796 AC Electric Drive Mining Truck

The Cat® 796 AC electric drive truck offers more flexibility than any other truck in its size class — delivering optimized performance and better productivity. Built on a proven truck architecture and high strength structures, the 796 AC delivers a nominal target payload of up to 327 tonnes (360 tons) regardless of attachments. Add in a proven drive system with industry-leading serviceability, and the 796 AC mining truck delivers a hauling solution you can depend on — resulting in high reliability, high availability, and low lifecycle costs. By hauling more every load, every cycle and every shift, it creates a low-cost-per-ton hauling operation that delivers a better bottom line.

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SAFETY

  • Greater visibility thanks to wide field of view from the cab and radial retard grid that improves right-hand view.
  • Safer access and egress with 600-mm-wide (23.6-in-wide) ladders, flat deck, toe kicks, and optional power access stair attachment.
  • Confidence-building features such as anti-rollback, traction controls, reverse shift inhibitor, Automatic Retarding Control, and door sensor warning for park brake application.
  • Full dynamic retarding through a compact radial grid, backstopped by the proven design of Caterpillar four-corner oil-cooled brakes, for stable handling and confident stopping.
  • Fully independent secondary brake system that provides emergency controllability with a hydraulically actuated secondary brake pedal that serves as a backup to electronic controls.

PRODUCTIVITY

  • Achieves a true class-leading 327-tonne (360-ton) payload regardless of local attachments.
  • Ease of operation and reduced costs thanks to deep integration of Cat engine, AC drive system, hydraulics and controls.
  • End-to-end visibility of all truck parameters for optimized fuel efficiency, speed on grade and parasitic loads across the operating range.
  • Excellent slow speed control within service areas as well as superior motor torque and acceleration pulling away from the shovel.

OPERATOR COMFORT

  • Ergonomic cab layout, excellent all-around visibility, and controls, levers and switches that are positioned for ease of use.
  • Automatic climate control and reduced vibration and sound.
  • Next generation seat with height adjuster, adjustable shoulder stock to keep the seatbelt from rubbing, and seat back, side and lumbar bolsters to increase stability.

SERVICEABILITY

  • High displacement, low rpm rating and conservative horsepower ratings, which mean more time on the haul road and less time in the shop.
  • Inlet manifolds and turbochargers that are located outside of the engine's V, giving the service technicians more space to work on top of the engine and within the engine bay.
  • Engine and dual bearing drive alternator that can be serviced separately, eliminating shimming.
  • Sealed and pressurized inverter cabinet that requires no cleaning, eliminating recurring maintenance.
  • Engine walkways and service platforms, modular components and ground-level grouped service points.

DURABILITY AND LONG LIFE

  • First overhaul life of 25,000 hours for lower cost of ownership, with proven C175 engine and electric drive system.
  • Highly validated and proven straight frame rail design that eliminates the bends and breaks that can occur at stress concentrations.
  • Outstanding durability delivered by box section construction that uses Caterpillar proprietary steel specification for excellent welding characteristics.
  • Increased frame life thanks to deep section main rails in critical areas of the frame lower stress levels.
  • Frame, powertrain, engine and components that are built to be rebuilt — delivering multiple lives of like-new performance at a fraction-of-new price.

PROVEN AC DRIVE & POWERTRAIN

  • Reduced operating costs thanks to the integrated engine and powertrain 100% designed, validated and built by Caterpillar.
  • High voltage system that operates at lower current than most competitive trucks, contributing to higher efficiency, lower heat generation, smaller and lighter components, and longer component life.
  • Radial style retarding grid with AC electric motor that requires no regular motor maintenance and is quieter and lighter than box grids.
  • AC Drive dynamic retarding for continuous retarding power; AC electric motor that reduces maintenance; and state-of-the-art high voltage IGBTs for maximum AC drive system efficiency.
  • Variable hydraulic blower fan, which provides optimized cooling even at idle for increased component performance and life.

SUSTAINABILITY

  • Designed to use less fuel, which reduces engine emissions and carbon footprint.
  • Optional U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V engine, which reduces NOx by 62% and particulates by 93% when compared to Tier 1 emissions.
  • Reduced waste thanks to Centrifugal Oil Filter (COF), standard self-cleaning engine filter, extended oil change intervals and reduced oil usage.
  • Engines compatible with diesel fuel blended with lower-carbon intensity fuels such as biofuels and renewable fuels, plus power options like trolley.
  • Cat Rebuild and Cat Reman programs, which preserve raw materials, conserve energy and reduce emissions.

