Dump trucks continue to grow in size as miners tend to choose larger and more operationally efficient trucks with enormous cargo capacities. Among those monsters, the Belaz 75710 is by far the largest dump truck ever made. This enormous truck is categorized as a “haul truck” which is an off-road rigid dump truck created for heavy-duty construction and high-volume mining. They can also transport building supplies from one place to another.
As you expect, the enormous BelAZ 75710 can carry a single weight of up to 450 metric tonnes. This enormous vehicle has a gross weight of 810 tons when completely loaded, and weighs 360 tons when empty. The BelAZ is incredibly heavier than an A380 Airbus, which weighs 1,265,000 pounds (574 tonnes) when fully loaded.
The truck is 20.6 meters in length, 8.16 meters in height, and 9.87 meters in width. If you don’t have a tape measure on hand, the length is about the same as two parked end-to-end double-decker London buses. It is easily the size of a home thanks to its eight massive Michelin tubeless pneumatic tires, which are more than twice as tall as the typical person. We’re assuming it doesn’t need a similarly big ignition key to start it because of the weight and cost of a replacement.
This truck is large but it can move quickly. Despite its enormous girth, it boasts a top speed of 64 kilometers per hour (which is around 40 mph). Under the hood, it contains two 16-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines, but it can only run on one to conserve fuel when the tank is empty. The two MTU diesel engines have a combined output of 4,600 horsepower. This is almost 8.5 times as powerful as a brand-new Porsche 911 Turbo, which only has 540 horsepower, to put things into perspective.
Let’s take a look at the enormous BelAZ-75710 dump truck in action in the video below:
Source: Amazing Tube