930E at Grasberg mine Freeport Indonesia. Papua, Indonesia

The Komatsu 930E is an 300 ton plus capacity Ultra Class off-highway hauler built by Komatsu.


It was the first Ultra Class off-highway hauler built introduced May 1995 at a rated payload capacity of 310 tons.[1] It was upgraded to 320 tons with the addition of larger tires thru the 930-2 and 930-3 models. In 1996 it was upgraded up to 320 ton via Bridgestone 50-80R57 tires. All of the Komatsu electric drive haulers are made at the former WABCO hauler plant located in Peoria, Illinois, USA. This plant is located at 2300 NE Adams St in Peoria.[2][3]

The Komatsu 930E is notable for being one of the largest models of trucks ever manufactured.[2][4]


Komatsu 930E specifications
capacity: 290,000 kilograms, 320 US tons
drive type: Diesel-electric.
power: 2014 kilowatts, 2,700 horsepower
top speed: 40 mph
maximum elevation: 12,000 feet
first introduced: 1996

Komatsu 960EEdit

On May 27, 2008, Komatsu announced an even bigger off-highway hauler called the 960E.[5] This new hauler is 3,500/3,346 hp powered by a SSDA18V170 diesel engine. Fully loaded the 960E weighs 576 metric tons. Pictures of the 960E were shown at in June 2005 before just under 3 years of intensive testing. This 360 ton was also shown at Komatsu exhibit at MINExpo International 2008 in Las Vegas,Nevada from September 22–24.

As of 2004 Komatsu had manufactured 300 model 930E trucks. According to the June 2008 Coal Age magazine, more than 650 930Es have been sold.[6]

Komatsu also manufactures the Komatsu 830E, using similar technology, but with a dump body capacity of only 231,000 kilograms.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. "Super-Duty Earthmovers' by Eric Orlemanmn
  2. 2.0 2.1 "MINExpo 2000". Komatsu Trucks. Retrieved on 2007-07-03.
  3. "Dump Trucks". Komatsu. Retrieved on 2007-09-04.
  4. "Mining Truck offers 320 ton capacity". Thomas (December 26, 2003). Retrieved on 2007-07-03.
  5. "超大型ダンプトラックに最大機種を追加!". KOMATSU. Retrieved on 2009-04-03.
  6. "WME's truck predictions for 2004", World Mining Equipment. Retrieved on 2007-07-03. 
  7. Ultra Haulers, by Mike Woof, MBI, page 35, ISBN 0-7603-2381-x

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