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Caterpillar 785C, 789C, 793D, 797B Mechanical Drive Mining Trucks
January 28, 2008

Caterpillar offers upgraded mechanical drive mining trucks — 785C, 789C, 793D and 797B. Additionally, Cat offers two AC electric drive truck models of more than 200 short tons capacity.One of the first steps in developing the new trucks is the integration of drive train components with the Cat C175 diesel engine, which will power both mechanical and AC electric drive trucks. The state-of-the-art C175 will be available in 12, 16 and 20 cylinder configurations and also will be used in electric power generation. In its new application powering trucks, the C175 produces 2,000 to 4,000 horsepower. It delivers more power from a smaller package and offers improved fuel economy and longer life between rebuilds.