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CATERPILLAR - DUMPERS


CATERPILLAR 797

TECHNICAL DATA AND PHOTOS

Class: Off highway dumper truck (mining truck)

Manufacturer: Caterpillar Inc.

Type: CAT 797

Years of production: 1998 - 2002

Layout: Front engine, rear wheel drive.


Caterpillar first unveiled a completed 797 on September 29, 1998, at its assembly plant in Decatur, Illinois.


The Caterpillar 797 is one of the world's largest trucks with the capacity to haul up to 360 tonnes per load.


ENGINE

Model: Cat 3524B HD EUI
The Cat 3524B HD engine is a tandem unit consisting of two 12-cylinder Cat 3512B HD engine blocks coupled to operate as a single engine. Type: Twin turbocharged, liquid aftercooled, V-type, four-stroke diesel engine.
Electronic Unit Injection (EUI).
Gross power: 2535 kW (3,400 hp)
Net power: 2394 kW (3,211 hp)
Number of cylinders: 24 (2 x 12)
Displacement: 106 L (6468 cu in)


Nominal payload capacity: 360 short tons (327 t)

Load capacity - struck: 173 m3 (226.3yd3)

Load capacity - heaped: 220 m3 (287.8yd3)

Operating weight - empty: 231 332 kg (510,000 lb)

Operating weight - loaded: 557 820 kg (1,230,000 lbs.)

Maximum speed - loaded: 64 km/h (40 mph)

Overall Height empty: 7.1 m (23 ft 8 in)

Overall height (body raised): 14.8 m (49 ft 3 in)

Overall tire width: 9.14 m (30 ft 0 in)

Overall length: 14.3 m (47 ft 7 in)

Wheelbase: 7200 mm (23.7 ft in)

Tire size: 3.8 m (12.9 ft) in diameter

Suspension: Self contained oil pneumatic suspension cylinder on each wheel.

Fuel tank capacity: 3785 L (1,000 US gal)

Cost: 5 000 000 - 6 000 000 $


The Caterpillar 797 is one of the world's largest dumper trucks with the capacity to haul up to 360 tonnes per load
The Caterpillar 797 is one of the world's largest dumper trucks with the capacity to haul up to 360 tonnes per load.
Size of the photo: 1280 x 960 pixels, 243 kB
Source of the photo: genchi.info


Front view of the Caterpillar 797 dumper truck
Front view of the Caterpillar 797 dumper truck.
Men are so dwarfed by the size of this giant truck.
Taken on: 2 September 2005
Size of the photo: 1024 x 768 pixels, 158 kB
Author of the photo: Dionisius Purba
License : (CC BY 2.0)


Men in front of the giant Caterpillar 797 mining truck, one of the biggest truck in the world
Men in front of the giant Caterpillar 797 mining truck, one of the biggest truck in the world.
Men are so dwarfed by the size of this giant truck.
Taken on: 2 September 2005
Size of the photo: 1024 x 768 pixels, 189 kB
Author of the photo: Dionisius Purba
License : (CC BY 2.0)


The CAT 797 mining truck and a man. The tires's diameter 380 cm (12.9 ft)
The CAT 797 mining truck and a man. The tires's diameter 380 cm (12.9 ft).
A man is so dwarfed by the size of this giant truck.
Size of the photo: 846 496 pixels, 76 KB
Author of the photo: Lechhabmed
License : (CC BY-SA 4.0)




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