Caterpillar Dump Trucks 08/03/2008

Caterpillar has added to the family of articulated trucks with the new Caterpillar 740 articulated dump truck with expanded capacity. The new 740 has now got a capacity of 43.5 tons, the biggest payload of all the 40-ton size class articulated dump trucks. The new Caterpillar dump truck will be able to add expansion of duties with a greater productivity and lower cost per ton in high volume earthmoving applications. The body of the truck handles 31.4 cubic yards and features differential locks that can be engaged and disengaged on the go which means better control and speed on steep grades and in tough underfoot conditions. The Caterpillar dump truck has also been noted as delivering excellent flotation and traction to haul efficiently in difficult terrain.


The 740 expanded capacity models, come with a Cat C15 engine with ACERT technology that powers the trucks and delivers 453 hp. It also features a 7-speed automatic transmission with individual clutch modulation that ensures constant shift times even when the oil is cold. This means that when clutch modulation is smoother and more controlled the stress on the power train and clutch wear is dramatically reduced. This is also achieved by coordinating engine speed, torque converter lock-up and transmission clutch engagements. The Caterpillar dump truck 740 has also expanded the cab size, with a spacious and center-mounted cab. The sloping hood is low to keep maximum visibility and the large glass area and central operator position also keep the work area as visible as possible.


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