Three Axle Articulated Trucks

735 Articulated Truck

Engine Model

Cat® C13

Rated Payload

35.3 ton (US)

Heaped (SAE 2:1)

26.2 yd³


The Cat 735 with a 20 m³ (26.2 yd³)/32 tonnes (35.3 tons) capacity, offers demonstrated reliability and durability, high performance and productivity and a new world-class cab to improve operator comfort and ease of operation.<br>Updating the successful 735C to include the new cab design makes the 735 a more attractive proposition for our customers. Class leading levels of performance and new features such as Advanced Automatic Traction Control (AATC) and Assisted Hoisting Control create operator comfort, making a productive machine all day long while retaining all axle enclosed wet brakes and Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS).

    Body Capacities

    Heaped (SAE 2:1)

    26.2 yd³


    20.3 yd³

    Tailgate Heaped SAE 2:1

    27.9 yd³

    Tailgate Struck

    21.3 yd³

    Body Hoist

    Raise Time

    12 s

    Lower Time

    11 s

    Body Plate


    High strength Brinell HB450 wear resistant steel

    Body Plate Thickness

    Base Plate

    0.51 in

    Side Plates

    0.43 in

    Front Plate

    0.28 in


    Engine Model

    Cat® C13


    5.1 in


    6.2 in


    736 in³

    Net Power - SAE J1349

    424 HP

    Gross Power - SAE J1995

    434 HP

    Note (4)

    Net power when the fan is at maximum speed is 254 kW (341 hp) per the SAE reference conditions.

    Engine Model - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V

    Cat C13

    Net Power - ISO 14396

    429 HP


    The 735 meets Tier 4 Final and Stage V emission standards.

    Note (3)

    The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with alternator, air cleaner, muffler and fan at minimum speed.

    No Engine De-rating Below

    12,500 ft

    Peak Engine Torque Gross (SAE J1995)

    1,614 ft·lbf

    Note (1)

    The references to Tier 4 Final/Stage V include U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), and Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards.

    Note (5)

    DEF used in Cat SCR systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241-1. ISO 22241-1 requirements are met by many brands of DEF, including those that carry the AdBlue or API certifications.

    Peak Engine Torque Net (SAE J1349)

    1,597 ft·lbf

    Peak Engine Torque Speed

    1,200 r/min

    Note (2)

    The power ratings apply at rated speed of 1,800 rpm when tested under the conditions for the specified standard.

    Operating Weights

    Rear Axle - Rated Load

    30,754 lb

    Front Axle - Rated Load

    9,039 lb

    Total - Empty

    55,645 lb

    Rear Axle - Loaded

    41,270 lb

    Total - Rated Load

    70,548 lb

    Center Axle - Loaded

    41,756 lb

    Rear Axle - Empty

    10,516 lb

    Center Axle - Rated Load

    30,754 lb

    Center Axle - Empty

    11,001 lb

    Total - Loaded

    126,192 lb

    Front Axle - Empty

    34,128 lb

    Front Axle - Loaded

    43,166 lb

    Optimal Loader/Truck Pass Matching

    Wheel Loaders: 966M/966M XE - Passes


    Hydraulic Excavators: 349F/349F XE - Passes


    Wheel Loaders: 972M/972M XE - Passes



    An optimum system match gives you a major productivity advantage. The 735 is an excellent match for the Cat 349F and 336F Hydraulic Excavators; and Cat 972M, 966M, 962M and 950M Wheel Loaders. Having matched loading and hauling tools results in increased production and lower system costs per unit of volume moved.

    Wheel Loader: 950M - Passes


    Wheel Loader: 962M - Passes


    Hydraulic Excavators: 336F/336F XE - Passes


    Service Refill Capacities

    Fuel Tank

    108.8 gal (US)

    Cooling System

    21.9 gal (US)

    Hydraulic System

    29.1 gal (US)

    Engine Crankcase

    10 gal (US)


    12.3 gal (US)

    Final Drives/Differential

    33 gal (US)

    Output Transfer Gear Box

    5.5 gal (US)

    DEF Tank

    5.3 gal (US)

    Sound Levels

    Interior Cab

    72 dB(A)

    Note (1)

    The operator sound exposure Leq (equivalent sound pressure level) measured according to the work cycle procedures specified in ANSI/SAE J1166 OCT98 is 72 dB(A), for the cab offered by Caterpillar, when properly installed and maintained and tested with the doors and windows closed.

    Note (2)

    Hearing protection may be needed when operating with an open operator station and cab (when not properly maintained or doors/windows open) for extended periods or in noisy environments.



