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6040/6040 FS Hydraulic Shovel

We understand the challenges you face, the importance of reliability, and the relationship between uptime and productivity. That's why we continually strive to produce the safest, most reliable and productive hydraulic mining shovels possible. Offering the widest payload range of any manufacturer in the industry, the ability to optimally pair with our popular line of mining trucks, and the support of our world-class Cat dealer network, we are uniquely positioned to partner with you to help achieve your productivity targets. We understand what matters to you. Our hydraulic mining shovels are built with you in mind. Because in mining, every day matters and every load counts.

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Product Specs


Engine Output - SAE J1995 2032 HP
Bucket Payload 43.7 ton (US)
Operating Weight 449 ton (US)
Note Specifications above apply to Backhoe configuration. Face Shovel and Frontless configurations are also available.

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

Hydraulic Tank Capacity - AC Version - Approximately 1057 gal (US)
Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps 5080 psi
Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - AC Version 3 × 491 L/min (3 × 130 gal/min)
Main Pumps - Diesel Version 4 × variable swash plate pumps
Main Pumps - AC Version 4 × variable flow axial piston pumps
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5080 psi
Hydraulic Tank Capacity - Diesel Version - Approximately 898 gal (US)
Maximum Pressure - Attachment 4350 psi
Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version 4 × 321 L/min (4 × 85 gal/min)
Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - AC Version - Approximately 1585 gal (US)
Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - Diesel Version - Approximately 1532 gal (US)
Swing Pumps - AC Version 3 × reversible swash plate pump
Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - AC Version 4 × 746 L/min (4 × 197 gal/min)
Swing Pumps - Diesel Version 4 × reversible swash plate pump
Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version 4 × 724 L/min (4 × 191 gal/min)

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

Features (1) Cooling system fully independent of all main circuits, i.e. controlled cooling capacity is available whenever engine is running
Components (1) Gear type cooling pumps supplying high-volume, low-pressure oil to aluminum coolers
Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - AC Version 4 × 379 L/min (4 × 100 gal/min)
Features (2) Fan speed is thermostatically controlled
Components (2) Variable axial piston pumps supplying low-volume, high-pressure oil to fans
Diameter - Fan 2 × 1524 mm (2 × 60 in)
Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - Diesel Version 2 × 799 L/min (2 × 211 gal/min)
Features (3) Extremely high cooling efficiency to ensure optimum oil temperature

Operator's Cab

Board Control System (BCS III) Features (6) Graphic charts of logged data
Components (4) Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer
Board Control System (BCS III) Features (1) USB, Lan (TCP/IP) and CAN BUS interfaces for data export
Components (5) All-round safety glass, armored windshield and sliding side window
Components (7) Under roof mounted heating ventilating and air conditioning system
Board Control System (BCS III) Features (5) On-screen troubleshooting assistance
Board Control System (BCS III) Features (3) Robust instrument panel including large (12 in) colored touch screen for intuitive handling
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Height 7.05 ft
Components (11) Sliding emergency ladder (kick-down type) with ladder cage
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Width 5.25 ft
Components (10) External sun shields at side and rear windows
Components (3) Roller blinds at all windows
Operator's Eye Level - Approximately 22.31 ft
Components (1) Switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat
Components (2) Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with lumbar support, seat heating, safety belt, head- and armrests
Board Control System (BCS III) Features (7) Fault memory with storage of related conditions
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Length 7.22 ft
Components (6) FOPS (rock guard; approved according to DIN ISO 3449) integrated into cab structure
Components (9) Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt
Components (12) Machine access via retractable access stairway, stairway angle approximately 45°, hydraulically operated
Board Control System (BCS III) Features (2) On-screen PDF documentation (e.g. operating instructions, technical handbook, spare parts catalog, electric circuit diagram)
Components (8) Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles
Board Control System (BCS III) Features (4) Electronic monitoring, data logging & diagnostic system for vital signs & service data of engines, hydraulic & lube systems
Components (13) Robust instrument panel including large colored BCS screen with transflective technology

Swing System

Features (4) All raceways and the internal gearing of swing ring supplied by automatic central lubrication system
Features (1) Dirt wipers at swing ring to prevent build-up of debris between swing ring and carbody
Swing Ring Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing
Maximum Swing Speed - Diesel Version 4.7 r/min
Swing Drive 3 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Maximum Swing Speed - AC Version 5.1 r/min
Parking Brake Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
Features (3) Hydraulic braking of the swing motion by counteracting control
Features (2) Closed-loop swing circuit with torque control


