Engine ModelCat® C27 ACERT™
Rated Engine Speed1800 r/min (1800 r/min)
Gross Power - SAE J1995775 HP (578 kW)
Net Power - SAE J1349717 HP (534 kW)
G Series represents a new era for the 773, and with your long-term success as our goal, we've developed this truck to be more productive and economical. It offers your operators the confidence, comfort and control to run at peak efficiency, and it can feed your crushers and haul material at a lower cost per ton. When you also consider its performance and fuel efficiency, the 773G is the right truck for our generation.


Engine ModelCat® C27 ACERT™
Rated Engine Speed1800 r/min (1800 r/min)
Gross Power - SAE J1995775 HP (578 kW)
Net Power - SAE J1349717 HP (534 kW)
Net Power - 80/1269/EEC724 HP (540 kW)
Net Power - ISO 9249724 HP (540 kW)
Bore5.4 in (137 mm)
Stroke6 in (152 mm)
Displacement1648 in³ (27 C)
Engine Power - ISO 14396762 HP (568 kW)
Net Torque2944 ft-lb (3992 N·m)
Peak Torque - Speed1200 r/min (1200 r/min)
Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight226503 lb (102740 kg)
Nominal Payload Class (100%)61 ton (US) (55.3 t)
Top Speed - Loaded41.6 mile/h (66.9 km/h)
Body Capacity - SAE 2:146.75 yd³ (35.75 m³)
Maximum Working Payload (110%)67 ton (US) (60.8 ton (US))
Not to Exceed Payload (120%)*73.1 ton (US) (66.3 ton (US))
Forward - 16.6 mile/h (10.6 km/h)
Forward - 29.3 mile/h (15 km/h)
Forward - 312.6 mile/h (20.3 km/h)
Forward - 416.8 mile/h (27 km/h)
Forward - 522.8 mile/h (36.7 km/h)
Forward - 630.7 mile/h (49.4 km/h)
Forward - 741.6 mile/h (66.9 km/h)
Reverse8.7 mile/h (14 km/h)
Differential Ratio3.64:1
Planetary Ratio4.80:1
Total Reduction Ratio17.49:1
Brake Surface - Front257 in² (655 cm²)
Brake Surface - Rear9497 in² (61269 cm²)
Brake StandardsISO 3450:1996
Pump Flow - High Idle118 gal/min (448 l/min)
Relief Valve Setting - Raise2502 psi (17250 kPa)
Relief Valve Setting - Lower500 psi (3450 kPa)
Body Raise Time - High Idle10 s (10 s)
Body Lower Time - Float14 s (14 s)
Body Power Down - High Idle14 s (14 s)
Struck35.13 yd³ (26.86 m³)
Heaped 2:1 (SAE)46.76 yd³ (35.75 m³)
Struck34.33 yd³ (26.25 m³)
Heaped 2:1 (SAE)46.41 yd³ (35.49 m³)
Front Axle - Empty53 % (53 %)
Front Axle - Loaded35 % (35 %)
Rear Axle - Empty47 % (47 %)
Rear Axle - Loaded65 % (65 %)
Rear axle - Oscillation8.1 ° (8.1 °)
Empty Loaded Cylinder Stroke Front9.2 in (234 mm)
Empty Loaded Cylinder Stroke Rear5.8 in (149 mm)
Fuel Tank210 gal (US) (795 C)
Cooling System45 gal (US) (171 C)
Differential - Final Drives38 gal (US) (145 C)
Steering Tank9.5 gal (US) (36 C)
Steering System - Including Tank14 gal (US) (54 C)
Brake Hoist System85 gal (US) (322 C)
Brake/Hoist Hydraulic Tank46.5 gal (US) (176 C)
Crankcase24 gal (US) (90 C)
Torque Converter - Transmission System - HRC18 gal (US) (70 C)
Torque Converter - Transmission System - LRC16 gal (US) (61 C)
Standard Tire24.00R35 (E4)
ROPS/FOPS StandardsStandards
Sound StandardsStandards
Turning Diameter - Front77.1 ft (23.5 m)
Steering StandardsSAE J1511 FEB94 ISO 5010:1992
Steer Angle31 ° (31 °)
Turning Circle - Clearance Diameter85.6 ft (26.1 m)

Benefits and Features

Key Features

The 773G is solidly constructed for safety.

