The biggest trucks in the world

The biggest dumpers can easily be considered a masterpiece of engineering and even a piece of art. These massive machines solve tasks unimaginable for usual vehicles. Everything you need is aspiration and... money for development. A whole lot of money.

The first thing you notice when you look at these trucks is their huge dimensions. Many people cannot even imagine what we mean under "massive" when we talk about modern trucks. Let's have a look at the list of top 10 giant dump trucks.

10. Hitachi EH50000AC-3

Have you ever dreamed about walking on a truck, which is like a 2-storey building? This virtual tour inside one of the biggest dump trucks can make your dream come true! This Hitachi takes the 10th place according to payload capacity, but it definitely takes the 1st one according to being noticeable. Because of its orange eye-catching colour, Hitachi EH50000AC-3 stands out from the crowd. Besides it can boast the New Advanced Hitachi AC-drive system, which guarantees the high quality of slip and slide control systems, pitch control system and skid control system.

Payload capacity326 tons
Overall length15.51 meters
Width8.6 meters
Loading height7.41 meters
EngineCummins QSKTTA60-CE
Power2850 hp (2125 kW)
Drive systemHitachi's IGBT AC electric drive system
Max speed56 km/h

9. Caterpillar 795F AC

It's always extremely breath-taking to watch something what is claimed to be the first in the world. So enjoy this Cat's First AC Electric Drive Truck. This giant is famous for undoubted reliability of its retarders, brakes and control systems in the industry. This 795F AC deserves special attention due to its 2 body options including MSD II Body (Mine Specific Design) and Gateless Coal Body.

Payload capacity345 tons
Overall length15.14 meters
Width8.97 meters
Loading height7.04 meters
EngineCat C 175-16
Power3400 hp (2536 kW)
Drive systemThe Cat AC electric drive system
Max speed68 km/h

8. Belaz 75600

In the spotlight of this video is BelAZ 75600. This model was created in 2005 and it was among the pioneers in the range of ultra class haul trucks. It is created to work under various climatic conditions and specifically designed for transportation of huge rock mass at open-pit mining sites.

Payload capacity352 tons
Overall length14.9 meters
Width9.6 meters
Loading height7.47 meters
EngineCummins QSK 78-C
Power3500 hp (2610 kW)
Drive systemAC electric drive system
Max speed64 km/h

7. Terex MT 5500 AC

Terex MT 5500 AC (also known as Unit Rig MT 5500AC) is one of the oldest ultra-class versions in the history of modern diesel-electric-drive mining haulers. Surely it doesn't have fantastic parameters as it was unveiled in the last year of the 20th century (April 2, 2000). So, its creators can obviously be proud of themselves since their product is still competitive in the market.

Payload capacity360 tons
Overall length14.87 meters
Width9.05 meters
Loading height7.67 meters
EngineMTU/DDC 16V4000
Power3000 hp (2206 kW)
Drive systemAC electric drive system
Max speed64 km/h

6. Komatsu 960E-1K

In this video Komatsu uncovers the manufacturing secrets of its largest rigid dumper Komatsu 960E-1K. This model was designed and produced by Komatsu America Corp. in the USA. The manufacturers from this country always pay special attention to eco-friendliness of their products. That is why the 960E-1K is compliant with the most strict emission and noise regulations.

Payload capacity360 tons
Overall length15.34 meters
Width9.19 meters
Loading height7.14 meters
EngineKomatsu SSDA18V170
Power3500 hp (2610 kW)
Drive systemKomatsu IGBT AC electric drive system
Max speed64 km/h

5. Belaz 75601

This model is designed as an ultra class haul truck with the basic units of Belaz 75600 and associated parts from the leading manufacturers. Thus, the traction electric motor is provided by Siemens and the traction alternator is provided by Kato. In comparison to the previous version, the 75601 can endure even the severest climatic conditions. It operates at ambient temperature range from -50 to +50 °C. But it's better to see something once than hear about it a hundred times, so watch these BelAZ 75601 dump trucks in action.

