834K

Overview

Cat Wheel Dozers are designed with durability built in, ensuring maximum availability through multiple life cycles. With optimized performance and simplified serviceability, our machines allow you to support your job site efficiently and safely while lowering owning and operating costs. Introduced in the mid-1960's, the 834 has been the industry leader for almost 50 years. Focused on helping our customers succeed, we have continued to build upon each new series. The 834K continues our legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and efficiency.
Engine ModelCat® C18 ACERT™
Net Power370 kW496 HP
Bore145 mm5.7 in
Stroke183 mm7.2 in
Displacement18.1 l1105 in³
Torque Rise52 %52 %
EmissionsU.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Technology, Tier 3 Equivalent, Tier 2 Equivalent
Gross - SAE J1349419 kW562 HP
Net - SAE J1349370 kW496 HP
Peak Power Speed1500 r/min1500 r/min
Peak Torque - 1,300 rpm2836 N·m2092 lb/ft
Rated Speed1900 r/min1900 r/min
Direct Drive - Forward 212.4 km/h7.7 mile/h
Direct Drive - Forward 322.1 km/h13.7 mile/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 17.2 km/h4.5 mile/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 213 km/h8.1 mile/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 323 km/h14.3 mile/h
Direct Drive - Forward 1Lock-up disabled
Direct Drive - Forward 438.5 km/h23.9 mile/h
Forward - 16.8 km/h4.2 mile/h
Forward - 211.6 km/h7.2 mile/h
Forward - 320.3 km/h12.6 mile/h
Forward - 435.4 km/h22 mile/h
Reverse - 16.8 km/h4.2 mile/h
Reverse - 212.2 km/h7.6 mile/h
Reverse - 321.4 km/h13.3 mile/h
Transmission TypeCat planetary power shift
BrakesISO 3450:2011
FrontFixed
RearTrunnion
Oscillation Angle±13°
Operating Weight47750 kg105271 lb
Cooling System120 l31.7 gal (US)
Crankcase60 l15.9 gal (US)
Transmission120 l31.7 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front186 l49.1 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear186 l49.1 gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank33 l8.7 gal (US)
Fuel Tank793 l209.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Tank Only140 l37 gal (US)
Hydraulic System Factory Fill240 l63.4 gal (US)
Blade Capacities7.9-22.2 m3 (10.3-29.0 yd3)
Operating Weight47750 kg105271 lb
Exterior Sound Level - Standard111 dB(A)111 dB(A)
Exterior Sound Level - Suppression109 dB(A)109 dB(A)
Interior Sound Level - Standard72 dB(A)72 dB(A)
Interior Sound Level - Suppression71 dB(A)71 dB(A)
Centerline of Front Axle to Hitch2275 mm7.5 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Bumper3187 mm10.5 ft
Ground Clearance531 mm1.7 ft
Ground Clearance - Bumper933 mm3.1 ft
Height - Top of Air Cleaner3895 mm12.8 ft
Height - Top of Cab4184 mm13.7 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Stack4835 mm15.9 ft
Height - Top of Hood3334 mm10.9 ft
Length - Front of Tire8715 mm28.4 ft
Length - Straight Blade on Ground9927 mm32.6 ft
Length - Universal Blade on Ground10470 mm34.4 ft
Wheel Base4550 mm14.9 ft
Blade Capacities7.9-22.2 m3 (10.3-29.0 yd3)
Cylinders, Double Acting - Left and Right Tilt, Bore and Stroke140 mm × 230 mm (5.5 in × 9.1 in)
Cylinders, Double Acting - Lift, Bore and Stroke139.75 mm × 1021 mm (5.5 in × 40.2 in)
Lift/Tilt SystemVariable displacement piston
Lift/Tilt System - CircuitPilot operated LS valve with EH
Maximum Flow at 1,900 rpm582 l/min153 gal/min
Pilot Maximum Flow52 l/min13.7 gal/min
Pilot Relief Valve Setting4000 kPa580 psi
Pilot SystemVariable displacement piston
Relief Valve Setting - Lift/Tilt32000 kPa4641 psi
Maximum Flow250 l/min65.8 gal/min
Relief Valve Setting - Steering24100 kPa3495 psi
Steering Cycle Times - High Idle3.1 s3.1 s
Steering Cycle Times - Low Idle5.7 s5.7 s
Steering System - CircuitPilot, load sensing
Steering System - PumpPiston, variable displacement
Total Steering Angle86 °86 °