Components (6) Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel
Gradeability - Travel Drives - Maximum 57 %
Components (5) Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator
Components (1) All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and track links are hardened
Track Pads - Each Side 42
Components (4) All teeth contact areas of sprocket and pad links are hardened
Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum 0.93 mile/h
Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum 1.55 mile/h
Bottom Rollers - Each Side 7
Travel Drives - Each Side 1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors
Maximum Tractive Force 471260 lb
Components (2) Acoustic travel alarm
Parking Brake Wet multiple disc brake, spring applied/hydraulically released
Support Rollers - Each Side 2 plus a skid plate in between
Components (3) Cast double-grouser combined pad-links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins

Automatic Lubrication System

Type (2) System failures displayed by Board Control System
Type (4) Connected to the lubrication system are: - pivot points of attachment, bucket and cylinders
Capacity - Grease Container 264 gal (US)
Type (5) Connected to the lubrication system are: - raceways of the swing roller bearing - two greasing pinions for the internal gearing of the swing ring
Type (1) Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pumps and electronic time relay control adjust the pause/lube times
Type (3) Grease filters (200 μm) between service station and container, as well as directly behind grease pump

Operating Weights

6040 FS - Ground Pressure 24.1 N/cm2 (35.0 psi)
6040 - Ground Pressure 24.3 N/cm2 (35.3 psi)
6040 - Note Other track pads available on request
6040 - Operating Weight 897930 lb
6040 FS - Operating Weight 891980 lb
6040 FS - Note Other track pads available on request
6040 FS - Standard Track Pads 3.9 ft
6040 - Standard Track Pads 3.9 ft

Electrical System - Diesel Drive

Batteries in Series/Parallel Installation 6 × 210 Ah - 12V each; 630 Ah - 24V in total
Components (4) 10 LED high-brightness working flood lights - 8 for working area - 2 for rear end
Components (1) 13 LED service lights
Components (2) Battery isolation relays and switches
Components (5) 2 LED high-brightness access flood lights
Components (3) Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level, in engine module and in operator's cab
System Voltage 24V

Retractable Service Station

Installation Retractable service station installed underneath the engine module and easily accessible from ground


All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: (2) - Wing shrouds on side walls - Heel shrouds at bottom edges
Type (8) Guards for shovel cylinders (FS)
Type (1) Inspection hole in monoboom BH
Type (2) Pressure-free lowering of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS) by means of a float valve
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (1) - Automatic roll-back limiter to prevent material spillage - Kinematic assistance to hydraulic forces
Type (7) Boom and sticks are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high-tensile steel with massive steel casting at pivot areas
Type (5) Welding procedures allow for internal counter-welding (double prep weld) wherever possible
Type (3) Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request
Type (6) Boom and sticks are stress-relieved after welding
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (3) - Constant boom momentum throughout the whole lift arc - 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 - Lip shrouds between teeth
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (2) - Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance - Vertical automatic constant-angle bucket guidance
Type (4) Catwalks with rails at boom (FS and BH)

Diesel Engines

Maximum Altitude - Without Deration - At 10° C Above Sea Level 8200 ft
Bore 5.71 in
Components (1) Additional high-capacity water separator
Emissions U.S. EPA flex
Fuel Tank Capacity 2060 gal (US)
Total Rated Net Power - ISO 3046/1 1516 kW 1,750 min-1 (2,032 hp 1,750 min-1)
Components (3) Heavy-duty air filters
Components (4) Microprocessed engine management
Total Rated Gross Power - SAE J1995 1516 kW 1,750 min-1 (2,032 hp 1,750 min-1)
Displacement 1959 in³
Alternators 2 × 150 A
Make/Model 2 × Cat C32 (Tier 2)
Stroke 6.38 in
Number of Cylinders - Each Engine 12
Components (2) Two-stage fuel filter including water separator
Aspiration Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled
Components (5) Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed
Total Rated Net Power - SAE J1349 1516 kW 1,750 min-1 (2,032 hp 1,750 min-1)


Gross Power - SAE J1995 2032 HP
Note Electric drive option available (1400 kW) on 6040 AC/6040 AC FS
Net Power - SAE J1349 2032 HP
Engine Model 2 × Cat® C32


Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1) 28.8 yd³
Bucket Capacity - Backhoe (heaped 1:1) 28.8 yd³

Operating Specifications

Operating Weight - Backhoe 449 t
Bucket Payload 44 t
Operating Weight - Face Shovel 446 t

Electric Motor - 6040 AC/6040 AC FS

Voltage 6.6 kV ±10% (other on request)
Type (2) Custom-made electric motor with increased gap between rotor and stator to withstand severe mining conditions
Frequency 50 Hz (60 Hz on request)
Rated Current IN 156 A (at 6.6 kV)
Output 1877 HP
Type (1) Power limit control by Pump Managing System
Type (3) Squirrel cage induction motor
Starting current 350% of IN (197% of IN Optional)
Revolutions 1,500 min-1 (1,800 min-1 at 60 Hz)