Caterpillar 140M2 AWD

Dec. 8, 2016

Angled cab doors, a tapered engine enclosure and patented sloped rear window assure excellent visibility to the work area.

Caterpillar has built the most comfortable cab in the industry, replacing the control levers and steering wheel with two joystick controls, and lengthening the cab for more leg room. Machine design features, like angled doors, provide excellent visibility.

The Cat Comfort Series suspension seat and arm/wrist rests are fully adjustable for improved comfort and productivity. Extra leg room, easy-to-reach long-life rocker switches and revolutionary joystick controls make this the most comfortable cab in the industry.

The high capacity system dehumidifies and pressurizes the cab, circulates fresh air, seals out dust and keeps windows clear.

Multiple isolation mounts along with relocated hydraulic pump and valves significantly improve operator comfort and productivity.

Easy-to-read, high-visibility gauges and warning lamps keep the operator aware of critical system information.

Several key innovations ensure smooth, powerful shifts.

  • Full Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC) system optimizes inching modulation for smooth shifts and directional changes, reducing stress on gears.
  • Controlled Throttle Shifting helps to smooth directional and gear changes without using the inching pedal.
  • Load Compensation ensures consistent shift quality regardless of blade or machine load.
  • This standard feature automatically shifts the transmission at optimal points so the operator can focus on the work to help improve safety, productivity and ease of operation.
  • Power Shift Countershaft Transmission and the Cat C9.3 engine maximize power to the ground. Eight forward/six reverse gears optimize productivity.
  • Engine Over-Speed Protection prevents downshifting until an acceptable safe travel speed has been established.

The all-wheel drive (AWD) arrangement utilizes dedicated left and right pumps for precise hydraulic control. The infinitely variable pumps and motors maximize torque in each gear. This delivers the most power to the ground in the industry and increases productivity.

When AWD is engaged, flywheel horsepower is automatically increased up to an additional 45 kW (60 hp) from base power. This offsets the parasitic losses and maximizes net power to the ground for increased productivity.

Standard with AWD, this mode disengages the transmission and provides hydraulic power to the front wheels only. The ground speed is infinitely variable between 0-8 km/h (0-5 mph), perfect for precise finish work.

Cat Steering Compensation System enables a “powered turn” by adjusting the outside front tire speed up to 50% faster than the inside tire. The result is improved control, less damage to surfaces and a dramatic reduction of turning radius in poor underfoot conditions.