740 GC

Overview

The Cat 740 GC with a 22.7 m³ (29.7 yd³)/36.3 tonne (40 ton) capacity, offers reliability, durability and efficient performance, including the latest, world-class operator’s station found on other Cat Articulated Trucks.
The 740 GC offers a highly efficient value proposition within the 40 ton AT size class. Automated, assisted and intuitive controls bring Safety and Ease of Operation to the forefront – helping reduce operator workload and training. Ideally matched to popular loading tools, the 740 GC is a productive machine in any fleet.
Engine ModelCat® C15 ACERT™
Bore137 mm5.4 in
Stroke171.5 mm6.75 in
Displacement15.2 l926 in³
EmissionsThe C15 engine emits either Tier 2/Stage II or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emissions.
Engine Model - Either U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalentCat C15 ACERT
Gross Power - SAE J1995335 kW449 HP
Net Power - ISO 14396330 kW443 HP
Net Power - SAE J1349324 kW434 HP
No Engine De-rating Below3050 m10000 ft
Note (1)The power ratings apply at rated speed of 1,700 rpm when tested under the conditions for the specified standard.
Note (2)The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with alternator, air cleaner, muffler and fan at minimum speed.
Note (3)Net power when the fan is at maximum speed is 324 kW (434 hp) per the SAE reference conditions.
Peak Engine Torque Gross (SAE J1995)2320 N·m1711 ft·lbf
Peak Engine Torque Net (SAE J1349)2264 N·m1670 ft·lbf
Peak Engine Torque Speed1200 r/min1200 r/min
Rated Payload36.3 t40 ton (US)
Heaped (SAE 2:1)22.7 m³29.7 yd³
Struck17 m³22.2 yd³
Tailgate Heaped SAE 2:124.4 m³31.9 yd³
Tailgate Struck17.9 m³23.4 yd³
Forward - 16.4 km/h4 mile/h
Forward - 28.5 km/h5.3 mile/h
Forward - 311.5 km/h7.3 mile/h
Forward - 414.8 km/h9.2 mile/h
Forward - 519.7 km/h12.2 mile/h
Forward - 624 km/h14.9 mile/h
Reverse - 16.8 km/h4.2 mile/h
Forward - 733.1 km/h20.6 mile/h
Forward - 839.8 km/h24.7 mile/h
Forward - 957.5 km/h35.7 mile/h
Reverse - 215.7 km/h9.8 mile/h
Interior Cab72 dB(A)72 dB(A)
Center Axle - Empty6709 kg14791 lb
Center Axle - Loaded23243 kg51242 lb
Center Axle - Rated Load16534 kg36451 lb
Front Axle - Empty18761 kg41361 lb
Front Axle - Loaded21994 kg48488 lb
Front Axle - Rated Load3233 kg7128 lb
Rear Axle - Empty6486 kg14299 lb
Rear Axle - Loaded23020 kg50750 lb
Rear Axle - Rated Load16534 kg36451 lb
Total - Empty31956 kg70451 lb
Total - Loaded68257 kg150480 lb
Total - Rated Load36301 kg80030 lb
Fuel Tank550 l145.3 gal (US)
Cooling System90 l23.7 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase52 l13.7 gal (US)
Axles - Each60 l15.8 gal (US)
Brake Cooling Tank67 l17.7 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each5 l1.3 gal (US)
Steering/Hoist Hydraulic System140 l36.9 gal (US)
Transmission - OTG75 l19.8 gal (US)
Raise Time12 s12 s
Lower Time12 s12 s
Lock to Lock4.75 seconds @ 60 rpm
BrakesISO 3450 – 2011
Cab - FOPSISO 3449 Level II – 2005
Cab - ROPSISO 3471 – 2008
SteeringISO 5010 – 2007
TypeHigh strength Brinell HB450 wear resistant steel
NoteDimensions are for machines equipped with 29.5 R25 tires.
Turning Dimensions - Aisle Width5595 mm220 in
Turning Dimensions - Clearance Radius8395 mm330 in
Turning Dimensions - Inside Radius3960 mm156 in
Turning Dimensions - SAE Turning Radius7698 mm303 in
Turning Dimensions - Steer Angle - Left/Right45°
Base Plate13 mm0.51 in
Front Plate7 mm0.28 in
Side Plates11 mm0.43 in
Hydraulic Excavator: 352F - Passes5–6
Hydraulic Excavator: 374F - Passes3–4
NoteAn optimum system match gives you a major productivity advantage. The 740 GC is an excellent match for the Cat 374F and 352F Hydraulic Excavators; and Cat 972M, 966M, and 962M Wheel Loaders. Having matched loading and hauling tools results in increased production and lower system costs per unit of volume moved.
Wheel Loader: 962M - Passes5
Wheel Loader: 966M - Passes4–5
Wheel Loader: 972M - Passes3
Note (1)The operator sound exposure Leq (equivalent sound pressure level) measured according to the work cycle procedures specified in ANSI/SAE J1166 OCT98 is 72 dB(A), for the cab offered by Caterpillar, when properly installed and maintained and tested with the doors and windows closed.
Note (2)Hearing protection may be needed when operating with an open operator station and cab (when not properly maintained or doors/windows open) for extended periods or in noisy environments.