  • Rollover and Falling Object protection is part of the cab structure
  • Emergency egress is available through the right-side hinged window
  • Laminated glass is used in the front and left side windows
  • Ground level engine shutdown for convenience and safety
  • A back up alarm gives advance warning of truck movement

Operator Safety

The 773G provides operators with full shift comfort and safety features.

  • Fully adjustable and suspended seat
  • Integrated three point safety belt
  • A trainer's seat with lap belt facilitates on-the-job task training
  • Audible warnings signal events, and fluid level monitoring is available from inside the cab
  • In some instances, the truck will automatically derate engine power for safety

Job Site Safety

  • Speed limiting on the haul is new and more efficient than gear limiting
  • Secondary steering in the event of power loss
  • Speed limiting during body up operations

A Focus on Personnel

The 773G is designed to minimize hazards associated with working on and around this truck.

  • Ground level daily check points
  • Low effort, integrated access system with hand rails for three points of contact
  • Aggressive tread plate on all step areas, and lighting for after dark
  • Folding windshield washing platform offers solid footing for cleaning the windshield

Confidence and Control

Confident operators will move material quickly, efficiently and profitably.

  • Brake design updates increase slope holding capability and include a brake wear indicator
  • Wet disc braking for rear wheels; dry disc braking on the front
  • Automatic Retarding Control for downhill grades
  • New traction control system


The 773G supports your site safety plan with excellent visibility to the job site.

  • Work Area Vision System (WAVS) is a camera system that enhances visibility behind the truck
  • Lighting and mirror packages are available to suit your site conditions


The comfort of your crew will contribute to their productivity and awareness on the job.

  • Easy, low effort access to the cab
  • Ergonomic, intuitive controls
  • Left side power window
  • Automatic temperature control inside the cab
  • Throttle lock convenience for long uphill climbs
  • The cab is spacious with window area that supports visibility
  • An integrated footrest provides comfort and support
  • Sound suppression provides a quieter work environment
  • The cab is isolation mounted reducing noise and vibration
  • Lighting package options to meet operation needs
  • Automotive quality shifting from new APECS transmission controls

Confidence and Control

Strong, predictable performance will help your operators achieve the lowest cost per ton.

  • Automatic Retarding Control reduces operator effort and controls braking on downhill grades
  • Performance and health information at a glance using well lit gauges and the Advisor Message Display
  • Steering performance from a design that maintains tire alignment
  • Stopping power from fade-resistant brakes - purpose built for off road applications and the loads carried by the 773G
  • Traction control is now steering sensitive and uses the service brakes to control wheel slip. The result: faster activation and improved response to wheel slip
  • Visibility is excellent with extensive mirror options, large window areas.
Cab layout subject to change with optional equipment.


The Advisor display and VIMS™ software are important reporting tools that help you analyze:

  • Productivity, haul road efficiency, operator skill
  • Fuel use, cycle times, idle time
  • Machine health and events

As you work for a more sustainable business model, the Cat® 773G can contribute in more ways than one.

Fuel and Emissions

  • There are multiple fuel saving strategies on the 773G, two are economy modes that are adjustable to meet your unique production needs
  • For the U.S., Tier 4 Final emission controls are conveniently low maintenance and are transparent to the operation of the truck


  • Operator noise is reduced by 50% using sound suppression technology in the cab
  • A rubber liner option for truck bodies reduces noise levels for both the operator and spectators

Component Life

  • Cat Reman parts are an economical alternative to new
  • You can extend tire life using TKPH/TMPH, a feature that calculates tire loading
  • Castings and box section frame construction absorb shocks and distribute loads
  • A new rear axle housing holds new, robust differential gears that compliment the power and torque increases of the truck
  • Hydraulic oil filter life is extended to 1,000 hours under normal conditions
  • Autostall enables quick operating temperatures for best performance and life
  • Delayed engine shutdown prevents hot shutdowns that can reduce component life

Tier 4 Final

Caterpillar's simple solution is transparent to your operators, controls emissions and increases fuel efficiency.

