Cat delivers 5000th 793 mining truck

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Caterpillar has celebrated a milestone with the production of the 5000th Cat 793 mining truck.

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The 5000th 793 truck will be delivered to a customer in Australia, traditionally one of the largest markets for the 793.

"The 793 mining truck is the core of Cat surface mining vehicles," Caterpillar Surface Mining & Technology vice president Jean Savage says.

 "The 793 has been an integral part of making Caterpillar the leading supplier of surface mining equipment. I thank the assembly team as well as those who developed the truck and those who support the trucks working in mines around the world."

The 793 has long been known as a strong and durable workhorse that can last for decades working on large-scale mining applications. Cat says it knows of one particular 793 working at a mine site in the US that was built in 1992 and has accumulated more than 170,000 operating hours.

The latest generation 793F has become Cat’s truck of choice for autonomous operation. There are now more than 100 793F’s globally operating via the remote control Command system. Cat says the majority of autonomous 793F models are operating in the iron ore mines of Western Australia.

"The success of the 793 supports our belief that it is the most productive and cost-effective mining truck in a wide range of applications," Cat large mining truck global product manager Sudhanshu Singh says.

"The 793’s success is a direct result of collaboration with customers, Cat dealers and cross functional teams within the Caterpillar organization—who have worked to optimize the performance of Cat trucks in a wide range of applications. Our very first 793 truck, placed in service 27 years ago, is still in service delivering best-in-class cost per ton."

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