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

  • Equipped with standard Product Link™ Elite monitoring system, which delivers health and payload information to keep performance high and enable proactive maintenance planning.
  • Factory-ready for fully integrated Cat MineStar™ Command for hauling, an autonomous hauling solution proven to increase productivity up to 30%.
  • Optional MineStar Fleet, a fleet monitoring system, to measure, manage and maximize the overall hauling operation.
  • Optional MineStar Detect proximity detection system, which uses cameras to give operators a better view of what's happening around their equipment.
  • Optional in-cab Cat Driver Safety System (DSS) intervenes when operator fatigue or distraction are detected.

CAT BODIES

  • Bodies designed to fit with the chassis, sized to meet payload requirements and work as part of the truck system.
  • High Efficiency (HE) dump body option that is lightweight, simplified and durable.
  • With unique minimal structure design, HE body provides long life while minimizing weight for increased payload.
  • HE body sized and configured to meet the specific needs of the mine, dictated by fragmentation, abrasion, cohesion and the loading tool.

Standard Equipment

POWER TRAIN
  • Cat® C175-16 Diesel Engine: 2610 kW (3,500 hp) Fuel Optimized , U.S. EPA Tier 2 equivalent (available for applicable markets)
  • Cat® C175-16 Diesel Engine: 2610 kW (3,500 hp) U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V (available for applicable markets)
  • C175-16 Diesel Engine
    – Turbocharging (4) / Aftercooled (ATAAC)
    – Centrifugal oil filter
    – Self-cleaning oil filter
    – Charging Alternator (225 amp), brushless
    – Pre-lubrication/engine
    – Air cleaner with precleaner (4)
    – Multi-point oil pressure sensing
    – Exhaust - Muffler, Right Side Exit
  • Braking system:
    – Electric dynamic retarding with blended low speed
    – Oil-cooled, Multi-disc (front and rear) - Service, Parking, Secondary
    – Load Brake (rear axle only)
    – Extended Life Brake Disc Material
    – Automatic Retarder Control (ARC)
    – Brake Release Motor (towing)
  • Cat® AC Drivetrain:
    – AC generator
    – AC induction motors
    – IGBT motor control
    – Radial retarding grid with AC motor control
    – Programmable top speed
    – TorqueBoost technology
    – Traction control system
  • Directional Shift Management:
    – Body-up reverse neutralizer
    – Body-up shift inhibitor
    – Reverse shift inhibitor
    – Neutral coast inhibitor
    – Neutral start inhibitor
  • Additional Features:
    – Rear axle continuous lubrication and filtration
    – Rear axle continuous oil cooling
OPERATION AND CONTROLS
  • Integrated ROPS/FOPS cab, insulated/sound suppressed
  • Seat, operator, air suspension, adjustable, heated/cooled
  • Seat, trainer, air suspension, adjustable
  • Seatbelt, trainer, two point
  • Steering wheel, tilt, telescopic, horn
  • Horn, electric
  • Directional shift lever
  • Single Pedal Retarding & oil-cooled brake control
  • Automatic Retard Control (ARC) toggle switch
  • Load brake switch
  • Windshield with tinted/safety glass
  • Window, electric powered, operator/passenger
  • Windshield Wipers (2), intermittent control and washer
  • Visor (2)
  • Storage rear of seats
  • Cup holder (2)
  • Dome courtesy light
  • Entertainment radio ready with speakers and wiring harnesses
  • Converter, 12V
  • 12V DC power supply (1)
  • Mirrors, standard (Left-Flat, Right-Convex)
  • Fixed access ladder, left hand ground access
  • HVAC:
    – Pressurized, filtered environment
    – Air conditioner
    – Heater/defroster
  • Metric or English gauges:
    – Speedometer
    – Tachometer
    – Electric hour meter
    – Fuel level
    – DEF level (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V engines only)
    – Hydraulic oil temperature
    – Engine coolant temperature
  • Service & Information:
    – Diagnostic connection port
    – Electric engine control fault indicator
    – Alarm, Park brake / open operator door
    – Third party telematics port
    – VIMS message center advisor
ELECTRICAL
  • Audible Alarm, backup
  • Electrical system, 24V with fuses and breakers
  • Batteries, 12V (8) 90 amp hour
  • Ground level Battery charge receptacle
  • Lighting, signals/service:
    – Headlights (4 low beam, 4 high beam), LED
    – Backup and marker/hazard, LED
    – Directional signals (front and rear), LED
    – Front stair access/service deck, LED
    – Stop/tail lights, LED
    – Engine compartment, LED
    – Inverter energy warning lights, LED
  • Payload indicator, red/green
  • Payload, digital display
ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND EQUIPMENT
  • Accumulators (Steering & Brake) – Australian and Canadian certified
  • Automatic lubrication system
  • Rotating component guards
  • Mud Flaps
  • Tow hooks and pins (front)
  • Tow pin (rear) (empty truck only)
  • 44 x 63 rims, six position (6)
  • Fueling:
    – 4922 L (1,300 gal) fuel tank (Fuel optimized engines only)
    – 4543 L (1,200 gal) fuel tank (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V engines only)
    – 379 L (100 gallon) DEF tank (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V engines only)
    – Fuel filter with water separator
    – 210 GPM Fast fill fuel system (Left and Right)
  • Service:
    – Engine service platforms (2)
    – ANSI or ISO service instructions
    – S•O•S℠ sample points (hydraulic oil, engine coolant, engine oil)
    – Ground level machine lockout (battery)
    – Ground level engine shut-down
    – Drivetrain lockout
    – Engine start lockout
    – Auxiliary "buddy" dumping quick connect
    – Auxiliary steering quick connect (towing)
CAT® TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS
  • Cat® MineStar™ Detect (Radar and Camera) System
  • Cat® Product Link™ Elite (Cellular)
DUMP BODY
  • High Efficiency (HE) body, 186-237 m³ (243-310 yd³)
    – HE Body Mounting Group
    – Rock ejectors (chain)
ANTIFREEZE
  • Cat Extended Life Coolant (ELC) protects to –35° C (–30° F)