  • Two engine-mounted diesel oxidation catalyst canisters control particulate matter
  • Our NRS Technology replaces a portion of intake air with exhaust gas to control combustion temperatures and Nox production
  • Precise, extremely fine atomization of fuel under all load conditions

The 773G introduces several key fuel conservation features:

  • Auto Neutral Idle - as the 773G idles in a forward gear, the transmission will automatically slip in and out of a neutral state to avoid stalling the torque converter and increasing fuel consumption.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown - when your G Series truck is in park and idles for more than a preset time, the truck will initiate engine shutdown to conserve fuel. This feature can be time adjusted or turned on or off according to your specific needs.
  • Speed Limiting - while you can continue to gear limit your G Series trucks, Caterpillar offers speed limiting that allows the truck to travel at a more fuel efficient engine speed and gear selection.
  • Transmission Controls - New APECS transmission controls increase fuel efficiency by maintaining momentum and speed on grade.

Economy Modes

  • Standard Economy Mode - G Series has the ability to adjust engine power based on your site, fleet and economic conditions. You can manually control fuel burn by adjusting the power down between 0.5 and 15 percent.
  • Adaptive Economy Mode - New for G Series - this economy mode requires a baseline for production from you using the Advisor display. As the truck transits the haul cycle, it is constantly evaluating its ability to meet your baseline in a reduced power setting. Where full power is needed, full power is applied, where reduced power works, reduced power is applied. It's fully automatic with no special operation required.

The 773G will haul your material faster and more efficiently with increases in power and new APECS transmission controls.

  • A 5% increase in power improves cycle times and grade climbing performance
  • New APECS transmission controls carry more torque through the shifts, producing faster cycle times and the possibility of climbing grades in a higher gear

Traction Control

G Series introduces benefits to your fleet when running in wet conditions by introducing a more responsive traction controls system.

  • The system is steering sensitive to determine slip from high speed turns
  • The system engages at slower speeds returning traction sooner
  • The system engages sooner in the slip, potentially reducing tire wear
  • The system modulates instantly between the two wheel groups for control
  • Using the hydraulic service brakes facilitates the instant modulation and responsiveness

At Caterpillar, we know that our truck is critical to your business, that's why we use industry leading technology to ensure maximum machine availability and reliability.

Structural Strength

The backbone of the 773G is its frame. Our frames are designed for off-road integrity and more than one life cycle. The 773G, with its new power and performance increases, has updated final drive gears and a new rear axle housing to support this new level of work.

  • Caterpillar strategically applies castings with box section construction to manage off-road stresses
  • A new front frame design increases the approach angle on ramps and grades
  • New heavy duty gears compliment the updates in power and torque
  • A new robust rear axle housing also supports the truck's performance


  • Front struts use our proven king pin design for effective absorption of haul road shocks
  • Rear suspension cylinders have been inverted to minimize contamination

Planetary Powershift Transmission with APECS Controls

New APECS controls improve performance with the following:

  • Torque shift management - allows the truck to power through shift points
  • Part throttle shifting - provides an exceptionally smooth ride
  • ECPC - electronically controls clutch pressures for long life


  • 5% more power gives the truck new performance levels and quick haul cycles
  • Cat MEUI™ injectors provide high pressure, fine atomization under all load conditions for fuel efficiency and responsiveness
  • Low pressure fuel lines from the tank to the engine simplify service
  • The C27 is carefully balanced with vibration controls that reduce noise and protect against unnecessary harmonics
  • Cooling is provided by either a demand fan (standard for Tier 4 Final machines) or a conventional cooling fan
  • Ground level engine shutdown switch for safety
  • Excellent high-altitude capability (see specifications for details)


  • The steering linkage is designed to provide feedback to the operator
  • The Cat king pin front suspension system maintains steering tolerances and tire alignment

Brake Performance

Cat trucks provide powerful, fade-resistant braking for off road applications, and G Series introduces new ways to extend your brake life.

