740B EJ

The new Cat® 740B ej with 38 tonnes (42 tons) rated payload offers proven reliability and durability, high productivity, superior operator comfort and lower operating costs. The spacious two-person cab with forward facing passenger seat and off road oil/nitrogen front suspension cylinders keep the operator comfortable throughout the working day. The true “on-the-go” Automatic Traction Control (ATC) automatically modulates the correct level of Inter-Axle and Cross-Axle differential lock engagement which will improve cycle times and productivity. No operator interaction. Strong, durable Cat ACERT™ engines with the Tier 2/EU Stage II exhaust emission solution and electronically controlled smooth shifting transmissions deliver high productivity with low fuel consumption. There are significant changes/improvements to the engine/transmission software that result in smoother gear changes.

Engine Model Cat® C15 ACERT™
Gross Power - SAE J1995 484.0 hp
Net Power - SAE J1349 472.0 hp
Net Power - ISO 9249 477.0 hp
Net Power - EEC 80/1269 477.0 hp
Bore 5.4 in
Stroke 6.75 in
Displacement 926.0 in3
Engine Model - Tier 2 EU Stage II Cat® C15 ACERT™
Net Power - ISO 14396 477.0 hp

Rated Payload 42.0 tons

Body Capacities
Heaped SAE 2:1 30.2 yd3
Struck 23.3 yd3

Forward 1 5.5 mph
Forward 2 7.5 mph
Forward 3 10.2 mph
Forward 4 13.7 mph
Forward 5 18.6 mph
Forward 6 25.1 mph
Forward 7 34.0 mph
Reverse 1 5.2 mph
Reverse 2 7.2 mph

Operating Weights
Front Axle - Empty 46762.0 lb
Center Axle - Empty 17996.0 lb
Rear Axle - Empty 16334.0 lb
Total - Empty 81095.0 lb
Front Axle - Rated Load 3620.0 lb
Center Axle - Rated Load 40078.0 lb
Rear Axle - Rated Load 40078.0 lb
Total - Rated Load 83776.0 lb
Front Axle - Loaded 50380.0 lb
Center Axle - Loaded 58076.0 lb
Rear Axle - Loaded 56414.0 lb
Total - Loaded 164871.0 lb

Body Plate Thickness
Front 0.24 in
Side 0.24 in
Base 0.39 in

Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank 149.3 gal
Cooling System 21.1 gal
Hydraulic System 89.0 gal
Engine Crankcase 9.0 gal
Transmission 19.0 gal
Final Drives/Differential 60.8 gal
Output Transfer Gear Box 4.8 gal

Ejector Cycle Times
Eject Time 14.0 Seconds
Retract Time 24.0 Seconds

Sound Levels
Interior Cab 79.0 dB(A)

Lock to Lock 4.6 seconds @ 60 rpm

Turning Circle
Note Dimensions are for machines equipped with 29.5R25 tires.
Turning Dimensions - Aisle width 233.5 in
Turning Dimensions - Clearance radius 357.9 in
Turning Dimensions - Inside radius 176.0 in
Turning Dimensions - SAE turning radius 340.2 in
Turning Dimensions - Steer angle - left/right 45.0 Degrees

Engine with ACERT™ Technology
Innovative technologies optimize performance.

Engine with ACERT™ Technology

ACERT Technology
The Cat® C15 ACERT™ engine continues the evolutionary, incremental improvements that provide breakthrough engine technology built on systems and components developed by Caterpillar with proven reliability.

Fuel Delivery
Multiple injection fuel delivery involves a high degree of precision. Precisely shaping the combustion cycle lowers combustion chamber temperatures, generating fewer emissions and optimizing fuel combustion. This translates into more work output for your fuel cost.

Advanced Diesel Engine Management (ADEM) A4 Engine Controller
The ADEM A4 electronic control module manages fuel delivery to get the best performance per liter or gallon of fuel used. The engine management system provides flexible fuel mapping, allowing the engine to respond quickly to varying application needs. It tracks engine and machine conditions while keeping the engine operating at peak efficiency.

