Komatsu introduces the 980E-4 mining haul truck
Rolling Meadows, Ill., September 15, 2016— Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, announces the North American commercial release of the 980E-4 haul truck, for service in mine sites requiring 400-ton payload capacity.
With a 400-ton capacity and 3,500 HP engine, the 980E-4 builds on a long history of success with electric drive trucks, and reinforces Komatsu’s position as a global leader in the ultra-class mining truck market.
“For several years, many of our customers have been asking Komatsu for a 400-ton electric drive rear dump truck with the reliability of our flag ship model, the 930E. With the release of the 980E-4, we now have a product to meet this market demand,” said Tom Stedman, product manager, Komatsu America Corp.
“Building on the foundation of the 960E, Komatsu was able to expedite the development of this new truck, while maintaining our strict standards of design, testing and product quality. We have every confidence this new model will reliably deliver high productivity, considering Komatsu’s reputation for outstanding mechanical availability,” Stedman said.
The 980E-4 provides an optimal match in large-scale mining applications with big bucket shovels (55-99 yd3) – such as Komatsu’s PC8000 and the P&H 4100XPC–4800XPC, loading out in three to five passes, depending on bucket size and material density. This new truck features expanded dump body capabilities designed to optimize payload capacity and mining production.