View Full Version : So you think your truck is big....

01-07-2007, 10:36 PM
Ive taken a 6 month break from being a heavy mechanic to go operate machinery at the mine in logan lake. The trucks are CAT 793C's, 2500HP, 69L, twin turboed V16 Diesels...I cant believe they are paying me to drive them...

01-07-2007, 10:37 PM
thats pretty cool.

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01-07-2007, 10:39 PM
Dude, wanna trade jobs??? Swinging hammer in muck is wayyy better than that...but I don't mind trading...:D

01-07-2007, 10:42 PM
Holy crap thats pretty awesome!

01-07-2007, 10:47 PM
My uncle used to drive on of those back in 80's. Very cool

SBC hris
01-07-2007, 11:03 PM
But does it flex well?

VAn Man
01-07-2007, 11:05 PM
Guess it dosen't get much bigger than that:D

01-07-2007, 11:06 PM
Needs boggers

01-07-2007, 11:08 PM
But does it flex well?
When it's that big, who needs flex?

01-07-2007, 11:16 PM
higland valley copper??

01-07-2007, 11:37 PM
i wouldnt mind a set of those tires on my truck =D

01-07-2007, 11:55 PM
I dunno, I think those tires could use some grooving.

But I'm not going to take the time to do it.

01-07-2007, 11:56 PM
wow , thats pretty sweet!!

01-08-2007, 05:15 AM
Dude, wanna trade jobs??? Swinging hammer in muck is wayyy better than that...but I don't mind trading...:D

ohhhh i'll one up yah.

Bro i'll take a pay cut to drive one of those[36]

01-08-2007, 07:33 AM
What's it got for a tranny?

01-08-2007, 09:23 AM
that thing is massive

01-08-2007, 10:11 AM
fuck I would give both my eye teeth to drive one of those things[36] [36] [36]

01-08-2007, 11:00 AM
they have a 6sp powershift tranny....im not sure what size the tires are but the rim is 59" wide can you say BLING, and the tires are $35,000 a piece. And surprizingly they do flex pretty good, the suspension is a hydraulic accumulator system...very cool.

01-08-2007, 11:04 AM
right on
ya my dad worked at a mine for 9 years then a couple others... many a story of the crazy shit they did with them... they did donuts in those things... theyre electrically powered motors and theyd mess with them to get them faster..couple ppl ran over trucks.. never noticed...big mofos..ive got a lot of pics from back in the day.. family days

01-08-2007, 11:31 AM
biggest one I drove was a 30 ton cat 730. Nowhere near that big, but you could still run shit over without knowing it. Heres a pic of a 730 http://www.classytrucks.usa-hero.com/caterpillar2005_Model730.html

01-08-2007, 12:30 PM
Ya I think my dad drove the 100tons..maybe bigger

01-08-2007, 06:54 PM
they have a 6sp powershift tranny....

You sure about that?

I always thought when the trucks got that big they used diesel electric's in there.

Diesel motor drives a generator that goes to an electric motor on each wheel (rears) same way a train operates....

01-08-2007, 07:23 PM
cool mang ...

im drivn a volvo a30d right now not bad sized and i don't gotta be in logan lake ... :)

01-08-2007, 08:07 PM
man i would love to try driving one of those!!! you wanna take my job for a week? it's easy i just answer phones all day and give parenting advice. please????? :) i promise to be good ha ha.

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
01-08-2007, 08:55 PM
These are from when i was in the Rockeys over the Holidays

01-09-2007, 02:05 AM
Those trucks are huge. Have watched some interesting programs on tv about them and what they can do...the biggest thing I've ever driven was a front end loader to pull out a stuck dump truck :D

01-09-2007, 09:42 PM
when do i start

01-10-2007, 12:11 AM
My FIL worked for the mines in Logan Lake in the 80's until the major shutdown.

I guess the metal prices now are high enough now re-open. Hopefully mining in BC won't be as fawked up as the logging. [36]

01-10-2007, 07:53 AM
That is too cool!!!