Wastegate Turbocharging
Single wastegate turbocharging provides higher boost over a wide range, outstanding low end performance with improved peak torque and engine response.

Mechanically Actuated Electronic Unit Injection (MEUI)
A highly evolved fuel system with a proven record of reliability in the field. It combines the technical advancement of an electronic control system with the simplicity of direct mechanically controlled unit fuel injection. It excels in its ability to control injection pressure over the entire engine operating speed range. These features allow the C15 to have complete control over injection timing, duration and pressure.

Air-to-Air Aftercooling (ATAAC)
ATAAC keeps air intake temperatures down and, in concert with the tight tolerance combustion chamber components, maximizes fuel efficiency and minimizes emissions. Significant improvements in air flow are generated by a turbocharger, unique cross-flow head and a single overhead camshaft.

Proven Reliability.


Electronic Transmission
The Cat® seven-speed forward, two speed reverse Electronic Clutch Pressure Controlled (ECPC) transmission features enhanced shift control logic with anti-hunt shift strategy for speed continuity, and to ensure constant shift times.

Min-max Governor Control
ECPC control is matched to the min-max governor control for precise smooth shifting.

Two Reverse Gears
The transmission arrangement provides a second reverse gear for improved performance when operating in longer rear hauling applications.

Smooth Transmission Gear Shifting
The 740B EJ features ECPC Shift Torque Management (STM), with improved Shift Control Logic (SCL) and Part Throttle Shifting (PTS). These features allow smoother shifting and greater acceleration on grades while torque is maintained through the shift changes. SCL also provides automatic shift selection that is more specific to the desired machine operation, and downshifts when needed for maximum acceleration when increased throttle is applied. PTS allows shifting at lower speeds during part throttle operation, resulting in improved part throttle fuel economy, quieter machine operation, and better maneuvering in reduced speed operating conditions.

Suspension and Automatic Traction Control (ATC)
Performance and Productivity.

Suspension and Automatic Traction Control (ATC)

Front Suspension
The three-point front suspension oscillates ±6° to provide a smooth ride, allowing the operator to travel at speed over rough terrain and softening impact loads on structures and components. Large bore, low pressure cylinders are purpose designed for tough applications and offer a soft, smooth ride.

Rear Suspension
Features a walking beam geometry with Caterpillar designed rear suspension mounts which provide a reliable and stable ride for excellent load retention.

Automatic Traction Control
Fully Automatic Traction Control (ATC). Inter-Axle-Differential lock (IAD) and Cross-Axle-Differential lock (XAD) feature oil immersed clutches that require no operator input. Operation is seamless and smooth, and it eliminates wheel slip for maximum traction. Sensors monitor the machine and wheel speeds, enabling instant response in low traction conditions. Fully automatic, independent IAD and XAD clutches are engaged on-the-go to optimize machine performance and control in all conditions. Clutches are automatically disengaged when ground conditions dictate, maximizing efficiency when steering or on uneven ground. ATC eliminates wheel spin in soft under foot extreme ground conditions where little traction is available. It also reduces tire and driveline abuse eliminating lost efficiency caused by improper manual operation of the differential clutches.

Retardation Control
The Cat engine compression brake control lever is positioned on the right-hand side of the steer column. Four modes of operation with three steps of retardation, provide an optimum match between operating conditions and retarding power.

Operator Comfort
High productivity from a comfortable, confident operator.

Operator Comfort

Ride Comfort
The three-point front suspension with its oscillating axle and low-pressure ride struts, combined with the center-mounted cab, offers unrivaled levels of ride comfort for the operator in all driving conditions. The operator remains comfortable and productive throughout the day.

Spacious Two-Person Cab
The 740B EJ features a large two-person cab, offering comfortable working space for both the operator and trainer or trainee. The 735B, 740B and 740B EJ articulated trucks use the same spacious cab design.

Air Suspension Seat
The air suspension seat enhances operator comfort with a cushioned upper high back, adjustable damping with three settings, ride zone indicator and adjustable lumbar settings. It is fully adjustable to provide the optimal driving position.