834K Standard Equipment

  • ELECTRICAL
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator (100 amp)
    • Batteries, maintenance-free
    • Deutsch terminal connectors
    • Electrical system (24V)
    • Lighting system, halogen (front and rear), access stairway
    • Starter, electric (heavy-duty)
    • Starting receptacle for emergency starts
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Air conditioner
    • Cab, sound suppressed and pressurized
    • Internal four-post rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS), radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 15 amp), 12V power port, tinted glass
    • Cigar lighter (12V, 15 amp) and ashtray
    • Coat hook
    • Electro-Hydraulic tilt, tip controls
    • Heater and defroster
    • Horn, electric
    • Light, cab (dome)
    • Lock-up clutch disable switch
    • Lunchbox and beverage holders
    • Monitoring system (VIMS 3G)
    • Action alert system, three category
    • Instrumentation, gauges: - Engine coolant temperature - Fuel level - Hydraulic oil temperature - Speedometer/tachometer - Transmission oil temperature - Instrumentation, warning indicators - Axle/brake oil temperature (front/rear) - Brake oil pressure - Electrical system, low voltage - Engine intake/combustion air temperature - Engine oil pressure - Engine overspeed - Fuel pressure - Hydraulic oil filter status - Parking brake status - Transmission filter status - Cat Vision (rear vision camera)
    • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
    • Rimpull select switch
    • Seat, Comfort Series (cloth), air suspension
    • Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
    • STIC control system with steering lock
    • Tilt and lift control system lock
    • Transmission gear indicator
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers (front and rear)
    • Intermittent front wiper
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Brakes, full hydraulic, enclosed, wet-disc
    • Multiple disc service brakes
    • Case drain filters
    • Demand fan
    • Engine, Cat C18 MEUI with ACERT Technology, ATAAC, ADEM™ IV controller
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Parking brake
    • Precleaner, engine air intake
    • Radiator, Next Generation Modular
    • Radiator (NGMR)
    • Separated cooling system
    • Starting aid (ether) automatic
    • Throttle lock
    • Torque converter, impeller clutch with lock-up control system and rimpull control system (switch and dial in cab)
    • Transmission, planetary, autoshift (4F/3R)
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Doors, service access (locking)
    • Engine, crankcase, 500 hour interval with CH-4 oil
    • Grouped Electronic Clutch Pressure
    • Control, remote mounted pressure taps
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Hood, metallic with lockable service doors
    • Hydraulic oil cooler
    • Muffler (under hood)
    • Oil sampling valves
    • Stairway, left side (rear access)
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Vandalism protection caplocks
    • Venturi stack
  • TIRES, RIMS AND WHEELS
    • A tire must be selected from the mandatory attachments section - base machine price includes a tire allowance
  • ANTIFREEZE
    • Premixed 50 percent concentration of Extended Life Coolant with freeze protection to -34° C (-29° F)

834K Optional Equipment

  • POWER TRAIN
    • -50° C (-58° F) antifreeze
    • Engine oil change system, high speed, Wiggins
    • Engine block heater 120V or 240V
    • Engine compression brake
    • Automatic retarding control (with engine compression brake)
    • Axle oil cooler
    • Second starter
    • Crankcase guards
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Cab precleaner
    • AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio
    • Satellite Sirius radio with Bluetooth
    • LED warning strobe
    • CB radio ready
    • Window pull down visor
    • Sound suppression
    • Visor group - cab pull-down shade
    • Cat Detect (rear object detection)
  • MISCELLANEOUS ATTACHMENTS
    • Front and rear roading fenders
    • Fast fill fuel system (Shaw-Aero)
    • Cat Detect
    • Halogen and HID lights

Exterior

Interior

Efficiency

Efficiency

Cat C18 ACERT Engine
Cat C18 ACERT Engine - The Cat C18 ACERT engine is built and tested to meet your most demanding applications. Three C18 ACERT engine options are available in this machine: A U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Technology with aftertreatment, Tier 3 equivalent ACERT engine without aftertreatment, or a Tier 2 equivalent ACERT engine without aftertreatment.
  • Fully integrated electronic engine controls works in concert with the entire machine to make your fuel go farther.
  • Use less fuel idling with Engine Idle Shutdown.
  • Maximized durability with Delayed Engine Shutdown.
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission - Featuring all new Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Shifting (APECS) transmission controls provides greater momentum on grades and fuel savings by carrying that momentum through the shift points.
Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC)
Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC) - Enable your operators to maximize efficiency by varying machine rimpull while putting more horsepower to hydraulics.
  • Reduced tire wear
  • Enables full throttle shifts for faster cycle times
  • Provides smooth approach to the dump target for less spillage and faster cycle times.
Cat Torque Converter with Lock-up Clutch
Cat Torque Converter with Lock-up Clutch -
  • Eliminates TC losses while lowering system heat
  • Improves travel speeds
  • Reduces cycle times in load and carry operations
Improved Hydraulic Efficiency -
  • New flow sharing implement and steering variable displacement load sensing piston pumps.
  • Hydraulic flow now on demand, for improved fuel efficiency.

