1973-02-01

Vcon 3006 Truck - Extending Tire Capacity Through Innovation 730285

The world's largest mining end dump truck, the Vcon 3006, utilizes several innovations to raise vehicle performance limitations significantly and to increase the productivity/operating cost. Its capability of hauling 250 tons on eight 36.00 X 51 tires with equal load distribution and reduced load variations at increased ton mph values is provided by a walking beam frame and four independently suspended oscillating bogeys on liquid spring suspension struts.Individually powered wheels with single tires provide exceptional traction and reduce tire scrubbing in turns to a minimum. The improvement of tire life that this vehicle concept demonstrates is of major importance to the utilization of large trucks.Its 3000 hp diesel locomotive engine provides a low fuel consumption, high performance, and reliability unmatched for a vehicle in this class. The Vcon 3006 design concept provides flexibility to match power requirements to the job and has potential for future trolley or gas turbine applications.

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