Caterpillar 777

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A Caterpillar 777D followed by a conventionally sized dump truck

The Caterpillar 777 is a 100-ton haul truck, typically used in open pit mining, manufactured by Caterpillar Inc.[1][2]

The first model of Caterpillar 777 was introduced in 1974.[3] Its diesel engine is capable of putting out 870 horsepower (650 kW). The 777D, introduced in 1996, was powered by a 938-horsepower (699 kW) diesel.

A Caterpillar 777 at the open pit mining site Lhoist in Menden, Germany
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taking a plunge on the Mining Boom". The News. 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-16. Her 12-hour shift behind the wheel of a Caterpillar 777 dump truck - capable of carrying up to 100 tonnes - is over, so she walks stiffly to a yellow XR6... [dead link]
  2. ^ Carol Martin (2007-01-11). "Oh crap - look what I did to the foreman's truck!". Soo Today. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  3. ^ Eric C. Orlemann. "Caterpillar Chronicle : History of the Greatest Earthmovers". MotorBooks International. p. 107, 109, 124, 141, 143, 144,. ISBN 9781610605779. Retrieved 2016-06-14.