The need for a compact, lightweight rear dump truck of large capacity has generated a new concept in the 200 ton class truck market. The dimensions of the load-carrying body and tires for the given capacity were set forth at the basic parameters inside of which the structure of the truck was to be accommodated.
Recent development of an exceptionally small 7500 lb, 1850 hp, gas turbine-alternator package permits ideal amidship installation of the powerplant. Dual tires on the front and rear axles gives low body loading height and 50-50 weight distribution, both empty and loaded. Electric motors allow simple, convenient drive to all wheels for 100% traction capability in propulsion and dynamic braking.