Review: 2013 Caterpillar 740B Bare Chasis Dump Truck
Caterpillar 740B: The Introduction
When it comes to construction and agricultural power equipment solutions, Caterpillar have long been known for their penchant to innovate and expand their range of machinery to cover a wider range of industries that are related to the earthmoving and material handling industries. Notably, the company have seen great success in the construction industry, and in today’s review, we’ll be evaluating one of the company’s latest offering in its dump truck range, the 2013 Caterpillar 740B Bare Chasis Dump Truck.
Caterpillar 740B: Key Features
A major part of the Caterpillar brand’s success in recent years lies on the Cat® C15 ACERT™ engine which the company have continuously innovated over the years. The engine features breakthrough engine technology such as CEM, an exhaust aftertreatment package consisting of a diesel particulate filter, and control systems that reduces particulate emissions by using passive and active regeneration during normal engine operation. In addition, the Cat Nox Reduction System (NRS) drives down combustion temperatures and reduces NOx emissions.
The inside of the 740B’s cab is surprisingly spacious and laid out very well, especially the controls dashboard. I personally like the accessibility and the ease of control provided by the controls and gauges on the 740B which should allow its operator to focus more on production and the tasks at hand. Additionally, the truck features an easy-to-maintain design that allows quick access to the machine’s serviceable parts at ground level in order maximise the machine’s uptime and efficiency.
The Caterpillar 740B have been built using Caterpillar’s trusted and durable design to ensure that the truck will be apt and ready for heavy-duty tasks and will be able to support its equally impressive lifting capacity. Meanwhile, three-point oscillating axle front suspension gives unparalleled ride quality, while also protecting the truck from adverse road conditions by absorbing shock loads that would reach the frame.
The new Caterpillar also provides a range of options for the operator thanks to its versatile build that is also compatible with a variety of optional equipment such as cold weather coolant, roof mounted work lights, heavy duty auxiliary input, auto blue installation for automatic greasing of bearings. The options allow the operator to customise and personalise their dump truck to better suit their operational requirements and needs.
Caterpillar 740B: Price
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Caterpillar 740B: The Verdict
The 2013 Caterpillar 740B Bare Chasis Dump Truck offers a nice all-around design by showcasing a high quality build and strong performance standards. The equipment also gave our team a good impression when it comes to its ergonomic interior design, while the exterior presentation stayed true to the equipment’s previous design, pretty much like the one on Malquip Sales website. Overall, the 2013 Caterpillar 740B should serve as a good, practical, and long term choice for most operators and definitely deserves a good look if you’re looking for a straightforward solution to your company’s growing operation.