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797F Mining Truck

Nominal Rated Payload

400 ton (US)

Rated Gross Machine Weight

1375000 lb

Gross Power - SAE J1995

4000 HP


What makes the Cat® 797F Mining Truck the most productive 363-tonne (400-ton) truck in the market? Is it the best-in-class payload? Superior braking that leads to confident, productive operators? Or a tough, rugged frame that delivers performance and long life no matter the conditions? Today’s 797F delivers all of this—and more. It’s fast, fuel efficient and delivers class-leading productivity, making it the industry benchmark for lower cost per ton in its size class. It hauls more every load, every cycle and every shift. And it delivers a better bottom line to the most important mine in the world: yours.



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  • Engine
    Spec Value
    Gross Power - SAE J1995 4000 HP
    Engine Model Cat® C175-20
    Net Power - SAE J1349 3795 HP
    Rated Speed 1750 r/min
    Emissions U.S. EPA Compliant. Where applicable, the Cat C175-20 engine is compliant with U.S. EPA emission standards.Tier 4 engine option available to meet Tier 4 Final emission standards.
    Bore 6.9 in
    Stroke 8.7 in
    Displacement 6469 in³
    Note (1) Net Power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with air intake system, exhaust system, and alternator.
    Note (2) U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final available for applicable markets.
    Note (3) High Altitude Low Maintenance Ratio Engine Configuration (4x4) option available.
  • Weights - Approximate
    Spec Value
    Nominal Rated Payload 400 ton (US)
    Rated Gross Machine Weight 1375000 lb
    Chassis Weight 474472 lb
    Body Weight 94799 lb
    Note (1) Consult your tire manufacturer for maximum tire load
    Note (2) Chassis weight with full fuel and fluids, standard & mandatory attachments, hoist, body mounting group, rims, and tires.
    Note (4) Tier 4 Chassis Weight: 486263 lb (220565 kg)
  • Weight Distributions - Approximate
    Spec Value
    Front Axle - Empty 47.20%
    Rear Axle - Empty 52.80%
    Front Axle - Loaded 33.30%
    Rear Axle - Loaded 66.70%
    Note Weight distributions optimized with Cat body.
  • Final Drives
    Spec Value
    Type Double reduction, planetary with full floating axles.
    Differential Ratio 1.276:1
    Planetary Ratio 16.67:1
    Total Reduction Ratio 21.26:1
    Note Double reduction, planetary with full floating axles.
  • Transmission
    Spec Value
    Forward - 1 6.6 mile/h
    Forward - 2 8.9 mile/h
    Forward - 3 12 mile/h
    Forward - 4 16.2 mile/h
    Forward - 5 21.8 mile/h
    Forward - 6 29.4 mile/h
    Forward - 7 39.5 mile/h
    Reverse 7.4 mile/h
    Top Speed - Loaded 39.5 mile/h
  • Tires
    Spec Value
    Tires 59/80 R63
    Rims 44" x 63"
    Note Quick Change Rims optional.
    Note (1) Caterpillar recommends the customer evaluate all job conditions and consult tire manufacturer for proper tire selection and TKPH (TMPH) capabilities.
  • Braking System
    Spec Value
    Service Brakes Service Brakes: Four-Corner, Wet Disc, Oil Cooled, Hydraulically Actuated
    Front Wet Disc Brake Surface Area 20500 in²
