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  • 735C - Three Axle Articulated Trucks


The Cat 735C with a 22 m3 (28.7 yd3) 32.7 tonnes (36 tons) capacity offers proven reliability, durability, high productivity, superior operator comfort and lower operating costs. With many updated and improved features, an all new power train and new ease of operation features including Automatic Retarder Control, the 735C is now more productive than ever before.

Engine Model
Gross Power
337 kW
Net Power
329 kW
Rated Payload
32.7 t


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735C Product Brochure pdf 2.25 MiB


Optimized performance, proven reliability

Every Cat engine with ACERT Technology is equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air and aftertreatment components. The right technologies fine-tuned for the right applications result in:High machine performance across a variety of applications.Enhanced reliability through commonality and simplicity of design.Maximized uptime and reduced cost with world-class support from the Cat dealer network.Minimized impact of Emission Systems: designed to be transparent to the operator without requiring interaction.Durable designs with long life to overhaul.Delivering better fuel economy with minimized maintenance costs while providing the same great power and response.

Advanced MEUI™-C Injector

Advanced MEUI-C injector platforms deliver increased injection pressures and more precise fuel rates. These durable injectors enhance responsiveness while controlling soot.

Innovative Air Management

Cat engines feature innovative air-management systems that optimize airflow and enhance power, efficiency and reliability.

Engine Compression Brake

The engine compression brake improves retarding response and increases retarding power for controlled descent of grades.

Class leading transmission technology

The new Cat High Density Power Shift (HDPS) nine-speed forward two-speed reverse transmission, designed specifically for Articulated Trucks, features Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS) and Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC) which deliver smooth gear changes with improved acceleration and higher productivity. Rimpull has been increased in both forward and reverse. Speed hold/limiting function allows the machine speed to be limited in 1 km/h or 1 mph steps to conform to site speed restrictions. Gearshifts have been significantly improved to maintain direct drive lock-up, and reduce dropping into converter drive. This helps maintain ground speed and gradeability. Variable shift points used based on the operating conditions, which also aid in maintaining ground speed during gear changes on grades.

Torque Converter

Larger diameter torque converter, configured for off highway applications, allows the higher engine power to be transmitted more efficiently to the lower power train.

Ease of use, improved performance

Automatic Traction Control (ATC)

The ATC system successfully introduced on the B Series has been further enhanced for even better performance. Application of the inter and cross-axle differential locks is ‘on-the-go’ and fully automatic. The operator does not have to think about when and where to engage either diff lock. Sensors monitor the machine and wheel speeds, enabling instant response in low traction conditions. Operation is seamless and smooth, eliminating wheel slip for maximum traction and therefore productivity. Clutches are automatically disengaged when ground conditions allow, maximizing efficiency when steering or on uneven ground. ATC reduces tire and driveline abuse, eliminating lost efficiency caused by improper manual operation of the differential clutches, and reducing the cost of premature tire replacement.

Automatic Retarder Control (ARC)

In automatic mode, use of the retarder is much easier for the operator. As with ATC a number of machine operating aspects are monitored, and if required the engine compression brake is engaged automatically. The system can help towards eliminating engine overspeed, improving safe machine operation and reducing cycle times, yet still with the flexibility of manual control if needed.

Performance with comfort

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.

A-Frame Construction

The front suspension uses an oscillating A-frame with a lateral tie rod to control axle sideways movement and stability.

Rear Suspension

Features a walking beam with Caterpillar designed rear suspension mounts, which have long life and provide a reliable, and stable ride for excellent load retention.

Mounting Points

Suspension mounting points are integrated into the axle housing, increasing reliability.

All Axle Enclosed Wet Brakes

Provide smoother retarding and braking, with improved holding in slippery conditions and on grades.

Hill Assist

Eliminates potential ‘roll-back’ on grades. If an operator stops the machine on a grade, when taking his foot off the service brake pedal the machine will automatically hold the service brakes on for a number of seconds to prevent the machine from rolling backwards.

Improved productivity with a comfortable and confident operator

Spacious Two-Person Cab

The large two-person cab, offers a comfortable working space for both the operator and a passenger. The passenger seat is fully padded with a backrest and a wide, retractable seat belt for a secure and comfortable ride. It is also positioned adjacent to the operator, giving both the operator and passenger a clear view of the instrument panel, controls and the road. The storage space behind the operator seat has been increased, and access improved. The design and layout is common across all C Series Articulated Trucks.

Air Suspension Seat

The air suspension seat provides improved 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.

Cab Atmosphere

The air conditioning system helps to keep you comfortable whatever environment you are operating in.

Waiting Brake

As the name implies, anywhere you are waiting you can use this feature to remove the need for repeated application of the parking brake. For example, if you are holding the machine on a grade, in a loading or dump area, select neutral and press the yellow button on the gear select cane. This will automatically apply the service brakes, without the need to apply the park brake. To disengage, put the machine in gear and the brakes are automatically released.

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.

Designed around the operator

Control Layout

The cab is designed to make all aspects of machine operation as simple as possible. The controls and gauges are easy to read and straightforward to operate, the controls and gauges allow the operator to focus on safe machine operation while maintaining productivity.


