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740 GC Articulated Truck

740 GC Articulated Truck

At a Glance

Engine Model
Cat® C15
Rated Payload
40 ton (US)
Heaped (SAE 2:1)
29.7 yd³
5.4 in
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The Cat 740 GC with a 22.7 m³ (29.7 yd³)/36.3 tonne (40 ton) capacity, offers reliability, durability and efficient performance, including the latest, world-class operator’s station found on other Cat Articulated Trucks.<br>The 740 GC offers a highly efficient value proposition within the 40 ton AT size class. Automated, assisted and intuitive controls bring Safety and Ease of Operation to the forefront – helping reduce operator workload and training. Ideally matched to popular loading tools, the 740 GC is a productive machine in any fleet.


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Engine Model Cat® C15
Bore 5.4in
Stroke 6.75in
Displacement 926in³
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.
Gross Power - SAE J1995 452HP
Net Power - ISO 14396 447HP
Net Power - SAE J1349 439HP
No Engine De-rating Below 10000ft
Peak Engine Torque Gross (SAE J1995) 1711ft·lbf
Peak Engine Torque Net (SAE J1349) 1670ft·lbf
Peak Engine Torque Speed 1200r/min
Emissions The C15 engine meets Tier 4 Final and Stage V emission standards.
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 (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 (4) Net power when the fan is at maximum speed is 327 kW (439 hp) per the SAE reference conditions.
Engine Model - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V Cat C15


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Rated Payload 40ton (US)

Body Capacities

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Heaped (SAE 2:1) 29.7yd³
Struck 22.2yd³
Tailgate Heaped SAE 2:1 31.9yd³
Tailgate Struck 23.4yd³


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Forward - 1 4mile/h
Forward - 2 5.3mile/h
Forward - 3 7.3mile/h
Forward - 4 9.2mile/h
Forward - 5 12.2mile/h
Forward - 6 14.9mile/h
Reverse - 1 4.2mile/h
Forward - 7 20.6mile/h
Forward - 8 24.7mile/h
Forward - 9 35.7mile/h
Reverse - 2 9.8mile/h

Service Refill Capacities

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Fuel Tank 145.3gal (US)
Cooling System 23.7gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 13.7gal (US)
Axles - Each 15.8gal (US)
Brake Cooling Tank 17.7gal (US)
DEF Tank 6.5gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 1.3gal (US)
Steering/Hoist Hydraulic System 36.9gal (US)
Transmission - OTG 19.8gal (US)

Sound Levels

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Interior Cab 72dB(A)
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
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.

Body Hoist

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Raise Time 12s
Lower Time 12s


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Brakes ISO 3450 – 2011
Cab - FOPS ISO 3449 Level II – 2005
Cab - ROPS ISO 3471 – 2008
Steering ISO 5010 – 2007

Operating Weights

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Center Axle - Empty 14636lb
Center Axle - Loaded 51088lb
Center Axle - Rated Load 37670lb
Front Axle - Empty 42596lb
Front Axle - Loaded 49723lb
Front Axle - Rated Load 4687lb
Rear Axle - Empty 14145lb
Rear Axle - Loaded 50594lb
Rear Axle - Rated Load 37670lb
Total - Empty 71377lb
Total - Loaded 151405lb
Total - Rated Load 80027lb


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Lock to Lock 4.75 seconds @ 60 rpm

Body Plate

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Type High strength Brinell HB450 wear resistant steel

Turning Circle

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Note Dimensions are for machines equipped with 29.5 R25 tires.
Turning Dimensions - Aisle Width 220in
Turning Dimensions - Clearance Radius 330in
Turning Dimensions - Inside Radius 156in
Turning Dimensions - SAE Turning Radius 303in
Turning Dimensions - Steer Angle - Left/Right 45°

Body Plate Thickness

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Base Plate 0.51in
Front Plate 0.28in
Side Plates 0.43in

Optimal Loader/Truck Pass Matching

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Hydraulic Excavator: 352F - Passes 5–6
Hydraulic Excavator: 374F - Passes 3–4
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 pr
Wheel Loader: 962M - Passes 5
Wheel Loader: 966M - Passes 4–5
Wheel Loader: 972M - Passes 3