OK, that’s big!

A Belarus manufacturer of heavy earthmoving and mining equipment has just announced the world’s largest truck.  It’s the BelAZ 75710, a monster that can carry no less than 495 US tons (450 metric tonnes) of earth and rock around open-cast mines.  It uses 4,600hp electric motors to move the load.  Here’s a Russian-language video of its launch.

OK . . . that’s a big truck!  I wonder how many standard pickups like my Ford F-150 it could stack in its load bed?



  1. we have some pretty big trucks uded up in the North West of our state (Western Australia) but that thing dwarves even those! That's a big fella all right.

  2. When I worked on large earthmoving equipment years ago, I was told that the biggest costs in running an open-pit mine were fuel, tires, and labor, in that order.

    Don in Oregon

  3. I feel a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of hippies suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.

  4. That "hover drone" would be an FPV Hexacopter of some kind. They're really cool, especially with a Gopro on a gimbal. I'm just learning to fly RC helicopters. FPV is the reason why.

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