740 GC Standard Equipment

  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Air conditioning with R134A refrigerant
    • Adjustable air vents
    • Combined gear selection and hoist control lever
    • Glass windows:
      – Front, laminated and tinted
      – Sides and rear, toughened and tinted
    • Heater and defroster with four-speed fan
    • Mirrors: extensive arrangement for improved visibility
    • Machine operation monitoring system includes:
      – Action lamp
      – Engine oil pressure
      – Primary steering system
      – Left and right turn signal
      – High beam
      – Coolant temperature
      – Tachometer
      – Parking brake
      – Fuel level
      – Transmission oil temperature
      – Brake system
      – Transmission hold
      – Hoist control
      – Hydraulic system
      – Charging system
      – Transmission fault
      – Traction control system
      – Check engine lamp
    • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD):
      – Alert indicator
      – Selected gear and direction
      – Speed or auto shift
      – Operation and Maintenance Manual (OMM)
      – Primary steering failure (warning)
      – Seat belt warning
      – Secondary steering failure
      – Machine Security System (MSS)
      – Secondary steering energy source engaged
      – Hour meter
      – Retarder active
    • Seats:
      – Operator: fully adjustable, air suspension
      – Trainer: padded with lap belt
    • Secondary steering – electro hydraulic
    • Storage:
      – Cup holder
      – Flask receptacle (under the secondary seat)
      – Under seat storage
      – Door pocket
      – Behind seat storage
      – Coat hook
    • Sun visor
    • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
    • Touchscreen display incorporating the rearview camera video feed
    • Two seats both with seat belts, operator’s retractable
    • Windows (tinted) opening both sides
    • Windshield wiper and washer, two speed, intermittent (front)
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Product Link: PL631E or PL641E dependent on location and licensing agreement
    • Cat Detect with Stability Assist
  • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
    • Batteries (two) maintenance free
    • Electrical system: 24-volt, 10A 24- to 12-volt converter
    • Horn
    • Lighting systems:
      – Cab interior
      – Two head lamps
      – Two width marker
      – Two reversing
      – Work light/cab access light
      – Two stop/tail lights
      – Front and rear direction indicators
    • Main disconnect switch
    • Remote starting receptacle (cables not included)
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Auto shift nine-speed forward and two reverse transmission
    • Cat C15 ACERT engine
    • Differentials: standard with automatic clutched inter- and cross-axle differential locks
    • Dual circuit oil immersed, enclosed brakes – all wheels
    • Retarder: engine compression brake
    • Three axle, six-wheel drive
  • SAFETY
    • Reverse alarm
    • Rearview camera
    • ROPS/FOPS cab
  • GUARDS
    • Rear window
    • Radiator
    • Crankcase
    • Axle
    • Front dump body spill guard, integral part of fabricated body
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Mud flaps: wheel arch and body mounted with transportation tiebacks
    • S·O·S sampling valves
    • Tires, six 29.5 R25
    • Vandalism protection: lockable caps
    • Sound suppression (only standard in Europe)

740 GC Optional Equipment

  • OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Auto lube installation for automatic greasing of bearings
    • Bare chassis (no body) standard wheel base
    • Bare chassis (no body) long wheel base
    • Body liners
    • Bluetooth radio stereo system
    • Cat Production Measurement payload monitoring system
    • Cold weather coolant –51° C (–60° F)
    • Cold weather start attachment
    • Engine block heater
    • Ether start
    • Exhaust heated body
    • Fast fuel fill
    • Flashing LED beacon
    • Four-point seat belt
    • Fuel additive – anti-waxing
    • Heated rearview motorized mirrors
    • Machine Security System (MSS)
    • Product Link Elite: PLE631E (satellite), PLE641E (cellular)
    • Roof mounted High Intensity Discharge (HID) work lights
    • Scissor tailgate
    • Sound suppression (only standard in Europe)
    • Heated/cooled seat
    • Infrared glass – high ambient cab
    • Window blinds
    • Wheel chocks
    • Windshield wiper and washer, two speed (rear)

Engine – Optimized Performance, Proven Reliability

Engine – Optimized Performance, Proven Reliability

Every Tier 2/Stage II or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent Cat engine with ACERT technology is equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air and aftertreatment components. The right technologies fine-tuned for the right applications result in:
  • High machine performance across a variety of applications.
  • Enhanced reliability through commonality and simplicity of design.
  • Maximized uptime and reduced cost with world-class support from the Cat dealer network.
  • Minimized impact of emission systems: designed to be transparent to the operator without requiring interaction.
  • Durable designs with long life to overhaul.
  • Delivering better fuel economy with minimized maintenance costs while providing the same great power and response.
Engine – Optimized Performance, Proven Reliability
Advanced Mechanical Electronic Unit Injector (MEUI™-C) Injector - Advanced MEUI-C injector platforms deliver increased injection pressures and more precise fuel rates. These durable injectors enhance responsiveness while controlling soot.
Innovative Air Management - All Cat engines feature innovative air-management systems that optimize airflow and enhance power, efficiency and reliability.

Transmission – Class Leading Transmission Technology

Transmission – Class Leading Transmission Technology

The CX38B Cat High Density Power Shift (HDPS) nine-speed forward, two-speed reverse transmission, designed specifically for articulated trucks, features Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS) and Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC) that deliver smooth gear changes with improved acceleration and higher productivity.
  • Speed hold/limiting function allows the machine speed to be limited in 1 km/h or 1 mph steps to conform to site speed restrictions.
  • Gearshifts are configured to maintain direct drive lock-up, and reduce dropping into converter drive. Decreasing the use of torque converter drive aids in maintaining ground speed and gradeability.
  • Variable gearshift points are used based on the operating conditions, which also aid in maintaining ground speed during gear changes on grades.
Transmission – Class Leading Transmission Technology

Automatic Features – Ease of Use, Improved Performance

Automatic Features – Ease of Use, Improved Performance

Advanced Automatic Traction Control (AATC)
Advanced Automatic Traction Control (AATC) - Proactive application of the inter- and cross-axle differential locks is ‘on-the-go’ and fully automatic. The operator does not have to think about when and where to engage either diff lock. Sensors monitor the machine and wheel speeds, enabling instant response in high rolling resistance conditions. Operation is seamless and smooth, eliminating wheel slip for maximum traction and therefore productivity. Clutches are automatically disengaged when ground conditions allow, maximizing efficiency when steering or when on uneven ground. AATC reduces tire and driveline abuse, eliminating machine inefficiencies caused by improper manual operation of the differential clutches and reducing the cost of premature tire replacement.
Automatic Retarder Control (ARC) - Fully automatic retarder control removes the need for any operator interaction. As with AATC, a number of machine operating aspects are monitored. The system can help towards eliminating engine overspeed yet gives the flexibility of manual speed adjustment, if necessary.
Assisted Dumping System - Tipping of the dump body can be done automatically with the new Assisted Hoisting Control. Full manual control is also possible.
Hill Assist - Hill Assist reduces potential ‘roll-back’ on grades. If an operator stops the machine on a grade, when taking the operator’s foot off the service brake pedal, the machine will automatically hold the service brakes to prevent machine from rolling backwards.
Waiting Brake - Waiting brake applies the service brakes when neutral gear is selected, allowing quick and easy control of the machine at the load or dump area.

