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VCon 3006 - A New Concept in Large Mining Trucks
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1972 by SAE International in United States
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The world's largest mining end dump truck, the Vcon 3006, utilizes several new innovations to raise vehicle performance limitations significantly and to increase the productivity per 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 mile per hour values is provided by a walking beam frame and four independently suspended oscillating bogies on liquid spring suspension struts.
Individually powered wheels with single tires provide exceptional traction and reduce tire scrubbing in turns to a minimum. 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 it flexibility to match power requirements to the job and provides for potential future trolley applications.
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CitationDavis, L., "VCon 3006 - A New Concept in Large Mining Trucks," SAE Technical Paper 720376, 1972, https://doi.org/10.4271/720376.
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