Structures

Structures

Robust Structures - Your bottom line is improved by highly durable structures that achieve multiple life cycles and withstand the toughest conditions.
  • Full box-section rear frame resists torsional shock and twisting forces.
  • Heavy-duty steering cylinder mounts efficiently transmit steering loads into the frame.
  • Axle mounting has been optimized for increased structural integrity.
  • Lower hitch pin, frame plate, and bearing size have been increased for longer life.
Robust Structures Design
Robust Structures Design -
  • Push beams are through-width, not merely attached to side of frame.
  • In corner dozing, stresses are transferred and absorbed through a larger portion of the frame.

Power Train

Power Train

Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™)
Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™) - Experience maximum responsiveness and control with STIC that combines directional selection, gear selection and steering into a single lever.
  • Simple side-to-side motion turns machine right or left, minimizing operator movements.
  • Easy to operate finger controlled gear selection.
  • Smoother, faster cycles and less operator fatigue through the use of low effort integrated controls.
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission - Building your success begins with a best-in-class transmission designed specifically for mining applications.
  • Consistent, smooth shifting and efficiency through integrated electronic controls that utilize Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS).
  • Long life and reliability through heat treat gear and metallurgy.
  • Four forward and three reverse speeds to match your application.
Cat C18 ACERT Engine
Cat C18 ACERT Engine - Durability and efficiency at the heart of your 834K comes from the Cat C18 ACERT Engine. Optimum performance is built in through the use of a 6 cylinder, four-stroke design.
  • Optimized performance and quick engine response with an electronic control module.
  • Reliable efficiency with complete control over injection timing, duration and pressure with Mechanically Actuated Electronic Unit Injection (MEUI™).
  • Extended engine life and improved fuel efficiency with reduced rated speed.
  • Designed to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Technology, Tier 3 Equivalent, Tier 2 Equivalent emission standards.
Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC) and Rimpull Control System (RCS) - Lower your operating costs utilizing advanced ICTC and RCS for modulated rimpull.
  • Reduce tire slippage and wear by modulating rimpull from 100 to 25 percent while depressing left pedal. After 25 percent rimpull is achieved the left pedal applies the brake.
  • Reduce the potential for wheel slippage without reducing hydraulic efficiency with RCS.
  • Improve fuel efficiency in certain applications with our lock-up clutch torque converter providing direct drive.

Operator Station

Operator Station

Your operators can work more efficiently and stay comfortable with our customer-inspired cab features.
Operator Station
Entry and Exit - Enter and exit the cab easily and safely with these newly designed, ergonomic features.
  • Fold up STIC steer/armrest.
  • Reduced angles on access stairways.
  • Standard stairway lighting.
Cat Comfort Series III Seat - Enhance comfort and reduce operator fatigue with Cat Comfort Series III seat.
  • Mid back design and extra thick, contoured cushions.
  • Air suspension system.
  • Easy-to-reach seat levers and controls for six way adjustments.
  • Seat-mounted implement pod and STIC steer that moves with the seat.
  • 76 mm (3 in) wide retractable seat belt.
Control Panel
Control Panel - Ergonomic placement of switches and Information display keep your operators comfortable all day every day.
  • Large backlit membrane switches feature LED activation indicators.
  • Switches feature ISO symbols for quick function identification.
  • Two position rocker switch activates the electro hydraulic park brake.
Environment
Environment - Your operator's productivity is enhanced with our clean, comfortable cab environment.
  • Experience reduced vibrations from isolation cab mounts and seat air suspension.
  • Maintain desired cab temperature with automatic temperature controls.
  • Pressurized cab with filtered air.
  • Sound level reduced to a quiet 71 dB(A).
  • Convenient floor storage tray/lunch box.

Technology Solutions

Technology Solutions

The 834K electronic systems have been completely integrated to function as one machine. This integration creates a smart machine and more informed operator, maximizing the productivity of both.
Cat Product Link™ - Cat Product link allows remote monitoring of equipment to improve overall fleet management effectiveness. Events and diagnostic codes, as well as hours, fuel, idle time and other information are transmitted to a secure web based application, VisionLink™. VisionLink includes powerful tools to convey information to users and dealers, including mapping, working and idle time, fuel level and more.
VIMS™ 3G - We have worked hard to help our customers and operators perform at their best through our Vital Information Management System (VIMS 3G).
  • Easy-to-view graphical information display features a large touch screen interface.
  • Intuitive operation and easy navigation with our enhanced user interface.
  • Decrease service time by keeping operators informed about machine system malfunction or operation.