Ease of Operation – Designed for Operators, by Operators

Ease of Operation – Designed for Operators, by Operators

Control Layout
Control Layout - The new cab is designed to make all aspects of machine operation as simple as possible for every operator. The controls and gauges are easy to read and straightforward to use, allowing the operator to focus on safe machine operation while maintaining productivity.
Combined Hoist/Transmission Lever - Unique to Cat articulated trucks, the combined hoist/transmission lever provides easy, intuitive control of gears and hoist functions.
The new assisted hoist system gives improved control to the operator, allowing for faster cycle times and less control movements.
Offering both automatic and manual options, the system gives operators flexibility to choose their preferred method of control. When using the automatic system to tip a load, when flicking the switch to the ‘raise’ position, the machine neutralizes the transmission, applies the service brakes and hoists the body to maximum angle at the required engine rpm. When flicking the switch to the ‘lower’ position, the machine will automatically lower the body and place it in float. Both raise and lower functions feature automatic speed reduction and cushioning of the body at the limits of its movement, reducing forces that could otherwise cause shock loads.
Automatic use can reduce operator interactions by up to 50 percent, compared to the previous model, depending on the site tipping procedure. Also incorporated into the lever are waiting brake, transmission hold, machine speed limiter and parking brake selection. This gives operating a more automotive feel. No separate park brake switch is now needed; you just push the lever into park.
Dashboard - The newly styled and updated dash puts all controls within easy reach of the operator. It features LED illuminated rocker switches for easy use in all operating conditions. The fit and finish delivers an automotive feel with the industrial strength you would expect from Caterpillar.
Touchscreen Display - The updated touchscreen dash mounted display allows the operator to monitor and adjust various levels of machine performance and conditions, as well as machine warning categories. These include configuration settings, operator and machine totals, service information, various machine status parameters, machine payload information (when fitted), stability assist, and the video feed from the camera.
Bluetooth® Stereo Connectivity - Make and receive hands free calls via the optional Bluetooth equipped stereo with clearer quality due to the quieter cab and upgraded speakers.

Operator Environment – Improved Productivity with a Comfortable and Confident Operator

Operator Environment – Improved Productivity with a Comfortable and Confident Operator

Spacious Two-Person Cab
Spacious Two-Person Cab - The large open cab offers a comfortable working space for both the operator and an additional person (e.g. training purposes). The second seat is fully padded with a backrest and a wide, retractable seat belt for a secure and comfortable ride. Positioned adjacent to the operator, the forward facing seat gives the trainer a clear view of the instrument panel, controls and the road ahead.
Increased and Improved Storage - A new large side storage box is heated or cooled by the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system depending on operator preference. New additional storage is now also available under the second seat. Twin cup holders and multiple storage spaces have also been introduced to help give operators an uncluttered workspace.
Air Suspension Seat - The new air suspension seat gives an increased range of adjustments over previous offerings including fore/aft isolation, which dramatically reduces horizontal vibrations and jolts. This provides a greater number of operators with the ability to tailor their seating position for a more comfortable working day.
Cab Atmosphere - The automatic climate control system gives you the option to maintain the temperature desired by the operator. In-cab noise of 72 dB contributes to a more comfortable working environment for the operator, all day, every day.

Suspension and Braking – Performance with Comfort

Suspension and Braking – Performance with Comfort

All three axles have oscillating A-frames with lateral tie rods, controlling sideways movement of the axle and providing stability. The suspension system allows the operator to travel at speed over rough terrain and softens impact loads on structures and components.
Suspension and Braking – Performance with Comfort
Front Suspension - Large bore, low-pressure cylinders are purpose designed for off-road applications and offer a soft, smooth ride for the operator. The front suspension oscillates ±6° to assist in providing a smooth ride. Suspension mounting points are integrated into the axle housing, increasing reliability.
Rear Suspension - Comprised of a walking beam and Caterpillar designed long life, maintenance free rear suspension mounts; the rear suspension system provides a reliable and stable ride for excellent travel over rough terrain and aids load retention.
All Axle Enclosed Wet Brakes - The oil-immersed system is a multi-disc, multi-plate design. Enclosing the brakes prevents the ingress of contaminants. This protects the system, extends life, and reduces replacement costs while improving machine uptime.
A-Frame Construction - The front suspension uses an oscillating A-frame with a lateral tie rod to control axle sideways movement and stability.

Durability and Reliability – Proven Structures and Components

Durability and Reliability – Proven Structures and Components

Front Frame
Front Frame - The front frame design features a large box section and wide, stiff frame beams to handle torque loads. The divergent frame design decreases stress in the hitch area and optimizes suspension geometry. The frame design makes maximum use of robotic welding for increased durability.
Rear Frame - Twin-box construction minimizes stress concentrations and provides low weight with long service life.
Suspension - The three-point oscillating axle front suspension provides unparalleled ride quality. It also protects the truck from adverse road conditions by absorbing shock loads that would reach the frame.
Articulating/Oscillating Hitch - The articulating hitch provides the truck with steering articulation, and the oscillation maximizes all-wheel ground contact in rough terrain.
Hitch Construction - Field proven two-piece construction features a durable cast steel head bolted to a hard wearing forged steel tube.
Dump Body Design - 740 GC has a large target area to provide consistently high load carrying capacity. Its diverging flow design gives clean material discharge, which maximizes production and avoids the waste of carry-back.
Output Transfer Gear (OTG) - Distributes drive to the tractor and trailer and includes a wet clutch inter-axle differential lock for optimum traction in poor underfoot conditions.
Service Brakes - Dual-circuit, all wheel braking system. The full power hydraulic system actuates enclosed, oil immersed, multi-disc, force cooled brakes with independent front and rear circuits and accumulators.
Parking Brake - Located on the center axle in an elevated position, it is spring applied and hydraulically released.

