Underground Mining Load Haul Dump (LHD) Loaders R1700 EXPECT MORE FROM OUR NEW GENERATION OF CAT LHDS

Features At A Glance

Structures – Strength through Advanced Technology and Validation
Power Train – Production Is the Priority
Hydraulics – Next Generation Power, Performance and Safeguards
Operator Environment – Next Generation Control and Information
Operator Environment – Next Generation Comfort and Safety
Electrical Systems – Long Term Reliability and Corrosion Resistance
Buckets and Ground Engaging Tools – Performance Has Never Been Better
Safety – Always Top of Mind, Always the Priority
Serviceability – Introducing Modular Service Components
Technology Enabled Solutions – MineStar™ and Command for Underground
Manufacturing – A Focus on Quality and Safety

Product Specifications for R1700


Operating Specifications



Hydraulic Cycle Times

Bucket Capacities

Turning Dimensions


Service Refill Capacities

Service Capacities - Not Refill

R1700 Standard Equipment


  • Brake axle cooling
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet multiple-disc (SAFR)
  • Engine:
    – Cat C13 6-cylinder diesel
    – Air-to-air aftercooler (ATAAC)
  • Filter, engine, remote mounted
  • Electric fuel priming pump
  • Oil filter, transmission oil, long life
  • Precleaner, engine air intake
  • Torque converter, lock-up clutch (LUC)
  • Transmission:
    – Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC)
    – Auto planetary powershift (4F/4R)
    – Transmission neutralizer
  • Traction control


  • Alarm, reversing
  • Alternator, 150 amp
  • Battery disconnect switch, ground level
  • Batteries, low maintenance
  • Diagnostic connector
  • Engine shutdown switch
  • Lighting, external, front, rear (LED)
  • Lighting, stop, dual (LED)
  • Receptacle, auxiliary start
  • Starter, electric, 24-volt
  • Starting and charging system
  • Reverse alarm


  • Cab, ROPS/FOPS certified.
  • Color Multi Purpose Display (CMPD):
    – Front and rear brake gauges
    – Transmission pressure
    – System diagnostics
    – Residual brake warning
  • Horns, electric
  • Instrumentation/gauges:
    – Speedometer/tachometer
    – Fuel level
    – Hydraulic oil temperature
    – Engine coolant temperature
  • Operator presence system
  • Automatic Brake Application (ABA)
  • Light, warning, residual brake
  • Monitor, door latch
  • Electrohydraulic implement controls (single joystick)
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Mounts, radio and speaker (×2)
  • Control units, roof mounted (with service panel access)
  • Storage box, enclosed, 5 L (3 gal)
  • Coat hook
  • Cup holder
  • Armrests and kneepads, independently adjustable


  • Tires must be selected from the Mandatory Attachments section
  • Rims (set of four):
    – Five piece


  • Dump bucket
  • Fenders, front, rear
  • Firewall
  • Fuel tap, manual shutoff
  • Guards, engine and transmission
  • Lift arm positioner for return to dig
  • Radiator grill, swing out
  • Service oil sample
  • Handholds
  • Wear bars:
    – Fuel tank
    – Hydraulic
  • Operation and Maintenance Manual – English and other languages
  • Brake lights
  • Product Link Elite System


  • Engines:
    1. Ventilation Reduction C13
    2. Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent C13
    3. Stage V C13
  • Cab:
    1. Enclosed
    2. Open
  • Windows:
    1. Single pane
    2. Dual pane
  • Seats:
    1. Tee seat (with suspension)
    2. Seat (with suspension)

R1700 Optional Equipment


  • Ride control
  • Reversible hydraulic steering lines
  • Fast fill fuel
  • Fast fill and evacuation of fluids
  • Rims, tube type
  • Alternate implement control functions
  • Battery isolation switch in the cab
  • Autolube
  • High efficiency radiator*
    *Standard equipment with Stage V engine.
  • Light weight material bucket
  • Ejector bucket
  • Bolt Together bucket
  • Bolt-on bucket lips
  • Mechanically attached shroud bucket lips
  • Color rearview camera
  • Tire monitoring
  • Cat payload monitoring
  • Product Link Elite with WiFi**
    **Confirm regional availability with your Cat dealer.
  • Command for Underground remote control interface
  • Cat line of sight remote receiver for the machine
  • Cat line of sight remote console (over the shoulder design)
  • Cat Auto Dig
  • Wireless communications control group
  • Spare rim
  • Guards – lighting group
  • Guards – rear side quarter window
  • Wear bar – cab
  • Ansul fire suppression – wet 57 L (15.1 gal)
  • Reflective tape decals
  • Lifting package for mine transfers
  • Bolt-on, brake release recovery bar or hook
  • Handrails, quick release
  • Additional handrail package
  • Service bay light
  • Truck loading light
  • Bucket cutting edges and lip protectors
  • Mechanically attached wear protection system for buckets
  • Bucket heel shrouds
  • Bucket wear bars
  • Bucket liners
  • Arctic coolant
  • Vandalism protection
  • Arctic fuel (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel)

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