Belaz is a finalist for the 2014 Swedish Steel Prize for successfully developing the world’s largest dump truck, which features a steerable axle and body components made of high-strength steel. The Belaz 75710 dump truck has a payload of 450 tonnes, which reduces the environmental impact per load by 25%. It can operate in temperatures as low as -60°C and at nearly 5000 meters above sea level.

To achieve such a high capacity, high-strength steel was used in the ᴍᴀɴufacture of the swivel carriage, a component of the truck suspension system that connects the axle and the frame with a slewing bearing. When we started discussing the movable suspension, we saw that high-strength steel was the best choice, said Vladimir Zagorsky, Chief of called for four tires in both the front and rear, as well as four-wheel drive, which required a new suspension solution.

The following are the reasons why the Swedish Steel Prize Jury chose Belaz as a finalist for the 2014 Swedish Steel Prize: Belaz created the world’s largest dump truck by combining advanced high-strength steel with a Uɴɪqᴜᴇ design, which has significant advantages in terms of productivity and fuel economy. To reduce thickness while still handling extreme axle loads, Weldox high-strength structural steel is used in the axle suspension. The combination of equal load distribution on the front and rear wheels and a low center of gravity has resulted in increased stability and safety. In addition, using a Hardox wear plate in the body reduces abrasive wear and impact dents.

The Swedish Steel Prize was founded in 1999 to inspire and raise awareness about the use of high-strength steel in the development of lighter, safer, and more sustainable products. Jorg Jeschke was the trophy winner. The award ceremony is part of a three-day event in which 600 international representatives from the global ᴍᴀɴufacturing and steel industries will attend seminars and tour SSAB.

Let’s see the largest dump truck in the world Belaz 75710 in operation lifting A load of 450 tons in the ᴀᴡᴇsome video below.

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