Cat MineStar System

Cat MineStar System

Cat MineStar System is the industry's broadest suite of integrated mine operations and mobile equipment management technologies, configurable to suit your operation's needs. Its capability sets - Fleet, Terrain, Detect, Health and Command - contain a range of technologies that let you manage everything from fleet assignment and condition monitoring to remote and autonomous control. The 834K can take advantage of many of these advanced technologies, some of which are standard out of the factory.
Fleet - Fleet provides comprehensive, real-time machine tracking, assignment and productivity management, giving you a comprehensive overview of all operations from anywhere in the world.
Terrain for Loading
Terrain for Loading - Terrain with your 834K enables high-precision management of loading operations through the use of guidance technology. It increases 834K productivity and provides you real-time feedback for improved efficiency.
Detect
Detect - Detect helps increase operator awareness, enhancing safety at your operation. It includes a range of capabilities designed to assist the operator with areas of limited visibility around fixed and mobile equipment.
Health - Health delivers critical event-based machine condition and operating data for your entire fleet. It includes comprehensive equipment health and asset monitoring capabilities, with a wide range of diagnostic, analytic and reporting tools.

Safety

Safety

We are constantly introducing features on our machines in an effort to enhance safety for the operator.
Machine Access -
  • Left and right hand stairs with 45 degree angle enhance safety for operators getting on and off the 834K.
  • Continuous walkway with non-skid surfaces are designed into the service areas.
  • Maintain three points of contact at all times through ground level or platform accessible service areas.
Visibility -
  • Optional heated mirrors ensure enhanced visibility for safe operation.
  • Standard Cat Vision or optional Cat Detect with radar increase operator awareness around the machine.
  • Optional HID or LED lights provide excellent workspace visibility.
  • Optional cab mounted LED warning beacons.
Operator Environment -
  • Reduced vibrations to the operator with isolated cab mounts and seat mounted implement and steering controls.
  • Low interior sound levels.
  • Pressurized cab with filtered air.
  • Standard 76 mm (3 in) seat belts on the operator seat.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability is designed and built into our 834K's features.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown and Auto Idle Kickdown can help you save fuel by avoiding unnecessary idling.
  • Reduce waste generation with our maintenance free batteries.
  • The 834K is built for multiple lives. To assist with maximizing machine life, Caterpillar provides a number of sustainable options such as our Reman and Certified Rebuild programs. In these programs, reused or remanufactured components can deliver cost savings of 40 to 70 percent, which lowers operating cost.
  • Caterpillar offers retrofit packages to bring new features to older machines, maximizing your resource. And, when you go through the Cat Certified Rebuild program, these retrofit kits are part of the rebuild process.

Blades

Blades

Cat Blades - Cat blades are resilient, durable and designed with excellent dozing and rolling characteristics.
  • Capacities and widths are set to achieve increased productivity.
  • Spreading design allows for spreading of cover material, as well as dozing of heavier loads.
Straight Blade - The straight blade (7.9 m3/10.3 yd3) is designed for production dozing in stockpile material and general earthmoving.
Universal Blade
Universal Blade - The universal blade (11.1 m3/14.7 yd3) is designed to move large loads over long distances in mining applications.
Semi-Universal Blade
Semi-Universal Blade - The characteristics of the straight and universal blades are combined into the semi-universal blade (10.1 m3/13.3 yd3). It provides increased capacity with the addition of short wings which include only the dozer end bits without sacrificing spreading characteristics of straight blades.
Coal Blade
Coal Blade - The coal blade (22.2 m3/29 yd3) is designed for precise and productive dozing while helping to retain load control with increased capacity for lighter materials. Wing angles help retain the load while dozing. This blade is available from Cat Work Tool and Services (CWTS).
Assemblies - The straight, semi-universal and universal blades consists of the blade, push arms, hydraulic lift, tip and tilt cylinders, trunnion mounting, stabilizer and hydraulic line guards.
Other Available Options - See your Cat dealer for blade options such as coal and wood scoop from CWTS and Custom Products.

Operating Costs

Operating Costs

The 834K has several features to achieve greater fuel efficiency:
  • Positive Flow Control Hydraulics - Provides only the hydraulic flow required by the implement and steering systems for improved fuel efficiency and greater rimpull.
  • ACERT Engine - Advanced engine controls maximizes power and efficiency.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown - Automatic engine and electrical system shutdown conserves fuel.
  • Lock-up Torque Converter - Transfers more power to the ground and optimizes fuel efficiency in all applications.
  • Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS) - All new APECS transmission controls provides greater momentum on grades and fuel savings by carrying that momentum through the shift points. Machine configuration, operator technique, and job site layout can impact fuel consumption.
  • Machine Configuration - Select the correct work tool and tire type based on machine application. Ensure proper inflation pressures.
  • Idle - Set the parking brake to engage Engine Idle Management System.

Serviceability

Serviceability

  • Safe and convenient service with ground level or platform access and grouped service points.
  • Swing-out doors on both sides of the engine compartment provide easy access to important daily service checks.
  • Ecology drains for ease of service and prevention of spilling potential environmental contaminants.
  • Reduce downtime with VIMS system notifications so your operators and technicians can resolve any problems before failure.
  • Ground level access to transmission control valves.

