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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)