The Caterpillar 100 Ton Electric Drive Truck 660228
Design features of the 100 ton electric drive truck developed by Caterpillar are discussed. Salient features of this vehicle are its power-weight ratio which is equal to or better than many small vehicles, and its maneuverability which enables it to turn within a 52 ft SAE circle. Two additional items mentioned are the use of electric power for smooth shifting of the vehicle and oil-cooled friction brakes for control of the truck under any stopping or retarding requirement.
Present testing indicates this vehicle will make a worthwhile contribution to the better handling of construction material.