Offering a 45.2-ton rated payload capacity, the new Cat 745 articulated truck features a world-class cab design, completely re-engineered from the inside-out using global operator feedback to advance comfort and ease of operation. The new external “spinal” ROPS structure boasts bonded rear quarter glass that eliminates the structural pillar to give the operator a dramatic improvement in visibility from the cab. Upon cab entry, the new “wake up” feature initiates machine displays as soon as the door is opened, while the lighter/stronger cab door offers shut assist for improved sealing against dust infiltration. The quieter cab design lowers inside sound levels by 5 dB at the operator’s ear. For more information, visit www.cat.com.
Doosan Construction Equipment has more than 40 years of experience with articulated dump trucks. Doosan DA30-5 and DA40-5 ADTs feature a unique front-mounted turning ring, sloping rear frame and free-swinging gear-driven tandem to improve traction to all six wheels. Doosan articulated dump trucks are designed to haul materials and can travel more than 34 mph. They are ideal for applications such as construction sites, road projects and mass excavation. The DA30-5 provides a maximum body volume of 17.79 cu yds, while the larger DA40-5 has a body volume of 25.64 to efficiently transport materials. For more information, visit www.doosanequipment.com.
The 260E and 310E ADTs from John Deere are designed and built from the ground up in Davenport, Iowa, and they boast updated styling, new cabs, frames and axles compared to their D-Series predecessors. The 26-ton 260E (321 hp) and 31-ton 310E (354 hp) boast a John Deere PowerTech 9.0 Liter Final Tier 4 engine. A purpose-built ZF transmission includes a high-capacity retarder, eight forward gears and four reverse gears. Compared to previous models, these trucks have a 125 percent increase in retardation capacity. A new automatic differential lock provides both cross-axle differential lock and inter-axle differential lock options that can power the ADTs through soft underfoot conditions or steep terrains. For more information, visit www.deere.com.
The Volvo A45G articulated hauler is designed to be both powerful and productive, while remaining incredibly nimble and efficient. The A45G — powered by the latest Volvo D16, Tier 4 Final engine — boasts 469 hp and is capable of 45-ton payloads. Improvements include the Volvo Dynamic Drive system and the new Dynamic Volvo Engine Brake (VEB) system. New standard safety features include Hill Assist and a Dump Support System. Hill Assist automatically holds the hauler in place on uphill slopes without engaging the parking brake. The dump support system allows the operator to see the percentage side inclination of the truck and set allowable parameters for safe dumping operation. For more information, visit www.volvoce.com.