Caterpillars first AC electric drive truck sets a new standard for performance. Featuring state-of-the-art safety and maintenance features, the 795F AC also breaks new ground in operator comfort. Operators will appreciate the improved handling made possible by a unique braking system that combines dynamic retarding and oil-cooled disc brakes for the highest retarding speed on grade.
Caterpillar Inc. is a United States-based corporation headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. Caterpillar is, according to their corporate website, "the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines." Caterpillar produces a wide range of heavy equipment, including the range of Caterpillar bulldozers. Caterpillar's line of vehicles range from tracked tractors to hydraulic excavators, backhoe loaders, motor graders, off-highway trucks, wheel loaders, and agricultural tractors. They are used in construction, road-building, mining, forestry, energy, transportation and material-handling industries.
Caterpillar is one of the thirty companies whose stock is tracked in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It is a Fortune 500 company, ranked number 50 in 2008, and first in its industry, with more than $30 billion in assets. Source: Wikipedia, Caterpillar.
The Cat 795F AC is a completely new truck model for Caterpillar, filling the gap between the 793F and 797F and providing a Caterpillar truck for every customer preference. Available in electric drive only, it has a payload range of 345 tons. The 795F AC is powered by Caterpillar’s new C175-16 engine, rated at 3,400 hp. The truck has a Caterpillar integrated AC drive system, developed and supported by Caterpillar, and is estimated to lower cost per ton by 3 to 5 percent over competitive electric drive trucks.