796 AC Electric Drive Mining Truck

The Cat® 796 AC electric drive truck offers more flexibility than any other truck in its size class — delivering optimized performance and better productivity. Built on a proven truck architecture and high strength structures, the 796 AC delivers a nominal target payload of up to 327 tonnes (360 tons) regardless of attachments. Add in a proven drive system with industry-leading serviceability, and the 796 AC mining truck delivers a hauling solution you can depend on — resulting in high reliability, high availability, and low lifecycle costs. By hauling more every load, every cycle and every shift, it creates a low-cost-per-ton hauling operation that delivers a better bottom line.

Nominal Rated Payload
360 ton (US)
Rated Gross Machine Weight
1270000 lb
Gross Power - SAE J1995
3500 HP
Engine Model
Cat® C175-16

Weights - Approximate

Nominal Rated Payload
360ton (US)
Rated Gross Machine Weight
Chassis Weight
Body Weight Range
38 833 – 42 907 kg (85,611 – 94,594 lb)
Note (1)
Consult your tire manufacturer for maximum tire load.
Note (2)
Chassis weight with full fuel and fluids, standard & mandatory attachments, hoist, body mounting group, rims, and tires.
Note (3)
Refer to Cat Mining Truck 10/10/20 Overload Policy (AEXQ0250) for maximum gross machine weight limitations


Gross Power - SAE J1995
Engine Model
Cat® C175-16
Net Power - SAE J1349
Rated Speed
Emissions Rating
Fuel Optimized
Note (1)
Net Power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with air intake system, exhaust system, and alternator.
Note (2)
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V available for applicable markets.
Note (3)
Additional fuel optimized selectable power ratings: 2312 kW / 3,100 hp

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
1300gal (US)
Fuel Tank (Tier 4)
1200gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank
100gal (US)
Cooling System
211gal (US)
82gal (US)
Front Wheels - Each
7gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
67gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
296gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
385gal (US)
Grease Tank
Note (1)
DEF Tank only available for U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V engine option


Steer Angle
Turning Diameter - Front
Steering Standards
Steering Standards: ISO 5010:2007
Turning Diameter (ISO 7457:1997)

Braking System

Service Brakes
Four-Corner, Wet Disc, Oil Cooled, Hydraulically Actuated
Front Wet Disc Brake Surface Area
Rear - Wet Disc Brake Surface Area
Service and Secondary: ISO 3450:2011
Parking Brake
Four-corner, Multi-disc, Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released
Load Brake
Rear service brakes
Dynamic Retarding Power - Continuous
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) optional with CMD package

AC Drive System

Total Reduction Ratio
Top Speed - Loaded
Cat brushless, engine mounted, dual bearing
Cat IGBT Inverter Technology, air cooled, pressurized cabinet with filtration
Wheel Motor
Cat AC induction, rear axle mounted
Cooling System
Cat variable speed, hydraulically driven cooling system


Standard Tires
59/80 R63
44" x 63"
Note (1)
Quick Change Rims optional.
Note (2)
Caterpillar recommends the customer evaluate all job conditions and consult tire manufacturer for proper tire selection and TKPH (TMPH) capabilities.

Capacity - HE Body - 100% fill factor

97-153 m³ (127-200 yd³)
Heaped (SAE 2:1)
186-237 m³ (243-310 yd³)
Consult your local Cat dealer for body recommendations.

Body Hoists

Twin, two-stage hydraulic cylinders with snubbing valve.
Pump Flow - High Idle
Relief Valve Setting - Raise
Body Raise Time - High Idle
Body Lower Time - Float
Body Power Down- High Idle
Note (1)
Twin, two-stage hydraulic cylinders mounted outside main frame; double-acting cylinders in both stages.
Note (2)
Power raise in both stages; power down capability in both stages.
Note (3)
Automatic body-lower modulation reduces impact on frame.


