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New cat 740B

Post #1 by SRB » Sat May 14, 2011 3:19 pm

A couple of snaps of the new 740B from Cat.

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Re: New cat 740B

Post #2 by Ross » Sat May 14, 2011 4:32 pm

Nice pics ... But somebody please burn my eyes out with hot needles :lol:

Wonder if the front axles last longer than a 1000hrs on the new ones? Maybe a Quick release axle would be a good idea :dizzy:


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Re: New cat 740B

Post #3 by macca1 » Sat May 14, 2011 4:47 pm

Mmmmmmm gotta say not a lover of them old nes are ok but cant beat the volvo in my eyes


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Re: New cat 740B

Post #4 by wxmman » Sat May 14, 2011 9:08 pm

Bring back the d400's
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Re: New cat 740B

Post #5 by Hammer man » Sat May 14, 2011 10:13 pm

Oh dear :wtf: Looks like a disquised(?)prototype with that black front panel :lol: Must say i dont like the look of it,it looks like an afterthought.
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Re: New cat 740B

Post #6 by Nick Drew » Sat May 14, 2011 10:38 pm

I am up to take a closer look next week ! Really looking forward to it :thumbup:

Full report on the Digger blog in a week or so :D

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Re: New cat 740B

Post #7 by macca1 » Sun May 15, 2011 1:36 pm

thb uk coal have just getting 6 x 740 and 2 x 740 coal trucks been on them both for the and they are shite lol


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Re: New cat 740B

Post #8 by SRB » Sun May 15, 2011 5:58 pm

thb uk coal have just getting 6 x 740 and 2 x 740 coal trucks been on them both for the and they are shite lol


What a grasp of English language and Grammar you have, you MUST know what you are talking about......

Seriously, early 740's had issues with front axles, front a frame's, drop box failures but by the later prefix machines these faults had been worked out via product improvement and Service updates, I personally worked with a fleet of 40+ 740's both early and later and gained several thousand hours of operation with relatively little major trouble, well maintained and greased 740's will give Volvo A40E's a serious run for there money.

However, i do think Volvo have the edge over Cat in the A40, major component change out is easier and quicker on a Volvo compared to the cat resulting in more up time. Volvo have been market leaders in the Bendy truck market for years but the Cat 740 is a serious contender

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Re: New cat 740B

Post #9 by SRB » Mon May 16, 2011 9:07 am

Couple more snaps of new and old 740.

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Re: New cat 740B

Post #10 by European A » Mon May 16, 2011 11:28 pm

Nice pics! Thank you SRB!
While the "old" one still looks fresh and innovative the B Series appearance is sad. It looks like a sad dog asking for forgiveness...


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