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R1700G Underground Mining Loader

The R1700G underground loader is designed for high production, low cost-per-ton loading and tramming in underground mining applications. Compact design with agile performance, rugged construction and simplified maintenance ensures excellent productivity, long life and low operating costs.<br>Engineered for performance, designed for comfort, built to last.


Engine Model

Cat® C11

Engine Power - Tier 3 Engine - ISO 14396:2002


Engine Power - VR Engine - ISO 14396:2002








Note (1)

Power ratings apply at a rated speed of 1,800 rpm when tested under the reference conditions for the specified standard.

Note (2)

All rating conditions are based on ISO/TR 14396, inlet air standard conditions with a total barometric pressure of 100 kPa (29.5 in Hg), with a vapor pressure of 1 kPa (.295 in Hg), and 25° C (77° F). Performance measured using fuel to EPA specifications

Note (3)

Engine derate will commence at an altitude of 3050 m (10,006 ft).

Note (4)

Optional Ventilation Reduction package available.

Note (5)

Optional engine with emissions equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU stage IIIA is also available.

Operating Specifications

Nominal Payload Capacity


Nominal Payload Capacity - Truck Loading


Nominal Payload Capacity - Tramming


Gross Machine Mass - Truck Loading


Gross Machine Mass - Tramming


Static Tipping Load - Straight Ahead - Lift Arms Horizontal


Static Tipping Load - Full Turn - Lift Arms Horizontal


Breakout Force - SAE





Empty - Front Axle


Empty - Rear Axle




Loaded - Front Axle


Loaded - Rear Axle


Loaded - Tramming


Hydraulic Cycle Times





Lower, Empty, Float Down


Total Cycle Time


Bucket Capacities

Bucket Capacity

4.6-8.8 m³ (6.0-11.5 yd³)

Dump Bucket - 1


Dump Bucket - 2


Dump Bucket - 3 - Standard Bucket


Dump Bucket - 4


Dump Bucket - 5


Dump Bucket - 6


Ejector Bucket


Turning Dimensions

Outside Clearance Radius**


Inner Clearance Radius**


Axle Oscillation

Articulation Angle



**Clearance Dimensions are for reference only.

Service Refill Capacities

Engine Crankcase - With Filter

8.98gal (US)

Hydraulic Tank

33gal (US)

Cooling System

16.6gal (US)

Front Differential and Final Drives

23.8gal (US)

Rear Differential and Final Drives

23.8gal (US)

Fuel Tank

150.3gal (US)

Secondary Fuel Tank - If Equipped

117.8gal (US)


12.4gal (US)


Forward - 1


Forward - 2


Forward - 3


Forward - 4


Reverse - 1


Reverse - 2


Reverse - 3


Reverse - 4



Tire Size

26.5 × 25



ROPS/FOPS Certified Cab

Standard Equipment:

  • Electrical
    • 12V Power Supply in Cab
    • Alternator, 95-amp
    • Auxiliary Start Receptacle
    • Battery Disconnect Switch, Ground Level
    • Circuit Breaker, 80-amp
    • Corrosive Protection Spray
    • Diagnostic Connector
    • Electric Starting, 24-volt
    • Engine Shutdown Switches
      – Rear Right Hand Side
    • External Lighting System, Front, Rear, Halogen Work Lights
    • Low Maintenance Batteries
    • Reversing Alarm
    • Starting and Charging System
  • Operator Environment
    • Cat Electronic Monitoring System (Cat EMS)
    • Electric Horns
    • Gauges
      – Engine Coolant Temperature
      – Transmission Coolant Temperature
      – Hydraulic Oil Temperature
      – Fuel Level
      – Speedometer
      – Tachometer
    • Indicator Lights
      – Alert Warning Light
      – Residual Brake Pressure
    • Low Hydraulic Level Warning
    • Open Operator Station ROPS/FOPS Structure
    • Operator Presence System (Auto Park Brake)
    • Pilot Hydraulic Implement Controls, Single Joystick
    • Push Button Panel for Lights
    • Suspension Seat with Retractable Seat Belt
    • STIC Steering
  • Power Train
    • Cat C11 Diesel Engine, ATAAC, 6 Cylinder
    • Brake Axle Cooling
    • Electric Fuel Priming Pump
    • Engine Air Intake Precleaner
    • Engine Oil Filter, Remote Mounted
    • Fuel System Manual Shut Off Tap
    • Heat Shields
    • Long Life Coolant
    • Planetary Powershift Transmission with Automatic Shift Control, 4 Speed Forward/4 Speed Reverse
    • Radiator, Cross Flow
    • Radiator Cap Manual Release
    • Rims, 5-Piece, Tubeless
    • SAFR Full Hydraulic Enclosed Wet Multiple-Disc Brakes
    • Torque Converter
    • Transmission Neutralizer
    • Transmission Filter Drain Tap
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • Brake Light
    • Bucket Control Group, Standard
    • Bucket, Dump
    • Bucket Lip
    • Bucket Positioner, Return To Dig
    • Catalytic Exhaust Purifier/Muffler Group
    • Decals, International Picto Graphics
    • Engine and Transmission Belly Guards
    • Fenders, Front, Rear
    • Firewall
    • Fuel Lines Double Braided (Stainless Sleeving)
    • Hand Hold (Access On/Off Top Deck)
    • Hydraulic Oil Cooler – Swing Out Rear Frame
    • Operation and Maintenance Manual – English and other applicable local languages to select
    • Protection Wear Bars 100 × 50 mm (4 × 2 in)
    • Rims, 5-Piece, Tubeless
    • Semi Centralized Lubrication Points
    • S·O·S Port
      – Coolant
      – Engine Oil
      – Hydraulic Oil
      – Transmission Oil
    • Swing Out Radiator Grill
    • Tires and Rims: A tire must be selected from the mandatory attachments section of the machine price list. Base machine price includes a standard tubeless rim allowance only.