Trainer Seat
Full-size passenger seat features a fully padded seat with a backrest and a wide, retractable seat belt for a secure and comfortable ride. The passenger seat is positioned next to the operator seat, giving both the operator and passenger a clear view of the instrument panel, controls and the road.

Steering Column
A comfortable driving position is provided by a telescopic and tilt adjustable steering column.

Ease of Operation
Designed for ease of use - allows the operator to focus on production.

Ease of Operation

Ergonomic Layout
The controls and layout of the cab are designed to make it as easy to operate as your car. Quick, easy to read and simple to operate, the controls and gauges on the 740B EJ allow the operator to concentrate on production.

The integrated wrap-around dash puts all controls within easy reach of the operator. Featuring LED illuminated rocker switches for the dash dimmer, rear wash wiper, hazard warning, head lamp, work lamp, heated mirror (optional), diff-lock, secondary steer, heated seat (optional), machine security system (optional), A/C, cigar lighter, Color Multi-Purpose Display (CMPD) unit incorporating the messenger and rear view display. It provides an automotive feel with the industrial strength you would expect from Caterpillar.

Color Multi Purpose Display (CMPD)
A multi screen display unit showing various levels of machine warning categories, performance and condition pages, including: Performance, Settings, Totals, Service, Machine Status, Operator, and Rearview Camera.

Warning Categories
The monitoring system provides four warning categories. The first warning category requires only operator awareness. The second warning category requires a change to machine operation or performance of maintenance to the system. The third warning category requires an immediate change of the machine operation. The fourth category requires the operator to immediately stop the machine. The fourth category also requires the operator to immediately shut down the engine.

Viewing Area
The low sloping hood and placement of the cooling package behind the cab give the operator excellent all-around visibility. The large glass area and central operator position also provide excellent visibility.

Transmission and Ejector Levers
Finger tip controls allow easy operation and low effort. The ejector and transmission levers are positioned for easy comfortable operation, along with the control for top gear limit, transmission hold and neutral lock.

Durability and Reliability
High machine availability maximizes productivity and lowers costs.

Durability and Reliability

Front Frame
The front frame design features a large box section and wide, stiff frame beams to handle torque loads. The divergent frame design decreases stress in the hitch area and optimizes suspension geometry. The frame design makes maximum use of robotic welding for increased durability.

Rear Frame
Twin-box construction minimizes stress concentrations and provides low weight with long service life.

The three-point oscillating axle front suspension provides unparalleled ride quality. It also protects the truck from adverse road conditions by absorbing shock loads that would reach the frame.

Articulating/Oscillating Hitch
The articulating hitch provides the truck with steering articulation, and the oscillation ensures all-wheel ground contact in rough terrain.

Hitch Construction
Two-piece construction features a durable cast steel head bolted to a hard-wearing forged steel tube.

Fast Hoist Cycle Times
Fast body raise and lower times mean less time spent in the dump area.

Load-Carrying Capacity
The 740B EJ has a large target area to provide consistently high load-carrying capacity. Its diverging flow design gives clean load ejection, which maximizes production and avoids the waste of material carry-back.

Output Transfer Gear
Provides lubrication of all bearings and clutches using a distributed-pressure lubricated and filtered system.

Enclosed, Oil-Cooled Brakes
Multi-plate, oil-immersed brakes are fitted to both front and center axles. These brakes provide outstanding stopping capability, while maintaining maximum durability and low wear characteristics.

Parking Brake
Fitted to the center axle in an elevated position, spring applied and hydraulically released.

Ejector Body
Disperse loads on-the-go for faster cycles and lower spreading costs.

Ejector Body

The ejector body offers clean load ejection on-the-go and the capability to work in areas with restricted overhead clearance and soft underfoot conditions.

The 740B EJ shares the versatility of the Standard 740B Series Articulated Truck, operating in the same conditions, but offering unique capabilities that stretch the operation envelope.

The truck can eject and spread the material while moving, reducing additional spreading and dozing equipment. “On‑the go” ejecting results in faster cycle times and reduced power train loads.

Ejecting the load without raising the body increases stability, allowing load dispersal on inclines, side slopes and in very soft underfoot conditions especially on landfill sites.

