Review: 2003 Caterpillar 775E Tanker Truck
Caterpillar 775E: The introduction
The premier vehicle in the liquid transport industry is the tanker truck. Obviously, without this truck, it would be impossible to accomplish liquid transportation. Well, it may be possible but it would take a lot of time, energy, and money. So it’s a good thing that a lot of manufacturing companies deliver high quality vehicles for this very operation. Over the past decades, we’ve seen the industry’s growth. And along with that growth comes the various models of water trucks. Ultimately, this makes our search for the perfect vehicle a tad bit difficult. Well, this is where we come in. In today’s review, I’ll be featuring one from Caterpillar. Though it’s not the latest model, it’s still able to perform extremely well. So without further ado, let’s get to my review of the Cat 775E water truck.
Caterpillar 775E: Key features
The secret to an efficient ride lies in the engine. Well, you won’t have to worry about that when you’re dealing with Cat. They equipped the 775E with a Cat® 3412E engine that can deliver a gross power of 760hp, as well as a rated speed of 2000rpm. This 12-cylinder engine features a displacement of 1649in3. In addition to that, this truck boasts of a 185gal fuel tank. This means that it can continuously drive, minimising downtime on the road. And as we all know, less downtime is an increase in profits. It guarantees a long engine life as well with the high displacement and low speed rating. So that would already mean a significant reduction in your operating costs.
Comfortable operator station
Operators have always regarded the Cat cabins as one of the best on the market. And it’s no surprise why. There’s a wraparound dash panel that offers an easy line-of-sight arrangement. There’s also a tilt-telescoping steering wheel that has an ergonomic grip. Basically, this enhances comfort and control. Not to mention that Cat integrated a standard air suspension seat which you can fully adjust to suit your preference.
Furthermore, you get to enjoy an exceptional view which will ultimately reduce fatigue and increase productivity. Another factor that will make you feel less stressed is the low noise levels. The ROPS/FOPS cab is resiliently mounted. In essence, this provides a quiet and protected work environment. As for storing, there’s ample space under the trainer’s seat.
Apart from what I have already mentioned, there’s still a lot more that Cat incorporated in the 775E. Among them is the massive 50,000L tank and the Southern Cross pump. There’s also the standard gauges such as the actual gear indicator, brake oil temperature, fuel gauge, and speedometer among others. Plus, there’s the lighting system, a 24V power port, retarder, front tow hooks, as well as a rear tow pin.
Caterpillar 775E: Price
Used: $175,000 AUD ($192,500 GST Inclusive) – MAAS Group
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Caterpillar 775E: The verdict
Even though this 775E is not the latest model, I would say that it’s still a worthy investment. Well, aside from the fact that Caterpillar can never go wrong, this tanker truck really do have a lot to offer. It’s powerful engine, along with its massive capacities, will allow you to go further in your applications. However, it is a bit more expensive than others on the market. But I’d still affirm that this vehicle is indeed a testament to what this company can deliver. If you’re still having second thoughts, go ahead and check it out yourself. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.