Caterpillar reported the 135-metric-ton (mt) Next Generation Cat 785 mining truck offers enhanced operator safety and performance, faster and easier access to data, and streamlined maintenance to cut costs.

Truck responsiveness is improved through multiple upgrades, including dynamic stability control, enhanced traction control, machine speed limiting, hill start assist with anti-rollback, and cruise control. Auto Hoist control reduces dumping time, Caterpillar reported.

The payload monitoring system offers more accurate measurement and dipper counts, and enhanced overload detection and carryback calculation and reporting. Guidance information, machine data and electronics controls are consolidated into two touchscreens.

The truck features an integrated speed-coaching feature.

The unit has a 1,193-kW Cat 3512E engine with selectable power options. It is available in multiple emissions configurations, to include an optional Tier 4 Final/Stage V one. It can use 33R51 and 36R51 tires. The larger tires allow a payload of 142 mt.

Production of the truck will begin in Q4 2021. The original 785 was first released in 1985.