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Komatsu to Add Largest Model Yet to Its Super-Large Haul Trucks: Introducing the 960E-1 Model

Komatsu Ltd. (President & CEO: Kunio Noji) expands its line of super-large haul trucks by launching the 960E-1(960E) model haul truck (max. payload: 327 tons) with AC electric drive. The 960E is the largest model of the Komatsu Group and measures 7 meters high with its tires of almost 4 meters in diameter.




As in the case of Komatsu's other super-large electric-drive haul trucks, the 960E was designed and developed by Komatsu America Corp. and is being produced at its Peoria Manufacturing Operation in Illinois for mines around the world. Since the market introduction of the 930E AC electric-drive super-large haul truck (max. payload: 290 tons) in 1995, Komatsu has enjoyed a leadership position of the industry. Komatsu has already delivered over 650 units of the best-selling 930E model. Based on the high evaluations for the 930E, Komatsu developed the 960E.
The 960E is equipped with a Komatsu 3,500 horsepower engine providing the lowest brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) at rated horsepower for this truck class. The 930E-SE model, a higher-power version of the 930E, is also powered by this engine, having been deployed for over 250,000 hours in mines in North America, Chile and Australia, proving the reliability of this engine in the field.
The 960E is equipped with the VHMS (Vehicle Health Monitoring System) as a standard feature, enabling remote, real-time monitoring of the "health" and operating conditions of the truck.
Against the backdrop of strong expansion of infrastructure development in emerging powers, such as China, India and Brazil, the demand for coal, iron ore, copper and other mineral resources has become very urgent. Komatsu forecasts continued development of mines will remain brisk into the future. At the same time, mine companies are promoting the development of larger mines and working to further enhance productivity. The 960E is designed to be the right match for these customers.
The 960E has already been tested for over three years in coal and copper mines. In addition to its reliability, the 960E has incorporated all important needs of customers for mining trucks, such as payload, productivity, power, fuel economy, operability and cab comfort.


Product Specification

   

960E-1

930E-4

Nominal Gross Vehicle Weight

metric tons

576

502

Nominal Payload

metric tons

327

292

Engine

Komatsu SSDA18V170

Komatsu SSDA16V160

Gross horsepower @1900rpm

2610kW/3500HP

2014kW/2700HP

Maximum Speed

64.4 km/h (40 mph)

64.4 km/h (40 mph)

Turning Radius

m

16

14.9

Dimensions Length

m

15.6

15.6

Dimensions Width

m

9.6

9.09

Dimensions Height (empty)

m

7.37

7.37


(comparison with 930E-4)




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2008/05/28

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