Integrated Technologies – Monitor, Manage, and Enhance Job Site Operations

Integrated Technologies – Monitor, Manage, and Enhance Job Site Operations

Cat Connect makes smart use of technology and services to improve your job site efficiency. Using the data from technology-equipped machines, you’ll get more information and insight into your equipment and operations than ever before.
Integrated Technologies – Monitor, Manage, and Enhance Job Site Operations
Cat Connect technologies offer improvements in these key areas:
Equipment Management – increase uptime and reduce operating costs.
Productivity – monitor production and manage job site efficiency.
Safety – enhance job site awareness to keep your people and equipment safe.
LINK Technologies - LINK technologies, like Product Link, wirelessly connect you to your equipment, giving you valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing. The system tracks location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, and diagnostic codes through the online VisionLink user interface so you can make timely, fact-based decisions to maximize efficiency, improve productivity, and lower costs.
PAYLOAD Technologies - PAYLOAD technologies, like Cat Production Measurement, bring payload weighing to the cab to help optimize job site efficiency and productivity. Operators can view real-time load weights on the integrated display and know precisely when target is achieved, while cab-mounted external payload lights on all four corners, signal the loader operator when to stop, reducing the risk of machine overloading. Operators can track daily productivity from the cab, with quick access to truck payload weights, loads and cycle counts, and daily totals; or remotely via LINK technologies.
Cat Detect with Stability Assist - Cat Detect with Stability Assist warns the operator if machine is approaching a pre-set angle during operation; when driving and tipping. If using the assisted hoist, the machine will stop hoisting the body and give an audible and visual warning. The system monitors angles of tractor, trailer and grade independently. This increases operator awareness of machine stability during operation. All tractor and/or trailer rollover events are logged and reported via VisionLink.

Serviceability – Maximize Uptime and Reduce Costs

Serviceability – Maximize Uptime and Reduce Costs

Service Points
Service Points - Service points are mounted on the left side of the engine under the electrically raised hood:
  • Engine dipstick and fill cap
  • Transmission dipstick and fill cap
  • Air cleaner, fuel water separator and fuel filters
  • Electrically operated fuel-priming pump
  • Coolant level indicator and fill cap are outside the cab
Long Service Intervals - Improvements to oil change intervals, volumes and the type of oil required will help lower maintenance costs and machine downtime.
Lubrication Points - Lubrication points are grouped in the hitch area for ease of servicing. Universal joints are lubed for life, eliminating any maintenance. An autolube system is also optional and now includes alerts via Product Link for low grease levels.
Radiator - The radiator package is located behind the cab, which provides protection from frontal impacts and offers easy access to the inlet and outlet sides of the radiator.
Extended Life Coolant - Extended Life Coolant extends the change interval and improves component life by reducing aluminum corrosion.
Electrical Service Center - Located inside the cab, this service center provides a power port, diagnostic connector and Cat Data Link connector.
Cat Data Link Connector - The Cat Data Link connector provides a plug-in using a laptop with Electronic Technician (ET) software.
Service Access - The cab tilts to the side to provide easy access underneath, which simplifies access to the transmission, drive shafts and hydraulic pumps. Machine electrical and hydraulic interfaces are located on the external right-hand side of the cab, behind a removable body panel providing easy access.

Complete Customer Support – A Commitment to Your Success

Complete Customer Support – A Commitment to Your Success

Selection
Selection - Make comparisons of the machines you are considering before you buy. Your Cat dealer can help.
Purchase - Consider the resale value; compare productivity and day-to-day operating costs and fuel consumption.
Operation - For the best operating techniques to increase productivity and your profit, turn to your Cat dealer for the latest training literature and trained staff.
Maintenance - Repair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as S·O·SSM and Technical Analysis help you avoid unscheduled repairs.
Replacement - Repair or rebuild? Your Cat dealer can help you evaluate the costs so you can make the right choice.
Product Support - Your local Cat dealership will be with you every step of the way with its unsurpassed worldwide parts support, trained technicians and customer support agreements.
cat.com - For more complete information on Cat products, dealer services and industry solutions, visit us on the web at www.cat.com.

Sustainability – Making Sustainable Progress Possible

Sustainability – Making Sustainable Progress Possible

All Cat articulated trucks are designed to maximize efficiency and productivity while conserving natural resources.
Sustainability – Making Sustainable Progress Possible
Recycle Waste - The Caterpillar Design, Manufacturing, Assembly and Test Site at Peterlee in England recycles 98 percent of all waste produced with zero waste to landfill.
Second Life - Cat articulated truck parts are supported by the Cat Reman Service, providing same-as-new performance and reliability at a fraction of the cost of new parts, while reducing the negative impact on the environment.

Safety – Designed into Every Machine

Safety – Designed into Every Machine

Product Safety
Product Safety - Caterpillar has been and continues to be proactive in developing machines that meet or exceed safety standards. Safety is an integral part of all machine and system designs.
  • Seat belt in use indicator (four-point seat belt available as an option)
  • Operator presence detection (applies park brake if gear is engaged and operator is not seated)
  • Additional mirror for front of machine visibility
  • Cab mounted, wide angled, folding mirrors
  • Heated mirrors (optional)
  • Body raised visual indicator
  • Cab integral Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) and Falling Object Protection System (FOPS)
  • Electro-hydraulic secondary steering system automatically activates in forward/reverse or when stationary if low pressure is sensed; can be manually selected for machine recovery purposes
  • Extensive handrails
  • External electrical system disconnect switch for easy access from outside of the machine
  • Fire extinguisher in-cab mounting point
  • Fully raised body locking pin
  • Ground level external engine fuel cut-off switch provides easy access outside of the machine
  • In-cab emergency brake switch (tertiary)
  • Internal and external grab handles
  • LED-flashing beacon (optional)
  • Maximum speed limiter
  • Multiple camera compatible
  • New access lights
  • Rearview camera system is fitted as standard
  • Reversing alarm
  • Slip resistant walkways – punched steel plate
  • The parking brake functions are spring applied and hydraulic released
  • Cat Detect with Stability Assist monitors machine working angle, providing alarms and hoist prevention

