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Little Diesel

Little Diesel

Nonpermissible, MSHA approved personnel carrier for use in underground and above ground mining. The Little Diesel was built small to fit into tight spaces and the wheelbase short for optimum maneuverability. For sustained run time, a diesel transporter is the way to go.

With features like independent rear suspension and a 26.2HP diesel engine, the Little Diesel is a great benefit in a variety of industries. Johnson Industries’ Little Diesel has the durability for the job, and is or can be used around the world in salt mines, coal mines, molybdenum mines, zinc mines, potash mines, gold mines, rock mines.

Featuring hydraulic power steering, fire suppression, and sealed wet breaks, the Little Diesel from Johnson Industries is a great solution for your industry’s personnel carrier needs.


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Vehicle Specifications

  • 48" Wide
  • 36" High Minimum (height and standard position of steering wheel is 40.5"
  • 128" Long
  • Approximately 2,500 lbs.
  • Mitsubishi 1.3 liter, 3 cylinder, 26.2 hp S3L2 diesel engine
  • Poclain hydrostatic drive - automatic transmission style
  • Poclain hydrostatic wheel motors in rear
  • Independent rear suspension with coil over shocks
  • Hydraulic power steering
  • Front Axle rated at 3,500 lbs.
  • Sealed wet brakes in wheel motors apply on engine shut-down
  • Front and rear lights
    • Turn signals, brake lights and flashing lights available
  • Fire suppression available, manual or automatic
  • Horn
  • Tool boxes are built into the rear fenders

Standard Dimensions

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  • Strobe Light
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Rescuer Storage Box



Mining Industries
Salt Mining
Coal Mining
Molybdenum Mining
Zinc Mining
Potash Mining
Gold Mining
Rock Mining

Johnson Industries provides a range of custom designed and built vehicles and equipment to meet the needs of many different industries. From industrial duty cars, to sampling systems, Johnson Industries is the authority on industrial equipment and vehicles. Johnson Industries started out serving the coal mining industry and now serves the utility, municipality, communication, airport, factory, industrial, construction, & recreation industries.


  • Office:

    101 Pine Fork, Pikeville, KY 41501

  • Phone Number:

    (606) 639-2029

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