Overhead Clearance
The truck can eject in areas with reduced overhead clearance, such as around overhead lines or in tunneling and underground operations.

The body design eliminates material sticking to the body, which increases productivity, improves fuel efficiency and lowers cost per ton.

Reinforced body is made from thick high-yield, heat-treated Brinell hardened steel (Brinell 400 on the base and sides) that provides exceptional durability. Ejector top rails are made from high-strength alloy steel. For optimum durability and wear life, the ejector body is designed to work in applications where the material consists of rocks smaller than 152 mm (6 in) in diameter.

The ejector blade is made from high-strength steel and uses technology similar to that proven in Cat wheel tractor-scrapers.

A four-stage, high-speed, double-acting cylinder is specifically designed for horizontal mounting and smooth load ejection.

Product Link
A secure and user-friendly application.

Product Link

Cat Product Link*
Cat Product Link allows remote monitoring of the Articulated Truck to improve overall fleet-management effectiveness. Product Link is deeply integrated into machine systems. Events and diagnostic codes, as well as hours, fuel, idle time and other detailed information are transmitted to a secure web based application, VisionLink™. VisionLink includes powerful tools to convey information to users and dealers, including mapping, working and idle time, fuel level and more. * Product Link licensing not available in all areas. Please consult your Cat dealer for availability.

Key Points
  • See your entire fleet at a glance
  • Monitor fuel usage
  • Set up site boundaries and security alerts
  • Click through to your Cat dealer for service and parts
  • Customize the alerts and displays that matter to you
  • Compare working time versus idle time
  • Reduce owning and operating costs
  • Get the right information to the right people at the right time
  • Vital Information Maintenance System (VIMS™) upgrades available

New Features
  • Completely updated
  • Robust new hardware
  • Remarkably intuitive web-based interface
  • Satellite and cellular coverage
  • Open-system design for mixed-fleet use

More time on production.


Long Service Intervals
Long engine oil change and hydraulic oil change intervals lower maintenance costs and downtime. Wheel-bearing adjustment is completely eliminated.

Lube Points
Lube points are grouped at the rear of the front frame and the front of the rear frame. Universal joints are lubed for life, eliminating servicing. Autolube is optional.

Service Points
Engine and transmission dipstick and fill caps, air and fuel filters, and the fuel priming pump are all mounted on the left side of the engine under the electrically raised hood. Coolant level indicator and fill cap are outside the cab.

The radiator package is located behind the cab, which provides protection from frontal impacts and offers easy access to the inlet and outlet sides of the radiator. The ATAAC radiator is located at the front of the truck.

Extended Life Coolant
Extends the change interval and improves component life by reducing aluminum corrosion.

Electrical Service Center
Located inside the cab, this service center provides a power port, diagnostic connector and Cat Data Link connector.

Cat Data Link Connector
The Cat Data Link connector provides a plug-in using a laptop computer with Electronic Technician (ET) software.

Service Access
The cab tilts to the side to provide easy access underneath, which simplifies access of the transmission, drive shafts and hydraulic pumps. Machine electrical and hydraulic interfaces are located on the right side of the cab, behind a removable cab body panel for easy access.

Truck Transport
The suspension system eliminates the need to lower the suspension when transporting the truck, reducing maintenance and downtime.

Complete Customer Support
Cat® dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.

Complete Customer Support

Make comparisons of the machines you are considering before you buy. Your Cat® dealer can help.

Consider the resale value, compare productivity and day-to-day operating costs and fuel consumption.

For the best operating techniques to increase productivity and your profit, turn to your Cat dealer for the latest training literature and trained staff.

Repair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as S·O·SSM and Technical Analysis help you avoid unscheduled repairs.

Repair or rebuild? Your Cat dealer can help you evaluate the costs so you can make the right choice.

Product Support
Your local Cat dealership will be with you every step of the way with its unsurpassed worldwide parts support, trained technicians and customer support agreements.

For more complete information on Cat products, dealer services and industry solutions, visit us on the Web at www.cat.com

Designed with safety as the first priority.


Product Safety
Caterpillar has been and continues to be proactive in developing machines that meet or exceed safety standards. Safety is an integral part of all machines and system designs.