Customer Support

Customer Support

Legendary Cat Dealer Support - A valued partner, your Cat dealer is available whenever you need them.
  • Preventive maintenance programs and guaranteed maintenance contracts.
  • Best-in-class parts availability.
  • Improve your efficiency with operator training.
  • Genuine Cat Remanufactured parts.

Specifications

Engine ModelCat® C18 ACERT™
Net Power370 kW496 HP
Bore145 mm5.7 in
Stroke183 mm7.2 in
Displacement18.1 l1105 in³
Torque Rise52 %52 %
EmissionsU.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Technology, Tier 3 Equivalent, Tier 2 Equivalent
Gross - SAE J1349419 kW562 HP
Net - SAE J1349370 kW496 HP
Peak Power Speed1500 r/min1500 r/min
Peak Torque - 1,300 rpm2836 N·m2092 lb/ft
Rated Speed1900 r/min1900 r/min
Direct Drive - Forward 212.4 km/h7.7 mile/h
Direct Drive - Forward 322.1 km/h13.7 mile/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 17.2 km/h4.5 mile/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 213 km/h8.1 mile/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 323 km/h14.3 mile/h
Direct Drive - Forward 1Lock-up disabled
Direct Drive - Forward 438.5 km/h23.9 mile/h
Forward - 16.8 km/h4.2 mile/h
Forward - 211.6 km/h7.2 mile/h
Forward - 320.3 km/h12.6 mile/h
Forward - 435.4 km/h22 mile/h
Reverse - 16.8 km/h4.2 mile/h
Reverse - 212.2 km/h7.6 mile/h
Reverse - 321.4 km/h13.3 mile/h
Transmission TypeCat planetary power shift
BrakesISO 3450:2011
FrontFixed
RearTrunnion
Oscillation Angle±13°
Operating Weight47750 kg105271 lb
Cooling System120 l31.7 gal (US)
Crankcase60 l15.9 gal (US)
Transmission120 l31.7 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front186 l49.1 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear186 l49.1 gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank33 l8.7 gal (US)
Fuel Tank793 l209.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Tank Only140 l37 gal (US)
Hydraulic System Factory Fill240 l63.4 gal (US)
Blade Capacities7.9-22.2 m3 (10.3-29.0 yd3)
Operating Weight47750 kg105271 lb
Exterior Sound Level - Standard111 dB(A)111 dB(A)
Exterior Sound Level - Suppression109 dB(A)109 dB(A)
Interior Sound Level - Standard72 dB(A)72 dB(A)
Interior Sound Level - Suppression71 dB(A)71 dB(A)
Centerline of Front Axle to Hitch2275 mm7.5 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Bumper3187 mm10.5 ft
Ground Clearance531 mm1.7 ft
Ground Clearance - Bumper933 mm3.1 ft
Height - Top of Air Cleaner3895 mm12.8 ft
Height - Top of Cab4184 mm13.7 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Stack4835 mm15.9 ft
Height - Top of Hood3334 mm10.9 ft
Length - Front of Tire8715 mm28.4 ft
Length - Straight Blade on Ground9927 mm32.6 ft
Length - Universal Blade on Ground10470 mm34.4 ft
Wheel Base4550 mm14.9 ft
Blade Capacities7.9-22.2 m3 (10.3-29.0 yd3)
Cylinders, Double Acting - Left and Right Tilt, Bore and Stroke140 mm × 230 mm (5.5 in × 9.1 in)
Cylinders, Double Acting - Lift, Bore and Stroke139.75 mm × 1021 mm (5.5 in × 40.2 in)
Lift/Tilt SystemVariable displacement piston
Lift/Tilt System - CircuitPilot operated LS valve with EH
Maximum Flow at 1,900 rpm582 l/min153 gal/min
Pilot Maximum Flow52 l/min13.7 gal/min
Pilot Relief Valve Setting4000 kPa580 psi
Pilot SystemVariable displacement piston
Relief Valve Setting - Lift/Tilt32000 kPa4641 psi
Maximum Flow250 l/min65.8 gal/min
Relief Valve Setting - Steering24100 kPa3495 psi
Steering Cycle Times - High Idle3.1 s3.1 s
Steering Cycle Times - Low Idle5.7 s5.7 s
Steering System - CircuitPilot, load sensing
Steering System - PumpPiston, variable displacement
Total Steering Angle86 °86 °