Specifications

Engine ModelCat® C15 ACERT™
Bore137 mm5.4 in
Stroke171.5 mm6.75 in
Displacement15.2 l926 in³
EmissionsThe C15 engine emits either Tier 2/Stage II or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emissions.
Engine Model - Either U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalentCat C15 ACERT
Gross Power - SAE J1995335 kW449 HP
Net Power - ISO 14396330 kW443 HP
Net Power - SAE J1349324 kW434 HP
No Engine De-rating Below3050 m10000 ft
Note (1)The power ratings apply at rated speed of 1,700 rpm when tested under the conditions for the specified standard.
Note (2)The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with alternator, air cleaner, muffler and fan at minimum speed.
Note (3)Net power when the fan is at maximum speed is 324 kW (434 hp) per the SAE reference conditions.
Peak Engine Torque Gross (SAE J1995)2320 N·m1711 ft·lbf
Peak Engine Torque Net (SAE J1349)2264 N·m1670 ft·lbf
Peak Engine Torque Speed1200 r/min1200 r/min
Rated Payload36.3 t40 ton (US)
Heaped (SAE 2:1)22.7 m³29.7 yd³
Struck17 m³22.2 yd³
Tailgate Heaped SAE 2:124.4 m³31.9 yd³
Tailgate Struck17.9 m³23.4 yd³
Forward - 16.4 km/h4 mile/h
Forward - 28.5 km/h5.3 mile/h
Forward - 311.5 km/h7.3 mile/h
Forward - 414.8 km/h9.2 mile/h
Forward - 519.7 km/h12.2 mile/h
Forward - 624 km/h14.9 mile/h
Reverse - 16.8 km/h4.2 mile/h
Forward - 733.1 km/h20.6 mile/h
Forward - 839.8 km/h24.7 mile/h
Forward - 957.5 km/h35.7 mile/h
Reverse - 215.7 km/h9.8 mile/h
Interior Cab72 dB(A)72 dB(A)
Center Axle - Empty6709 kg14791 lb
Center Axle - Loaded23243 kg51242 lb
Center Axle - Rated Load16534 kg36451 lb
Front Axle - Empty18761 kg41361 lb
Front Axle - Loaded21994 kg48488 lb
Front Axle - Rated Load3233 kg7128 lb
Rear Axle - Empty6486 kg14299 lb
Rear Axle - Loaded23020 kg50750 lb
Rear Axle - Rated Load16534 kg36451 lb
Total - Empty31956 kg70451 lb
Total - Loaded68257 kg150480 lb
Total - Rated Load36301 kg80030 lb
Fuel Tank550 l145.3 gal (US)
Cooling System90 l23.7 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase52 l13.7 gal (US)
Axles - Each60 l15.8 gal (US)
Brake Cooling Tank67 l17.7 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each5 l1.3 gal (US)
Steering/Hoist Hydraulic System140 l36.9 gal (US)
Transmission - OTG75 l19.8 gal (US)
Raise Time12 s12 s
Lower Time12 s12 s
Lock to Lock4.75 seconds @ 60 rpm
BrakesISO 3450 – 2011
Cab - FOPSISO 3449 Level II – 2005
Cab - ROPSISO 3471 – 2008
SteeringISO 5010 – 2007
TypeHigh strength Brinell HB450 wear resistant steel
NoteDimensions are for machines equipped with 29.5 R25 tires.
Turning Dimensions - Aisle Width5595 mm220 in
Turning Dimensions - Clearance Radius8395 mm330 in
Turning Dimensions - Inside Radius3960 mm156 in
Turning Dimensions - SAE Turning Radius7698 mm303 in
Turning Dimensions - Steer Angle - Left/Right45°
Base Plate13 mm0.51 in
Front Plate7 mm0.28 in
Side Plates11 mm0.43 in
Hydraulic Excavator: 352F - Passes5–6
Hydraulic Excavator: 374F - Passes3–4
NoteAn optimum system match gives you a major productivity advantage. The 740 GC is an excellent match for the Cat 374F and 352F Hydraulic Excavators; and Cat 972M, 966M, and 962M Wheel Loaders. Having matched loading and hauling tools results in increased production and lower system costs per unit of volume moved.
Wheel Loader: 962M - Passes5
Wheel Loader: 966M - Passes4–5
Wheel Loader: 972M - Passes3
Note (1)The operator sound exposure Leq (equivalent sound pressure level) measured according to the work cycle procedures specified in ANSI/SAE J1166 OCT98 is 72 dB(A), for the cab offered by Caterpillar, when properly installed and maintained and tested with the doors and windows closed.
Note (2)Hearing protection may be needed when operating with an open operator station and cab (when not properly maintained or doors/windows open) for extended periods or in noisy environments.

