Caterpillar has added a second, smaller ejector truck to its lineup. The 730 ejector articulated truck is rated at 31 tons and runs on a 317-horsepower engine. A six-speed electronic transmission features an anti-hunt strategy, electronic clutch pressure control and controlled throttle shifting for smooth shifts and extended component life. An inter-axle and cross-axle differential-locking system with on-the-go capability can lock up the entire driveline for maximum pull in adverse conditions. The ejector pushes loads out the back of the truck, improving performance and safety on sites where a traditional raised-bed dump truck might be unstable or encounter overhead power lines. The ejector also scrapes the truck bed clean, eliminating carryback.
Articulated ejector truck spreads material on the go
September 1, 2005