Caterpillar announces the MT5300D AC 320-ton-capacity (290-tonne-capacity) mining truck as part of its ongoing investment in the Unit Rig™ products acquired through the acquisition of Bucyrus International. The new truck integrates a Cat® C175-16 engine and Cat 360T AC electric drive system with the proven Unit Rig MT Series trucks.
The MT5300D AC takes its place in Caterpillar’s large mining truck product line between the 250-ton-capacity (227-tonne-capacity) 793F and the 360-ton-capacity (327-tonne-capacity) 795F AC.
The new truck builds on Unit Rig’s 50 years of electric-drive mining truck experience and the thousands of units currently working in mines around the world. The strength of the Cat engine and drive system combine with Cat dealer support and Unit Rig designs to deliver high performance and efficiency to mining customers. The MT5300D will be commercially available in the near future.