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Overview

The Cat® 730 EJ 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.

Weights

Units:
Rated Payload 30.0 ton (US) 27.1 t Less

Body Capacities

Heaped (SAE 2:1) 22.1 yd³ 16.9 m³ Less
Struck 17.7 yd³ 13.5 m³ Less

Transmission

Forward - 1 5.0 mile/h 8.0 km/h Less
Forward - 2 9.0 mile/h 15.0 km/h Less
Forward - 3 14.0 mile/h 22.0 km/h Less
Forward - 4 21.0 mile/h 34.0 km/h Less
Forward - 5 29.0 mile/h 47.0 km/h Less
Forward - 6 34.0 mile/h 55.0 km/h Less
Reverse - 1 6.0 mile/h 9.0 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 12346.0 lb 5600.0 kg Less
Center Axle - Loaded 41502.0 lb 18825.0 kg Less
Center Axle - Rated Load 29156.0 lb 13225.0 kg Less
Front Axle - Empty 33576.0 lb 15230.0 kg Less
Front Axle - Loaded 35009.0 lb 15880.0 kg Less
Front Axle - Rated Load 1433.0 lb 650.0 kg Less
Rear Axle - Empty 11861.0 lb 5380.0 kg Less
Rear Axle - Loaded 41017.0 lb 18605.0 kg Less
Rear Axle - Rated Load 29156.0 lb 13225.0 kg Less
Total - Empty 57783.0 lb 26210.0 kg Less
Total - Loaded 117528.0 lb 53310.0 kg Less
Total - Rated Load 59745.0 lb 27100.0 kg Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 108.8 gal (US) 412.0 l Less
Cooling System 21.9 gal (US) 83.0 l Less
Hydraulic System 29.1 gal (US) 110.0 l Less
Engine Crankcase 10.0 gal (US) 38.0 l Less
Transmission 12.4 gal (US) 47.0 l Less
Final Drives/Differential 33.0 gal (US) 125.0 l Less
Output Transfer Gear Box 6.3 gal (US) 24.0 l 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 750/65 R25 tires. Dimensions are for machines equipped with 750/65 R25 tires. Less
Turning Dimensions - Aisle Width 214.0 in 5424.0 mm Less
Turning Dimensions - Clearance Radius 318.0 in 8075.0 mm Less
Turning Dimensions - Inside Radius 152.0 in 3849.0 mm Less
Turning Dimensions - SAE Turning Radius 294.0 in 7470.0 mm Less
Turning Dimensions - Steer Angle - Left/Right 45° 45° Less

Eject/Retract Times

Eject Time 12.0 s 12.0 s Less
Retract Time 15.0 s 15.0 s Less

Engine

Engine Model Cat® C13 ACERT™ Cat® C13 ACERT™ Less
Bore 5.1 in 130.0 mm Less
Stroke 6.2 in 157.0 mm Less
Displacement 763.0 in³ 12.5 l Less
Engine Model - Either U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent Cat C13 ACERT Cat C13 ACERT Less
Peak Engine Torque Net (ISO 14396) 1335.0 ft·lbf 1810.0 N·m Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 375.0 HP 280.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 14396 370.0 HP 276.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 367.0 HP 274.0 kW Less
No Engine De-rating Below 13100.0 ft 3990.0 m Less
Peak Engine Torque Gross (SAE J1995) 1350.0 ft·lbf 1830.0 N·m Less
Peak Engine Torque Speed 1200.0 r/min 1200.0 r/min Less
Emissions The 730 EJ meets either Tier 2/Stage II or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards. The 730 EJ meets either Tier 2/Stage II or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards. Less
Note (1) The power ratings apply at rated speed of 1,800 rpm when tested under the conditions for the specified standard. The power ratings apply at rated speed of 1,800 rpm when tested under the conditions for the specified standard. 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 (3) Net power when the fan is at maximum speed is 274 kW (367 hp) per the SAE reference conditions. Net power when the fan is at maximum speed is 274 kW (367 hp) per the SAE reference conditions. Less

Optimal Loader/Truck Pass Matching

Hydraulic Excavators: 336F/336F XE - Passes 5–6 5–6 Less
Hydraulic Excavators: 349F/349F XE - Passes 4–5 4–5 Less
Note An optimum system match gives you a major productivity advantage. The 730 EJ is an excellent match for the Cat 349F and 336F Hydraulic Excavators; and Cat 972M, 966M, 962M and 950M 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 730 EJ is an excellent match for the Cat 349F and 336F Hydraulic Excavators; and Cat 972M, 966M, 962M and 950M Wheel Loaders. Having matched loading and hauling tools results in increased production and lower system costs per unit of volume moved. Less
Wheel Loader: 950M - Passes 5 5 Less
Wheel Loader: 962M - Passes 4–5 4–5 Less
Wheel Loaders: 966M/966M XE - Passes 4 4 Less
Wheel Loaders: 972M/972M XE - Passes 3–4 3–4 Less

MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE

  • Every Tier 2/Stage II equivalent Cat engine is equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air and aftertreatment components.
  • Proven electronic, fuel, air and aftertreament components for peak performance and longevity.
  • Emissions control and improved fuel economy.
  • Advanced MEUI-C injector platforms deliver increased injection pressures and more precise fuel rates. These durable injectors enhance responsiveness while controlling soot.
  • Innovative air management optimizes airflow, power, efficiency and reliability.
  • The Cat CX31 six-speed forward, single speed reverse transmission features Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS) and Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC) which deliver smooth gear changes with improved acceleration and higher productivity.
  • Large capacity torque converter, configured for off-highway applications, allows the higher engine power to be transmitted more efficiently to the lower power train.
  • The engine compression brake improves retarding response and increases retarding power.

AUTOMATIC CONTROLS

  • Advanced Automatic Traction Control (AATC) engages inter and cross-axle differential locks on-the-go giving the operator optimum traction as conditions change.
  • Clutches release automatically to avoid conflict during tight turns.
  • AATC reduces tire and driveline wear, eliminating lost efficiency that can occur with improper manual operation.
  • The new ejector body eject/retract switch initiates automated control of machine systems to stop machine travel and eject the loaded material at proper rpm.
  • Hill Assist automatically engages the service brakes if the operator removes his foot from the brake pedal while on a grade reducing potential "roll-back ."
  • The waiting brake system automatically applies the service brakes when the neutral gear is selected, allowing easy control of machine functions at the load or dump area.

HEAVY DUTY CONSTRUCTION

  • All three axles promote stability using oscillating a-frames with lateral tie rods. Operate at productive speeds with confidence while virtually eliminating impact loads on truck components.
  • The front suspension oscillates ±6° controlled by large-bore, low-pressure cylinders to assist in a smooth ride.
  • The rear suspension features a walking beam and long-life suspension mounts optimizing ride and load retention.
  • New fully enclosed wet disc brake systems inside of axles keeps contaminants out extending machine life and ensuring uptime.

OPERATOR COMFORT AND CONTROL

  • Spacious cab delivers comfort all shift long and is 4dB quieter than prior model.
  • Unique combination eject/transmission lever is intuitive and enhances cycle times with fewer control movements.
  • Trainer/passenger seat is fully padded with wide, retractable seat belt for security and comfort.
  • New large side storage box is heated/cooled by the HVAC system.
  • Air-suspension seat offers greater comfort, with a greater range of adjustments. Fore/aft isolation dramatically reduces vibrations and jolts. Every operator will find a adjustments to ensure comfort and control all shift long.
  • Standard cooling/heating system ensures comfort in all conditions.
  • Optional four-point seat belt is available to help operator stay in position and comfortable in rugged terrain.
  • Integrated, wrap-around dash means all gauges and controls are easy to monitor and access. Automotive feel with Caterpillar's renowned industrial strength.
  • Color display panel provides performance and condition pages, and includes video feed from the rearview camera and machine payload (when fitted).
  • Optional Bluetooth™ entertainment system allows operator to stay in hands-free phone contact.

BUILT TO PERFORM

  • Box section front frame absorb is stiff to handle torque loads. Frame design decreases stress at the hitch and optimizes suspension geometry.
  • Rear frame features twin-box construction minimizing stress points and enhancing service life.
  • Front axle suspension provides excellent ride via a three-point oscillating design.
  • Articulating/oscillating hitch provides steering control and keeps all wheels on the ground in the toughest terrain.
  • Ejector body design provides a large target area for consistent high-load carrying capacity increasing productivity. The blade and bloody aid in clean material discharge and avoiding carry-back.
  • Output transfer gear distributes power to tractor and trailer for optimum traction. Wet clutch ensures longevity.
  • Dual-circuit, all-wheel braking system uses full-power hydraulic system actuating enclosed, oil immersed, multi-disc brakes. Independent front and rear circuits and accumulators deliver smooth control.
  • Center axle parking brake is elevated away from damage. Spring applied with hydraulic release.

TECHNOLOGY THAT GETS WORK DONE

  • Cat Product Link wirelessly connect you to your equipment, giving you valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing. The system tracks location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, and diagnostic codes through the online VisionLink user interface so you can make timely, fact-based decisions to maximize efficiency, improve productivity, and lower costs.
  • Cat Production Measurement brings payload weighing to the cab to help optimize job site efficiency and productivity. Operators can view real-time load weights on the integrated display and know precisely when target is achieved, while cab-mounted external payload lights on all four corners signal the loader operator when to stop, reducing the risk of machine overloading. Operators can track daily productivity from the cab, with quick access to truck payload weights, loads and cycle counts, and daily totals; or remotely via LINK technologies.
  • Cat Detect with Stability Assist warns the operator if machine is approaching a pre-set angle during operation; when driving and tipping. If using the assisted hoist, the machine will stop hoisting the body and give an audible and visual warning. The system monitors angles of tractor, trailer and grade independently. This increases operator awareness of machine stability during operation. All tractor and/or trailer rollover events are logged and reported via VisionLink.