Equipment

740 GC Standard Equipment

  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Air conditioning with R134A refrigerant
    • Adjustable air vents
    • Combined gear selection and hoist control lever
    • Glass windows:
      – Front, laminated and tinted
      – Sides and rear, toughened and tinted
    • Heater and defroster with four-speed fan
    • Mirrors: extensive arrangement for improved visibility
    • Machine operation monitoring system includes:
      – Action lamp
      – Engine oil pressure
      – Primary steering system
      – Left and right turn signal
      – High beam
      – Coolant temperature
      – Tachometer
      – Parking brake
      – Fuel level
      – Transmission oil temperature
      – Brake system
      – Transmission hold
      – Hoist control
      – Hydraulic system
      – Charging system
      – Transmission fault
      – Traction control system
      – Check engine lamp
    • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD):
      – Alert indicator
      – Selected gear and direction
      – Speed or auto shift
      – Operation and Maintenance Manual (OMM)
      – Primary steering failure (warning)
      – Seat belt warning
      – Secondary steering failure
      – Machine Security System (MSS)
      – Secondary steering energy source engaged
      – Hour meter
      – Retarder active
    • Seats:
      – Operator: fully adjustable, air suspension
      – Trainer: padded with lap belt
    • Secondary steering – electro hydraulic
    • Storage:
      – Cup holder
      – Flask receptacle (under the secondary seat)
      – Under seat storage
      – Door pocket
      – Behind seat storage
      – Coat hook
    • Sun visor
    • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
    • Touchscreen display incorporating the rearview camera video feed
    • Two seats both with seat belts, operator’s retractable
    • Windows (tinted) opening both sides
    • Windshield wiper and washer, two speed, intermittent (front)
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Product Link: PL631E or PL641E dependent on location and licensing agreement
    • Cat Detect with Stability Assist
  • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
    • Batteries (two) maintenance free
    • Electrical system: 24-volt, 10A 24- to 12-volt converter
    • Horn
    • Lighting systems:
      – Cab interior
      – Two head lamps
      – Two width marker
      – Two reversing
      – Work light/cab access light
      – Two stop/tail lights
      – Front and rear direction indicators
    • Main disconnect switch
    • Remote starting receptacle (cables not included)
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Auto shift nine-speed forward and two reverse transmission
    • Cat C15 ACERT engine
    • Differentials: standard with automatic clutched inter- and cross-axle differential locks
    • Dual circuit oil immersed, enclosed brakes – all wheels
    • Retarder: engine compression brake
    • Three axle, six-wheel drive
  • SAFETY
    • Reverse alarm
    • Rearview camera
    • ROPS/FOPS cab
  • GUARDS
    • Rear window
    • Radiator
    • Crankcase
    • Axle
    • Front dump body spill guard, integral part of fabricated body
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Mud flaps: wheel arch and body mounted with transportation tiebacks
    • S·O·S sampling valves
    • Tires, six 29.5 R25
    • Vandalism protection: lockable caps
    • Sound suppression (only standard in Europe)

740 GC Optional Equipment

  • OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Auto lube installation for automatic greasing of bearings
    • Bare chassis (no body) standard wheel base
    • Bare chassis (no body) long wheel base
    • Body liners
    • Bluetooth radio stereo system
    • Cat Production Measurement payload monitoring system
    • Cold weather coolant –51° C (–60° F)
    • Cold weather start attachment
    • Engine block heater
    • Ether start
    • Exhaust heated body
    • Fast fuel fill
    • Flashing LED beacon
    • Four-point seat belt
    • Fuel additive – anti-waxing
    • Heated rearview motorized mirrors
    • Machine Security System (MSS)
    • Product Link Elite: PLE631E (satellite), PLE641E (cellular)
    • Roof mounted High Intensity Discharge (HID) work lights
    • Scissor tailgate
    • Sound suppression (only standard in Europe)
    • Heated/cooled seat
    • Infrared glass – high ambient cab
    • Window blinds
    • Wheel chocks
    • Windshield wiper and washer, two speed (rear)

Benefits and Features

Engine – Optimized Performance, Proven Reliability

Engine – Optimized Performance, Proven Reliability

Every Tier 2/Stage II or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent Cat engine with ACERT technology is equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air and aftertreatment components. The right technologies fine-tuned for the right applications result in:
  • High machine performance across a variety of applications.
  • Enhanced reliability through commonality and simplicity of design.
  • Maximized uptime and reduced cost with world-class support from the Cat dealer network.
  • Minimized impact of emission systems: designed to be transparent to the operator without requiring interaction.
  • Durable designs with long life to overhaul.
  • Delivering better fuel economy with minimized maintenance costs while providing the same great power and response.
Engine – Optimized Performance, Proven Reliability
Advanced Mechanical Electronic Unit Injector (MEUI™-C) Injector - Advanced MEUI-C injector platforms deliver increased injection pressures and more precise fuel rates. These durable injectors enhance responsiveness while controlling soot.
Innovative Air Management - All Cat engines feature innovative air-management systems that optimize airflow and enhance power, efficiency and reliability.

Transmission – Class Leading Transmission Technology

Transmission – Class Leading Transmission Technology

The CX38B Cat High Density Power Shift (HDPS) nine-speed forward, two-speed reverse transmission, designed specifically for articulated trucks, features Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS) and Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC) that deliver smooth gear changes with improved acceleration and higher productivity.
  • Speed hold/limiting function allows the machine speed to be limited in 1 km/h or 1 mph steps to conform to site speed restrictions.
  • Gearshifts are configured to maintain direct drive lock-up, and reduce dropping into converter drive. Decreasing the use of torque converter drive aids in maintaining ground speed and gradeability.
  • Variable gearshift points are used based on the operating conditions, which also aid in maintaining ground speed during gear changes on grades.
Transmission – Class Leading Transmission Technology

Automatic Features – Ease of Use, Improved Performance

Automatic Features – Ease of Use, Improved Performance

Advanced Automatic Traction Control (AATC)
Advanced Automatic Traction Control (AATC) - Proactive application of the inter- and cross-axle differential locks is ‘on-the-go’ and fully automatic. The operator does not have to think about when and where to engage either diff lock. Sensors monitor the machine and wheel speeds, enabling instant response in high rolling resistance conditions. Operation is seamless and smooth, eliminating wheel slip for maximum traction and therefore productivity. Clutches are automatically disengaged when ground conditions allow, maximizing efficiency when steering or when on uneven ground. AATC reduces tire and driveline abuse, eliminating machine inefficiencies caused by improper manual operation of the differential clutches and reducing the cost of premature tire replacement.
Automatic Retarder Control (ARC) - Fully automatic retarder control removes the need for any operator interaction. As with AATC, a number of machine operating aspects are monitored. The system can help towards eliminating engine overspeed yet gives the flexibility of manual speed adjustment, if necessary.
Assisted Dumping System - Tipping of the dump body can be done automatically with the new Assisted Hoisting Control. Full manual control is also possible.
Hill Assist - Hill Assist reduces potential ‘roll-back’ on grades. If an operator stops the machine on a grade, when taking the operator’s foot off the service brake pedal, the machine will automatically hold the service brakes to prevent machine from rolling backwards.
Waiting Brake - Waiting brake applies the service brakes when neutral gear is selected, allowing quick and easy control of the machine at the load or dump area.

