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740 GC Articulated Truck

Engine Model

Cat® C15

Rated Payload

40 ton (US)

Heaped (SAE 2:1)

29.7 yd³


The Cat® 740 GC features a world-class cab design, re-engineered using global operator feedback to advance comfort and ease of operation. Enhancements include new controls, transmission-protection features, hoist-assist system, advanced automatic traction control system, stability-assist machine rollover warning system, and a fuel saving ECO mode.


360° View


Payload - 360 Exterior view.


Payload - 360� Interior view.


740 GC Virtual Product Tour


  • Engine
    Spec Value
    Engine Model Cat® C15
    Bore 5.4 in
    Stroke 6.75 in
    Displacement 926 in³
    No Engine De-rating Below 10000 ft
    Peak Engine Torque Speed 1200 r/min
    Peak Engine Torque Net (SAE J1349) 1670 ft·lbf
    Net Power - SAE J1349 439 HP
    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
    Peak Engine Torque Gross (SAE J1995) 1711 ft·lbf
    Emissions The C15 engine meets Tier 4 Final and Stage V emission standards.
    Note (4) Net power when the fan is at maximum speed is 327 kW (439 hp) per the SAE reference conditions.
    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 (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 (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.
  • Weights
    Spec Value
    Rated Payload 40 ton (US)
  • Body Capacities
    Spec Value
    Heaped (SAE 2:1) 29.7 yd³
    Struck 22.2 yd³
    Tailgate Heaped SAE 2:1 31.9 yd³
    Tailgate Struck 23.4 yd³
  • Transmission
    Spec Value
    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
    Reverse - 1 4.2 mile/h
    Reverse - 2 9.8 mile/h
    Forward - 8 24.7 mile/h
    Forward - 7 20.6 mile/h
    Forward - 9 35.7 mile/h
  • Sound Levels
    Spec Value
    Interior Cab 72 dB(A)
    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.
    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.
  • Operating Weights
    Spec Value
    Center Axle - Empty 14636 lb
    Rear Axle - Empty 14145 lb
    Center Axle - Rated Load 37670 lb
    Front Axle - Empty 42596 lb
    Total - Empty 71377 lb
    Center Axle - Loaded 51088 lb
    Front Axle - Loaded 49723 lb
    Total - Rated Load 80027 lb
    Rear Axle - Rated Load 37670 lb
    Rear Axle - Loaded 50594 lb
    Front Axle - Rated Load 4687 lb
    Total - Loaded 151405 lb
  • Service Refill Capacities
    Spec Value
    Fuel Tank 145.3 gal (US)
    Cooling System 23.7 gal (US)
    Engine Crankcase 13.7 gal (US)
    Axles - Each 15.8 gal (US)
    Brake Cooling Tank 17.7 gal (US)
    Transmission - OTG 19.8 gal (US)
    DEF Tank 6.5 gal (US)
    Steering/Hoist Hydraulic System 36.9 gal (US)
    Final Drive - Each 1.3 gal (US)
  • Body Hoist
    Spec Value
    Raise Time 12 s
    Lower Time 12 s
  • Steering
    Spec Value
    Lock to Lock 4.75 seconds @ 60 rpm
  • Standards
    Spec Value
    Brakes ISO 3450 – 2011
    Cab - FOPS ISO 3449 Level II – 2005
    Cab - ROPS ISO 3471 – 2008
    Steering ISO 5010 – 2007
  • Body Plate
    Spec Value
    Type High strength Brinell HB450 wear resistant steel
  • Turning Circle
    Spec Value
    Turning Dimensions - SAE Turning Radius 303 in
    Turning Dimensions - Clearance Radius 330 in
    Turning Dimensions - Aisle Width 220 in
    Note Dimensions are for machines equipped with 29.5 R25 tires.
    Turning Dimensions - Steer Angle - Left/Right 45°
    Turning Dimensions - Inside Radius 156 in
  • Body Plate Thickness
    Spec Value
    Side Plates 0.43 in
    Base Plate 0.51 in
    Front Plate 0.28 in
  • Optimal Loader/Truck Pass Matching
    Spec Value
    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: 972M - Passes 3
    Wheel Loader: 962M - Passes 5
    Wheel Loader: 966M - Passes 4–5
    Hydraulic Excavator: 374F - Passes 3–4
    Hydraulic Excavator: 352F - Passes 5–6

Standard Equipment


  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.