BECAUSE UPTIME COUNTS

  • Caterpillar design, manufacturing and customer service help ensure peak performance and uptime.
  • Long service intervals keep your machine operating.
  • Lubrication points are grouped near the hitch for fast, easy routine maintenance.
  • Universal joints are sealed and lubed for long life.
  • Optional Autolube system saves time and includes alerts via Product Link for low levels and fault codes.
  • Radiator package is located behind the cab for protection and uses extended-life coolant to stretch change intervals.
  • Electrical Service Center is located inside the cab and provides a power port, diagnostic connector and Cat Data Link connector for use with Electronic Technician (ET) software-equipped laptop computer.
  • Easy access to transmission, drive shafts, hydraulic pumps and electrical and hydraulic interfaces provided with tilt-to-side cab and access panel.
  • Service points are conveniently located on the left side of the engine, under the electrically raised hood.

MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

  • Caterpillar designs and functions with great concern for the environment.
  • Cat C13 engine incorporates the Cat Clean Emission Module (CEM) to meet Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emission standards. The system uses both Ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel or up to B20 bio-diesel blended with ULSD.
  • All Cat C Series Articulated Trucks are designed for long lifecycles with machines using reman components and machine rebuilds to maximize use of every part, minimizing waste.
  • Volume of both hydraulic and engine oil systems has be reduced meaning less waste when oils are replaced.

BUILT-IN SAFETY FEATURES

  • Seat belt in use indicator (four-point seat belt available as an option)
  • Operator presence detection (prevents gear engagement when operator is not seated)
  • Additional mirror for front of machine visibility
  • Cab mounted, wide angled, folding mirrors
  • Heated mirrors (optional)
  • Body raised visual indicator
  • Cab integral Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) and Falling Object Protection System (FOPS)
  • Electro-hydraulic secondary steering system automatically activates in forward/reverse or when stationary if low pressure is sensed and can be manually selected for machine recovery purposes
  • Extensive handrails
  • External electrical system disconnect switch for easy access from outside of the machine
  • Fire extinguisher in-cab mounting point
  • Fully raised body locking pin
  • Ground level external engine fuel cut-off switch provides easy access outside of the machine
  • In-cab emergency brake switch (tertiary)
  • Internal and external grab handles
  • LED-flashing beacon (optional)
  • Maximum speed limiter
  • Multiple camera compatible
  • New access lights
  • Rearview camera system is fitted as standard
  • Reversing indicator
  • Slip resistant walkways – punched steel plate
  • The parking brake functions are spring applied and hydraulic released
  • Cat Detect with Stability Assist

730 EJ Standard Equipment

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Air conditioning with R134A refrigerant
  • Adjustable air vents
  • Combined gear selection and eject 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
    – Eject control
    – Hydraulic system
    – Charging system
    – Retarder
    – Transmission fault
    – Traction control system
    – Check engine lamp
  • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD):
    – Alert indicator
    – Selected gear and direction
    – Speed or auto shift
    – Review Operation and Maintenance Manual (OMM)
    – Primary steering failure warning
    – Seat belt warning
    – Secondary steering failure warning
    – Machine Security System (MSS) ready
    – 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 seat storage
    – Door pocket
    – Behind operator seat storage
    – Coat hook
  • Sun visor
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Touchscreen display incorporating the rearview camera video feed
  • Retractable belt: Operator seat and second seat
  • Windows opening both sides, tinted
  • Windshield wiper and washer, two speed, intermittent (front)
  • Windshield wiper and washer, two speed (rear)

CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
  • Product Link: PLE631 or PLE641 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 six-speed forward and one reverse transmission
  • Cat C13 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

OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
  • Mud flaps: wheel arch and body mounted with transportation tiebacks
  • S·O·S sampling valves
  • Tires, six 750/65 R25 radial
  • Vandalism protection: lockable caps
  • Sound suppression (only standard in Europe)
  • Underslung tailgate

730 EJ Optional Equipment

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
  • Auto lube installation for automatic greasing of bearings
  • 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: PLE631 (satellite), PLE641 (cellular)
  • Roof mounted High Intensity Discharge (HID) work lights
  • Sound suppression (only standard in Europe)
  • Heated/cooled seat
  • Infrared glass – high ambient cab
  • Window blinds
  • Wheel chocks