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Liebherr T282 Ultra Class Trucks

Discussion in 'Other Earthmoving Equipment' started by Aussie John, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Aussie John

    Aussie John Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone on this site been involved with the Liebherr T282 haul trucks? I am currently working on a minesite here in Australia, involved with a fleet of more than 40 of these trucks. Also have a lot of yellow iron operating too.
     
  2. alco

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    Unfortunately, we have a fairly large fleet of them too. Our old Cats and Komatsus are still going, and the oldest Liebherrs ( that are newer than the old Cats and Komatsus) are slowly being relegated to light duty on an east run.
     
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    Do you have any of the B models, heard they are better machines?
     
  4. alco

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    We have 25 of the B models, and they are terrible. We have 2 C models that we rent, and they are much better. If the 284 is as big of a jump from the 282C, as the 282C is from the B, then the 284 will be an impressive truck.
     
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  5. cb75

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    Is the Liebherr truck bigger than Cat's 797? And wasn't there supposed to be a truck bigger than either the Cat or Liebherr? Kinda remember it being built in Eastern Europe or maybe Russia?
    I don't mean to hijack the thread but have some interest in these large haul trucks.
     
  6. alco

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    Yes, the new T284 is a little bit larger than the 797F. Not by much, but it is a little larger.

    The truck you are thinking of from Eastern Europe is the Belaz 75710, a 500 ton truck. I don't know if they have built many yet, but it sure is different.....and ugly.....realllllly ugly.

    Brian
     
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    Thanks Brian. I do now remember the Belaz, there was a thread about it and after googling it I definitely agree that it is severely ugly! Yikes man, that thing has enough ugly to cause nightmares!
     
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    Looking at the Belaz from the front left angle it kinda reminds me of the IH 340 payhaulers. Payhaulers weren't nearly as ugly tho.