Additional information

Offering Type

Engine - Gross Power - SAE J1995

2610 kW ( 3500 HP )

Engine Model

Cat® C175-16

Engine - Net Power - SAE J1349

2539 kW ( 3405 HP )

Engine - Rated Speed

1800 r/min ( 1800 r/min )

Engine - Emissions Rating

Fuel Optimized

Engine - Bore

175 mm ( 6.9 in )

Engine - Stroke

220 mm ( 8.7 in )

Engine - Displacement

85 l ( 5187 in³ )

Engine - Note (1)

Net Power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with air intake system, exhaust system, and alternator.

Engine - Note (2)

U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V available for applicable markets.

Engine - Note (3)

Additional fuel optimized selectable power ratings: 2312 kW / 3,100 hp

Weights - Approximate - Rated Gross Machine Weight

576072 kg ( 1270000 lb )

Weights - Approximate - Chassis Weight

203398 kg ( 448415 lb )

Weights - Approximate - Body Weight Range

38 833 – 42 907 kg (85,611 – 94,594 lb)

Weights - Approximate - Note (1)

Consult your tire manufacturer for maximum tire load.

Weights - Approximate - Note (2)

Chassis weight with full fuel and fluids, standard & mandatory attachments, hoist, body mounting group, rims, and tires.

Weights - Approximate - Note (3)

Refer to Cat Mining Truck 10/10/20 Overload Policy (AEXQ0250) for maximum gross machine weight limitations

Weights - Approximate - Nominal Rated Payload

327 t ( 360 ton (US) )

Weight Distributions - Approximate - Front Axle - Empty

47 % ( 47 % )

Weight Distributions - Approximate - Rear Axle - Empty

53 % ( 53 % )

Weight Distributions - Approximate - Front Axle - Loaded

33 % ( 33 % )

Weight Distributions - Approximate - Rear Axle - Loaded

67 % ( 67 % )

Weight Distributions - Approximate - Note

Weight distributions optimized with Cat body.

AC Drive System - Total Reduction Ratio

35:01:00

AC Drive System - Top Speed - Loaded

64 km/h ( 40 mile/h )

AC Drive System - Generator/Alternator

Cat brushless, engine mounted, dual bearing

AC Drive System - Controls

Cat IGBT Inverter Technology, air cooled, pressurized cabinet with filtration

AC Drive System - Wheel Motor

Cat AC induction, rear axle mounted

AC Drive System - Cooling System

Cat variable speed, hydraulically driven cooling system

Standard Tires

59/80 R63

Tires - Rims

44" x 63"

Tires - Note (1)

Quick Change Rims optional.

Tires - Note (2)

Caterpillar recommends the customer evaluate all job conditions and consult tire manufacturer for proper tire selection and TKPH (TMPH) capabilities.

