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TRUCK: Hitachi’s newest, biggest hauls 296 tonnes

MOLINE, Illinois – Hitachi's newest and largest rigid frame haul truck is the EH5000AC-3 with a nominal payload capacity of 296 tonnes. It combines Hitachi's time proven hauler technology with brand new, high efficiency advanced IGBT AC...


MOLINE, Illinois – Hitachi‘s newest and largest rigid frame haul truck is the EH5000AC-3 with a nominal payload capacity of 296 tonnes. It combines Hitachi’s time proven hauler technology with brand new, high efficiency advanced IGBT AC drive system.

This is one of the most technologically advanced mining trucks on the market, says the manufacturer, and it helps raise profits by lowering fuel and maintenance costs. It doesn’t just get work done – it gets more work done.

The new AC drive system has an advanced propulsion technology that features slip control for traction and for grip, pitch control, and skid control. The new system has sensors on all four wheels and incorporates additional feedback from the drive system, front wheels, steering, suspension, and other systems to enhance the slip-slide control feature. Pitch and skid control are new features.

The Hitachi EH5000AC-3 is equipped with a Cummins QSKTTA60-CE diesel engine that generates 2,125 kW at 1,900 rpm and meets EPA Tier 2 emission requirements.

The all-hydraulic actuated braking system provides precise braking control and quick system responses.

Last, but not least, the new Hitachi system monitor provides display information and diagnostics of all onboard systems and controls.

Click here or visit Hitachi.com for more information.


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