The IT revolution had a tremendous influence on the technology of construction equipment as well. The satellite operation management system was developed during the 90's as a method to supervise and manage equipment from a remote distance, and became an industry standard during this era.
An articulated Dump truck works great on uneven ground or weak surfaces, because it can be folded at the middle joint of the body unlike regular rigid-type Dump trucks. It was specially developed for particular European regions where it rains and snows a lot and surfaces get rough in the springtime.
Though this was a new kind of equipment, using reliable existing components enabled a short lead-time for development. The first unit was used at the housing project in Nagaoka city, Niigata prefecture, and the second unit was used in Mikuni town, Fukui prefecture as very helpful transportation equipment.
Load capacity: 36,000kg
The history of the dump truck as a transporting vehicle is also the history of increasing the amount of loading to improve productivity at construction sites. At mines especially, new technology is being introduced consistently even today. Enlarging the size by mechanical and electrical formulas, and adding the GPS control system are some of the examples.