  • Rear brakes are wet disc while the front are dry, caliper type
  • Slope holding capability benefits from all wheel parking brake actuation
  • Brake life can be extended by choosing the optional Cat Engine Brake
  • Additional springs in the design reduce wear and increase service life
  • A brake wear indicator keeps you informed of maintenance timing
  • Extended life brake material is available for extreme applications

Our truck bodies are engineered to compliment the chassis and built to haul your material for years of trouble-free performance. In fact, Cat truck bodies are designed to let the truck perform at peak efficiency by correctly centering and distributing the load. Outfitting your truck body with a steel or rubber liner may be advisable based on material type and application. If you have questions about body selection or applying liners, your Cat dealer has the tools and knowledge to help you with this decision process.

The Rubber Liner

This important factory-installed option will prolong body life in hard rock applications.

  • Available for the dual slope and flat floor bodies
  • It will reduce shock loading for both the operator and truck
  • It absorbs noise, reducing both spectator and operator sound levels
  • The rubber liner is not a good option for wet, sticky material
  • The rubber liner should not be used with our body heat option

Side Boards

In the event that your material is light weight, we offer factory-installed 150 mm (6 in) sideboards to help you achieve rated capacities. You can use our “Body Selection Guide” as a reference for selecting the correct body type and liner package. Cat dealers can order this document using reference number AEXQ0673.

Dual Slope Body

If your haul profile includes steep slopes, the dual slope body offers excellent material retention.

  • The dual slope has a SAE 2:1 heaped capacity of 35.20 m3 (46 yd3) with a steel liner configuration
  • 400 BNH steel on interior surfaces offers excellent wear characteristics
  • Material is carried low and centered for stability
  • A single 16 mm (0.62 in) steel liner option is available for this body
  • A single rubber liner is available for this body

Flat Floor Body

If you're feeding a crusher, the flat floor body is an excellent choice for metering material.

  • The flat floor body also offers excellent material retention and stability
  • 400 BNH steel is used on internal surfaces for wear protection
  • A single steel liner option is available
  • A rubber liner is also available for this body

Service Centers - Electrical Connections

This bumper-mounted electrical service center provides the convenience and safety of ground level access to important service tasks.

  • Ground level access to VIMS data
  • Ground level access to an ET port
  • Includes a master disconnect switch
  • Engine lockout switch
  • Hydraulics lockout switch
  • Breaker access

Brake Monitoring

G Series introduces updates that will increase the life of your brakes.

  • A brake wear indicator is new and standard
  • Design improvements are increasing separation forces to lessen wear and increase brake life

Filter Life

  • With all new hydraulic system efficiency, your filter life is extended to 1,000 hours
  • Cab air filter life can also be extended with the optional cab precleaner.
  • Our engine oil filters are improved, and in some cases extending life beyond 500 hours

Service Centers - Fluid Fill

You will save both time and money using the optional fluid fill service center.

  • Fill and extraction for all fluids in one location
  • Key pad indicates existing fluid levels
  • Includes all oils, coolant and fuel
  • Conveniently located at ground level
  • Lighted for night time use

Product Link™

For comprehensive fleet management, Caterpillar offers Product Link solutions. This solution is a combination of machine-mounted hardware and software called Vision Link. You can access fleet information either through cellular or satellite channels. These channels may be restricted and unavailable in some countries. Customers who use Product Link are remotely monitoring machine health and organizing service requirements.

Standard Equipment

  • Cat C27 ACERT Tier 4 Final diesel engine: - Air cleaner with precleaner (2) - Air-To-Air Aftercooler (ATAAC) - Electric start - Engine idle shutdown - Ether starting aid - Exhaust muffler
  • Suspension, front and rear
  • Alarm backup
  • Economy Modes, standard and adaptive
  • Advisor display: - Fluid level monitoring - Fuel level monitoring - Display languages (market based)
  • Driveline
  • Antifreeze
  • Body down indicator