Equipment

834K Standard Equipment

  • ELECTRICAL
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator (100 amp)
    • Batteries, maintenance-free
    • Deutsch terminal connectors
    • Electrical system (24V)
    • Lighting system, halogen (front and rear), access stairway
    • Starter, electric (heavy-duty)
    • Starting receptacle for emergency starts
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Air conditioner
    • Cab, sound suppressed and pressurized
    • Internal four-post rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS), radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 15 amp), 12V power port, tinted glass
    • Cigar lighter (12V, 15 amp) and ashtray
    • Coat hook
    • Electro-Hydraulic tilt, tip controls
    • Heater and defroster
    • Horn, electric
    • Light, cab (dome)
    • Lock-up clutch disable switch
    • Lunchbox and beverage holders
    • Monitoring system (VIMS 3G)
    • Action alert system, three category
    • Instrumentation, gauges: - Engine coolant temperature - Fuel level - Hydraulic oil temperature - Speedometer/tachometer - Transmission oil temperature - Instrumentation, warning indicators - Axle/brake oil temperature (front/rear) - Brake oil pressure - Electrical system, low voltage - Engine intake/combustion air temperature - Engine oil pressure - Engine overspeed - Fuel pressure - Hydraulic oil filter status - Parking brake status - Transmission filter status - Cat Vision (rear vision camera)
    • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
    • Rimpull select switch
    • Seat, Comfort Series (cloth), air suspension
    • Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
    • STIC control system with steering lock
    • Tilt and lift control system lock
    • Transmission gear indicator
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers (front and rear)
    • Intermittent front wiper
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Brakes, full hydraulic, enclosed, wet-disc
    • Multiple disc service brakes
    • Case drain filters
    • Demand fan
    • Engine, Cat C18 MEUI with ACERT Technology, ATAAC, ADEM™ IV controller
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Parking brake
    • Precleaner, engine air intake
    • Radiator, Next Generation Modular
    • Radiator (NGMR)
    • Separated cooling system
    • Starting aid (ether) automatic
    • Throttle lock
    • Torque converter, impeller clutch with lock-up control system and rimpull control system (switch and dial in cab)
    • Transmission, planetary, autoshift (4F/3R)
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Doors, service access (locking)
    • Engine, crankcase, 500 hour interval with CH-4 oil
    • Grouped Electronic Clutch Pressure
    • Control, remote mounted pressure taps
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Hood, metallic with lockable service doors
    • Hydraulic oil cooler
    • Muffler (under hood)
    • Oil sampling valves
    • Stairway, left side (rear access)
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Vandalism protection caplocks
    • Venturi stack
  • TIRES, RIMS AND WHEELS
    • A tire must be selected from the mandatory attachments section - base machine price includes a tire allowance
  • ANTIFREEZE
    • Premixed 50 percent concentration of Extended Life Coolant with freeze protection to -34° C (-29° F)

834K Optional Equipment

  • POWER TRAIN
    • -50° C (-58° F) antifreeze
    • Engine oil change system, high speed, Wiggins
    • Engine block heater 120V or 240V
    • Engine compression brake
    • Automatic retarding control (with engine compression brake)
    • Axle oil cooler
    • Second starter
    • Crankcase guards
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Cab precleaner
    • AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio
    • Satellite Sirius radio with Bluetooth
    • LED warning strobe
    • CB radio ready
    • Window pull down visor
    • Sound suppression
    • Visor group - cab pull-down shade
    • Cat Detect (rear object detection)
  • MISCELLANEOUS ATTACHMENTS
    • Front and rear roading fenders
    • Fast fill fuel system (Shaw-Aero)
    • Cat Detect
    • Halogen and HID lights

360° Interactive

Exterior

Interior

Benefits and Features

Efficiency

Efficiency

Cat C18 ACERT Engine
Cat C18 ACERT Engine - The Cat C18 ACERT engine is built and tested to meet your most demanding applications. Three C18 ACERT engine options are available in this machine: A U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Technology with aftertreatment, Tier 3 equivalent ACERT engine without aftertreatment, or a Tier 2 equivalent ACERT engine without aftertreatment.
  • Fully integrated electronic engine controls works in concert with the entire machine to make your fuel go farther.
  • Use less fuel idling with Engine Idle Shutdown.
  • Maximized durability with Delayed Engine Shutdown.
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission - Featuring all new Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Shifting (APECS) transmission controls provides greater momentum on grades and fuel savings by carrying that momentum through the shift points.
Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC)
Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC) - Enable your operators to maximize efficiency by varying machine rimpull while putting more horsepower to hydraulics.
  • Reduced tire wear
  • Enables full throttle shifts for faster cycle times
  • Provides smooth approach to the dump target for less spillage and faster cycle times.
Cat Torque Converter with Lock-up Clutch
Cat Torque Converter with Lock-up Clutch -
  • Eliminates TC losses while lowering system heat
  • Improves travel speeds
  • Reduces cycle times in load and carry operations
Improved Hydraulic Efficiency -
  • New flow sharing implement and steering variable displacement load sensing piston pumps.
  • Hydraulic flow now on demand, for improved fuel efficiency.

Structures

Structures

Robust Structures - Your bottom line is improved by highly durable structures that achieve multiple life cycles and withstand the toughest conditions.
  • Full box-section rear frame resists torsional shock and twisting forces.
  • Heavy-duty steering cylinder mounts efficiently transmit steering loads into the frame.
  • Axle mounting has been optimized for increased structural integrity.
  • Lower hitch pin, frame plate, and bearing size have been increased for longer life.
Robust Structures Design
Robust Structures Design -
  • Push beams are through-width, not merely attached to side of frame.
  • In corner dozing, stresses are transferred and absorbed through a larger portion of the frame.

