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BELAZ 450 ton dump truck specifications released along with a model of the truck!!!

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by dominikat12, May 10, 2013.

  1. dominikat12

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    A 360 ton 4x4 machine must have immense pulling power. I bet that with such a truck no one is going to use bulldozers for towing anymore... Even a 200 ton dozer won't stand a chance since the truck is almost twice the weight.
     
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    The box doesn't look to be very deep. It looks like its needs sideboards to carry 450T. Almost looks like the original 33-15 which had the boxes upsized shortly after they were released into the real world.
     
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    It will be able to carry 450 tons but the material must be solid...
     
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    In that case it won't carry 450 tons.

    My first impression on looking at the photos of it taken outside as opposed to the ones taken inside the factory was that it looked like a cardboard cutout.
     
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    Looking at the tire bulge, the weight distribution when empty is very front heavy. Perhaps this is not a problem, but I am curious as to how it will handle when empty, and also curious how critical load distribution will be.
     
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    And looking at those latest photos it still looks like a cardboard cutout .............
     
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    The truck might not look beautiful and elegant but surely looks brutal! Look at its front it is so massive and with those dual 4 tires it looks like a mammoth machine. Almost like a landcruiser. 360 tons for empty vehicle weight makes it the world's heaviest vehicle on wheels. Only the excavators are heavier. It is a whole 100 tons heavier than a cat 797 which is like 40% more... Even if the other companies like CAT, Komatsu or liebherr build a bigger truck than their current it might not be bigger than this one.
     
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    Outside the countries of the Former Soviet Union I wonder who's going to be the first to buy one..?
     
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    Do the whole axles turn or just the wheels? How is its steering system constructed?
     
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    You might get a deal on twenty or so to try out Nige;)
     
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    I'll pass on that one thanks very much, wouldn't have one if you paid me. Judging by the bias-ply Belshina tyres installed on the prototype I know the tyre fitters job will be a busy one ..............

    Back to my comments about Payhaulers a page or so ago. Effectively an identical layout for a 40/50-ton truck. They couldn't make that work so how come Belaz all of a sardine think they can make the same idea work on a truck 10 times the size beats me.

    See this thread - and note the comments ............. https://www.heavyequipmentforums.com/showthread.php?9247-Anybody-want-to-see-Payhaulers!
     
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    How do u know? Why do u think that on this Belaz-75710 installed R63 by Belshina?

    Here is installed Michelin tires R63 (4.03m diameter), and Belshina has now R57 maximum (3.57m diameter), and at the moment they just talking about starting produce R63 tires.
     
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    Looking at it out of my Line Borers eyes here. Have a look at the rear view and see how close together the body pivots are together and see the width of the tray body. I can see some serious twisting issues there:)
     
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    Ray, I think the comment was made previously that the frame appears to be very narrow in relation to its length.

    Jewish, Re tyres. Michelin knock-offs made in China maybe......... Can you supply a photo that shows Michelin on the sidewall..? because those tyres are not any Michelin tread pattern that is familiar to me for 63" rims. That, plus the fact that there appears to be very little sidewall flex, drew me to the conclusion that they were bias-ply. Try Googling Michelin XDR, XDR2 & XDS, because that's all that is available from Michelin for a 63" rim and those tyres in the photos, as they say, are "none of the above".
     
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    Omg, i can't even see that on the tires was something written.... anyway we will get alot of pics i hope in high-resolution from the tomorrow's exhibition.

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    How does the steering system of this truck work? I just can't see enough space for those tires to turn? Also I read that the rear axle is also turning? Do the whole axles turn or what?
     
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