Self-contained nitrogen/oil cylinders, pin-to-pin mounting, top & bottom double shear clevis attachments
Effective Cylinder Stroke - Front
Effective Cylinder Stroke - Rear
Rear axle - Oscillation
+/- 5.32 degrees


Air Conditioning
HFC - 134A refrigerant: 21,600 Btu/h
Heater / Defroster
Ambient capabilities down to -15C (5F) for heater/defroster and up to 50C (122F) for air conditioning.
ROPS Standards (1)
ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure) meets ISO 3471:2008 for Operator and ISO 13459:2012 for Trainer.
FOPS Standards
FOPS (Falling Objects Protective Structure) meets ISO 3449:2005 Level II for Operator and ISO 13459:2012 Level II for Trainer.


Sound Standards
The operator sound pressure level, 75 dB(A), measured according to ISO 6394:2008 and ISO 6396:2008.

Weight Distributions - Approximate

Front Axle - Empty
Rear Axle - Empty
Front Axle - Loaded
Rear Axle - Loaded
Weight distributions optimized with Cat body.

Dimensions (Approximate)

Height - Top of ROPS
Overall Length
Wheel Base
Rear Axle - Tail
Dump Clearance - Empty
Loading Height - Empty
Overall Height - Body Raised
Centerline Front Tire Width
Front Axle Clearance - Loaded
Overall Canopy Width (with rock deflectors)
Outside Body/Canopy Width (without rock deflectors)
Inside Body Width
Front Canopy Height - Empty
Rear Axle Clearance - Loaded
Centerline of Rear Dual Tire Width
Overall Tire Width - Empty
Dimensions listed includes canopy deflectors

Standard Equipment:

  • Power Train
    • Cat® C175-16 Diesel Engine: 2610 kW (3,500 hp) Fuel Optimized , U.S. EPA Tier 2 equivalent (available for applicable markets)
    • Cat® C175-16 Diesel Engine: 2610 kW (3,500 hp) U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V (available for applicable markets)
    • C175-16 Diesel Engine
      – Turbocharging (4) / Aftercooled (ATAAC)
      – Centrifugal oil filter
      – Self-cleaning oil filter
      – Charging Alternator (225 amp), brushless
      – Pre-lubrication/engine
      – Air cleaner with precleaner (4)
      – Multi-point oil pressure sensing
      – Exhaust - Muffler, Right Side Exit
    • Braking system:
      – Electric dynamic retarding with blended low speed
      – Oil-cooled, Multi-disc (front and rear) - Service, Parking, Secondary
      – Load Brake (rear axle only)
      – Extended Life Brake Disc Material
      – Automatic Retarder Control (ARC)
      – Brake Release Motor (towing)
    • Cat® AC Drivetrain:
      – AC generator
      – AC induction motors
      – IGBT motor control
      – Radial retarding grid with AC motor control
      – Programmable top speed
      – TorqueBoost technology
      – Traction control system
    • Directional Shift Management:
      – Body-up reverse neutralizer
      – Body-up shift inhibitor
      – Reverse shift inhibitor
      – Neutral coast inhibitor
      – Neutral start inhibitor
    • Additional Features:
      – Rear axle continuous lubrication and filtration
      – Rear axle continuous oil cooling
  • Operation And Controls
    • Integrated ROPS/FOPS cab, insulated/sound suppressed
    • Seat, operator, air suspension, adjustable, heated/cooled
    • Seat, trainer, air suspension, adjustable
    • Seatbelt, trainer, two point
    • Steering wheel, tilt, telescopic, horn
    • Horn, electric
    • Directional shift lever
    • Single Pedal Retarding & oil-cooled brake control
    • Automatic Retard Control (ARC) toggle switch
    • Load brake switch
    • Windshield with tinted/safety glass
    • Window, electric powered, operator/passenger
    • Windshield Wipers (2), intermittent control and washer
    • Visor (2)
    • Storage rear of seats
    • Cup holder (2)
    • Dome courtesy light
    • Entertainment radio ready with speakers and wiring harnesses
    • Converter, 12V
    • 12V DC power supply (1)
    • Mirrors, standard (Left-Flat, Right-Convex)
    • Fixed access ladder, left hand ground access
    • HVAC:
      – Pressurized, filtered environment
      – Air conditioner
      – Heater/defroster
    • Metric or English gauges:
      – Speedometer
      – Tachometer
      – Electric hour meter
      – Fuel level
      – DEF level (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V engines only)
      – Hydraulic oil temperature
      – Engine coolant temperature
    • Service & Information:
      – Diagnostic connection port
      – Electric engine control fault indicator
      – Alarm, Park brake / open operator door
      – Third party telematics port
      – VIMS message center advisor
  • Electrical
    • Audible Alarm, backup
    • Electrical system, 24V with fuses and breakers
    • Batteries, 12V (8) 90 amp hour
    • Ground level Battery charge receptacle
    • Lighting, signals/service:
      – Headlights (4 low beam, 4 high beam), LED
      – Backup and marker/hazard, LED
      – Directional signals (front and rear), LED
      – Front stair access/service deck, LED
      – Stop/tail lights, LED
      – Engine compartment, LED
      – Inverter energy warning lights, LED
    • Payload indicator, red/green
    • Payload, digital display
  • Additional Features And Equipment
    • Accumulators (Steering & Brake) – Australian and Canadian certified
    • Automatic lubrication system
    • Rotating component guards
    • Mud Flaps
    • Tow hooks and pins (front)
    • Tow pin (rear) (empty truck only)
    • 44 x 63 rims, six position (6)
    • Fueling:
      – 4922 L (1,300 gal) fuel tank (Fuel optimized engines only)
      – 4543 L (1,200 gal) fuel tank (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V engines only)
      – 379 L (100 gallon) DEF tank (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V engines only)
      – Fuel filter with water separator
      – 210 GPM Fast fill fuel system (Left and Right)
    • Service:
      – Engine service platforms (2)
      – ANSI or ISO service instructions
      – SOS℠ sample points (hydraulic oil, engine coolant, engine oil)
      – Ground level machine lockout (battery)
      – Ground level engine shut-down
      – Drivetrain lockout
      – Engine start lockout
      – Auxiliary "buddy" dumping quick connect
      – Auxiliary steering quick connect (towing)
  • Cat® Technology Products
    • Cat® MineStar Detect (Radar and Camera) System
    • Cat® Product Link Elite (Cellular)
  • Dump Body
    • High Efficiency (HE) body, 186-237 m³ (243-310 yd³)
      – HE Body Mounting Group
      – Rock ejectors (chain)
  • Antifreeze
    • Cat Extended Life Coolant (ELC) protects to –35° C (–30° F)

