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Mercedes Semi Hauls 200+Ton Mining Dump Truck Like a Boss

by on May.02, 2014, under Auto Review Specs

eings operating them look like Lego mini-figs, can weigh hundreds of tons-the mighty Caterpillar 797B tips the scale at a mind-blowing 308 tons-and many of its contemporaries weigh anywhere from 180 tons to 240 tons. For comparison`s sake, a GE Evolution diesel locomotive weighs in at 208 tons.

Diesel Power magazine, in a 2008 article on the world`s 10 largest dump trucks, points out that these vehicles massive dimensions generally call for them to be shipped to work locations in pieces and then assembled on site, as they`re nigh impossible to transport over the road in one piece.


But evidently, there are exceptions. And the tool for the job? A Mercedes-Benz Actros Semi-Tractor, which, in heavy-duty trim, has a maximum capacity of up to 250 tons. This cartoonish photo was tweeted by the official MBUSA account on Twitter last week.



Via Mercedes-Benz USA [@MBUSA] April 23, 2014


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