Engine with ACERT™ Technology
Innovative technologies optimize performance.
ACERT TechnologyThe Cat C15 ACERT engine introduces a series of evolutionary, incremental improvements that provide breakthrough engine technology built on systems and components developed by Caterpillar with proven reliability.
Advanced Diesel Engine Management (ADEM) A4 Engine ControllerThe ADEM A4 electronic control module manages fuel delivery and provides flexible fuel mapping, allowing the engine to respond quickly to varying application needs.
Fuel DeliveryMultiple injection fuel delivery involves a high degree of precision. Precisely shaping the combustion cycle lowers combustion chamber temperatures, generating fewer emissions and optimizing fuel combustion. This translates into more work output for your fuel cost.
Noise Reduction TechnologiesNoise reduction has been achieved through design changes to the isolated top cover, oil pan, multiple injection strategy, insulated timing case cover, sculpted crankcase and gear train refinements.
Electronic TransmissionThe Caterpillar seven-speed electronically controlled transmission features anti-hunt shift strategy for speed continuity, and Individual Clutch Modulation (ICM) to ensure constant shift times.
Controlled Throttle Shifting (CTS)Significantly reduces power train stress and clutch wear by controlling engine speed, torque converter lock-up and transmission clutch engagements.
Two Reverse GearsThe transmission arrangement provides a second reverse gear for improved performance when operating in longer rear hauling applications.
Suspension and Traction Control
Performance and Productivity.
Front SuspensionThe three-point front suspension oscillate ±6°to provide a smooth ride, allowing the operator to travel at speed over rough terrain and softening impact loads on structures and components. Large bore, low pressure cylinders are purpose designed for tough applications and offer a soft, smooth ride.
Enclosed, Oil-Cooled BrakesMulti-plate, oil-immersed, oil-cooled brakes are fitted to both front and center axles. These brakes provide outstanding stopping capability, while maintaining maximum durability and low wear characteristics.
Rear SuspensionFeatures a walking beam geometry with Caterpillar designed rear suspension mounts which provide a reliable and stable ride for excellent load retention.
Traction ControlThe traction control system is comprised of a wet clutched inter-axle differential and wet clutched cross-axle differentials. All differentials can be engaged and disengaged "on-the-go" for maximum versatility. When used together, the differentials provide 100 percent driveline locking.
Inter-Axle Differential LockLocks all three axles in unison and modifies torque distribution for excellent traction in poor underfoot conditions and on grades. It is operated by a switch located at the footrest.
Cross-Axle Differential LocksProvides full driveline locking – all three axles and all six wheels – for maximum performance in the most adverse conditions. Acts in unison with the inter-axle differential lock when the footswitch is actuated and the dash-mounted switch is selected.
High productivity for a comfortable, confident operator.
Ride ComfortThe three-point front suspension with its oscillating axle and low-pressure ride struts, combined with the center-mounted cab, offers unrivaled levels of ride comfort for the operator in all driving conditions. The operator remains comfortable and productive throughout the day.
Spacious Two-Person CabThe 740 Ejector features a large two-person cab, offering comfortable working space for both the operator and trainer or trainee. All 700 Family articulated trucks use the same spacious cab design.
Air Suspension SeatThe air suspension seat enhances operator comfort with a cushioned upper high back, adjustable damping with three settings, ride zone indicator and adjustable lumbar settings. It is fully adjustable to provide the optimal driving position.
Trainer SeatFull-size trainer seat features a fully padded seat with a backrest and a wide seatbelt for a secure and comfortable ride. The trainer seat is positioned next to the operator seat, giving both the operator and trainer a clear view of the instrument panel, controls and the road.
Steering ColumnA comfortable driving position is provided by a telescopic and tilt steering column.
Ease of Operation
Designed for ease of use - allows the operator to focus on production.
Ergonomic LayoutThe controls and layout of the cab are designed to make it as easy to operate as your car. Quick, easy to read and simple to operate, the controls and gauges allow the operator to concentrate on production.
DashThe Generation II wrap-around dash puts all controls within easy reach of the operator. Featuring LED illuminated rocker switches, large LCD display and a rear wash wipe rocker switch. It provides an automotive feel with the industrial strength you would expect from Caterpillar.
