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Overview

The Cat® 740 GC features a world-class cab design, re-engineered using global operator feedback to advance comfort and ease of operation. Enhancements include new controls, transmission-protection features, hoist-assist system, advanced automatic traction control system, stability-assist machine rollover warning system, and a fuel saving ECO mode.

Engine

Units:
Engine Model Cat® C15 ACERT™ Cat® C15 ACERT™ Less
Bore 5.4 in 137.0 mm Less
Stroke 6.75 in 171.5 mm Less
Displacement 926.0 in³ 15.2 l Less
Emissions The C15 engine emits either Tier 2/Stage II or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emissions. The C15 engine emits either Tier 2/Stage II or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emissions. Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 434.0 HP 324.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 14396 443.0 HP 330.0 kW Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 449.0 HP 335.0 kW Less
Peak Engine Torque Gross (SAE J1995) 1711.0 ft·lbf 2320.0 N·m Less
Peak Engine Torque Net (SAE J1349) 1670.0 ft·lbf 2264.0 N·m Less
Peak Engine Torque Speed 1200.0 r/min 1200.0 r/min Less
No Engine De-rating Below 10000.0 ft 3050.0 m Less
Engine Model - Either U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent Cat C15 ACERT Cat C15 ACERT Less
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. 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. Less
Note (1) The power ratings apply at rated speed of 1,700 rpm when tested under the conditions for the specified standard. The power ratings apply at rated speed of 1,700 rpm when tested under the conditions for the specified standard. Less
Note (3) Net power when the fan is at maximum speed is 324 kW (434 hp) per the SAE reference conditions. Net power when the fan is at maximum speed is 324 kW (434 hp) per the SAE reference conditions. Less

Weights

Rated Payload 40.0 ton (US) 36.3 t Less

Body Capacities

Heaped (SAE 2:1) 29.7 yd³ 22.7 m³ Less
Struck 22.2 yd³ 17.0 m³ Less
Tailgate Heaped SAE 2:1 31.9 yd³ 24.4 m³ Less
Tailgate Struck 23.4 yd³ 17.9 m³ Less

Transmission

Forward - 1 4.0 mile/h 6.4 km/h Less
Forward - 2 5.3 mile/h 8.5 km/h Less
Forward - 3 7.3 mile/h 11.5 km/h Less
Forward - 4 9.2 mile/h 14.8 km/h Less
Forward - 5 12.2 mile/h 19.7 km/h Less
Forward - 6 14.9 mile/h 24.0 km/h Less
Reverse - 1 4.2 mile/h 6.8 km/h Less
Forward - 9 35.7 mile/h 57.5 km/h Less
Forward - 7 20.6 mile/h 33.1 km/h Less
Reverse - 2 9.8 mile/h 15.7 km/h Less
Forward - 8 24.7 mile/h 39.8 km/h Less

Sound Levels

Interior Cab 72.0 dB(A) 72.0 dB(A) Less
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. 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. Less
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. 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. Less

Operating Weights

Rear Axle - Loaded 50750.0 lb 23020.0 kg Less
Center Axle - Empty 14791.0 lb 6709.0 kg Less
Center Axle - Rated Load 36451.0 lb 16534.0 kg Less
Total - Loaded 150480.0 lb 68257.0 kg Less
Front Axle - Loaded 48488.0 lb 21994.0 kg Less
Front Axle - Rated Load 7128.0 lb 3233.0 kg Less
Rear Axle - Rated Load 36451.0 lb 16534.0 kg Less
Total - Empty 70451.0 lb 31956.0 kg Less
Total - Rated Load 80030.0 lb 36301.0 kg Less
Rear Axle - Empty 14299.0 lb 6486.0 kg Less
Center Axle - Loaded 51242.0 lb 23243.0 kg Less
Front Axle - Empty 41361.0 lb 18761.0 kg Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 145.3 gal (US) 550.0 l Less
Cooling System 23.7 gal (US) 90.0 l Less
Engine Crankcase 13.7 gal (US) 52.0 l Less
Steering/Hoist Hydraulic System 36.9 gal (US) 140.0 l Less
Brake Cooling Tank 17.7 gal (US) 67.0 l Less
Final Drive - Each 1.3 gal (US) 5.0 l Less
Transmission - OTG 19.8 gal (US) 75.0 l Less
Axles - Each 15.8 gal (US) 60.0 l Less

