Komatsu America Corp. recently commemorated the production of the 930th unit of its ultra-class 930E electric drive truck. The celebration took place at its Peoria Manufacturing Operation. Komatsu said the 930E, introduced in 1996, is the best-selling ultra-class mining truck in the world. Currently, there are fleets of 930s located in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Komatsu said the Peoria factory built its first electric drive mining truck in 1967—a 120-ton-capacity model. “The 930E represents Komatsu’s genuine passion to see our customers succeed,” said Don Lindell, product manager for mining trucks.  “We continue refining the features of the truck to lower operating cost per ton based on data from real world performance.”

The Collahuasi copper mine in northern Chile, which currently operates a fleet of more than 40 Komatsu trucks, will take delivery of unit number 930.  With 30% of all 930s produced, Chilean mines represent the largest global concentration of Komatsu 930Es.

The 930E has a payload capacity of 320 tons (290 metric tons).

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