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Vcon 3006 Truck - Extending Tire Capacity Through Innovation
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1973 by SAE International in United States
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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.
CitationPetelski, N. and Davis, L., "Vcon 3006 Truck - Extending Tire Capacity Through Innovation," SAE Technical Paper 730285, 1973, https://doi.org/10.4271/730285.
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