Construction of a 797 Dump Haul Truck

Find out how the huge vehicles used to haul coal are assembled. This is a video showing the construction of a 797B Caterpillar 345t truck on site at the Anglo Coal Dawson open cut coal mine in central Queensland accompanied by a rock instrumental soundtrack. Numerous workers are shown in action.

Educational value statement

  • Suitable for all year levels.
  • Demonstrates the huge scale of the truck.
  • Can be downloaded as a Flash video file.

Key learning objectives

  • Students describe how people use science and technology in their occupations.


  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science.

Australian Curriculum content statements
Science: ACSHE224