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730 Articulated Truck

730 Articulated Truck

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More Comfort – More Performance – More Versatility


    A uniquely combined hoist and transmission lever allows for easy operation which suits a wide range of operator experience


    Quieter, more spacious cab with improved visibility helps operators work more productively throughout the day


    Safety features help increase operator confidence by providing a safer operation - prevention of cab and body roll-over and safer cab entry


Bore 5.1 in
Displacement 762.8 inÂł
Emissions The 730 meets Tier 4 Final and Stage V emission standards.
Engine Model Cat® C13
Engine Model - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V Cat C13
Gross Power - SAE J1995 375 HP
Net Power - ISO 14396 370 HP
Net Power - SAE J1349 367 HP
No Engine De-rating Below 12500 ft
Note (1) The references to Tier 4 Final/Stage V include U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), and Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Note (2) The power ratings apply at rated speed of 1,800 rpm when tested under the conditions for the specified standard.
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.
Note (4) Net power when the fan is at maximum speed is 254 kW (341 hp) per the SAE reference conditions.
Note (5) DEF used in Cat SCR systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241-1. ISO 22241-1 requirements are met by many brands of DEF, including those that carry the AdBlue or API certifications.
Peak Engine Torque Gross (SAE J1995) 1579 ft·lbf
Peak Engine Torque Net (SAE J1349) 1564 ft·lbf
Peak Engine Torque Speed 1200 r/min
Stroke 6.2 in


Rated Payload 31 ton (US)

Body Capacities

Heaped (SAE 2:1) 23 ydÂł
Struck 17.4 ydÂł
Tailgate Heaped SAE 2:1 24.6 ydÂł
Tailgate Struck 18.2 ydÂł


Forward - 1 5 mile/h
Forward - 2 9 mile/h
Forward - 3 14 mile/h
Forward - 4 21 mile/h
Forward - 5 29 mile/h
Forward - 6 34 mile/h
Reverse - 1 6 mile/h

Sound Levels

Interior Cab 72 dB(A)
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.
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.

Operating Weights

Center Axle - Empty 10053 lb
Center Axle - Loaded 37302 lb
Center Axle - Rated Load 27249 lb
Front Axle - Empty 33069 lb
Front Axle - Loaded 40300 lb
Front Axle - Rated Load 7231 lb
Rear Axle - Empty 9568 lb
Rear Axle - Loaded 36817 lb
Rear Axle - Rated Load 27249 lb
Total - Empty 52690 lb
Total - Loaded 114420 lb
Total - Rated Load 61729 lb

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 21.9 gal (US)
DEF Tank 5.3 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 10 gal (US)
Final Drives/Differential 33 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 108.8 gal (US)
Hydraulic System 29.1 gal (US)
Output Transfer Gear Box 6.3 gal (US)
Transmission 12.4 gal (US)

Body Hoist

Lower Time 8 s
Raise Time 12 s


Lock to Lock 4.75 seconds @ 60 rpm


Brakes ISO 3450 – 2011
Cab - FOPS ISO 3449 Level II – 2005
Cab - ROPS ISO 3471 – 2008
Steering ISO 5010 – 2007

Body Plate

Type High strength Brinell HB450 wear resistant steel

Turning Circle

Note Dimensions are for machines equipped with 23.5R25 tires.
Turning Dimensions - Aisle Width 210 in
Turning Dimensions - Clearance Radius 318 in
Turning Dimensions - Inside Radius 153 in
Turning Dimensions - SAE Turning Radius 294 in
Turning Dimensions - Steer Angle - Left/Right 45°

Body Plate Thickness

Base Plate 0.51 in
Front Plate 0.28 in
Side Plates 0.43 in

Optimal Loader/Truck Pass Matching

Hydraulic Excavators: 336F/336F XE - Passes 5–6
Hydraulic Excavators: 349F/349F XE - Passes 4–5
Note An optimum system match gives you a major productivity advantage. The 730 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.
Wheel Loader: 950M - Passes 5
Wheel Loader: 962M - Passes 4–5
Wheel Loaders: 966M/966M XE - Passes 4
Wheel Loaders: 972M/972M XE - Passes 3–4

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730 Technical Specifications (Aus-NZ, Eur, Japan, N Am)

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