Optional Equipment:

  • Optional Equipment
    • Battery and Engine Shutdown Switch
      – Ground Level Isolation, In Cab Isolation Switch
    • Brake Pressure Gauges
    • Brake Release Arrangements, (Requires Lines Steering Release)
      – Recovery Hook
      – Recovery Bar
    • Buckets
      – Bucket, Light Weight Material (8.8 m³/11.5 yd³) (Requires Control Group, Heavy Duty)
      – Ejector Bucket Installed
      – Various Sizes, Dump (4.2 m³/5.5 yd³ to 7.3 m³/9.5 yd³), Ejector (5.7 m³/7.5 yd³)
    • Bucket, Control Group, Heavy Duty (Required for Light Weight Buckets)
    • Bucket Hardware
      – Cutting Edge, Bolt-On Half-Arrow (BOHA)
      – Cutting Edge, Cat Weld-on
      – Cutting Edge, Half Arrow, Flat
      – Heel Shrouds, Ejector and Dump Buckets
      – Mechanically Attached Shrouds (MAS)
      – Mechanically Attached Wear Plate System, Cutting Edge Protection (MAWPS)
      – Mechanically Attached Wear Plate System, Bottom Protection (MAWPS)
      – Protector Pads (Bottom of Bucket)
      – Wear Bars, Ejector and Dump Buckets
      – Wear Liner (5.7 m³/7.5 yd³ Dump Bucket)
    • Bucket Lip
      – Lip Fully Welded or Tack Welded
      – Lip Bare (No Hardware)
      – Bolt-On Ready
      – MAS Ready (Mechanically Attached Shrouds)
    • Camera, Color Rear Facing
    • Cover, Anti Vandalism for Shipping
    • Draw Bar Attachment, Bolt-on
    • Engine Options
      – Engine, Ventilation Reduction (VR)
      – Equivalent to Tier 3
      – After-treatment options (for use with VR Engine only)
      • DPF (Flow Through) Filter
    • Fast Fill System
      – Coolant
      – Engine Oil
      – Fuel (Single or Dual Tanks)
      – Hydraulic Oil
      – Transmission Oil
    • Fire Suppression System
      – Ansul, Dry Powder
      – Foam, Water Based
    • Front Light Protectors
    • Fuel System
      – Dual Fuel Tanks
    • Guards
      – Guard, Rear Side Quarter Window
      – Guard Duo Cone Seal
    • Handrails
      – Fold Down
    • Hydraulic System
      – Ejector Bucket Ready
      – Alternate Implement/Pilot Control Configuration
    • Lubrication System
      – Automatic
      – Centralized
    • Lighting
      – External Lighting System, Front, Rear, LED Work Lights
    • Mine Transfer
      – Mine Transfer Ready Rear Frame (Tack Welded)
      – Lifting Group, Mine Transfer
    • Operators Station ROPS/FOPS Enclosed
      – Air Conditioning
      – Cab Pressurizer and Filter
      – Duct, Window Demister
      – Dome Light
      – Heater
      – Radio Ready Compartment for Radio and Speakers
      – Strut, Cab Door
    • Operators Station FOPS Open
      – Removable Canopy
    • Park Brake Switch Engagement
      – Push to Apply
      – Pull to Apply
    • Payload Control System
      – Loadrite L2180
    • Remote Control Interface (excludes Transmitter and Receiver)
      – Cattron
      – RCT
    • Reversible Steering
    • Reflective Tape
    • Ride Control System
    • Rim
      – Rim Identification Numbering
      – Spare (Tube or Tubeless)
      – Tube Type
    • Seats
      – Seat Covers, Tee, Air and Standard
      – Suspension Seat Tee, Vinyl
      – Suspension Seat Tee, Air
      – Suspension Seat Air Vinyl
    • Secondary Steering System
    • Service Tools
      – Recovery Bar (for use with Brake Release, Recovery Bar System)
      – Reference Parts Manual for Additional Tooling Available
    • Switches
      – Additional Engine Shutdown, Mounted LHS
      – Engine Shutdown, Fire Suppression Activation
      – Idle Timer
      – Engine Shutdown/Idle Timer
      – Transmission Neutralizer Override Switch
    • Technology
      – Command for Underground
      – Vital Information Management System (VIMS) Gen 3
    • Tire Arrangements
      – Tire, 26.5 × R25, VSMS2 L5 Bridgestone
      – Tire, 26.5 × 25, VSDL, Bridgestone
      – Tire, 26.5 × 25, 32 Ply, Goodyear
    • Wear Protection Bars
      – Cab/ROPS
      – Hydraulic Tank
      – Radiator
      – Wear Plate, Rear Underneath
    • NOTE: Not all features are available in all regions. See your Cat dealer for more information.

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