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The Liebherr T 282B is a large earth-hauling truck designed by Liebherr, a German manufacturer of heavy equipment and household appliances, established in 1949. The driver of a car transporter truck prepares to offload Skoda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales For further uses of the word truck, see Truck (disambiguation). ... An excavator Engineering vehicles are heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing engineering tasks. ... A major appliance is a large machine which accomplishes some routine housekeeping task, which includes purposes such as cooking, food preservation, or cleaning, whether in a household, institutional, commercial or industrial setting. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Designed in 2004, it became the largest truck in the world, although Caterpillar Inc. had developed a similar model with the capacity of about 20 tonnes less. It has an empty weight of 203 tonnes, and a maximum capacity of 365 tonnes. It is 14.5 metres long and 7.4 metres tall over the canopy with a wheelbase of 6.6 metres. In its most powerful configuration the truck is driven by a 10.5 tonne 3650 horsepower (2.7 MW) diesel engine developed by Detroit Diesel and MTU (Germany) that powers two electric motors in the rear axles. It is the first such truck that uses a more efficient AC electric system. The top speed is 40 mi/h (65 km/h). 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Caterpillar Inc. ... A tonne (also called metric ton) is a non-SI unit of mass, accepted for use with SI, defined as: 1 tonne = 103 kg (= 106 g). ... Weight is the force exerted upon an object by virtue of its position in a gravitational field. ... Mass is a property of physical objects that, roughly speaking, measures the amount of matter they contain. ... The metre, symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... This article is about the general definition of canopy. For the investment firm, see Canopy Group. ... The horsepower (hp) is the name of several non-metric units of power. ... The megawatt (symbol: MW) is a unit for measuring power corresponding to one million (106) watts. ... The diesel engine is a type of internal combustion engine; more specifically, it is a compression ignition engine, in which the fuel is ignited by being suddenly exposed to the high temperature and pressure of a compressed gas containing oxygen (usually atmospheric air), rather than a separate source of ignition... Detroit Diesel Corporation is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler. ... Electric motors of various sizes. ... An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear. ... An alternating current (AC) is an electrical current where the magnitude and direction of the current varies cyclically, as opposed to direct current, where the direction of the current stays constant. ... Speed (symbol: v) is the rate of motion, or equivalently the rate of change of position, expressed as distance d moved per unit of time t. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ...


The truck costs about US$ 3 million. Curiously, despite the hefty price, CD-player and air-conditioning systems are optional. Liebherr expects to sell several tens of them every year, primarily to coal, copper, iron and gold mines in the USA, Chile, South Africa and Australia. The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... CD may stand for: compact disc Canadian Forces Decoration cash dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) certificate of deposit České dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s Panhard race... The first album of the pop group Curved Air was called Airconditioning An air conditioner (often abbreviated to AC in the United States and air-con in Australia and in Great Britain) is an appliance or mechanism designed to extract heat from a humanly occupied space air temperature using a... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 , 4, d Density, Hardness 8920 kg/m3, 3. ... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metal Group, Period, Block 8 (VIIIB), 4, d Density, Hardness 7874 kg/m3, 4. ... General Name, Symbol, Number Gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 (IB), 6, d Density, Hardness 19300 kg/m3, 2. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ...


References

  • Build it big — Interview with Francis Bartley, Liebherr' head of R&D

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See also

The Terex Titan was a massive Canadian earth-hauling lorry prototype built by the Terex Corporation of General Motors. ...

External links

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Liebherr T 282B at AllExperts (301 words)
The Liebherr T 282B is a large earth-hauling truck designed by Liebherr, a German manufacturer of heavy equipment and household appliances.
Designed in 2004, it became the largest truck in the world, with a capacity about 20 tonnes greater than the nearest competing model from Caterpillar Inc. The T 282B has an empty weight of 203 tonnes, and a maximum capacity of 365 tonnes.
Liebherr expects to sell several tens of them every year, primarily to coal, copper, iron and gold mines in the USA, Chile, South Africa and Australia.
Liebherr T 282B - definition of Liebherr T 282B in Encyclopedia (224 words)
The Liebherr T 282B is a large earth-hauling truck designed by Liebherr, a German manufacturer of heavy equipment and household appliances, established in 1949.
Designed in 2004, it became the largest truck in the world, although Caterpillar Inc. had developed a similar model with the capacity of about 20 tonnes less.
Liebherr expects to sell several tens of them every year, primarily to coal, copper, iron and gold mines in the USA, Chile, South Africa and Australia.
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