Bucyrus MT6300AC

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Bucyrus MT6300AC
Overview
ManufacturerBucyrus International Inc.
ProductionSeptember 2008-present
AssemblyNorth America
Body and chassis
ClassUltra class
Body styleDump truck
LayoutFront engine, rear wheel drive
Powertrain
EngineDetroit Diesel/MTU 20V4000
Arrangement: V-20
Power: 3,750 horsepower (2,800 kW)
TransmissionAC Electric
Dimensions
Wheelbase21 ft 10 in (6.65 m)
Length51 ft 1 in (15.57 m)
Width31 ft 10 in (9.70 m)
Height26 ft (7.92 m)
Curb weight1,330,000 lb (603,300 kg)

The Bucyrus MT6300AC is an off-highway, ultra class, two-axle, diesel/AC electric powertrain haul truck designed and manufactured by Bucyrus International Inc. in the United States. The MT6300AC is Bucyrus' largest, highest payload capacity haul truck, offering one of the largest haul truck payload capacities in the world, up to 400 short tons (363 t).[1] The closest analogs are Liebherr T 282B, Caterpillar 797F, which can carry the same weight, and BelAZ 75710 with 450 tons payload capacity.[2]

On February 19, 2010, the Terex Unit Rig MT6300AC was re-branded as the Bucyrus MT6300AC when Bucyrus International Inc. acquired the mining equipment division of Terex Corporation.[3]

On July 8, 2011, Bucyrus became a division of Caterpillar. The Bucyrus AC line became known as Caterpillar's UnitRig line.[4]

Public debut[edit]

Terex Corporation's Terex Mining division debuted the Terex Unit Rig MT6300AC at MINExpo International in September, 2008.[5] Prior to the introduction of the MT6300AC and the Caterpillar 797F at MINExpo International in September, 2008, the Liebherr T 282B, introduced in 2004, was the only haul truck with a payload capacity of 363 t (400 short tons).

Re-branding[edit]

On February 19, 2010, the Terex Unit Rig MT6300AC was re-branded as the Bucyrus MT6300AC when Bucyrus International Inc. acquired the mining equipment division of Terex Corporation.[3]

Powertrain[edit]

The MT6300AC employs a diesel/AC electric powertrain. A 3,750 horsepower (2,800 kW) MTU/DDC C3 Series 20V4000 four-stroke diesel engine powers an AC electric alternator which provides power to a triple reduction geared electric motor located at each side of the rear axle.[6] Fully loaded, the MT6300AC's can reach a top speed of 40 mph (64 km/h).[1]

Specifications[edit]

Bucyrus MT6300AC Specifications[7]
Specification
Public Introduction 2008
Nominal Payload Capacity 400 short tons (363 t)
Gross Machine Operating Weight 1,330,000 lb (603,300 kg)
Engine Make & Model MTU/DDC 20V4000
Engine Arrangement V-20
Engine Power 3,750 hp (2,796 kW) net
Top Speed (Loaded) 40 mph (64 km/h)
Overall Height to Top of Canopy (Empty) 26 ft 0 in (7.92 m)
Overall Height (Body Raised) 44 ft 4 in (13.51 m)
Overall Length 51 ft 1 in (15.57 m)
Overall Width 31 ft 10 in (9.70 m)
Fuel Capacity 1,300 US gal (4,921 l)
Tire Size 59/80R63

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b bucyrus.com 2010, p. mining-trucks.aspx.
  2. ^ "BELAZ produced the world's largest dump truck with 450 tons load capacity". Land of Ancestors. 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b bucyrus.com & 2010-02-19.
  4. ^ http://www.caterpillar.com/cda/files/2846365/7/070811.Caterpillar+Completes+Acquisition+of+Bucyrus.pdf
  5. ^ Hall-Geisler 2010.
  6. ^ Terex MT6300AC Mining Truck Product Brochure 2008, p. 4.
  7. ^ MT6300AC Electric Drive Truck S_TR_MT6300AC_10_1 2010.

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