R1700G Underground Mining Load-Haul-Dump (LHD) Loader


Features At A Glance

Power Train – Engine – The Cat C11 engine is designed for power, reliability and efficiency.
Power Train – Transmission – More power to the ground for greater productivity.
Hydraulics – Cat hydraulics deliver the power and control to keep material moving.
Structures – Rugged Cat structures – the backbone of the R1700G’s durability.
Operator Comfort – Ergonomically designed for all-day comfort, control and productivity.
Buckets – Rugged performance and reliability in tough underground mining applications.
Serviceability – More time for production.
Customer Support – Cat dealer services keep underground mining equipment productive.
Safety – Designed with safety as the first priority.

Product Specifications for R1700G


Operating Specifications



Hydraulic Cycle Times

Bucket Capacities

Turning Dimensions


Service Refill Capacities


R1700G Standard Equipment


  • 12V Power Supply in Cab
  • Alternator, 95-amp
  • Auxiliary Start Receptacle
  • Battery Disconnect Switch, Ground Level
  • Circuit Breaker, 80-amp
  • Corrosive Protection Spray
  • Diagnostic Connector
  • Electric Starting, 24-volt
  • Engine Shutdown Switches
    – Rear Right Hand Side
  • External Lighting System, Front, Rear, Halogen Work Lights
  • Low Maintenance Batteries
  • Reversing Alarm
  • Starting and Charging System


  • Cat Electronic Monitoring System (Cat EMS)
  • Electric Horns
  • Gauges
    – Engine Coolant Temperature
    – Transmission Coolant Temperature
    – Hydraulic Oil Temperature
    – Fuel Level
    – Speedometer
    – Tachometer
  • Indicator Lights
    – Alert Warning Light
    – Residual Brake Pressure
  • Low Hydraulic Level Warning
  • Open Operator Station ROPS/FOPS Structure
  • Operator Presence System (Auto Park Brake)
  • Pilot Hydraulic Implement Controls, Single Joystick
  • Push Button Panel for Lights
  • Suspension Seat with Retractable Seat Belt
  • STIC Steering


  • Cat C11 Diesel Engine, ATAAC, 6 Cylinder
  • Brake Axle Cooling
  • Electric Fuel Priming Pump
  • Engine Air Intake Precleaner
  • Engine Oil Filter, Remote Mounted
  • Fuel System Manual Shut Off Tap
  • Heat Shields
  • Long Life Coolant
  • Planetary Powershift Transmission with Automatic Shift Control, 4 Speed Forward/4 Speed Reverse
  • Radiator, Cross Flow
  • Radiator Cap Manual Release
  • Rims, 5-Piece, Tubeless
  • SAFR™ Full Hydraulic Enclosed Wet Multiple-Disc Brakes
  • Torque Converter
  • Transmission Neutralizer
  • Transmission Filter Drain Tap


  • Brake Light
  • Bucket Control Group, Standard
  • Bucket, Dump
  • Bucket Lip
  • Bucket Positioner, Return To Dig
  • Catalytic Exhaust Purifier/Muffler Group
  • Decals, International Picto Graphics
  • Engine and Transmission Belly Guards
  • Fenders, Front, Rear
  • Firewall
  • Fuel Lines Double Braided (Stainless Sleeving)
  • Hand Hold (Access On/Off Top Deck)
  • Hydraulic Oil Cooler – Swing Out Rear Frame
  • Operation and Maintenance Manual – English and other applicable local languages to select
  • Protection Wear Bars 100 × 50 mm (4 × 2 in)
  • Rims, 5-Piece, Tubeless
  • Semi Centralized Lubrication Points
  • S·O·S Port
    – Coolant
    – Engine Oil
    – Hydraulic Oil
    – Transmission Oil
  • Swing Out Radiator Grill
  • Tires and Rims: A tire must be selected from the mandatory attachments section of the machine price list. Base machine price includes a standard tubeless rim allowance only.

