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Mining Truck

Cat 3524B Electronic Unit Injection Engine Gross power at 1750 rpm 2648 kW Flywheel power at 1750 rpm 2513 kw Body capacity (SAE 2:1) Customized Gross machine operating weight 623 690 kg Payload weight Standard Configuration 345+ metric tons

3550 hp 3370 hp Customized 1,375,000 lb 380+ tons

3524B Series, 24 cylinder, four-stroke-cyle, diesel engine.
Ratings at 1750 rpm*

used 35 C API gravity fuel having an LHV of 42 780 kJ/kg (18,390 Btu/lb) when used at 30 C (86 F) [ref. a fuel density of 838.9 g/L (7.001 lb/U.S. gal)] net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler and alternator no derating required up to 2591 m (8,500 ft) altitude full electronic control with auto derate high pressure unit injection two-piece piston with steel crowns, thermally isolated aluminum skirts, three rings each and are cooled by dual oil spray hardened crankshaft journals dry-type air cleaners with primary and secondary elements and precleaner 24-volt electric system with two 75amp alternators and two 93-amp-hour, low maintenance, high-output, 12-volt batteries Caterpillar seven-speed, electronically controlled, automatic power shift transmission.
Maximum travel speeds (59/80R63) tires at 1950 rpm engine speed.
Radial km/h MPH

Gross power Net power

2648 2513

3550 3370

*Power rating conditions


based on standard air conditions of 25C (77F) and 99 kPa (29.32 in Hg) dry barometer flywheel power meets ISO 9249, SAE J1349 JUN95 and EEC80/1269 standards


3524B High Displacement Dimensions Bore 170 mm 6.7 in. Stroke 215 mm 8.5 in. Displacement 117.1 L 7143 in3

Forward 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Reverse

11.3 15.2 20.5 27.7 37.2 50.3 67.6 12.9

7.0 9.5 12.7 17.2 23.1 31.2 42.0 8.0


Meets the J-ISO 3450 JAN88, ISO 3450-1996 standards up to 623 690 kg (1,375,000 lb) gross machine operating weight. Braking surface 330 517 cm2 (51,243 in2)

seven speeds forward and one reverse reverse and first gear are both torque converter driven with lock-up in first through seventh gears each shift is individually modulated for maximum smoothness shared oil circuit with torque converter Controlled Throttle Shift and Directional Shift Management maximize shift smoothness and minimize shift drive-line stress electronic control has built-in diagnostics and fault code memory, event memory and programmable features single-lever shift control provides automatic shifting in all gears up to the one selected by the control lever

service brakes - forced oil-cooled/variable capacity - Electro-Hydraulic controls - sealed front and rear disc brakes - individually serviceable parking brakes - spring-applied, hydraulically released - uses same disc brakes as service system - toggle switch activated secondary brakes - spring-applied, hydraulically released - common with service brake system

retarding system - hand operated lever provides modulated engagement of service brakes for retarding - retarding applied to all wheels (40/60 split, front and rear) - Automatic Retarder Control (ARC) (std.) traction system - Traction Control System (TCS) (std.)

Final Drives
Double-reduction, planetary, with fullfloating axles. Ratios Bevel Gear (diff.) 1.265:1 Planetary (final drive) 16.67:1 Total reduction 21.09:1

797B Mining Truck specifications

Full box-section with torque tube crossmember.

Integral ROPS cab is standard.

Separate hydraulic system.

integral front bumper box-section upper cross-member for body and ROPS support with attachment points for maintenance platform and rear engine hood hinge support castings are used to provide best load path transfer through critical stress regions mild-steel plates (290 mPa/42,000 psi minimum yield strength) and castings (275 mPa/40,000 psi minimum yield strength) provide: - flexibility - durability - good resistance to impact loads

ROPS criteria: SAE J1040 APR88, SAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3471-1994, ISO 3449-1992 Level II with doors and windows closed as per work cycle procedures specified in ANSI/SAE J1166 MAY90, results in an operator sound exposure Leq (equivalent sound level of less than 76 dB(A) this operator weighted sound exposure level meets OSHA and MSHA occupational noise exposure criteria


Flat floor and Mine Specific Design (MSD) bodies are available.

steering hydraulic system is separate from the main hydraulic system to prevent cross-contamination secondary steering is provided by a bladder-type accumulator twin, double-acting cylinders front suspension cylinders serve as kingpins normal and secondary steering systems meet SAE J1511 OCT90 and ISO 5010-1984 standards up to gross machine operating weight 623 690 kg (1,375,000 lb) turning diameter on front wheel track - 38.7 m (127' 0") machine clearance turning circle - 42.1 m (138' 3") steering angle (left or right) 40

Independent, self-contained, oilpneumatic suspension cylinder on each wheel.



variable rebound rate reduces impact and smooths ride front suspension cylinders are bolted to upper and lower frame members for maximum support 4-bar link to frame and differential housing, minimizes lateral sway, improves machine handling and operator comfort

high tensile, heat-treated steel plates are utilized in the sidewalls, front wall, and floor of all bodies exhaust heating is available body size is determined by the material being hauled

Body Hoists
Twin, two-stage hydraulic cylinders mounted outside the main frame.

Note: A variety of bodies specifically designed for each unique application are available. Consult your Cat dealer to determine the most effective body for your application.

(approximate) Standard vehicle kg Chassis with hoist, body mounting group and tires 214 820 Body Weight * * body weight varies from 38 000 to 63 000 kg (84,000 to 140,000 lbs) depending on how body is equipped Gross machine operating weight 623 690 Weight distributions: Empty Front Axle 43.5% Rear Axle 56.5% lb 473,600 *

1,375,000 Loaded 33.3% 66.7%

pump capacity is 1099 L/min (290 gpm) @ 1750 rpm relief valve setting is 237.9 bar/ 23 787 kPa (3450 psi) body raise time (1950 engine rpm) is 25 seconds body lower time: @ 700 rpm, low idle - power down 18.1 sec. - float down 18.5 sec. @ 1950 rpm, high idle - power down 17.3 sec. - float down 18.5 sec. power raise in both stages and power down in first stage pump flow at high idle is 1225 L/min (323 gpm) automatic body-lower modulation to reduce impact on frame

797B Mining Truck specifications

All dimensions are approximate.

Standard: 59/80R63

Service Refill Capacities

L U.S Gallons

productive capabilites of the 797B Truck are such that, under certain job conditions, TKPH (Tmph) limits of the tires could be exceeded and therefore affect production Caterpillar recommends the user evaluate all job conditions and consult the tire manufacturer to make proper tire selection

Exterior Sound Rating

This machine, in a standard configuration, when measured and operated as per the prescribed modes in ANSI/SAE J88 JUN86, has a 15 m sound pressure level of 92dB(A) for the mode that gives the highest level.

Fuel tank Cooling system Crankcase Differentials Front Wheels, each Final Drives, each Steering Tank Steering System (includes tank) Brakes and Hoist Tank Brakes and Hoist System (includes tank) Torque Converter Sump Torque Converter and Transmission System (includes sump)

6814 1194 417 701 61 298 235 432 996 1842 190 629

1800 315 110 185 16 62.5 62 114 263 486 50 166 1999, 2000, 2002 Caterpillar Printed in U.S.A.

AEHQ9028-03 (4-02) Replaces AEHQ9028-02

Materials and specifications are subject to change without notice.