There’s no need for an assembly line with this behemoth. It’s so big that it is literally assembled on-site.
Everything about this mining truck is massive. It’s got 4,000 horsepower, the engine displaces about 6,500 cubic inches, the entire truck weighs more than a million pounds, and it can carry 400 tons. Colossal doesn’t do this thing justice.
Caterpillar shows us just what it takes to build this mammoth machine. It all starts at the plant in Decatur, IL, but the whole thing isn’t assembled until they get out to the job site.
I’ve attached the video. It’s certainly worth about three minutes of your time. Let me know what you think of this cool timelapse video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAVYizVoLww
6 thoughts on “How a Gargantuan Caterpillar Mining Truck is Built”
4,000 horsepower! This thing might just be able to clean My daughter’s room.
WHERE DID THEY GET A BOX BIG ENOUGH TO SHIP IT TO THE JOB SITE WHERE ASSEMBLY WAS COMPLETED…..AND WHAT’S THE MFG MSRP…AND HOW MUCH DOWN
They shipped it in multiple pieces to the job site, where they assembled it. It costs $3.4 million. Financing is available.
I want one!!!!! I don’t know why. It’s just something that is so large is just so cool!
I want one too! Want to go halfsies with me?