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Cat 740 with 43.5 ton rated payload offers proven reliability and durability, high productivity, superior operator comfort and lower operating costs. Spacious two-person cab with forward facing trainer/passenger seat and off road oil/nitrogen front suspension cylinders keep the operator comfortable through out the working day. True "on-the-go" differential locks with simple operation improve cycle times and productivity. Strong, durable Cat ACERT engines and electronically controlled transmissions deliver high productivity with low fuel consumption.


Engine Model Cat® C15 ACERT™ Cat® C15 ACERT™ Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 469.0 hp 350.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 453.0 hp 338.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 458.0 hp 342.0 kW Less
Net Power - EEC 80/1269 458.0 hp 342.0 kW Less
Bore 5.4 in 137.0 mm Less
Stroke 6.75 in 171.5 mm Less
Displacement 926.0 in3 15.2 L Less


Rated Payload 43.5 tons 39.5 tonnes Less

Body Capacities

Heaped SAE 2:1 31.4 yd3 24.0 m3 Less
Struck 24.2 yd3 18.5 m3 Less
Tailgate Heaped SAE 2:1 33.5 yd3 25.5 m3 Less
Tailgate Struck 25.5 yd3 19.5 m3 Less


Forward 1 5.5 mph 8.9 km/h Less
Forward 2 7.5 mph 12.1 km/h Less
Forward 3 10.2 mph 16.4 km/h Less
Forward 4 13.7 mph 22.0 km/h Less
Forward 5 18.6 mph 30.0 km/h Less
Forward 6 25.1 mph 40.0 km/h Less
Forward 7 34.0 mph 54.7 km/h Less
Reverse 1 5.2 mph 8.4 km/h Less
Reverse 2 7.2 mph 11.6 km/h Less

Sound Levels

Interior Cab 79.0 dB(A) 79.0 dB(A) Less

Operating Weights

Front Axle - Empty 42770.0 lb 19400.0 kg Less
Center Axle - Empty 15873.0 lb 7200.0 kg Less
Rear Axle - Empty 14330.0 lb 6500.0 kg Less
Total - Empty 72973.0 lb 33100.0 kg Less
Front Axle - Rated Load 11464.0 lb 5200.0 kg Less
Center Axle - Rated Load 37809.0 lb 17150.0 kg Less
Rear Axle - Rated Load 37809.0 lb 17150.0 kg Less
Total - Rated Load 87083.0 lb 39500.0 kg Less
Front Axle - Loaded 54234.0 lb 24600.0 kg Less
Center Axle - Loaded 53683.0 lb 24350.0 kg Less
Rear Axle - Loaded 52139.0 lb 23650.0 kg Less
Total - Loaded 160055.0 lb 72600.0 kg Less

Body Plate Thickness

Front 0.31 in 8.0 mm Less
Scow 0.63 in 16.0 mm Less
Side 0.47 in 12.0 mm Less
Base 0.63 in 16.0 mm Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 140.5 gal 532.0 L Less
Cooling System 21.1 gal 80.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 86.6 gal 328.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase 9.5 gal 38.0 L Less
Transmission 19.0 gal 72.0 L Less
Final Drives/Differential 19.0 gal 72.0 L Less
Output Transfer Gear Box 4.8 gal 18.0 L Less

Body Hoist

Raise time 12.0 Seconds 12.0 Seconds Less
Lower time 7.0 Seconds 7.0 Seconds Less


Brakes ISO 3450 - 1996 ISO 3450 - 1996 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

Engine with ACERT™ Technology

Innovative technologies optimize performance.


Proven Reliability.

Suspension and Traction Control

Performance and Productivity.

Operator Comfort

High productivity from a comfortable, confident operator.

Ease of Operation

Designed for ease of use - allows the operator to focus on production.

Durability and Reliability

High machine availability maximizes productivity and lowers costs.


More time on production.

Product Link

Equipment Manager is a secure and user-friendly application.

Complete Customer Support

Cat® dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.


Designed with safety as the first priority.

740 Standard Equipment

Air conditioning with R134A refrigerant

Air vents, adjustable

Auto shift seven-speed forward and two-speed reverse transmission

Back up alarm

Body, adapted for exhaust heat

Cat® C15 engine with ACERT™ Technology

Caterpillar Work Area Vision System (WAVS) rear-view camera

CD/Radio, heavy duty ready

Differentials, standard with clutched cross-axle differential locks for all axles

Electrical system: 24 volt, 5A 24- to 12-volt converter

Electro hydraulic hoist control

Ether starting aid

Glass windows, laminated and tinted, front

Glass windows, toughened and tinted, sides and rear

Guards: rear window, radiator, crankcase and axle

Headlights, four

Heater and defroster with four-speed fan

Horn, electric

Lights: cab interior, front, side, rear, two reversing/working lights, two stop/tail lights, front and rear direction indicators

Mirrors, main and auxiliary, left and right

Mud flaps, wheel arch and body mounted, with transportation tie backs

Oil-cooled brakes, enclosed

Product Link (US/Canada/Europe/Turkey/Australia/New Zealand)

Retarder, Engine compression brake

ROPS/FOPS cab, with full instrumentation, including:
  • Instrument cluster display module
  • Indicator lamps: left turn, secondary steering, primary steering loss, front and rear brake temp (735/740 and 740 Ejector only), brake oil pressure, action lamp, transmission fault, park brake, charging system status, differential lock, body not in float, right turn, high beam, transmission hold, machine filter warning, retarder, retarder up shift warning
  • Gauges: engine oil pressure, engine coolant temperature, torque converter oil temperature, fuel level, fuel tank level gauge
  • Meters: service hour meter, speedometer, tachometer

Seat, fully adjustable, air suspension

Seat, padded companion/trainer

Secondary steering - electronic

SOSSM sampling valves

Spill guard, front, integral part of fabricated body

Starting receptacle, electric, remote

Storage - two cup holders, flask receptacle, under seat storage, door pocket, behind seat storage, coat hook.

Sun visor

Three-axle, six wheel drive

Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

Tires, 29.5R25, radial

Tow pins, front and rear

Two Seat belts, Drivers retractable

Vandalism protection: lockable caps for fuel tank and hydraulic oil tank

Windows opening side, tinted

Windshield wiper and washer, two speed, intermittent (front)

Windshield wiper and washer, two speed, (rear)

740 Optional Equipment

Autolube installation for automatic greasing of bearings

Bath, oil pre-cleaner

Body liners

CD/Radio, heavy duty

Cold Weather Coolant(-51 degrees C/-59.8 degrees F)

Cold weather start attachment

Cycle counter/operator monitoring kit

Engine Block Heater

Exhaust heated body

Extensions, fender

Fast fuel fill

Flashing Xenon Beacon

Fuel Additive - Anti-Waxing

Heated rearview mirrors

Product Link (Where Available)

  • Scissor-type

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