R1700G Optional Equipment


  • Battery and Engine Shutdown Switch
    – Ground Level Isolation, In Cab Isolation Switch
  • Brake Pressure Gauges
  • Brake Release Arrangements, (Requires Lines Steering Release)
    – Recovery Hook
    – Recovery Bar
  • Buckets
    – Bucket, Light Weight Material (8.8 m³/11.5 yd³) (Requires Control Group, Heavy Duty)
    – Ejector Bucket Installed
    – Various Sizes, Dump (4.2 m³/5.5 yd³ to 7.3 m³/9.5 yd³), Ejector (5.7 m³/7.5 yd³)
  • Bucket, Control Group, Heavy Duty (Required for Light Weight Buckets)
  • Bucket Hardware
    – Cutting Edge, Bolt-On Half-Arrow (BOHA)
    – Cutting Edge, Cat Weld-on
    – Cutting Edge, Half Arrow, Flat
    – Heel Shrouds, Ejector and Dump Buckets
    – Mechanically Attached Shrouds (MAS)
    – Mechanically Attached Wear Plate System, Cutting Edge Protection (MAWPS)
    – Mechanically Attached Wear Plate System, Bottom Protection (MAWPS)
    – Protector Pads (Bottom of Bucket)
    – Wear Bars, Ejector and Dump Buckets
    – Wear Liner (5.7 m³/7.5 yd³ Dump Bucket)
  • Bucket Lip
    – Lip Fully Welded or Tack Welded
    – Lip Bare (No Hardware)
    – Bolt-On Ready
    – MAS Ready (Mechanically Attached Shrouds)
  • Camera, Color Rear Facing
  • Cover, Anti Vandalism for Shipping
  • Draw Bar Attachment, Bolt-on
  • Engine Options
    – Engine, Ventilation Reduction (VR)
    – Equivalent to Tier 3
    – After-treatment options (for use with VR Engine only)
    • DPF (Flow Through) Filter
  • Fast Fill System
    – Coolant
    – Engine Oil
    – Fuel (Single or Dual Tanks)
    – Hydraulic Oil
    – Transmission Oil
  • Fire Suppression System
    – Ansul, Dry Powder
    – Foam, Water Based
  • Front Light Protectors
  • Fuel System
    – Dual Fuel Tanks
  • Guards
    – Guard, Rear Side Quarter Window
    – Guard Duo Cone Seal
  • Handrails
    – Fold Down
  • Hydraulic System
    – Ejector Bucket Ready
    – Alternate Implement/Pilot Control Configuration
  • Lubrication System
    – Automatic
    – Centralized
  • Lighting
    – External Lighting System, Front, Rear, LED Work Lights
  • Mine Transfer
    – Mine Transfer Ready Rear Frame (Tack Welded)
    – Lifting Group, Mine Transfer
  • Operators Station ROPS/FOPS Enclosed
    – Air Conditioning
    – Cab Pressurizer and Filter
    – Duct, Window Demister
    – Dome Light
    – Heater
    – Radio Ready Compartment for Radio and Speakers
    – Strut, Cab Door
  • Operators Station FOPS Open
    – Removable Canopy
  • Park Brake Switch Engagement
    – Push to Apply
    – Pull to Apply
  • Payload Control System
    – Loadrite L2180
  • Remote Control Interface (excludes Transmitter and Receiver)
    – Cattron
    – RCT
  • Reversible Steering
  • Reflective Tape
  • Ride Control System
  • Rim
    – Rim Identification Numbering
    – Spare (Tube or Tubeless)
    – Tube Type
  • Seats
    – Seat Covers, Tee, Air and Standard
    – Suspension Seat Tee, Vinyl
    – Suspension Seat Tee, Air
    – Suspension Seat Air Vinyl
  • Secondary Steering System
  • Service Tools
    – Recovery Bar (for use with Brake Release, Recovery Bar System)
    – Reference Parts Manual for Additional Tooling Available
  • Switches
    – Additional Engine Shutdown, Mounted LHS
    – Engine Shutdown, Fire Suppression Activation
    – Idle Timer
    – Engine Shutdown/Idle Timer
    – Transmission Neutralizer Override Switch
  • Technology
    – Command for Underground
    – Vital Information Management System (VIMS) Gen 3
  • Tire Arrangements
    – Tire, 26.5 × R25, VSMS2 L5 Bridgestone
    – Tire, 26.5 × 25, VSDL, Bridgestone
    – Tire, 26.5 × 25, 32 Ply, Goodyear
  • Wear Protection Bars
    – Cab/ROPS
    – Hydraulic Tank
    – Radiator
    – Wear Plate, Rear Underneath
  • NOTE: Not all features are available in all regions. See your Cat dealer for more information.

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