Braking System - Service Brakes

Four-Corner, Wet Disc, Oil Cooled, Hydraulically Actuated

Braking System - Front Wet Disc Brake Surface Area

131473 cm² ( 20378 in² )

Braking System - Rear - Wet Disc Brake Surface Area

198388 cm² ( 30750 in² )

Braking System - Standards

Service and Secondary: ISO 3450:2011

Braking System - Parking Brake

Four-corner, Multi-disc, Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released

Braking System - Load Brake

Rear service brakes

Braking System - Dynamic Retarding Power - Continuous

4086 kW ( 5480 HP )

Braking System - Note

Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) optional with CMD package

Capacity - HE Body - 100% fill factor - Struck

97-153 m³ (127-200 yd³)

Capacity - HE Body - 100% fill factor - Heaped (SAE 2:1)

186-237 m³ (243-310 yd³)

Capacity - HE Body - 100% fill factor - Note

Consult your local Cat dealer for body recommendations.

Body Hoists - Type

Twin, two-stage hydraulic cylinders with snubbing valve.

Body Hoists - Pump Flow - High Idle

964 l/min ( 257.3 gal/min )

Body Hoists - Relief Valve Setting - Raise

20884 kPa ( 3029 psi )

Body Hoists - Body Raise Time - High Idle

21 s ( 21 s )

Body Hoists - Body Lower Time - Float

22 s ( 22 s )

Body Hoists - Body Power Down- High Idle

17.5 s ( 17.5 s )

Body Hoists - Note (1)

Twin, two-stage hydraulic cylinders mounted outside main frame; double-acting cylinders in both stages.

Body Hoists - Note (2)

Power raise in both stages; power down capability in both stages.

Body Hoists - Note (3)

Automatic body-lower modulation reduces impact on frame.

Suspension - Type

Self-contained nitrogen/oil cylinders, pin-to-pin mounting, top & bottom double shear clevis attachments

Suspension - Effective Cylinder Stroke - Front

102.1 ml ( 4 in )

Suspension - Effective Cylinder Stroke - Rear

50.5 mm ( 2 in )

Suspension - Rear axle - Oscillation

+/- 5.32 degrees

Service Refill Capacities - Fuel Tank

4922 l ( 1300 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Fuel Tank (Tier 4)

4542 l ( 1200 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank

378 l ( 100 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Cooling System

799 l ( 211 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Crankcase

310 l ( 82 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Front Wheels - Each

28 l ( 7 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Final Drive - Each

254 l ( 67 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic Tank

1121 l ( 296 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic System - Including Tank

1458 l ( 385 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Grease Tank

41 kg ( 90 lb )

Service Refill Capacities - Note (1)

DEF Tank only available for U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V engine option

Cab - Air Conditioning

HFC – 134A refrigerant: 21,600 Btu/h

Cab - Heater / Defroster

24600 Btu/h ( 24600 Btu/h )

Cab - Note

Ambient capabilities down to -15C (5F) for heater/defroster and up to 50C (122F) for air conditioning.

Cab - ROPS Standards (1)

ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure) meets ISO 3471:2008 for Operator and ISO 13459:2012 for Trainer.

Cab - FOPS Standards

FOPS (Falling Objects Protective Structure) meets ISO 3449:2005 Level II for Operator and ISO 13459:2012 Level II for Trainer.

Sound Standards

The operator sound pressure level, 75 dB(A), measured according to ISO 6394:2008 and ISO 6396:2008.

Steering - Steer Angle

39 ° ( 39 ° )

Steering - Turning Diameter - Front

32.4 m ( 106.3 ft )

Steering Standards

Steering Standards: ISO 5010:2007

Steering - Note

Turning Diameter (ISO 7457:1997)

Dimensions (Approximate) - Height - Top of ROPS

6720 mm ( 22.05 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Overall Length

15679 mm ( 51.44 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Wheel Base

6674 mm ( 21.9 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Rear Axle - Tail

4898 mm ( 16.07 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Dump Clearance - Empty

1744 mm ( 5.72 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Loading Height - Empty

7271 mm ( 23.85 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Overall Height - Body Raised

14890 mm ( 48.85 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Centerline Front Tire Width

7028 mm ( 23.06 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Front Axle Clearance - Loaded

855 mm ( 2.81 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Overall Canopy Width (with rock deflectors)

10103 mm ( 33.15 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Outside Body/Canopy Width (without rock deflectors)

9639 mm ( 31.62 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Inside Body Width

8973 mm ( 29.44 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Front Canopy Height - Empty

7928 mm ( 26.01 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Rear Axle Clearance - Loaded

854 mm ( 2.8 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Centerline of Rear Dual Tire Width

5943 mm ( 19.5 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Overall Tire Width - Empty

9226 mm ( 30.27 ft )

Dimensions (Approximate) - Note

Dimensions listed includes canopy deflectors

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