Caterpillar released the AD63 Underground Articulated Truck, which, the company reported, offers a 5% increased payload (63 mt) and more torque for enhanced production capabilities over its predecessor, the AD60.

The unit can be configured to meet emissions regulations.

New features speak to operator comfort, maintenance access, safety and machine health monitoring, Caterpillar reported.

The truck has a 789-horsepower (hp) Cat C27 diesel engine that meets EU Stage V emission standards. It does not require diesel exhaust fluid. The powertrain gives increased torque and improved gear retention on variable grades, Cat reported.

The unit has a ducted-ventilation system in the cab, with battery-powered air conditioning and defogging. It has a trainer seat, and a redesigned access ladder and handrails.

The truck uses Product Link Elite for data collection and machine health monitoring. Data can be shared and direct connectivity is available for remote support and services. Displays show load measurements to operators.

The unit will be available in late 2020.

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