01-10-2007, 09:13 AM
do you ever take it of any sweet jumps

01-10-2007, 10:46 AM
Lol no they are waaayyy too heavy to catch any air (1.2 mil lbs when fully loaded), and yes they are 6sp powershifts, the diesel electrics are too problematic and cant take the summer heat. The truck in the sparwood pic is a diesel electric made by WABCO, very cool trucks, we have a few of those up here too.

01-11-2007, 12:48 PM
Sweet Ride.... [5] Tha_Stepside.

Here is another pic of the Titan in Sparwood B.C.

Net Vechicle Weight.... 520 400 lbs
Payload.... 700 000 lbs
Gross Vechicle Weight.... 1 220 400 lbs

I was a sub contractor at Fording Coal for a month.... Lots of hugh equippment.

Big Mitch
01-14-2007, 10:25 PM
that is a big truck

01-14-2007, 10:43 PM
i wonder if that one in sparwood even starts anymore for how long its been sitting there, i was there when i was... 12/13 sittin in the rim haha

01-14-2007, 11:55 PM
Hows it in the tight trails?

01-15-2007, 12:01 AM
is the cat 797 bigger?

01-15-2007, 12:44 PM
is the cat 797 bigger?

Yes.... The Terex Titan 33-19 was the worlds largest dump truck, before it was retired in 1990.

The Caterpillar 797
The Caterpillar 797 mining truck was the largest of its kind in the world until 2001. Brought into operation in 2000, it has a payload capacity of 360 tons. The Cat 797 is powered by a 24 cylinder V24 quad-turbo diesel engine that produces an amazing 3,400 horsepower. The truck is 23 feet from the road to the top of truck bed, and almost 50 feet tall when the bed is raised for dumping. The total Length of the truck is 47.5 feet.


The Liebherr T282

The T282 hauler from Liebherr Mining Equipment Company is currently the largest such truck in the world. It is able to haul 400 tons with its 3500 horsepower Cummins diesel engine. It is the only truck currently in operation which can load a full four scoops from the world's largest bucket shovels.


01-15-2007, 02:38 PM
Hows it in the tight trails?
makes em not so toight!

01-15-2007, 07:22 PM
But does it flex well?

bwaa hahahaha [36] [36] [36]

01-15-2007, 08:03 PM
Lucky You !

Enjoy that one ! THose are monsters !

01-16-2007, 11:19 AM
heres some big ones!!!!!!! hey where did i park hahahahaahahaah

01-16-2007, 11:23 AM
went for a ride on the liebehr up north when i was there, wickedly huge machines. really neat how they work with all the electric shit goin on with them

01-16-2007, 11:26 AM


01-18-2007, 06:21 PM
do they have any cat 797 that is the biggest truck in the world (390t)[36]

01-18-2007, 06:23 PM
I'm also a millwright at Rimex in surrey where they make the rims for those trucks[36]

01-18-2007, 07:22 PM
It's not the weight that prevents you from cathcing air, cause they will do it, it's the landing that prevents you from doing it...... well, twice anyways.

01-27-2007, 11:37 AM
the 797 is only good for 300T, we were gonna get a few, but our crushers and mill cant handle any more ore. The truck bodies themselves of all machines 789-797 are the same, they take the same tires, the only difference is the engines trannys and the boxes, it cuts down on production costs to manufacture them that way.

01-28-2007, 08:00 PM

01-29-2007, 11:15 AM
It's not the weight that prevents you from cathcing air, cause they will do it, it's the landing that prevents you from doing it...... well, twice anyways.

ya you imagine that thing being on its rear tires and the rear edge of the box being on the ground..youd be a looong ways up..dump a few loads in front of the wheels and hope she dont fall..cause its gunna hurt

01-31-2007, 02:52 PM
thats sick have you guys run anything over with it? (like trucks by mistake)