Komatsu 960E-1

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Komatsu 960E-1
Manufacturer Komatsu America Corp.
Production Since 2008
Assembly Peoria, IL, USA
Body and chassis
Class Ultra class
Body style Dump truck
Layout Front engine, rear wheel drive
Engine Komatsu SSDA18V170
Arrangement: V18
Power: 3,500 horsepower (2.6 MW)
Transmission GE GTA-39 alternator with (2) GE GDY108 induction traction motors
Wheelbase 21 ft 10 in (6.65 m)
Length 51 ft 2 in (15.60 m)
Width 30 ft 2 in (9.19 m)
Height 24 ft 2 in (7.37 m)
Curb weight Max Loaded 1,270,000 pounds (580 t)

The Komatsu 960E-1 (960E) is an off-highway, ultra-class, rigid-frame, two-axle, diesel/AC electric powertrain haul truck designed and manufactured by Komatsu America Corp. in Peoria, Illinois, United States.[1] The 960E-1 is Komatsu's largest, highest capacity haul truck, offering a payload capacity of up to 360 short tons (327 t).[2] The 960-E1 is the first generation of the 960E series of haul trucks and is alternately referred to by Komatsu specifically as the 960E-1 or generally as the 960E.[3]

Public debut[edit]

Komatsu America Corp. announced the introduction of the 960E-1 on May 27, 2008.[3]


The 960E-1 is powered by a diesel/AC electric powertrain. A 3,500 horsepower (2,600 kW) Komatsu SSDA18V170 V18, dual-stage turbocharged diesel engine developed by Industrial Power Alliance, Ltd., a joint venture between Komatsu and Cummins, is coupled to a General Electric GTA-39 insulated-gate bipolar transistor alternator that sends electrical power to twin General Electric GDY108 induction traction motors, with one induction motor located on each side of the rear axle.[2][4]


The 960E-1 is assembled at Komatsu North America's Peoria Manufacturing Operation in Peoria, IL, USA.[1]


Due to its exceptional size and weight, the 960E-1 can not be driven on public roads. The 960E-1 is shipped in component form to the customer site before undergoing final assembly.


The 960E-1 is Komatsu's largest, highest payload capacity haul truck, offering a payload capacity of up to 360 short tons (327 t). The 960E-1 is 51 ft 2 in (15.60 m) long, 30 ft 2 in (9.19 m) wide and 24 ft 2 in (7.37 m) tall. Fully loaded the 960E-1 weighs 1,270,000 pounds (580 t) and can achieve a top speed of 40 mph (64 km/h)[3]


The 960E-1 competes directly with other 360 short tons (327 t) payload capacity haul trucks such as the Bucyrus MT5500AC. Depending on customer requirements, the 960E-1 may also place pressure on sales of 400 short tons (363 t) payload capacity haul trucks, such as the Bucyrus MT6300AC or the Caterpillar 797F.

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