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Komatsu's new ultra-class electric drive mining truck utilizes 4,400 horsepower

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A Komatsu 980E-5SE electric drive mining truck Komatsu

Komatsu's 4,400-horsepower 980E-5SE electric drive mining truck utilizes multiple features designed to improve fuel efficiency and reduce downtime. It offers increased speed on grade in deep pit applications and has a redesigned ergonomic automotive-style cab that helps increase operator comfort and lessens driving fatigue.

Komatsu says that the 980E-5SE offers the highest-in-class horsepower available on an ultra-class truck. The 980E-5SE's electric drive means fewer mechanical components, less maintenance, and potentially reduced life cycle costs along with a reduced carbon footprint.

The 980E-5SE was developed using computer-aided design, finite element analysis, and full-scale dynamic testing. Its truck frame is verified to carry a rated payload with a reliable structure.

Cruise and traction control 

Automotive-style cruise control governing acceleration and deceleration helps operators maintain a constant speed while concentrating on steering and situational awareness. Traction control helps operators stay on task and operate more efficiently, even in slippery conditions. Wheel traction control technology detects and corrects wheel spin or slide events and engages automatically and independently of the service brakes.

Monitor efficiency with payload data

Komatsu's Payload Meter IV (PLM IV) can help reduce the machine's life cycle costs by maximizing cycle efficiency. Standard on Komatsu mining trucks, PLM IV tracks and records key production parameters, including payload weight, empty carry weight, haul cycle time, average speed, and more.

Quick specs for the 980E-5SE electric drive mining truck

  • Gross horsepower: 4,400 HP (3,281kW) @ 1,800 rpm 
  • Operating weight: 1,400,000 pounds (635,029 kilograms) 
  • Capacity: 400 st (363 mt)

Company info

8770 W Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 100
Chicago, IL
US, 60631


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