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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.

Weights

Units:
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 - 7 20.6 mile/h 33.1 km/h Less
Forward - 8 24.7 mile/h 39.8 km/h Less
Forward - 9 35.7 mile/h 57.5 km/h Less
Reverse - 2 9.8 mile/h 15.7 km/h Less

Sound Levels

Interior Cab 72.0 dB(A) 72.0 dB(A) 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
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

Operating Weights

Center Axle - Empty 14636.0 lb 6639.0 kg Less
Center Axle - Loaded 51088.0 lb 23173.0 kg Less
Center Axle - Rated Load 37670.0 lb 17087.0 kg Less
Front Axle - Empty 42596.0 lb 19321.0 kg Less
Front Axle - Loaded 49723.0 lb 22554.0 kg Less
Front Axle - Rated Load 4687.0 lb 2126.0 kg Less
Rear Axle - Empty 14145.0 lb 6416.0 kg Less
Rear Axle - Loaded 50594.0 lb 22949.0 kg Less
Rear Axle - Rated Load 37670.0 lb 17087.0 kg Less
Total - Empty 71377.0 lb 32376.0 kg Less
Total - Loaded 151405.0 lb 68676.0 kg Less
Total - Rated Load 80027.0 lb 36300.0 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
Axles - Each 15.8 gal (US) 60.0 l Less
Brake Cooling Tank 17.7 gal (US) 67.0 l Less
DEF Tank 6.5 gal (US) 25.0 l Less
Final Drive - Each 1.3 gal (US) 5.0 l Less
Steering/Hoist Hydraulic System 36.9 gal (US) 140.0 l Less
Transmission - OTG 19.8 gal (US) 75.0 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

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

Engine

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
Note (5) DEF used in Cat SCR systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard ISO 22241-1. Requirements are met by many brands of DEF, including those that carry the AdBlue or API certifications. DEF used in Cat SCR systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard ISO 22241-1. Requirements are met by many brands of DEF, including those that carry the AdBlue or API certifications. Less
Engine Model - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Cat C15 ACERT Cat C15 ACERT Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 452.0 HP 337.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 14396 447.0 HP 333.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 439.0 HP 327.0 kW Less
No Engine De-rating Below 10000.0 ft 3050.0 m 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
Emissions The C15 engine meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emission standards. The C15 engine meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emission standards. Less
Note (1) The reference to Tier 4 Final/Stage IV includes U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage IV, Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), as well as Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards. The reference to Tier 4 Final/Stage IV includes U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage IV, Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), as well as Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards. Less
Note (2) 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) 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 (4) Net power when the fan is at maximum speed is 327 kW (439 hp) per the SAE reference conditions. Net power when the fan is at maximum speed is 327 kW (439 hp) per the SAE reference conditions. Less

Body Plate Thickness

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

Optimal Loader/Truck Pass Matching

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

Safety – Designed into Every Machine

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
    – Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) regeneration filter
    – 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
  • Cat Clean Emission Module (CEM) and exhaust aftertreatment package
  • 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)