Body Hoist

Raise Time 12.0 s 12.0 s Less
Lower Time 12.0 s 12.0 s Less

Steering

Lock to Lock 4.75 seconds @ 60 rpm 4.75 seconds @ 60 rpm Less

Standards

Brakes ISO 3450 – 2011 ISO 3450 – 2011 Less
Cab - FOPS ISO 3449 Level II – 2005 ISO 3449 Level II – 2005 Less
Cab - ROPS ISO 3471 – 2008 ISO 3471 – 2008 Less
Steering ISO 5010 – 2007 ISO 5010 – 2007 Less

Body Plate

Type High strength Brinell HB450 wear resistant steel High strength Brinell HB450 wear resistant steel Less

Turning Circle

Turning Dimensions - Steer Angle - Left/Right 45° 45° Less
Turning Dimensions - Aisle Width 220.0 in 5595.0 mm Less
Turning Dimensions - Inside Radius 156.0 in 3960.0 mm Less
Note Dimensions are for machines equipped with 29.5 R25 tires. Dimensions are for machines equipped with 29.5 R25 tires. Less
Turning Dimensions - Clearance Radius 330.0 in 8395.0 mm Less
Turning Dimensions - SAE Turning Radius 303.0 in 7698.0 mm Less

Body Plate Thickness

Side Plates 0.43 in 11.0 mm Less
Front Plate 0.28 in 7.0 mm Less
Base Plate 0.51 in 13.0 mm Less

Optimal Loader/Truck Pass Matching

Note An 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. An 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. Less
Wheel Loader: 966M - Passes 4–5 4–5 Less
Hydraulic Excavator: 352F - Passes 5–6 5–6 Less
Wheel Loader: 972M - Passes 3 3 Less
Wheel Loader: 962M - Passes 5 5 Less
Hydraulic Excavator: 374F - Passes 3–4 3–4 Less

Engine – Optimized Performance, Proven Reliability

Transmission – Class Leading Transmission Technology

Automatic Features – Ease of Use, Improved Performance

Ease of Operation – Designed for Operators, by Operators

Operator Environment – Improved Productivity with a Comfortable and Confident Operator

Suspension and Braking – Performance with Comfort

Durability and Reliability – Proven Structures and Components

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

Serviceability – Maximize Uptime and Reduce Costs

Complete Customer Support – A Commitment to Your Success

Sustainability – Making Sustainable Progress Possible

740 GC Standard Equipment

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Glass windows:
    – Front, laminated and tinted
    – Sides and rear, toughened and tinted
  • Two seats both with seat belts, operator’s retractable
  • Mirrors: extensive arrangement for improved visibility
  • Touchscreen display incorporating the rearview camera video feed
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Heater and defroster with four-speed fan
  • Windshield wiper and washer, two speed, intermittent (front)
  • Air conditioning with R134A refrigerant
  • Combined gear selection and hoist control lever
  • Secondary steering – electro hydraulic
  • 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
  • Storage:
    – Cup holder
    – Flask receptacle (under the secondary seat)
    – Under seat storage
    – Door pocket
    – Behind seat storage
    – Coat hook
  • 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
  • Sun visor
  • Adjustable air vents
  • Windows (tinted) opening both sides
  • Windshield wiper and washer, two speed (rear)

CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
  • Cat Detect with Stability Assist
  • Product Link: PL631E or PL641E dependent on location and licensing agreement

ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
  • Batteries (two) maintenance free
  • Remote starting receptacle (cables not included)
  • 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

POWER TRAIN
  • Auto shift nine-speed forward and two reverse transmission
  • Differentials: standard with automatic clutched inter- and cross-axle differential locks
  • Cat C15 ACERT engine
  • Retarder: engine compression brake
  • Dual circuit oil immersed, enclosed brakes – all wheels
  • Three axle, six-wheel drive
  • Three axle, six-wheel drive

SAFETY
  • Reverse alarm
  • Rearview camera
  • ROPS/FOPS cab

GUARDS
  • Crankcase
  • Axle
  • Front dump body spill guard, integral part of fabricated body
  • Radiator
  • Rear window

OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
  • Mud flaps: wheel arch and body mounted with transportation tiebacks
  • Tires, six 29.5 R25
  • Vandalism protection: lockable caps
  • S·O·S sampling valves
  • Sound suppression (only standard in Europe)

740 GC Optional Equipment

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