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6030 Hydraulic Shovel

The Cat® 6030 Hydraulic Mining Shovel is owned by more customers than any other product in the Cat portfolio — and for good reason. It provides the most powerful engine output in its class, along with the mobility and flexibility you need from a 300-tonne machine, to deliver the productivity you expect, with the reliability you demand.

The 6030 offers a standard bucket capacity of 17 m3 (22.2 yd3) in backhoe configuration, and 16.5 m3 (21.5 yd3) in face shovel (FS) configuration with the unique Cat TriPower system. The 6030 is ideal to load Cat 777 to 793 mining trucks.

But we’re always looking for ways to make the 6030 better. The only shovel in its size class offered with dual engines, it’s available with a Tier 4 Final engine solution that eliminates the need for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), saving time and cost during maintenance.

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    Product Specs


    Engine Output - SAE J1995 1649 HP
    Bucket Payload 33 ton (US)
    Operating Weight 324 ton (US)
    Note Specifications shown above apply to the highly regulated Face Shovel configuration. Backhoe and Frontless configurations are also available for all regions.

    Diesel Engine - Highly Regulated

    Gross Power - SAE J1995 1649 HP
    Net Power - ISO 9249 1625 HP
    Net Power - SAE J1349 1541 HP
    Emissions Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards

    Diesel Engine - Lesser Regulated

    Gross Power - SAE J1995 1531 HP
    Net Power - SAE J1349 1425 HP
    Net Power - ISO 9249 1511 HP
    Emissions Meets China Nonroad Stage III emission standards, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2

    Diesel Engines

    Number of Cylinders - Each Engine 12
    Bore 5.42 in
    Stroke 6 in
    Displacement 1648 in³
    Aspiration Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled
    Components (1) Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed
    Components (2) Micro processed engine management
    Components (3) Heavy-duty air filters
    Components (4) Two-stage fuel filter, including water separator
    Components (5) Additional high-capacity water separator
    Emissions Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards
    Fuel Tank Capacity 1342 gal (US)

    Electrical System - Diesel Drive

    System Voltage 24V
    Batteries in Series/Parallel Installation 4 x 210 Ah at 12V each; 420 Ah with 24V in total
    Components (1) Battery isolation relays
    Components (2) Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level and in engine module
    Components (3) 14 LED high-brightness working flood lights
    Components (4) 11 LED service lights

    Electrical System

    Batteries 4 maintenance-free batteries

    Operating Weights

    6030 FS - Standard Track Pads 3.25 ft
    6030 FS - Operating Weight 657640 lb
    6030 FS - Ground Pressure 32.2 psi
    6030 - Standard Track Pads 3.25 ft
    6030 - Operating Weight 660060 lb
    6030 - Ground Pressure 32.3 psi
    Note Other track pads available on request. Operating weights include: base machine, front attachment, standard track pads, standard rock bucket, and 100% fuel and lubricants.

    Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

    Hydraulic Tank Capacity - Approximately 707 gal (US)
    Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - Approximately 925 gal (US)
    Main Pumps 4 x variable swash plate pumps
    Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version 4 x 552 L/min (4 x 146 gal/min)
    Maximum Pressure - Attachment 4495 psi
    Maximum Pressure - Travel 5220 psi
    Swing Pumps 2 x reversible swash plate double pumps
    Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version 4 x 197 L/min (4 x 52 gal/min)
    Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps 5076 psi

    Hydraulic Oil Cooling

    Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - Diesel Version 2 x 467 L/min (2 x 123 gal/min)
    Diameter - Fan 48 in

    Swing System

    Swing Drive 2 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
    Parking Brakes Wet multiple-disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
    Maximum Swing Speed - Diesel Version 4.6 r/min
    Swing Ring Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing
    Maximum Swing Speed - AC Version 5 r/min


    Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum 0.87 mile/h
    Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum 1.68 mile/h
    Maximum Tractive Force 360144 ft·lbf
    Gradeability - Travel Drives - Approximate 47 %
    Track Pads - Each Side 44
    Bottom Rollers - Each Side 7
    Support Rollers - Each Side 2 plus a skid plate in between
    Travel Drives - Each Side 1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors
    Parking Brakes Wet multiple disc brake, spring loaded/hydraulically released
    Components (1) All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and pad links, as well as teeth contact areas of sprocket and pad links, are hardened
    Components (2) Cast double-grouser combined pad-links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins
    Components (3) Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator
    Components (4) Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel
    Components (5) Acoustic travel alarm

    Operator's Cab

    Operator's Eye Level - Approximately 21.33 ft
    Internal Dimensions of Cab - Length 7.22 ft
    Internal Dimensions of Cab - Width 5.25 ft
    Internal Dimensions of Cab - Height 7.05 ft
    Components (1) Under roof mounted heating ventilating and air conditioning system
    Components (2) External sun shields at side and rear windows
    Components (3) Robust instrument panel including large colored BCS screen with transflective technology
    Components (4) Board Control System (BCS) electronic monitoring and data logging system for vital signs and service data of engines, hydraulic system and lubrication system
    Components (5) Hydraulically operated 45 degree access stairway
    Components (6) Emergency egress ladder with ladder cage
    Components (7) Switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat
    Components (8) Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with lumbar support, seat heating, safety belt, head- and armrests
    Components (9) Roller blinds at all windows
    Components (10) Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer
    Components (11) All-round safety glass, armored windshield and sliding side window
    Components (12) Operator Protective Guards (ISO 10262:1998 Level II
    Components (13) Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles
    Components (14) Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt

    Automatic Lubrication System

    Capacity - Grease Container 119 gal (US)
    Type (1) Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pump and electronic time relay control to adjust the pause/lube times
    Type (2) Connected to the lubrication system are the swing roller bearing with internal gearing and all pivot points of attachment, bucket and cylinders
    Type (3) Lubricated pinion for greasing of internal gearing of swing ring
    Type (4) System failures displayed by Board Control System
    Type (5) Grease filters between service station and container as well as directly behind grease pump


    Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (1) Automatic roll-back limiter to prevent material spillage and kinematic assistance to hydraulic forces
    Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (2) Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance and vertical automatic constant-angle bucket guidance
    Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (3) Constant boom momentum throughout the whole lift arc and crowd force assistance
    All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: (1) Special liner material covering main wear areas inside and outside of bucket and lip shrouds between teeth
    All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: (2) Wing shrouds on side walls and heel shrouds at bottom edges
    Type (1) Catwalks with rails at booms
    Type (2) Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request
    Type (3) Pressure-free lowering of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS) by means of a float valve
    Type (4) Welding procedures allow for internal counter-welding (double prep weld) wherever possible
    Type (5) Booms and sticks are stress-relieved after welding
    Type (6) Booms and sticks are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high-tensile steel with solid steel castings at pivot areas


    Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1) 21.6 yd³
    Bucket Capacity - Backhoe (heaped 1:1) 22.2 yd³

    Digging Forces

    Maximum Crowd Force 291700 ft·lbf
    Maximum Tearout Force 212150 ft·lbf