View Product Downloads


The Cat 740C EJ with a 23 m3 (30.1 yd3) 38 tonnes (42 ton) capacity offers proven reliability, durability, high productivity, superior operator comfort and lower operating costs. With a focus on unique, adaptable productivity, the 740C EJ has many updated and improved features, an all new power train and new ease of operation features including Automatic Retarder Control.


Engine Model Cat C18 ACERT Cat C18 ACERT Less
Bore 5.7 in 145.0 mm Less
Stroke 7.2 in 183.0 mm Less
Displacement 1106.0 in3 18.1 L Less
Gross Power – SAE J1995 511.0 hp 381.0 kW Less
Net Power – SAE J1349 496.0 hp 370.0 kW Less
Engine Model – U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final)/Korea Tier 4 Final Cat® C18 ACERT™ Cat® C18 ACERT™ Less
Net Power – ISO 14396 504.0 hp 376.0 kW Less
No Engine De-rating Required Below 10000.0 ft 3050.0 m Less
Peak Engine Torque Gross (SAE J1995) 1931.0 lbf-ft 2618.0 N·m Less
Peak Engine Torque Net (SAE J1349) 1887.0 lbf-ft 2558.0 N·m Less
Peak Engine Torque Speed 1200.0 rpm 1200.0 rpm Less


Rated Payload 42.0 tons 38.0 tonnes Less

Body Capacities

Heaped SAE 2:1 30.1 yd3 23.0 m3 Less
Struck 23.5 yd3 18.0 m3 Less


Forward 1 3.8 mph 6.1 km/h Less
Forward 2 5.0 mph 8.1 km/h Less
Forward 3 7.0 mph 11.2 km/h Less
Forward 4 8.8 mph 14.1 km/h Less
Forward 5 11.6 mph 18.7 km/h Less
Forward 6 14.2 mph 22.9 km/h Less
Forward 7 19.6 mph 31.5 km/h Less
Forward 8 23.5 mph 37.9 km/h Less
Reverse 1 4.0 mph 6.4 km/h Less
Reverse 2 9.1 mph 14.6 km/h Less
Forward 9 34.0 mph 54.8 km/h Less

Sound Levels

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

Operating Weights

Front Axle – Empty 45239.0 lb 20520.0 kg Less
Center Axle – Empty 17416.0 lb 7900.0 kg Less
Rear Axle – Empty 16865.0 lb 7650.0 kg Less
Total – Empty 79521.0 lb 36070.0 kg Less
Front Axle – Rated Load 3527.0 lb 1600.0 kg Less
Center Axle – Rated Load 40124.0 lb 18200.0 kg Less
Rear Axle – Rated Load 40124.0 lb 18200.0 kg Less
Total – Rated Load 83776.0 lb 38000.0 kg Less
Front Axle – Loaded 48766.0 lb 22120.0 kg Less
Center Axle – Loaded 57541.0 lb 26100.0 kg Less
Rear Axle – Loaded 56989.0 lb 25850.0 kg Less
Total – Loaded 163296.0 lb 74070.0 kg Less

Body Plate

Type High strength Brinell HB450 wear resistant steel High strength Brinell HB450 wear resistant steel Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 145.3 gal 550.0 L Less
Cooling System 23.7 gal 90.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase 13.7 gal 52.0 L Less
DEF Tank 6.6 gal 25.0 L Less
Transmission/OTG 19.8 gal 75.0 L Less
Final Drives (each) 1.3 gal 5.0 L Less
Axles (each) 15.8 gal 60.0 L Less
Steering/Hoist Hydraulic System 36.9 gal 140.0 L Less
Brake Cooling Tank 17.69 gal 67.0 L Less

Body Hoist

Eject Time 17.0 Seconds 17.0 Seconds Less
Retract Time 20.0 Seconds 20.0 Seconds Less


Lock to Lock 4.6 seconds @ 60 rpm 4.6 seconds @ 60 rpm Less


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

Turning Circle

Note Dimensions are for machines equipped with 29.5R25 tires. Dimensions are for machines equipped with 29.5R25 tires. Less
Turning Dimensions: Steer Angle – Left/Right 45° 45° Less
Turning Dimensions: SAE Turning Radius 340.0 in 8624.0 mm Less
Turning Dimensions: Clearance Radius 358.0 in 9082.0 mm Less
Turning Dimensions: Inside Radius 174.0 in 4413.0 mm Less
Turning Dimensions: Aisle Width 235.0 in 5961.0 mm Less