Ease of Operation – Designed for Operators, by Operators

Ease of Operation – Designed for Operators, by Operators

Control Layout
Control Layout - The new cab is designed to make all aspects of machine operation as simple as possible for every operator. The controls and gauges are easy to read and straightforward to use, allowing the operator to focus on safe machine operation while maintaining productivity.
Combined Hoist/Transmission Lever - Unique to Cat articulated trucks, the combined hoist/transmission lever provides easy, intuitive control of gears and hoist functions.
The new assisted hoist system gives improved control to the operator, allowing for faster cycle times and less control movements.
Offering both automatic and manual options, the system gives operators flexibility to choose their preferred method of control. When using the automatic system to tip a load, when flicking the switch to the ‘raise’ position, the machine neutralizes the transmission, applies the service brakes and hoists the body to maximum angle at the required engine rpm. When flicking the switch to the ‘lower’ position, the machine will automatically lower the body and place it in float. Both raise and lower functions feature automatic speed reduction and cushioning of the body at the limits of its movement, reducing forces that could otherwise cause shock loads.
Automatic use can reduce operator interactions by up to 50 percent, compared to the previous model, depending on the site tipping procedure. Also incorporated into the lever are waiting brake, transmission hold, machine speed limiter and parking brake selection. This gives operating a more automotive feel. No separate park brake switch is now needed; you just push the lever into park.
Dashboard - The newly styled and updated dash puts all controls within easy reach of the operator. It features LED illuminated rocker switches for easy use in all operating conditions. The fit and finish delivers an automotive feel with the industrial strength you would expect from Caterpillar.
Touchscreen Display - The updated touchscreen dash mounted display allows the operator to monitor and adjust various levels of machine performance and conditions, as well as machine warning categories. These include configuration settings, operator and machine totals, service information, various machine status parameters, machine payload information (when fitted), stability assist, and the video feed from the camera.
Bluetooth® Stereo Connectivity - Make and receive hands free calls via the optional Bluetooth equipped stereo with clearer quality due to the quieter cab and upgraded speakers.

Operator Environment – Improved Productivity with a Comfortable and Confident Operator

Operator Environment – Improved Productivity with a Comfortable and Confident Operator

Spacious Two-Person Cab
Spacious Two-Person Cab - The large open cab offers a comfortable working space for both the operator and an additional person (e.g. training purposes). The second seat is fully padded with a backrest and a wide, retractable seat belt for a secure and comfortable ride. Positioned adjacent to the operator, the forward facing seat gives the trainer a clear view of the instrument panel, controls and the road ahead.
Increased and Improved Storage - A new large side storage box is heated or cooled by the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system depending on operator preference. New additional storage is now also available under the second seat. Twin cup holders and multiple storage spaces have also been introduced to help give operators an uncluttered workspace.
Air Suspension Seat - The new air suspension seat gives an increased range of adjustments over previous offerings including fore/aft isolation, which dramatically reduces horizontal vibrations and jolts. This provides a greater number of operators with the ability to tailor their seating position for a more comfortable working day.
Cab Atmosphere - The automatic climate control system gives you the option to maintain the temperature desired by the operator. In-cab noise of 72 dB contributes to a more comfortable working environment for the operator, all day, every day.

Suspension and Braking – Performance with Comfort

Suspension and Braking – Performance with Comfort

All three axles have oscillating A-frames with lateral tie rods, controlling sideways movement of the axle and providing stability. The suspension system allows the operator to travel at speed over rough terrain and softens impact loads on structures and components.
Suspension and Braking – Performance with Comfort
Front Suspension - Large bore, low-pressure cylinders are purpose designed for off-road applications and offer a soft, smooth ride for the operator. The front suspension oscillates ±6° to assist in providing a smooth ride. Suspension mounting points are integrated into the axle housing, increasing reliability.
Rear Suspension - Comprised of a walking beam and Caterpillar designed long life, maintenance free rear suspension mounts; the rear suspension system provides a reliable and stable ride for excellent travel over rough terrain and aids load retention.
All Axle Enclosed Wet Brakes - The oil-immersed system is a multi-disc, multi-plate design. Enclosing the brakes prevents the ingress of contaminants. This protects the system, extends life, and reduces replacement costs while improving machine uptime.
A-Frame Construction - The front suspension uses an oscillating A-frame with a lateral tie rod to control axle sideways movement and stability.

Durability and Reliability – Proven Structures and Components

Durability and Reliability – Proven Structures and Components

Front Frame
Front Frame - The front frame design features a large box section and wide, stiff frame beams to handle torque loads. The divergent frame design decreases stress in the hitch area and optimizes suspension geometry. The frame design makes maximum use of robotic welding for increased durability.
Rear Frame - Twin-box construction minimizes stress concentrations and provides low weight with long service life.
Suspension - The three-point oscillating axle front suspension provides unparalleled ride quality. It also protects the truck from adverse road conditions by absorbing shock loads that would reach the frame.
Articulating/Oscillating Hitch - The articulating hitch provides the truck with steering articulation, and the oscillation maximizes all-wheel ground contact in rough terrain.
Hitch Construction - Field proven two-piece construction features a durable cast steel head bolted to a hard wearing forged steel tube.
Dump Body Design - 740 GC has a large target area to provide consistently high load carrying capacity. Its diverging flow design gives clean material discharge, which maximizes production and avoids the waste of carry-back.
Output Transfer Gear (OTG) - Distributes drive to the tractor and trailer and includes a wet clutch inter-axle differential lock for optimum traction in poor underfoot conditions.
Service Brakes - Dual-circuit, all wheel braking system. The full power hydraulic system actuates enclosed, oil immersed, multi-disc, force cooled brakes with independent front and rear circuits and accumulators.
Parking Brake - Located on the center axle in an elevated position, it is spring applied and hydraulically released.

