Super Dozer / The Biggest Bulldozer In The World / Komatsu D575A

2015 August 12
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Super Dozer / The Biggest Bulldozer In The World / Komatsu D575A

Super Dozer - The Biggest Bulldozer In The World - Komatsu D575A: Subscribe To BW Channel: https://goo.gl/W4vEKv The Komatsu D575A is a 1,150 horsepower (860 kW) tractor crawler available as a bulldozer/ripper, the D575A-3, or as a dedicated bulldozer, the D575A-3 SD Super Dozer. Equipped with a standard blade, both versions are capable of moving 90 cubic yards (69 m3) of material per pass although the D575A-3 SD Super Dozer is capable of moving 125 cubic yards (96 m3) of material per pass if equipped with an optional blade. The D575A-3 can dig to a maximum depth of 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m) using its single shank ripper. Currently the largest bulldozer in production, the D575A has been produced by Komatsu Ltd. in Osaka, Japan since 1991. Surface mine operators in the United States, Canada and Australia are the primary users of the D575A, although it is sometimes used in heavy construction applications. Development: Komatsu first showed a 1,000 horsepower (750 kW) bulldozer prototype, the D555A, to the public at the Conexpo equipment exhibition in Houston, Texas in 1981. Due to economic conditions at the time, development was stalled for much of the 1980s. A successor to the D555A prototype, the D575A-2 SR Super Ripper, began field testing in North America in 1989, and full production began in 1991. The D575A-2 SR Super Ripper was joined by the D575A-2 SD Super Dozer in 1995 when the first D575A-2 SD Super Dozer was purchased and placed into service by the Princess Beverly Coal Co. in Cabin Creek, West Virginia. The current model, the D575A-3 SD Super Dozer was introduced in 2001. Specifications: A 12-cylinder, four-stroke, water-cooled, direct injected, turbocharged, aftercooled, 1,150 horsepower (860 kW) Komatsu SA12V170E diesel engine powers the 152.6 t (168 short tons) D575A. The D575A features a standard blade that measures 11 feet 11 inches (3.63 m) high and 24 feet 3 inches (7.39 m) wide, enabling the D575A to move 90 cubic yards (69 m3) of material per pass. The D575A measures 16 feet 0 inches (4.88 m) tall, 38 feet 5 inches (11.71 m) long has a ground clearance of 2 feet 5 inches (0.74 m). The D575A has a ground contact area of 101.55 square feet (9.434 m2) and exerts an average ground pressure of 23 pounds per square inch (160 kPa). Applications: The D575A is primarily used in surface mines in West Virginia, mostly operating on Alpha Natural Resources sites in Appalachia. To date, 17 D575A's are in service in the West Virginia Coal Fields. There is one super ripper that operates in Las Vegas, and another 2 operating on New Zealands South Island in the Stockton mine. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BW Channel is about giving information about most interesting transporting methods: for example the fastest cars, the biggest airplanes, the biggest monster trucks, the most amazing auto-moto trucks , the most expensive cars, the trendy cars nowadays and the new upcoming future super cars. We will ask our audience to be more active, leaving comments under each video, it is very important for us to understand what you would like to see, we value and love every single of you. Please wait for our new upload every week. Don't forget to subscribe: https://goo.gl/W4vEKv Thank you for choosing our channel.