Power Train

Power Train

Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™)
Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™) - Experience maximum responsiveness and control with STIC that combines directional selection, gear selection and steering into a single lever.
  • Simple side-to-side motion turns machine right or left, minimizing operator movements.
  • Easy to operate finger controlled gear selection.
  • Smoother, faster cycles and less operator fatigue through the use of low effort integrated controls.
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission - Building your success begins with a best-in-class transmission designed specifically for mining applications.
  • Consistent, smooth shifting and efficiency through integrated electronic controls that utilize Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS).
  • Long life and reliability through heat treat gear and metallurgy.
  • Four forward and three reverse speeds to match your application.
Cat C18 ACERT Engine
Cat C18 ACERT Engine - Durability and efficiency at the heart of your 834K comes from the Cat C18 ACERT Engine. Optimum performance is built in through the use of a 6 cylinder, four-stroke design.
  • Optimized performance and quick engine response with an electronic control module.
  • Reliable efficiency with complete control over injection timing, duration and pressure with Mechanically Actuated Electronic Unit Injection (MEUI™).
  • Extended engine life and improved fuel efficiency with reduced rated speed.
  • Designed to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Technology, Tier 3 Equivalent, Tier 2 Equivalent emission standards.
Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC) and Rimpull Control System (RCS) - Lower your operating costs utilizing advanced ICTC and RCS for modulated rimpull.
  • Reduce tire slippage and wear by modulating rimpull from 100 to 25 percent while depressing left pedal. After 25 percent rimpull is achieved the left pedal applies the brake.
  • Reduce the potential for wheel slippage without reducing hydraulic efficiency with RCS.
  • Improve fuel efficiency in certain applications with our lock-up clutch torque converter providing direct drive.

Operator Station

Operator Station

Your operators can work more efficiently and stay comfortable with our customer-inspired cab features.
Operator Station
Entry and Exit - Enter and exit the cab easily and safely with these newly designed, ergonomic features.
  • Fold up STIC steer/armrest.
  • Reduced angles on access stairways.
  • Standard stairway lighting.
Cat Comfort Series III Seat - Enhance comfort and reduce operator fatigue with Cat Comfort Series III seat.
  • Mid back design and extra thick, contoured cushions.
  • Air suspension system.
  • Easy-to-reach seat levers and controls for six way adjustments.
  • Seat-mounted implement pod and STIC steer that moves with the seat.
  • 76 mm (3 in) wide retractable seat belt.
Control Panel
Control Panel - Ergonomic placement of switches and Information display keep your operators comfortable all day every day.
  • Large backlit membrane switches feature LED activation indicators.
  • Switches feature ISO symbols for quick function identification.
  • Two position rocker switch activates the electro hydraulic park brake.
Environment
Environment - Your operator's productivity is enhanced with our clean, comfortable cab environment.
  • Experience reduced vibrations from isolation cab mounts and seat air suspension.
  • Maintain desired cab temperature with automatic temperature controls.
  • Pressurized cab with filtered air.
  • Sound level reduced to a quiet 71 dB(A).
  • Convenient floor storage tray/lunch box.

Technology Solutions

Technology Solutions

The 834K electronic systems have been completely integrated to function as one machine. This integration creates a smart machine and more informed operator, maximizing the productivity of both.
Cat Product Link™ - Cat Product link allows remote monitoring of equipment to improve overall fleet management effectiveness. Events and diagnostic codes, as well as hours, fuel, idle time and other information are transmitted to a secure web based application, VisionLink™. VisionLink includes powerful tools to convey information to users and dealers, including mapping, working and idle time, fuel level and more.
VIMS™ 3G - We have worked hard to help our customers and operators perform at their best through our Vital Information Management System (VIMS 3G).
  • Easy-to-view graphical information display features a large touch screen interface.
  • Intuitive operation and easy navigation with our enhanced user interface.
  • Decrease service time by keeping operators informed about machine system malfunction or operation.

Cat MineStar System

Cat MineStar System

Cat MineStar System is the industry's broadest suite of integrated mine operations and mobile equipment management technologies, configurable to suit your operation's needs. Its capability sets - Fleet, Terrain, Detect, Health and Command - contain a range of technologies that let you manage everything from fleet assignment and condition monitoring to remote and autonomous control. The 834K can take advantage of many of these advanced technologies, some of which are standard out of the factory.
Fleet - Fleet provides comprehensive, real-time machine tracking, assignment and productivity management, giving you a comprehensive overview of all operations from anywhere in the world.
Terrain for Loading
Terrain for Loading - Terrain with your 834K enables high-precision management of loading operations through the use of guidance technology. It increases 834K productivity and provides you real-time feedback for improved efficiency.
Detect
Detect - Detect helps increase operator awareness, enhancing safety at your operation. It includes a range of capabilities designed to assist the operator with areas of limited visibility around fixed and mobile equipment.
Health - Health delivers critical event-based machine condition and operating data for your entire fleet. It includes comprehensive equipment health and asset monitoring capabilities, with a wide range of diagnostic, analytic and reporting tools.

