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Cat 797F truck now available in fuel-efficient configuration

The Cat 797F large mining truck is now available in a fuel-efficient configuration that meets US EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards

Staff reporter
The Cat 797F large mining truck on haul

The Cat 797F large mining truck on haul

Through more than 16,000 hours of successful pilot machine operation and 100,000 hours of production truck operation in Tier 4 configuration, the system has proven its ability to deliver strong performance and greater fuel efficiency compared to the Tier 2 797F in most applications.

The 797F Tier 4 Final is equipped with an exhaust after-treatment system featuring selective catalytic reduction (SCR), which uses diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to lower NOx emissions.  This Cat emissions platform is proven through more than 20 million operating hours in the field.

To maintain superior reliability, the 797F after-treatment system uses less than 11% new content. Designed for easy serviceability with readily accessible components, the modular after-treatment system is aligned with truck preventive maintenance intervals to maintain high availability.

The 363t 797F is powered by the 2,983kW Cat C175-20 engine, available with optimised fuel maps for customers focused on the lowest fuel burn, Tier 2 equivalent rating, and now Tier 4 Final. Known for delivering excellent payload and speed-on-grade performance, the 797F delivers the same production performance in Tier 2 and Tier 4 Final configurations.

Beyond offering similar performance, the Tier 4 Final 797F reduces total specific fluid consumption costs (fuel plus DEF) in most applications. Lower fuel burn results in longer engine life and lower repair costs.

Field evaluations of the low-emissions 797F included a wide range of applications, including oil sands, deep pit copper, iron ore and coal. The trucks exceeded production targets and demonstrated strong engine performance in all applications, including sites with extreme ambient temperatures as well as some with altitudes greater than 4,877m.

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