  • Heater and defroster with four-speed fan
  • Mirrors: extensive arrangement for improved visibility
  • Two seats both with seat belts, operator’s retractable
  • Glass windows:
    – Front, laminated and tinted
    – Sides and rear, toughened and tinted
  • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD):
    – Alert indicator
    – Selected gear and direction
    – Speed or auto shift
    – Operation and Maintenance Manual (OMM)
    – Primary steering failure (warning)
    – Seat belt warning
    – Secondary steering failure
    – Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) regeneration filter
    – Machine Security System (MSS)
    – Secondary steering energy source engaged
    – Hour meter
    – Retarder active
  • Adjustable air vents
  • Machine operation monitoring system includes:
    – Action lamp
    – Engine oil pressure
    – Primary steering system
    – Left and right turn signal
    – High beam
    – Coolant temperature
    – Tachometer
    – Parking brake
    – Fuel level
    – Transmission oil temperature
    – Brake system
    – Transmission hold
    – Hoist control
    – Hydraulic system
    – Charging system
    – Transmission fault
    – Traction control system
    – Check engine lamp
  • Storage:
    – Cup holder
    – Flask receptacle (under the secondary seat)
    – Under seat storage
    – Door pocket
    – Behind seat storage
    – Coat hook
  • Windows (tinted) opening both sides
  • Seats:
    – Operator: fully adjustable, air suspension
    – Trainer: padded with lap belt
  • Combined gear selection and hoist control lever
  • Sun visor
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Secondary steering – electro hydraulic
  • Touchscreen display incorporating the rearview camera video feed
  • Air conditioning with R134A refrigerant
  • Windshield wiper and washer, two speed, intermittent (front)


  • Cat Detect with Stability Assist
  • Product Link: PL631E or PL641E dependent on location and licensing agreement


  • Batteries (two) maintenance free
  • Main disconnect switch
  • Remote starting receptacle (cables not included)
  • Electrical system: 24-volt, 10A 24- to 12-volt converter
  • Lighting systems:
    – Cab interior
    – Two head lamps
    – Two width marker
    – Two reversing
    – Work light/cab access light
    – Two stop/tail lights
    – Front and rear direction indicators
  • Horn


  • Dual circuit oil immersed, enclosed brakes – all wheels
  • Cat Clean Emission Module (CEM) and exhaust aftertreatment package
  • Auto shift nine-speed forward and two reverse transmission
  • Three axle, six-wheel drive
  • Cat C15 engine
  • Retarder: engine compression brake
  • Differentials: standard with automatic clutched inter- and cross-axle differential locks


  • Rearview camera
  • ROPS/FOPS cab
  • Reverse alarm


  • Crankcase
  • Front dump body spill guard, integral part of fabricated body
  • Rear window
  • Radiator
  • Axle


  • S·O·S sampling valves
  • Vandalism protection: lockable caps
  • Mud flaps: wheel arch and body mounted with transportation tiebacks
  • Tires, six 29.5 R25
  • Sound suppression (only standard in Europe)

Optional Equipment


  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.


  • Machine Security System (MSS)
  • Product Link Elite: PLE631E (satellite), PLE641E (cellular)
  • Ether start
  • Flashing LED beacon
  • Four-point seat belt
  • Cold weather start attachment
  • Body liners
  • Engine block heater
  • Window blinds
  • Cold weather coolant –51° C (–60° F)
  • Heated rearview motorized mirrors
  • Roof mounted High Intensity Discharge (HID) work lights
  • Scissor tailgate
  • Windshield wiper and washer, two speed (rear)
  • Bluetooth radio stereo system
  • Bare chassis (no body) standard wheel base
  • Wheel chocks
  • Heated/cooled seat
  • Fast fuel fill
  • Exhaust heated body
  • Sound suppression (only standard in Europe)
  • Infrared glass – high ambient cab
  • Fuel additive – anti-waxing
  • Bare chassis (no body) long wheel base
  • Auto lube installation for automatic greasing of bearings
  • Cat Production Measurement payload monitoring system