Safety

Safety

We are constantly introducing features on our machines in an effort to enhance safety for the operator.
Machine Access -
  • Left and right hand stairs with 45 degree angle enhance safety for operators getting on and off the 834K.
  • Continuous walkway with non-skid surfaces are designed into the service areas.
  • Maintain three points of contact at all times through ground level or platform accessible service areas.
Visibility -
  • Optional heated mirrors ensure enhanced visibility for safe operation.
  • Standard Cat Vision or optional Cat Detect with radar increase operator awareness around the machine.
  • Optional HID or LED lights provide excellent workspace visibility.
  • Optional cab mounted LED warning beacons.
Operator Environment -
  • Reduced vibrations to the operator with isolated cab mounts and seat mounted implement and steering controls.
  • Low interior sound levels.
  • Pressurized cab with filtered air.
  • Standard 76 mm (3 in) seat belts on the operator seat.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability is designed and built into our 834K's features.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown and Auto Idle Kickdown can help you save fuel by avoiding unnecessary idling.
  • Reduce waste generation with our maintenance free batteries.
  • The 834K is built for multiple lives. To assist with maximizing machine life, Caterpillar provides a number of sustainable options such as our Reman and Certified Rebuild programs. In these programs, reused or remanufactured components can deliver cost savings of 40 to 70 percent, which lowers operating cost.
  • Caterpillar offers retrofit packages to bring new features to older machines, maximizing your resource. And, when you go through the Cat Certified Rebuild program, these retrofit kits are part of the rebuild process.

Blades

Blades

Cat Blades - Cat blades are resilient, durable and designed with excellent dozing and rolling characteristics.
  • Capacities and widths are set to achieve increased productivity.
  • Spreading design allows for spreading of cover material, as well as dozing of heavier loads.
Straight Blade - The straight blade (7.9 m3/10.3 yd3) is designed for production dozing in stockpile material and general earthmoving.
Universal Blade
Universal Blade - The universal blade (11.1 m3/14.7 yd3) is designed to move large loads over long distances in mining applications.
Semi-Universal Blade
Semi-Universal Blade - The characteristics of the straight and universal blades are combined into the semi-universal blade (10.1 m3/13.3 yd3). It provides increased capacity with the addition of short wings which include only the dozer end bits without sacrificing spreading characteristics of straight blades.
Coal Blade
Coal Blade - The coal blade (22.2 m3/29 yd3) is designed for precise and productive dozing while helping to retain load control with increased capacity for lighter materials. Wing angles help retain the load while dozing. This blade is available from Cat Work Tool and Services (CWTS).
Assemblies - The straight, semi-universal and universal blades consists of the blade, push arms, hydraulic lift, tip and tilt cylinders, trunnion mounting, stabilizer and hydraulic line guards.
Other Available Options - See your Cat dealer for blade options such as coal and wood scoop from CWTS and Custom Products.

Operating Costs

Operating Costs

The 834K has several features to achieve greater fuel efficiency:
  • Positive Flow Control Hydraulics - Provides only the hydraulic flow required by the implement and steering systems for improved fuel efficiency and greater rimpull.
  • ACERT Engine - Advanced engine controls maximizes power and efficiency.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown - Automatic engine and electrical system shutdown conserves fuel.
  • Lock-up Torque Converter - Transfers more power to the ground and optimizes fuel efficiency in all applications.
  • Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS) - All new APECS transmission controls provides greater momentum on grades and fuel savings by carrying that momentum through the shift points. Machine configuration, operator technique, and job site layout can impact fuel consumption.
  • Machine Configuration - Select the correct work tool and tire type based on machine application. Ensure proper inflation pressures.
  • Idle - Set the parking brake to engage Engine Idle Management System.

Serviceability

Serviceability

  • Safe and convenient service with ground level or platform access and grouped service points.
  • Swing-out doors on both sides of the engine compartment provide easy access to important daily service checks.
  • Ecology drains for ease of service and prevention of spilling potential environmental contaminants.
  • Reduce downtime with VIMS system notifications so your operators and technicians can resolve any problems before failure.
  • Ground level access to transmission control valves.

Customer Support

Customer Support

Legendary Cat Dealer Support - A valued partner, your Cat dealer is available whenever you need them.
  • Preventive maintenance programs and guaranteed maintenance contracts.
  • Best-in-class parts availability.
  • Improve your efficiency with operator training.
  • Genuine Cat Remanufactured parts.

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