Optimized performance, proven reliability


Class leading transmission technology

Automatic Features

Ease of use, improved performance

Suspension and Braking

Performance with comfort

Operator Environment

Improved productivity with a comfortable and confident operator

Ease of Operation

Designed around the operator

Durability and Reliability

Proven structures and components

Integrated Technologies

The right information at the right time


Stretch the operating envelope


Maximize uptime and reduce costs

Complete Customer Support

A commitment to your success


Making sustainable progress possible


Designed and built into every machine

740C EJ Standard Equipment

Air conditioning with R134A refrigerant

Adjustable air vents

Auto shift nine-speed forward and two reverse transmission

Reverse alarm

Cat C18 ACERT engine

Cat rearview camera

Cat Clean Emission Module (CEM) and exhaust aftertreatment package

Color Multi-Purpose Display (CMPD) incorporating the rearview camera feed

Differentials: standard with automatic clutched inter and cross-axle differential locks

Dual circuit oil immersed, enclosed brakes – all wheels

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

Electro hydraulic hoist control

Glass windows: laminated and tinted-front toughened and tinted-sides and rear

Guards: rear window, radiator, crankcase and axle

Heater and defroster with four-speed fan

Horn: electric

Lights: cab interior, front, width marker, side, rear, two reversing/work light, two stop/tail lights, front and rear direction indicators

Mirrors: extensive arrangement for improved visibility

Mud flaps: wheel arch and body mounted with transportation tiebacks

Product Link: PL321 or PL522 dependent on location and licensing agreement

Retarder: engine compression brake

ROPS/FOPS cab, Machine Operation Monitoring System includes:
  • Action lamp, engine oil pressure, primary steering system, left turn signal, high beam, coolant temperature, tachometer, parking brake, fuel level, right turn signal, transmission oil temperature, brake system, transmission hold, eject control, hydraulic system, charging system, retarder, transmission fault, traction control system, check engine lamp

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) level, emission malfunction lamp, regeneration active, Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), regeneration disabled

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD):
  • Alert indicator, selected gear and direction, speed or auto shift, review Operation and Maintenance Manual (OMM), primary steering failure, seat belt warning, secondary steering failure, DPF regeneration filter, Machine Security System (MSS), secondary steering energy source engaged, hour meter and retarder active

Seat, fully adjustable, air suspension

Seat, padded companion/trainer

Secondary steering – electro hydraulic

S·O·S sampling valves

Spill guard, front, integral part of fabricated body

Starting receptacle, electric, remote

Storage: cup holder, flask receptacle, under seat storage, door pocket, behind seat storage, coat hook

Sun visor

Hydraulic tailgate

Three axle, six-wheel drive

Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

Tires, six 29.5R25, radial

Two seat belts, operator’s 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)

740C EJ Optional Equipment

Auto lube installation for automatic greasing of bearings

Body liners

Bluetooth radio stereo 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

Fuel additive-anti-waxing

Heated seat

Heated rearview motorized mirrors

Machine Security System (MSS)

Product Link: PL321, PL522, VIMS™ Cellular, VIMS Satellite (where available)

Roof mounted High Intensity Discharge (HID) work lights

875/65 R29 wide tires

Cat production measurement payload monitoring system

News & Events

View the latest company and product news, events and customer stories.

Learn More

View the latest offers available on a range of Cat® equipment and genuine parts.

Learn More
Social Media

Connect with us to learn more about our company, products, services and customers.

Learn More
Branch Locations

With branches across the UK & Ireland, you can be sure that we’re never far away.

Learn More

Effectively manage your equipment to reduce operating costs and improve efficiency.

Learn More

Integrated technology can help you understand your equipment's output and help extend its lifespan.

Learn More

Quick and easy financing with customised payment plans through Cat Financial.

Learn More

Please share your feedback on!

Close window

We are committed to providing you with the best site experience possible.  Please take our brief survey to tell us how we are doing.

Thank you in advance for your time!