Belaz debuted its latest dump truck last month, and the Belarusian company claims it to be the biggest in the world. The 75710 can carry a staggering 496-ton (equivalent to 450 metric tons) payload, and will be used in open mines on temporary roads. To put the size of the truck into perspective, take a look at one of its eight tires, which is twice as tall as an average-size person!

Two 16-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines with a combined capacity of 130 liters power the mining truck, with help from an electromechanical transmission to put the power to the ground. Each engine produces 2,300 horsepower for a combined 4,600 hp, yet that number seems paltry when considering the combined torque rating: 13,738 pound-feet of torque! All that power nets a top speed of just 40 miles per hour, but at least the weight distribution evens out with a full payload. Speaking of full payloads, the truck has a max weight of 893 tons filled to the brim.

Belaz's chief designer for mining vehicles, Leonid Trukhnov, says the 75710 is the first 496-ton mining truck made, and the company is submitting documents to claim a Guinness World Record.

Watch the video of the Belaz 75710 below, and notice how small people standing next to it look compared to the enormous machine.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't understand why anyone would consider this, when for the price of one you could get about 1,400 Mustang V6s. The thought of something this large and heavy going 40MPH is scary.
      • 1 Year Ago
      GT-R has a better 0-60 time and cost 1% of the price.
      • 1 Year Ago
      safe to assume it takes the biggest dumps?
      • 1 Year Ago
      The question is... how fast is it around Nurburgring!!!???
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pretty cool, but I wish the video showed more of the truck than some guy talking.
      The Wasp
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool truck -- but is this better than a Mitsubishi Lancer? I haven't seen any Lancer/Evo comments yet...surely that guy must have something to say.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those wheels would look awesome on my Impala!
      Dark Gnat
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd like to take one of these to the McD's drive-thru. Sure, I'd have to use a bucket tied to a rope to get my order up to the cab, but maybe they would get it right this time.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cant put higher sides on that thing to haul mo dirt? Love the Caterpillar drone checking out the 8 air cleaners...
      Marcus Fillion
      • 3 Months Ago

      I've never seen a dump truck that impressive before. I can't image what something like that would look like driving down the road. I guess that's why it's made for unfinished roads and mines-- it could right over a normal-sized car without flinching.

      • 3 Months Ago

      Surely great and guys its made for mining, and not for the road so stop comparing it to cars

      Black Dyanmite
      • 1 Year Ago
      I only have two problems with it. 1. It's not big enough. 2. It needs "Wheelie Bars" BD
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