Assembling a huge Cat 797 dump truck is like building a mechanical giant

The CAT 797 mining truck is one of the largest haul trucks in the world and putting one together requires giant machinery that makes the truck look like a humungous Transformer or starship or alien planet station or mech or anything that’s comically oversized being built.

The skeleton build out is cool to see that sci-fi blu from the robots but once they attach the truck bed is when things get really, really big.


SPLOID is delicious brain candy. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Share This Story

Get our `newsletter`



Some stats:

560,000 lbs empty

1,280,000 lbs (almost) fully loaded

12,170 pound-feet of torque available from the 117-liter, V-24, quad-turbo diesel

850- or optional 1800-gallon tank

Each tire stands 12 feet 10 inches tall and weighs more than 10,000 pounds

Top Speed: 40 mph

Cost: $3.4 million