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Komatsu introduces new off-highway truck with 1,140 hp

By On-Site Staff   



The American division of equipment maker Komatsu has introduces a new off-highway haul truck for mining, quarry, and aggregate applications.

With 1,140 horsepower, the new HD785-8 rigid frame truck has the highest net horsepower of any North American truck in its class, while its payload capacity tops out at 92.2 metric tons.

“The HD785-8 has excellent travel performance on grade, and wet multiple disc brakes on all four wheels provide great downhill brake retarding performance,” Robert Hussey, product marketing manager for Komatsu America, said in a release. “The HD785-8 delivers fast acceleration out of the pit and the new cab keeps operators comfortable during long shifts, resulting in high production per hour.”

Among many other features, the HD785-8 includes the KomVision monitoring system that provides the operator with a bird’s-eye view of the working area on a dedicated monitor.


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