Optional Equipment:

  • Power Train
    • Cat® C175-16 Diesel Engine: 2312 kW (3,100 hp) power setting (Fuel optimized / U.S. EPA Tier 2 equiv. engines only)
    • Cat® C175-16 Diesel Engine: 2050 kW (2,750 hp) power setting (Fuel optimized & U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage V engines)
    • Body heat exhaust
  • Operation And Controls
    • Throttle lock
    • Timer, engine shutdown
    • Heated mirrors (Left and Right)
    • Powered access ladder, left hand ground access
    • Language monitors: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Estonian, Latin, Lithuanian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Greek, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic, Finnish, Danish, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnam, Malaysian, Chinese
  • Electrical
    • Lighting, signals/service:
      – Fog lights, LED
      – Work lights, LED
      – Side profile lights, LED
      – Dump body marker/stop lights, LED
    • Retarding indicator light, multi-color, cab exterior
  • Additional Features And Equipment
    • Fueling: 300 GPM Fast fill fuel system (Left and Right)
    • Portable fire extinguisher
    • Front bumper single-point center tow
    • Wheel chocks (ANSI and ISO)
    • 44 x 63 rims, quick change (2 quick change, 4 standard)
    • Service:
      – Inverter platform (rear access)
      – Service Center, fast-fill
  • Cat® Technology Products
    • Cat® MineStar Detect (Camera Only) System
    • Cat® Product Link Elite (Satellite)
    • Cat® MineStar Health
    • Cat® MineStar Fleet
    • Cat® MineStar Terrain
    • Cat® MineStar Command-Ready
    • Cat® MineStar Command
    • Cat® Trolley Assist Attachment
  • Dump Body
    • HE rock box liner
    • HE canopy rock deflectors
    • HE rear tire rock deflectors
    • HE impact liner
  • Antifreeze
    • Antifreeze/coolant protects to –50° C (–58° F)


Standard/Optional Features