The World’s Largest Truck Can Carry a Load of Over 500 Tons

The BelAZ-75710 is a Belarussian ultra-class truck that has held the title of the world’s largest haul truck for the last 10 years. Back in the Soviet era, BelAZ made the largest and most powerful mining trucks in the world, but after the fall of the Soviet Union, it was surpassed by Western manufacturers like Caterpillar, whose 797F held the title of “world’s largest truck" in 2002. In 2013, BelAZ reclaimed its throne with a behemoth that puts all other ultra-class trucks to shame in terms of size and load capacity. The BelAZ 75710 truck itself weighs a whopping 360 tons, while the massive tires weight 5.5 tons each. The truck measures 65 feet in length, with a width of 31 feet and a height of 26 feet. It’s the only long haul truck on the planet with a maximum payload of 450 tons. The truck is powered by a hybrid system that consists of two V16 diesel engines, each capable of generating 2,300 horsepower. They are coupled with two AC alternators and four AC traction motors. Despite it’s size, it can operate at a top speed of 37mph when empty, dropping to 27mph when the truck is loaded or when driving uphill.