    Rear - Wet Disc Brake Surface Area 30750 in²
    Standards Service and Secondary: ISO 3450:2011
    Parking Brake Four-corner, Multi-disc, Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released
    Load Brake Rear service brakes
    Note Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) optional with CMD package
  • Capacity - HP Body - 100% Fill Factor
    Spec Value
    Struck 225 yd³ / 172 m³
    Heaped (SAE 2:1)* 330 yd³ / 252 m³
    Note (1) Consult your local Cat dealer for body recommendations.
  • Body Hoists
    Spec Value
    Type Twin, two-stage hydraulic cylinders with snubbing valve.
    Pump Flow - High Idle 317 gal/min
    Relief Valve Setting - Raise 3510 psi
    Body Raise Time - High Idle 25 s
    Body Lower Time - Float 18 s
    Body Power Down- High Idle 18 s
  • Suspension
    Spec Value
    Type Self-contained nitrogen/oil cylinders, rear strut pin-to-pin mounting, top & bottom double shear clevis attachments
    Effective Cylinder Stroke - Front 3.9 in
    Effective Cylinder Stroke - Rear 3.7 in
    Rear axle - Oscillation ±3.96 degrees
  • Service Refill Capacities
    Spec Value
    Fuel Tank 1000 gal (US)
    Fuel Tank (Tier 4) 1200 gal (US)
    Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank 100 gal (US)
    Cooling System 306 gal (US)
    Crankcase 103 gal (US)
    Front Wheels - Each 16 gal (US)
    Differentials 330 gal (US)
    Steering Tank 67 gal (US)
    Steering System - Including Tank 95 gal (US)
    Brake/Hoist Tank 203 gal (US)
    Brake Hoist System - Includes Tank 489 gal (US)
    Torque Converter Sump 80 gal (US)
    Torque Converter/Transmission System - Including Sump 166 gal (US)
    Note (1) DEF Tank only available for EPA Tier 4 engine option.
  • Cab
    Spec Value
    Air Conditioning HFC - 134A refrigerant: 24,300 Btu/h
    Heater / Defroster 38900 Btu/h
    Note Ambient capabilities down to -30C (-22F) for heater/defroster and up to 50C (122F) for air conditioning.
    ROPS Standards (1) The operator sound pressure level, 76 dB(A), complies with ISO 6394:2008 and ISO 6396:2008.
    ROPS Standards (2) ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure) meets ISO 3471:1994 criteria.
    FOPS Standards FOPS (Falling Objects Protective Structure) meets ISO 3449:1992 Level II criteria.
  • Steering
    Spec Value
    Steering Angle 40 °
    Turning Diameter - Front 122.7 ft
    Steering Standards ISO 5010:2007
    Note Turning Diameter (ISO 7457:2009)
  • Dimensions
    Spec Value
    Rear Axle - Clearance - Loaded 3.08 ft
    Inside Body Depth - Maximum 11 ft
    Overall Height - Body Raised 51.5 ft
    Loaded Ground Clearance 2.58 ft
    Loading Height - Empty 23 ft
    Engine Guard Clearance - Loaded 3.33 ft
    Height - Top of ROPS - Empty 21.4 ft
    Front Canopy Height - Empty 25.33 ft
    Overall Body Length 48.6 ft
    Inside Body Length 32.75 ft
    Overall Length 49.5 ft
    Wheel Base 23.58 ft
    Rear Axle - Tail 12.9 ft
    Dump Clearance 6.58 ft
    Centerline Front Tire Width 21.41 ft
    Overall Canopy Width 29.91 ft
    Outside Body Width 32 ft
    Inside Body Width 27.91 ft
    Centerline of Rear Dual Tire Width 20.41 ft
    Overall Tire Width 31.25 ft