Safety Features
  • Cab integral ROPS (Roll Over Protection System) and FOPS (Falling Object Protection System)
  • Rearview camera system provides a continuous panoramic rear view or when reverse gear is selected
  • The secondary and parking brake functions are spring applied and hydraulic released
  • Electro-hydraulic secondary steering system, automatically activates in forward/reverse or when stationary if low pressure is sensed. Can be manually selected for machine recovery purposes.
  • External engine fuel cut off switch for easy access from outside of the machine
  • External electrical system disconnect switch for easy access from outside of the machine
  • Slip resistant surfaces - punched steel plate
  • Hood raise and lower switch fitted at the LHS of dash
  • 75 mm (3 in) wide retractable seat belts for operator and passenger/trainee
  • Cab roof mounted spot lights
  • Wide angled mirrors for excellent rear visibility
  • Sweeping hood design for panoramic forward visibility
  • Extensive hand rails
  • Body raised alarm
  • Heated motorized mirrors (optional)
  • LED flashing beacon

Standard Equipment

Air conditioning with R134A refrigerant
Air vents, adjustable
Automatic Traction Control (ATC)
Auto shift seven-speed forward and two-speed reverse transmission
Back up alarm
Body, adapted for exhaust heat
Body, including Ejector cylinder and blade with integrated spill guard
Cat® C15 engine with ACERT™ Technology
Color Multi-Purpose Display (CMPD) Incorporating the Cycle Counter and Rearview Camera Screen
CD/Radio, heavy duty ready
Differentials, standard with automatic clutched cross-axle and inter-axle differential locks for all axles
Electrical system: 24 volt, 5A 24- to 12-volt converter
Electro hydraulic hoist control
Ether starting aid
Glass windows, laminated and tinted, front
Glass windows, toughened and tinted, sides and rear
Guards: rear window, radiator, crankcase and axle
Headlights, four
Heater and defroster with four-speed fan
Hinged spill guard for ease of transportation
Horn, electric
Lights: cab interior, front, side, rear, two reversing/working lights, two stop/tail lights, side width marker, front and rear direction indicators
Mirrors, main and auxiliary, left and right
Mud flaps, wheel arch and body mounted, with transportation tie backs
Oil-cooled brakes, enclosed
Operator and passenger grab hand rails
Product Link where applicable
Retarder, Engine compression brake
ROPS/FOPS cab, with full instrumentation, including:
  • Instrument cluster display module
  • Indicator lamps: left turn, secondary steering, primary steering loss, front and rear brake temp (735B/740B and 740B Ejector only), brake oil pressure, action lamp, transmission fault, park brake, charging system status, differential lock, body not in float, right turn, high beam, transmission hold, machine filter warning, retarder, retarder up shift warning
  • Gauges: engine oil pressure, engine coolant temperature, torque converter oil temperature, fuel level, fuel tank level gauge
  • LCD warnings/indicators: Gear, Alert, Speed, Soot, DPF Regeneration, Engine hours, Primary Steer, 2nd Steer, Machine Security (MSS), Retarder
  • Meters: service hour meter, speedometer, tachometer
Seat, fully adjustable, air suspension
Seat, padded passenger
Secondary steering - electronic
S∙O∙SSM sampling valves
Starting receptacle, electric, remote
Storage - two cup holders, flask receptacle, under seat storage, door pocket, behind seat storage, coat hook
Sun visor
Tailgate, hydraulic automatic
Three-axle, six wheel drive
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Tires, 29.5R25, radial
Towing eyes, front and rear tow pin
Two seat belts, 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)

Optional Equipment

Autolube installation for automatic greasing of bearings
Cab roof mounted headlamps
CD/Radio, heavy duty
Cold Weather Coolant (-51° C/-59.8° F)
Cold weather start attachment
Engine Block Heater
Exhaust heated body
Fast fuel fill
Flashing LED Beacon
Fuel Additive - Anti-Waxing
Heated rearview motorized mirrors
Heated seats
Product Link PL 321, PL 522 and PL 523 (where available)
Machine Security System (MSS)



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