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.
Komatsu extended the series of super sized electric Dump trucks used at mines all over the world and introduced the largest model, 960E. It is the largest Dump truck made by the Komatsu group with a height of over 7m and tires with a diameter of 4m.
Just like Komatsu's previous electric super sized Dump truck, 960E was developed and manufactured at its Peoria factory in the state of Illinois and shipped to mines all over the world.
The engine installed in the 960E, developed by Komatsu, uses the minimum amount of fuel for a Dump truck of this class despite the high (3500) horse power rating. This engine was installed in the 930E-SE (a high power version of 930E), and put to work for over 250,000 hours in North America, Chile, and Australia, firmly proving its reliability.
Load capacity: 327,000kg
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.