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Cat 785D water truck now available

The Cat 785D Water Truck has been released in Australia for mine haul road dust suppression

Not long after announcing the availability of its 777 05 Water Solutions Truck, Cat has released its 785D version, with a capacity of 121,133 litres.

Designed for haul road dust management at mine sites, the new Cat 785D Water Solutions Truck uses the Cat WDS (Water Delivery System) to maintain haul roads with less water.

Offering a maximum water flow reaching up to 3,785L/min, the truck’s AutoMode spray controls determine water coverage automatically based on the activated number of heads and truck speed.

Manual mode allows the operator to set a constant waterflow rate, regardless of speed. Featuring exclusive variable active spray heads to regulate water spray and flow, the 785D delivers a waterflow rate ranging from 130 to 2,270L/min per spray head.

The spray system automatically controls the head opening to achieve AutoMode coverage or manual mode flow rate.

Exclusive to Cat water trucks, the Cat WDS is integrated into the 785D’s cab. The system continually adjusts waterflow during operation to achieve the desired coverage and flowrate, reducing the risk of accidents due to poor visibility while conserving water.

Featuring soft start-ups, the system’s water pump starts and stops automatically when the truck slows or stops to prevent overwatering and poor traction at intersections.

The pump automatically turns off when the tank empties to prevent system damage from the pump running dry.

Water cannon operation is integrated into the cab’s joystick controls and can be discharged while idling to conserve fuel. It features a maximum flow rate of 4,732L/min at high idle and sprays at a maximum distance reaching 61m.

Scalable to meet specific site needs, MineStar Edge integrates with the WDS to collect and communicate truck data, so the fleet can be monitored to meet production targets.

Collected in real-time, the data includes truck location and utilization, fuel and water levels, volume of distributed water, coverage area, and waterflow rate, among other metrics.

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