Cat 777G Water Solutions truck includes truck, tank, and water delivery solution.
The Caterpillar Water Delivery System works with MineStar Edge technology to solve overwatering and underwatering while maintaining sustainable operations. The system delivers variable waterflow based on truck speed and determines the appropriate flow to reduce the risk of accidents due to poor visibility, while conserving water. The variable displacement pump automatically starts and stops when the truck slows or comes to a halt, preventing overwatering and subsequent poor traction at road intersections. It also features soft start-ups and turns off automatically when the tank is empty, preventing damage to the system from the pump running dry. Components include a water cannon, oil cooler, variable displacement pump, hydraulic oil tank, electronic control boxes, and hydraulic motor/water pump.
The Cat water truck has an integrated 20,000-gallon water tank, complete with spray system, splash guards, fill chute, and rock ejectors. Adaptive Economy Mode uses up to 13 percent less fuel than full power mode, and the water cannon operates at engine idle speed, further reducing fuel consumption by up to 50 percent.
Automated water delivery also allows the operator to remain focused on driving to enhance site safety. Remote tank fill control, complete with auto shut-off to prevent overfilling, enables the operator to remain inside the cab during refilling to reduce potential operator slips and falls.
MineStar Edge collects and communicates machine data including real-time and historical reporting, truck location and utilization, fuel and water levels, volume of water distributed, area covered, and rate of water being put down.