Viewing AreaThe low sloping hood and placement of the cooling package behind the cab give the operator excellent all-around visibility. The large glass area and central operator position also provide excellent visibility.
WipersThe wet arm wiper system cleans more glass area and is bottom-mounted to keep it out of the operator’s line of sight. Windows are tinted to reduce glare.
Differential Lock ControlsThe inter-axle differential lock is engaged/disengaged "on-the go" by using a raised switch incorporated into the drivers foot rest, for ease of operation. For 100% lock up, all three cross-axle differential locks act in unison with the inter-axle differential lock when the foot switch is activated and a dash mounted switch is selected. Disengaging the foot switch opens all differential locks immediately.
Transmission and Ejector LeversFinger tip controls allow easy operation and low effort. The ejector and transmission levers are positioned for easy, comfortable operation, along with the control for top gear limit, transmission hold and neutral lock.
Blade Retraction SequenceThe ejector blade returns to the loading position as soon as the blade retract sequence is initiated. The transmission is held in the gear selected for the ejecting cycle until this sequence is completed and the ejector control lever is returned to the float position.
Suspended PedalsEasy to operate and reach with plenty of leg and foot room. They also make for easier cleaning of the cab floor by keeping the pedals out of the dirt.
Durability and Reliability
High machine availability maximizes productivity and lowers costs.
Front FrameThe front frame design features a large box section and wide, stiff frame beams to handle torque loads. The divergent frame design decreases stress in the hitch area and optimizes suspension geometry. The frame design makes maximum use of robotic welding for increased durability.
Rear FrameTwin-box construction minimizes stress concentrations and provides low weight with long life.
SuspensionThe three-point oscillating axle front suspension provides unparalleled ride quality. It also protects the truck from adverse road conditions by absorbing shock loads that would reach the frame.
Articulating/Oscillating HitchThe articulating hitch provides the truck with steering articulation, and the oscillation ensures all-wheel ground contact in rough terrain.
Hitch ConstructionTwo-piece construction features a durable cast steel head bolted to a hard-wearing forged steel tube.
Service BrakesOil-cooled, multiple disc brakes are continuously cooled for exceptional non-fading braking. They are designed and built for reliable, adjustment-free operation.
Parking BrakeLocated on the center axle in an elevated position and designed to deliver higher heat capacity and abuse resistance.
Disperse loads on-the-go for faster cycles and lower spreading costs.
EjectorThe ejector body offers clean load ejection on-the-go and the capability to work in areas with restricted overhead clearance and soft underfoot conditions.
VersatilityThe 740 Ejector shares the versatility of the Standard 740 Articulated Truck, operating in the same conditions, but offering unique capabilities that stretch the operation envelope.
SpreadingThe truck can eject and spread the material while moving, reducing additional spreading and dozing equipment. "On-the go" ejecting results in faster cycle times and reduced power train loads.
StabilityEjecting the load without raising the body increases stability, allowing load dispersal on inclines, side slopes and in very soft underfoot conditions especially on landfill sites.
Overhead ClearanceThe truck can eject in areas with reduced overhead clearance, such as around overhead lines or in tunneling and underground operations.
Carry-BackThe body design eliminates material sticking to the body, which increases productivity, improves fuel efficiency and lowers cost per ton.
BodyReinforced body is made from thick high-yield, heat-treated Brinell hardened steel (Brinell 400 on the base and sides) that provides exceptional durability. Ejector top rails are made from high-strength alloy steel. For optimum durability and wear life, the ejector body is designed to work in applications where the material consists of rocks smaller than 152 mm (6 in.) in diameter.
BladeThe ejector blade is made from high-strength steel and uses technology similar to that proven in Cat wheel tractor-scrapers.
CylinderA four-stage, high-speed, double-acting cylinder is specifically designed for horizontal mounting and smooth load ejection.
Equipment manager is a secure and user-friendly application.