Integrated Technologies – Monitor, Manage, and Enhance Job Site Operations

Integrated Technologies – Monitor, Manage, and Enhance Job Site Operations

Cat Connect makes smart use of technology and services to improve your job site efficiency. Using the data from technology-equipped machines, you’ll get more information and insight into your equipment and operations than ever before.
Integrated Technologies – Monitor, Manage, and Enhance Job Site Operations
Cat Connect technologies offer improvements in these key areas:
Equipment Management – increase uptime and reduce operating costs.
Productivity – monitor production and manage job site efficiency.
Safety – enhance job site awareness to keep your people and equipment safe.
LINK Technologies - LINK technologies, like Product Link, wirelessly connect you to your equipment, giving you valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing. The system tracks location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, and diagnostic codes through the online VisionLink user interface so you can make timely, fact-based decisions to maximize efficiency, improve productivity, and lower costs.
PAYLOAD Technologies - PAYLOAD technologies, like Cat Production Measurement, bring payload weighing to the cab to help optimize job site efficiency and productivity. Operators can view real-time load weights on the integrated display and know precisely when target is achieved, while cab-mounted external payload lights on all four corners, signal the loader operator when to stop, reducing the risk of machine overloading. Operators can track daily productivity from the cab, with quick access to truck payload weights, loads and cycle counts, and daily totals; or remotely via LINK technologies.
Cat Detect with Stability Assist - Cat Detect with Stability Assist warns the operator if machine is approaching a pre-set angle during operation; when driving and tipping. If using the assisted hoist, the machine will stop hoisting the body and give an audible and visual warning. The system monitors angles of tractor, trailer and grade independently. This increases operator awareness of machine stability during operation. All tractor and/or trailer rollover events are logged and reported via VisionLink.

Serviceability – Maximize Uptime and Reduce Costs

Serviceability – Maximize Uptime and Reduce Costs

Service Points
Service Points - Service points are mounted on the left side of the engine under the electrically raised hood:
  • Engine dipstick and fill cap
  • Transmission dipstick and fill cap
  • Air cleaner, fuel water separator and fuel filters
  • Electrically operated fuel-priming pump
  • Coolant level indicator and fill cap are outside the cab
Long Service Intervals - Improvements to oil change intervals, volumes and the type of oil required will help lower maintenance costs and machine downtime.
Lubrication Points - Lubrication points are grouped in the hitch area for ease of servicing. Universal joints are lubed for life, eliminating any maintenance. An autolube system is also optional and now includes alerts via Product Link for low grease levels.
Radiator - The radiator package is located behind the cab, which provides protection from frontal impacts and offers easy access to the inlet and outlet sides of the radiator.
Extended Life Coolant - Extended Life Coolant extends the change interval and improves component life by reducing aluminum corrosion.
Electrical Service Center - Located inside the cab, this service center provides a power port, diagnostic connector and Cat Data Link connector.
Cat Data Link Connector - The Cat Data Link connector provides a plug-in using a laptop with Electronic Technician (ET) software.
Service Access - The cab tilts to the side to provide easy access underneath, which simplifies access to the transmission, drive shafts and hydraulic pumps. Machine electrical and hydraulic interfaces are located on the external right-hand side of the cab, behind a removable body panel providing easy access.

Complete Customer Support – A Commitment to Your Success

Complete Customer Support – A Commitment to Your Success

Selection
Selection - Make comparisons of the machines you are considering before you buy. Your Cat dealer can help.
Purchase - Consider the resale value; compare productivity and day-to-day operating costs and fuel consumption.
Operation - For the best operating techniques to increase productivity and your profit, turn to your Cat dealer for the latest training literature and trained staff.
Maintenance - Repair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as S·O·SSM and Technical Analysis help you avoid unscheduled repairs.
Replacement - Repair or rebuild? Your Cat dealer can help you evaluate the costs so you can make the right choice.
Product Support - Your local Cat dealership will be with you every step of the way with its unsurpassed worldwide parts support, trained technicians and customer support agreements.
cat.com - For more complete information on Cat products, dealer services and industry solutions, visit us on the web at www.cat.com.

Sustainability – Making Sustainable Progress Possible

Sustainability – Making Sustainable Progress Possible

All Cat articulated trucks are designed to maximize efficiency and productivity while conserving natural resources.
Sustainability – Making Sustainable Progress Possible
Recycle Waste - The Caterpillar Design, Manufacturing, Assembly and Test Site at Peterlee in England recycles 98 percent of all waste produced with zero waste to landfill.
Second Life - Cat articulated truck parts are supported by the Cat Reman Service, providing same-as-new performance and reliability at a fraction of the cost of new parts, while reducing the negative impact on the environment.

Safety – Designed into Every Machine

Safety – Designed into Every Machine

Product Safety
Product Safety - Caterpillar has been and continues to be proactive in developing machines that meet or exceed safety standards. Safety is an integral part of all machine and system designs.
  • Seat belt in use indicator (four-point seat belt available as an option)
  • Operator presence detection (applies park brake if gear is engaged and operator is not seated)
  • Additional mirror for front of machine visibility
  • Cab mounted, wide angled, folding mirrors
  • Heated mirrors (optional)
  • Body raised visual indicator
  • Cab integral Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) and Falling Object Protection System (FOPS)
  • Electro-hydraulic secondary steering system automatically activates in forward/reverse or when stationary if low pressure is sensed; can be manually selected for machine recovery purposes
  • Extensive handrails
  • External electrical system disconnect switch for easy access from outside of the machine
  • Fire extinguisher in-cab mounting point
  • Fully raised body locking pin
  • Ground level external engine fuel cut-off switch provides easy access outside of the machine
  • In-cab emergency brake switch (tertiary)
  • Internal and external grab handles
  • LED-flashing beacon (optional)
  • Maximum speed limiter
  • Multiple camera compatible
  • New access lights
  • Rearview camera system is fitted as standard
  • Reversing alarm
  • Slip resistant walkways – punched steel plate
  • The parking brake functions are spring applied and hydraulic released
  • Cat Detect with Stability Assist monitors machine working angle, providing alarms and hoist prevention

Related Products

Loading