Detroit Heavy Truck Engineering LLC (DHTE) is a design and engineering firm specializing in creating solutions for global mining and equipment.

Our corporate headquarters are located in Novi, Michigan, USA.   Novi, located in Oakland County, is a western suburb of Detroit, the “motor city capital of the world”.  The engineering talent available in this area, along with the high-tech support available along the Detroit-Ann Arbor corridor, brings a wealth of talent, knowledge, and experience to our facility. Design, engineering and management staff are located in the Novi facility. We also have consultants on call though out the U.S.A and Canada to provide highly specialized engineering support for specific projects.

The DHTE international Sales and Marketing Office is located in Gillette, Wyoming, USA.  This location is able to tap the pulse of the US mining industry.  The Gillette office is able to coordinate sales and service with mine owners, operators, equipment dealers and service providers throughout North America. DHTE- China opened in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in  2012. This support office has on-site project engineers working directly with our Chinese manufacturing customers. Through this office we are able to research China domestic suppliers to source vehicle components locally, along with providing translators to our traveling engineering staff.


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DHTE History and People

The DHTE Group LLC is a collection of different companies, each separate and unique.

We are all involved in the mining, off-highway and heavy truck industries, working for various companies, on a global scale.



Founded to specifically develop a new 400 ton ultra-class haul truck for a Chinese manufacturer, DHTE has expanded to design and engineer global products, projects and solutions for vehicles and equipment in both mining and off-highway venues.  We are working with various sized trucks from 90-400 ton, along with other projects with exacting customer requirements.  We offer specialized engineering teams to design, test, analyze, certify, evaluate and manage a wide variety of trucks, off-highway equipment and construction equipment with diesel, AC or mechanical drive.

Our employees are distinguished by their functional and technical expertise combined with their hands-on experience, thereby ensuring that our customers receive the most effective and professional service.  Our customers are world-class organizations who desire the best available engineering and design assistance to effectively compete in the international marketplace.


Our culturally diverse workforce includes personnel with a wide range of experience in mining equipment, farm equipment and implements, off-highway equipment and vehicles, trucking and automotive, and other mobile vehicle applications.  Our team has global experience.  Each senior member of our engineering team brings decades of knowledge in specialized fields to the table.  Our more junior engineers have top-notch educations, utilize the latest technologies and share a keen interest in creating contemporary designs to meet and exceed global standards.  Our team of innovative designers are renowned for “thinking outside the box” to create new, effective and inventive solutions to challenging situations.

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Services of DHTE


DHTE specializes in the design and engineering of 90-400 ton dump trucks for mining and other off-highway industries. DHTE’s innovative designs and improvements come from the histories of its experience personnel.  Some of our services are described below.  Please feel free to contact our offices for specific information and project quotes.


  • Mechanical, Hydraulics and Electrical Engineering and Support
  • Structural Design and Analysis
  • Stress and Strain Analysis
  • Fatigue and Durability analysis
  • Electrical and Controls Designs
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • FEA Analysis and ROPS Certification


  • Part Numbering Systems
  • Product Data Management
  • Materials Management and Inventory Control Systems
  • Purchasing – RFQ, PR and PO management
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • BOM Establishment and Maintenance
  • Vendor Qualification and Auditing
  • Design Process Control
  • Standards Controls: ASTM, ISO, etc.


  • Testing and Verification of Finished Products
  • Check-out and Testing Procedures


  • Engine and Power Modules
  • Suspension Systems, Steering System Design and Running Gear Assemblies
  • Air Handling Components
  • Fluid Power Systems  (Hydraulics)
  • Electrical, Display & Control Systems
  • Cab Design


  • On and Off-site Manufacturing Support
  • Plant Layout and Workflow Design, Evaluation and Efficiencies
  • Welding Inspection, Education and Certification
  • Methods and Assembly Practices
  • Manufacturing Equipment Specifications and Selection
  • Metallurgy, Materials Selections and Failure Analysis
  • Test Stands, Systems Testing, Set-up, Training, Testing Requirements and De-bugging


  • Sales, Marketing and Product Support on a Global Scale
  • Equipment and Trade Show Representation and Participation
  • Event Coordination and Support
  • Advertising and Product Literature
  • Sales and Contract Administration
  • Direct Sales
  • Dealer Management
  • Product Support
  • Warranty Administration
  • Technical Publications (electronic and hardcopy)
  • Field Erection, Training and Operations Support
  • Field Commissioning and Testing of Prototypes
  • Field Service Support
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Contact DHTE

DHTE is equally equipped to optimize small portions of an existing product with specific design flaws or problems, or to develop a new world-class original product.  Give us a call; let’s talk.


Detroit Heavy Truck Engineering, LLC


26105 Lannys Road

Novi, MI 48375 USA

Office: 248-347-4100

Fax: 248-347-4104



Detroit Heavy Truck Engineering, LLC

Sales and Marketing Division

801 E. 4 th Street, Suite #14A

Gillette, WY 82716  USA

Office: 307-685-4416

Fax: 307-685-4417



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