Equipment Manager - a better way to manage your fleet
Equipment Manager allows transmitted data to be searched and sorted by alert level, group, equipment identification, make and model. Each new machine comes with Asset Watch. However, you can subscribe to a higher level of service for any machine, at any time, through your Cat dealer. Depending on your information needs, Equipment Manager will:
- Report current equipment parameters (machine hours, location, fuel consumption, etc)
- Track all elements of machine maintenance and keep history
- Predict when a service is needed
- Facilitate maintenance scheduling and parts ordering
- Alert you to potential and immediate issues
Asset WatchAsset Watch manages your assets – enabling you to find your machine quickly, and to control its movement and work schedule.
Maintenance WatchMaintenance Watch includes all the features of Asset Watch and will also help you plan, coordinate and track your repairs and maintenance, allowing you to align maintenance with machine usage.
Health WatchHealth Watch includes all the features of Asset Watch and will track machine operational conditions to help address potential issues before they become serious. You can also identify abuse, efficiency and training issues with individual operators.
Complete Customer Support
Cat® dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.
SelectionMake comparisons of the machines you are considering before you buy. Your Cat dealer can help.
OperationFor the best operating techniques to increase productivity and your profit, turn to your Cat dealer for the latest training literature and trained staff.
MaintenanceRepair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as S·O·SSM and Technical Analysis help you avoid unscheduled repairs.
ReplacementRepair or rebuild? Cat articulated trucks are designed for longer life with rebuildable components. Your Cat dealer can help you evaluate the cost involved so you can make the right choice.
Product SupportYour local Cat dealership will be with you every step of the way with its unsurpassed worldwide parts support, trained technicians and customer support agreements.
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Designed with safety as the first priority.
Product SafetyCaterpillar has been and continues to be proactive in developing machines that meet or exceed safety standards. Safety is an integral part of all machines and system designs.
- Cab integral ROPS (Roll Over Protection System) and FOPS (Falling Object Protection System)
- Rear view camera system provides a continuous panoramic rear view or when reverse gear is selected
- The secondary and parking brake functions are spring applied and hydraulic released
- Electro-hydraulic secondary steering system, automatically activates in forward/reverse or when stationary if low pressure is sensed. Can be manually selected for machine recovery purposes
- External engine fuel cut off switch for easy access from outside of the machine
- External electrical system disconnect switch for easy access from outside of the machine
- Slip resistant surfaces – punched steel plate
- 75 mm (3 in) wide seat belts for operator/trainer and passenger
- Wide angled mirrors for excellent rear visibility
- Sweeping hood design for panoramic forward visibility
- Extensive hand rails
- Ejector blade active alarm
- Heated mirrors (optional)
- Xenon flashing beacon (optional)
More time on production.
Long Service IntervalsLong engine oil change and hydraulic oil change intervals lower maintenance costs and downtime. Wheel bearing adjustment is completely eliminated.
Lube PointsLube points are grouped at the rear of the front frame and the front of the rear frame. Universal joints are lubed for life, eliminating servicing. Autolube is optional.
Service PointsEngine and transmission dipstick and fill caps, air and fuel filters and the fuel-priming pump are all mounted on the left side of the engine under the electrically raised hood. Coolant level indicator and fill cap are outside the cab.
RadiatorThe radiator package is located behind the cab, which provides protection from frontal impacts and offers easy access to both inlet and outlet sides of the radiator. The ATAAC radiator is located at the front of the truck.
Extended Life CoolantExtends the change interval and improves component life by reducing aluminum corrosion.
Electrical Service CenterLocated inside the cab, this service center provides a power port, diagnostic connector and Cat Data Link connector.
Cat Data Link ConnectorThe Cat Data Link connector provides a plug-in using a laptop computer with Electronic Technician (ET) software.
Service AccessThe cab tilts to the side to provide easy access underneath, which simplifies servicing of the transmission, drive shafts and hydraulic pumps. Machine electrical and hydraulic interfaces are located on the right side of the cab, behind a removable cab body panel for easy access.
Truck TransportThe suspension system eliminates the need to lower the suspension when transporting the truck, reducing maintenance and downtime.
Output Transfer GearProvides lubrication of all bearings and clutches using a distributed-pressure lubricated and filtered system.