Komatsu 960E-1

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Komatsu 960E-1
Manufacturer Komatsu
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. 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, 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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