KOMATSU HD 785 DUMPTRUCKS

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KOMATSU HD 785 DUMPTRUCKS

Post #1 by Jim M » Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:51 am

Hello all

Here are some pictures of Komatsu HD785 dumpers i took when i worked at whatley quarry near Frome in Somerset England in aug/sep 2007.The one i am standing next to has got a fully rubberised skip/dump body.I found the truck nice to drive and it had a really good turning circle,all round not a bad machine.

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Re: KOMATSU HD 785 DUMPTRUCKS

Post #2 by Ross » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:18 am

Pretty underated truck. There was a few At Turdale Depot a few year ago. Not bad at all when you get a good look at them. :thumbs_up:

Bit Confuzzin naming the Model 785 tho :roll:

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Post #3 by John Gaunt » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:38 am

Unless it's the camera playing tricks, the front wheels look different to the back (larger diameter centres), I would have expected them all to be the same size....


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Re: KOMATSU HD 785 DUMPTRUCKS

Post #4 by Nick Drew » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:37 pm

Hi Jim,

Nice looking trucks there!!

Must be a bit of a buzz driving something that size!! :o ;)

How many passes did it take you to get loaded by the 1250 ??

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Re: KOMATSU HD 785 DUMPTRUCKS

Post #5 by CBR954 » Sat May 03, 2008 1:23 am

I forgot there were a few 785-5's at Whatley.
I assisted in the build up of the first truck in July 2001. If i remember correctly the rubber skip was manufactured by Skega.
The rubber was supported by wire ropes threaded through a skeleton body and not bonded into a standard steel floored skip as most are.


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Re: KOMATSU HD 785 DUMPTRUCKS

Post #6 by Mark Williams » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:30 am

Hello Guys,
Celtic Energy had 19 of these trucks working at their Selar o.c.c.s in South Wales in the late 90s to mid 2000.
All the operators on that job loved them as they were so quiet to drive.
When the Walters Group bought Celtic Energy,the trucks were replaced with Cat 777s.
They were loaded by some late Demag H185s and a Komatsu Demag PC3000.
You can see footage of these trucks on the dvd called Black Harvest,the quest for coal.
Regards,
Mark. :D

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Post #7 by GIZZY » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:51 pm

Good pics there jim. The komatsu 785 in my opinion was a lovely dumptruck to drive. ;)


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Post #8 by SRB » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:01 pm

These 785's were on hire to Kier from HCL back in January whilst the 777's were on there way in. Few snaps of them at rest and work and one with a flat tyre......

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Post #9 by Mike d550 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:01 pm

Those Komatsu haulers to me are copies of Cats popular 777 ! They should be called copycatmatsu's ! Get your own design ideas Komatsu !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They even use similar model no's (I.E cat have a 785 in their lineup)

Rant over!

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Re: KOMATSU HD 785 DUMPTRUCKS

Post #10 by Ross » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:13 pm

So Stu ... Are they any good?

Those Komatsu haulers to me are copies of Cats popular 777 ! They should be called copycatmatsu's ! Get your own design ideas Komatsu !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


They didnt look like Copies to me .. The Frame work and suspension looked really good ..


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