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Turns out that a 400 Ton-Haul Truck Can’t Carry 600 Tons

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A Caterpillar 797 Mining Truck costs $3.4 million, weighs 1.38 million lbs., has a 3,370 HP engine and can carry 363 tons. What happens when one tries to carry 600 tons?

via Jalopnik.

October 20, 2009 - Posted by | accident messes, Dumb Stuff |


  1. it’s just some stuff. it can’t be 600 tons!!

    Comment by Shahab | November 12, 2009

  2. That 600 ton figure is correct. Take a look at this site. http://www.carchaos.com/miscellaneous/mine_trucks/caterpillar_797/

    “The Caterpillar 797 was the largest truck of its kind in the world from 2000 till 2001. It’s powered by a 24 cylinder V24 quad-turbo diesel engine that produces an amazing 3,400 horsepower. The truck stands at 23 feet tall and 47.5 feet long. The 797 is a whopping 30 feet wide. With the box raised the truck stands almost 50 feet tall.”

    Comment by oldstersview | November 12, 2009

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