Standard Equipment


  • Alarm, back-up
  • Brushless, alternator, 150 ampere
  • Batteries, 12V (2) 93 amp-hour
  • Converter, 12V electrical
  • Electrical system, 24V, 10, 20 and 25 amp
  • Battery charge receptacle
  • Lighting system:
    – Back-up and hazard lights
    – Directional signals (front, rear LED)
    – Front stair access/Service deck
    – Stop/tail lights (LED)
    – Engine compartment
    – VIMS, blue light (LED)
    – Headlights with lo-hi beam selector


  • Standard cab:
    – Standard optimized operator seats
    – Suspension trainer seat
    – Flip down front visor
    – Standard side of cab access
  • Deluxe cab:
    – Heated and ventilated seats
    – Suspension trainer seat
    – Retractable front visor
    – Rear of cab access and standard side of cab access
    – Power windows
  • Deluxe cold weather cab:
    – Heated and ventilated seats
    – Suspension trainer seat
    – Retractable front visor
    – Rear of cab access and standard side of cab access
    – Power windows
    – Heated mirrors
  • All cab options include the following features:
    • Air conditioner with automatic climate control
    • 12V DC power supply (3)
    • Coat hook
    • Diagnostic connection port
    • Dome courtesy light
    • Entertainment radio ready 5 amp converter, speakers and wiring harness
    • Gauges/Indicators:
      – Gauge panel: Transmission fluid temperature; Brake oil temperature; Engine coolant temperature; Fuel level; Torque converter oil temperature
      – Electric engine control fault indicator
      – Electric hour meter
      – Speedometer
      – Tachometer
      – Transmission gear indicator
      – VIMS message center with advisor
    • Heater/defroster (11 070 kCal/43,930 Btu)
    • Horn
    • Cat Detect System
    • Storage compartments
    • Hoist, body control (electric)
    • ROPS cab, insulated/sound suppressed
    • Seat, operator, air suspension
    • Seatbelt, operator, three-points, retractable
    • Seat, trainer, air suspension
    • Seatbelt, trainer, two-points, retractable
    • Stairway and walkway access, 600 mm (23.6 in)
    • Steering wheel, multi tilt, padded, telescopic
    • Tinted glass
    • Window, operator, electric powered
    • Windshield wiper, intermittent control and washer
    • Cup holder
    • Mirrors, right and left


  • C175-20 emits equivalent to Tier 2 emission standards:
    – Turbocharging (4)/Air-to-Air Aftercooler (ATAAC)
    – Air cleaner with precleaner (4)
    – Ground level engine shutdown
    – Ether starting aid (automatic)
    – Elevated low idle control
    – Crankcase protection
    – Multi-point oil pressure sensing
    – Automatic starter protection
  • Braking system:
    – Park brake integrated with gear selector
    – Brake release motor (towing)
    – Oil-cooled, multi-disc (front and rear) – service, retarding, parking, secondary
    – Automatic Retarder Control, adjustable
    – Engine overspeed protection
    – Extended life brake disc material
  • Transmission:
    – 7-speed, automatic powershift with electronic controls (ECPC)
    – Body-up shift inhibitor
    – Controlled throttle shifting
    – Directional shift management
    – Neutral coast inhibitor
    – Neutral start switch
    – Downshift/Reverse shift inhibitor
    – Individual clutch modulation
    – Body-up reverse neutralizer
    – Programmable top speed
    – Lock-up torque converter
  • Pre-lubrication/engine
  • Rear axle continuous lubrication/filtration


  • Traction Control System
  • Auto lubrication system
  • Aux “buddy” dumping quick connect
  • Aux steering quick connect (towing)
  • Driveline guard
  • Fast fill fuel system
  • Fuel filter with water separator
  • Ground level VIMS data port
  • Ground level battery lockout
  • Ground level transmission lockout
  • Ground level engine start lockout
  • Ground level engine shut-down
  • High-speed crankcase oil change
  • Reservoirs (3 separate):
    – Brake/Hoist, Steering/Fan, Transmission/Converter
  • Rock ejectors
  • Supplemental steering (automatic)
  • Tie-down eyes
  • Center hitch and tow points (front), tow pin (rear)
  • Vandalism protection locks
  • Vital Information Management System (VIMS):
    – Includes VIMS Payload Monitor with max payload and speed manager
  • Hydraulic filters, 1,000 hour
  • S•O•S℠ sample ports
  • Service points, ground level
  • Sight level gauges for hydraulic/engine oil


  • Extended Life Coolant to –35° C (–30° F)

Optional Equipment


  • Cat Detect System
  • Cabin air precleaner
  • Throttle lock
  • Engine delay shutdown timer
  • Antifreeze/coolant protects to –50° C (–58° F)
  • Fuel tank (7570 L/2,000 gal)
  • SL-V grease injectors
  • Body heat
  • Rear axle lubrication cooler
  • External digital payload display
  • Oil renewal system
  • Oil renewal system with 3 day tank
  • Engine coolant and oil heater for cold weather starts
  • Road Analysis Control (RAC)
  • Portable fire extinguisher
  • Torque converter guard
  • Brake wear indicator gauge
  • Rims (wedge)
  • Rim guard