Nov 212011

Caterpillar 797

The Caterpillar 797 is such an amazingly huge vehicle that it is bigger than many peoples’ houses!   In an hour of operation, it uses about 60 gallons of fuel,which more than many peope use in a month in their car!   It can carry up to 360 tons of material in one load, and is designed to keep up with some of the biggest bucket excavators!





Caterpillar 797 Side

Caterpillar 797

Manufacturer: Caterpillar-Mining & Construction Equipment Division ( Decatur, Illinois)

Introduction: 1999

Engine:  3,211 hp

Capacity: 360 tons

Length: 47 ft

Width: 30 ft

Height: 23 ft (49 ft raised)

Fuel Tank: 1,000 gallons

MPG : .03 mpg

Top Speed: 40 mph loaded


  2 Responses to “Caterpillar 797”

  1. I worked security at the cat plant in Decatur when the first 797 proto was built. In the (summer)? 1998 cat displayed one outside the gate for the public to see. Watching these things being built and seeing them up close was an awesome experience that I am glad I saw first hand. Now if I could find about $4mil in my seat cushion!

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