Payload capacity360 tons
Overall length14.9 meters
Width9.25 meters
Loading height7.22 meters
EngineMTU DD 20V4000
Power3750 hp (2800 kW)
Drive systemAC electric drive system
Max speed64 km/h

4. Liebherr T 284

Here is the latest Monster Truck from Liebherr Mining. Fascinating, isn't it? Liebherr claims that they needed years of design experience and millions of operating hours to produce the T 284. And they did their best. The distinctive feature of this Liebherr's dump truck version is flexible engine options. The choice will allow customers to select the engine, which meets the necessary productivity and at the same time minimizes fuel consumption.

Payload capacity400 tons
Overall length15.69 meters
Width9,68 meters
Loading height8,29 meters
EngineMTU 20V4000 C23
Cummins QSK 78
Power3500-4000 hp (2610-2983 kW)
Drive systemLitronic Plus AC drive system
Max speed64 km/h

3. Terex MT 6300 AC

The story of the bronze medalist is not simple. This Terex MT 6300 AC was introduced in 2008 and in 2010 it was rebranded as Bucyrus MT6300 AC. Then in 2011, after the acquisition of the mining equipment division of Bucyrus by Caterpillar, the MT 6300 AC became one of the products of Caterpillar's Unit Rig line. But all these twists and turns in the way to success of this great vehicle didn't influence its efficiency and popularity. So, look at Terex MT 6300 AC in all its heavy charm from all its refined sides.

Payload capacity400 tons
Overall length15.57 meters
Width9.70 meters
Loading height7.92 meters
EngineDetroit Diesel/MTU 20V4000
Power3750 hp (2800 kW)
Drive systemAC electric drive system
Max speed64 km/h

2. Caterpillar 797F

The price of this gigantic Caterpillar 797F is $5 Million. Besides it needs the most expensive and largest tires in the world – the Michelin 59/80R63 XDR. But the productivity of this model justifies all the expenses. The Cat 797F can haul 1 Million pounds in a single load and it's more than a fully loaded Boeing 747. Can you imagine driving this vehicle indoors? In this video a highly-skilled driver of the biggest Caterpillar dump truck shows his mastery.

Payload capacity400 tons
Overall length14.8 meters
Width9.75 meters
Loading height6.52 meters
EngineCat C175-20 ACERT V-20
Power4000 hp (2983 kW)
Drive systemCat AC drive system
Max speed68 km/h

1. Belaz 75710

The champion of the ranking is in the lead by all the parameters. Belaz 75710 is the biggest, the longest, the heaviest, the most powerful and the most expensive dump truck in the world. It even has set the world Guiness record in 2014, when it transported more than 500 tons. All this became possible due to 2 diesel engine system developed by Siemens. And what is remarkable, that this drive system allows the 75710 model to use only one engine when the truck is not fully loaded.

Payload capacity496 tons
Overall length20.6 meters
Width9.87 meters
Loading height8.16 meters
Engine2x 65 L MTU DD16V4000 V16
Power4600 hp (3383 kW)
Drive systemAC electric drive Siemens MMT50
Max speed64 km/h


Yikeeeees Thai
10mo 28d ago

what's the use of using such a massive truck with such low-seated bucket?

1yr 2mo ago

2beskerk, pretty much this, otoh belaz are willing to import their dumpers on the chinese and indonesian markets though

1yr 2mo ago

I can easily imagine Belaz digging really deep to set the biggest truck guiness world record. -))) it's highly unlikely they expect markets to react strongly on their 75710 with good reason. With regards to dumper manufacturers,Caterpillar are clearly in the league of their own.

no guts-no glory
1yr 2mo ago

A little amendment is that russians and belarussians are physically unable to produce anything really worthwhile, hencetheir entire labour is just a rolling watering pot so save yourserf from headache and buy caterpillar dumpey

Danny Wilkinson
1yr 2mo ago

i'm just wondering about #1 thingy. why the hell they don't put his engine in some sports car? :D

1yr 3mo ago

holy shiit, never heard of any of them lol!