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, work lamp, secondary steer, A/C and cigar lighter. Delivers an automotive feel with the industrial strength you would expect from Caterpillar.

Color Multi Purpose Display (CMPD)

The dash mounted display unit shows the operator various levels of performance and condition pages as well as machine warning categories. These include performance data, configuration settings, operator and machine totals, service information, various machine status parameters, machine payload information (when fitted), and the video feed from the rearview camera.

Bluetooth™ Stereo Connectivity

Make and receive calls via Bluetooth equipped mobile.

Proven structures and components

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

Field proven two-piece construction features a durable cast steel head bolted to a hard wearing forged steel tube.

Dump Body Design

The 735C has a large target area to provide consistently high load-carrying capacity. Its diverging flow design gives clean material discharge, which maximizes production and avoids the waste of carry-back.

Output Transfer Gear

Distributes drive to the tractor and trailer and includes a wet clutch differential lock for optimum traction in poor underfoot conditions.

Service Brakes

Dual-circuit, all wheel braking system. The full power hydraulic system actuates enclosed, oil immersed, multi disc, multi plate brakes with independent front and rear circuits and accumulators.

Parking Brake

Located on the center axle in an elevated position, it is spring applied and hydraulically released.

The right information at the right time

CAT CONNECT makes smart use of technology and services to improve your job site efficiency. Using the data from technology-equipped machines, you’ll get more information and insight into your equipment and operations than ever before. Cat Connect technologies offers improvements in these key areas: Equipment Management – increase uptime and reduce operating costs. Productivity – monitor production and manage job site efficiency. Safety – enhance job site awareness to keep your people and equipment safe.

LINK Technologies

LINK technologies, like Product Link wirelessly connect you to your equipment, giving you valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing. The system tracks location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, and diagnostic codes through the online VisionLink user interface so you can make timely, fact-based decisions to maximize efficiency, improve productivity, and lower costs.

PAYLOAD Technologies

PAYLOAD technologies like Cat Production Measurement bring payload weighing to the cab to help optimize job site efficiency and productivity. Operators can view real-time load weights on the integrated display and know precisely when target is achieved, while cab-mounted external payload lights signal the loader operator when to stop loading to reduce overloading. Operators can track daily productivity from the cab, with quick access to truck payload weights, loads and cycle counts, and daily totals; or remotely via LINK technologies.


Standard Equipment
Engine Model Cat C15 ACERT
Bore 137 mm
Stroke 171.5 mm
Displacement 15.2 l
Net Power - ISO 14396 333 kW
Gross Power - SAE J1995 337 kW
Net Power - SAE J1349 329 kW
Engine Model - U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage ll Cat® C15 ACERT™
Peak Engine Torque Gross (SAE J1995) 2618 N·m
No Engine De-rating Required Below 3050 m
Peak Engine Torque Net (SAE J1349) 2558 N·m
Peak Engine Torque Speed 1200 r/min
Standard Equipment
Rated Payload 32.7 t
Standard Equipment
Heaped (SAE 2:1) 20.5 m³
Struck 15 m³
Tailgate Heaped SAE 2:1 22 m³
Tailgate Struck 15.5 m³
Standard Equipment
Forward - 1 6 km/h
Forward - 2 7.9 km/h
Forward - 3 11 km/h
Forward - 4 13.9 km/h
Forward - 5 18.4 km/h
Forward - 6 22.5 km/h
Forward - 7 31 km/h
Reverse - 1 6.3 km/h
Reverse - 2 14.4 km/h
Forward - 8 37.3 km/h
Forward - 9 53.9 km/h
Standard Equipment
Interior Cab 79 dB(A)
Standard Equipment
Front Axle - Rated Load 2660 kg
Center Axle - Rated Load 15020 kg
Total - Empty 30970 kg
Front Axle - Empty 18340 kg
Center Axle - Empty 6400 kg
Rear Axle - Rated Load 15020 kg
Rear Axle - Empty 6140 kg
Front Axle - Loaded 21090 kg
Rear Axle - Loaded 21160 kg
Total - Rated Load 32700 kg
Center Axle - Loaded 21420 kg
Total - Loaded 63670 kg
Standard Equipment
Type High strength Brinell HB450 wear resistant steel
Standard Equipment
Fuel Tank 480 l
Cooling System 90 l
Engine Crankcase 40 l
Steering/Hoist Hydraulic System 140 l
Final Drive - Each 5 l
Transmission - OTG 75 l
Brake Cooling Tank 67 l
Axles - Each 60 l
Standard Equipment
Raise Time 12 s
Lower Time 7 s
Standard Equipment
Lock to Lock 4.6 seconds @ 60 rpm
Standard Equipment
Brakes ISO 3450-2011
Cab - FOPS ISO 3449 Level II-2005
Cab - ROPS ISO 3471-2008
Steering ISO 5010-2007
Standard Equipment
Turning Dimensions - SAE Turning Radius 7968 mm
Turning Dimensions - Steer Angle - Left/Right 45°
Turning Dimensions - Clearance Radius 8420 mm
Turning Dimensions - Inside Radius 3978 mm
Turning Dimensions - Aisle Width 5607 mm
Note Dimensions are for machines equipped with 26.5R25 tires.