The 20 percent-larger cab features infrared blocking glass to reduce solar heating inside, while sliding windows increase ventilation and enable communication with the loading tool and workers on the ground.

Volvo Autonomous Solutions' TA15 autonomous electric hauler. Photo: Volvo CE

Volvo Autonomous Solutions’ TA15 autonomous electric hauler. Photo: Volvo CE

The TA15 autonomous electric hauler, a battery-electric loader carrier from Volvo Autonomous Solutions, is a new machine concept compared to traditional off-road hauling. According to Volvo Autonomous Solutions, a business area of the Volvo Group, the TA15 is designed to disrupt today’s off-road hauling. The hauler runs on a battery-electric drivetrain based on shared technology from the Volvo Group. The automation system uses GPS, lidar, radar and multiple sensors. Being autonomous, the TA15 has no need for a cabin – making for a dramatically new machine profile.

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