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740 GC Articulated Truck

740 GC Articulated Truck

Reliable Productivity

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 5.4 in
Displacement 926 inÂł
Emissions The C15 engine meets Tier 4 Final and Stage V emission standards.
Engine Model Cat® C15
Engine Model - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V Cat C15
Gross Power - SAE J1995 452 HP
Net Power - ISO 14396 447 HP
Net Power - SAE J1349 439 HP
No Engine De-rating Below 10000 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), as well as Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Note (2) The power ratings apply at rated speed of 1,700 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 327 kW (439 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 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) 1711 ft·lbf
Peak Engine Torque Net (SAE J1349) 1670 ft·lbf
Peak Engine Torque Speed 1200 r/min
Stroke 6.75 in


Rated Payload 40 ton (US)

Body Capacities

Heaped (SAE 2:1) 29.7 ydÂł
Struck 22.2 ydÂł
Tailgate Heaped SAE 2:1 31.9 ydÂł
Tailgate Struck 23.4 ydÂł


Forward - 1 4 mile/h
Forward - 2 5.3 mile/h
Forward - 3 7.3 mile/h
Forward - 4 9.2 mile/h
Forward - 5 12.2 mile/h
Forward - 6 14.9 mile/h
Forward - 7 20.6 mile/h
Forward - 8 24.7 mile/h
Forward - 9 35.7 mile/h
Reverse - 1 4.2 mile/h
Reverse - 2 9.8 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 14636 lb
Center Axle - Loaded 51088 lb
Center Axle - Rated Load 37670 lb
Front Axle - Empty 42596 lb
Front Axle - Loaded 49723 lb
Front Axle - Rated Load 4687 lb
Rear Axle - Empty 14145 lb
Rear Axle - Loaded 50594 lb
Rear Axle - Rated Load 37670 lb
Total - Empty 71377 lb
Total - Loaded 151405 lb
Total - Rated Load 80027 lb

Service Refill Capacities

Axles - Each 15.8 gal (US)
Brake Cooling Tank 17.7 gal (US)
Cooling System 23.7 gal (US)
DEF Tank 6.5 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 13.7 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 1.3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 145.3 gal (US)
Steering/Hoist Hydraulic System 36.9 gal (US)
Transmission - OTG 19.8 gal (US)

Body Hoist

Lower Time 12 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 29.5 R25 tires.
Turning Dimensions - Aisle Width 220 in
Turning Dimensions - Clearance Radius 330 in
Turning Dimensions - Inside Radius 156 in
Turning Dimensions - SAE Turning Radius 303 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 Excavator: 352F - Passes 5–6
Hydraulic Excavator: 374F - Passes 3–4
Note An optimum system match gives you a major productivity advantage. The 740 GC is an excellent match for the Cat 374F and 352F Hydraulic Excavators; and Cat 972M, 966M, and 962M Wheel Loaders. Having matched loading and hauling tools results in increased production and lower system costs per unit of volume moved.
Wheel Loader: 962M - Passes 5
Wheel Loader: 966M - Passes 4–5
Wheel Loader: 972M - Passes 3

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740 GC Large Product Brochure
740 GC Key Features
740 GC Technical Specifications (Aus-NZ, Eur, Japan, N Am)

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