    ISO 3450 – 2011

    Cab - FOPS

    ISO 3449 Level II – 2005

    Cab - ROPS

    ISO 3471 – 2008


    ISO 5010 – 2007


    Lock to Lock

    4.75 seconds @ 60 rpm


    Forward - 1


    Forward - 2


    Forward - 3

    14 mile/h

    Forward - 4

    22 mile/h

    Forward - 5

    30 mile/h

    Forward - 6

    35 mile/h

    Reverse - 1


    Turning Circle

    Turning Dimensions - Aisle Width

    212 in


    Dimensions are for machines equipped with 750/65 R25 tires.

    Turning Dimensions - Steer Angle - Left/Right


    Turning Dimensions - Clearance Radius

    318 in

    Turning Dimensions - Inside Radius

    149 in

    Turning Dimensions - SAE Turning Radius

    294 in


    Rated Payload

    35.3 ton (US)

    • NOTE
      • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
      • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
      • Adjustable air vents
      • Retractable belt: Operator seat and second seat
      • Glass windows:
        – Front, laminated and tinted
        – Sides and rear, toughened and tinted
      • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD):
        – Alert indicator
        – Selected gear and direction
        – Speed or auto shift
        – Review Operation and Maintenance Manual (OMM)
        – Primary steering failure warning
        – Seat belt warning
        – Secondary steering failure warning
        – Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) regeneration filter
        – Machine Security System (MSS)
        – Secondary steering energy source engaged
        – Hour meter
        – Retarder active
      • Air conditioning with R134A refrigerant
      • Mirrors: extensive arrangement for improved visibility
      • Combined gear selection and hoist control lever
      • Seats:
        – Operator: fully adjustable, air suspension
        – Trainer: padded with lap belt
      • Sun visor
      • Windshield wiper and washer, two speed (rear)
      • Windshield wiper and washer, two speed, intermittent (front)
      • Windows opening side, tinted
      • Storage:
        – Cup holder
        – Flask receptacle
        – Under seat storage
        – Door pocket
        – Behind operator seat storage
        – Coat hook
      • Touchscreen display incorporating the rearview camera video feed
      • Secondary steering – electro hydraulic
      • Heater and defroster with four-speed fan
      • Machine operation monitoring system includes:
        – Action lamp
        – Engine oil pressure
        – Primary steering system
        – Left and right turn signal
        – High beam
        – Coolant temperature
        – Tachometer
        – Parking brake
        – Fuel level
        – Transmission oil temperature
        – Brake system
        – Transmission hold
        – Hoist control
        – Hydraulic system
        – Charging system
        – Retarder
        – Transmission fault
        – Traction control system
        – Check engine lamp
      • Cat Detect with Stability Assist
      • Product Link
      • Remote starting receptacle (cables not included)
      • Horn
      • Lighting systems:
        – Cab interior
        – Two head lamps
        – Two width marker
        – Two reversing
        – Work light/cab access light
        – Two stop/tail lights
        – Front and rear direction indicators
      • Main disconnect switch
      • Electrical system: 24-volt, 10A 24- to 12-volt converter
      • Batteries (two) maintenance free
      • Differentials: standard with automatic clutched inter- and cross-axle differential locks
      • Cat Clean Emission Module (CEM) and exhaust aftertreatment package
      • Cat C13 engine
      • Three axle, six-wheel drive
      • Retarder: engine compression brake
      • Dual circuit oil immersed, enclosed brakes – all wheels
      • Auto shift six-speed forward and one reverse transmission
    • SAFETY
      • Rearview camera
      • ROPS/FOPS cab
      • Reverse alarm
    • GUARDS
      • Radiator
      • Front dump body spill guard, integral part of fabricated body
      • Crankcase
      • Rear window
      • Axle
      • Tires, six 750/65 R25
      • Mud flaps: wheel arch and body mounted with transportation tiebacks
      • S·O·S sampling valves
      • Vandalism protection: lockable caps
      • Sound suppression (only standard in Europe)

    • NOTE
      • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
      • Engine block heater
      • Heated rearview motorized mirrors
      • Scissor tailgate
      • Ether start
      • Flashing LED beacon
      • Cold weather start attachment
      • Infrared glass – high ambient cab
      • Product Link Elite: PLE631 (satellite), PLE641 (cellular). Product Link is optional.
      • Bare chassis (no body) standard wheel base
      • Fuel additive – anti-waxing
      • Body liners
      • Bare chassis (no body) long wheel base
      • Four-point seat belt
      • Auto lube installation for automatic greasing of bearings
      • Cat Production Measurement payload monitoring system
      • Sound suppression (only standard in Europe)
      • Fast fuel fill
      • Heated/cooled seat
      • Roof mounted High Intensity Discharge (HID) work lights
      • Machine Security System (MSS)
      • Bluetooth radio stereo system
      • Exhaust heated body
      • Cold weather coolant –51° C (–60° F)
      • Window blinds
      • Wheel chocks


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