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6030 AC Hydraulic Mining Shovel


1000 kW

Bucket Payload

34 ton (US)

Operating Weight

324 ton (US)


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 shovels possible.

Equipped with a customized electric motor, the Cat® 6030 AC Hydraulic Mining Shovel delivers the productivity you expect, the reliability you demand, and a lower total cost of ownership. When optimally paired with our 777 or 785 series mining trucks, you’ll experience the operational efficiency you are looking for, supported by our unmatched Cat dealer network.



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  • Electric Motor - 6030 AC/6030 AC FS
    Spec Value
    Output 1000 kW
    Type Squirrel cage induction motor
    Voltage 6.6 kV ± 10% (other on request)
    Rated Current IN 110 A (at 6.6 kV)
    Frequency 50 Hz (60 Hz on request)
    Revolutions 1,500 min-1 (1,800 min-1 at 60 Hz)
    Starting current 350% of IN (197% of IN optional)
  • General
    Spec Value
    Bucket Payload 34 ton (US)
    Operating Weight 324 ton (US)
    Note Specifications shown above apply to Face Shovel configuration.
  • Electrical System
    Spec Value
    System Voltage 24 V
    Batteries (12V each) - In Series/Parallel Installation - Cat Version 2 X 210 Ah 12 V each; 210 Ah 24 V in total
  • Operating Weights
    Spec Value
    6030 - Standard Track Pads 3.25 ft
    6030 - Operating Weight 648810 lb
    6030 - Ground Pressure 31.7 psi
    Note Operating weights include: base machine, front attachment, standard track pads, standard rock bucket, and lubricants.
    6030 FS - Operating Weight 648810 lb
    6030 FS - Ground Pressure 31.7 psi
    6030 FS - Standard Track Pads 3.25 ft
  • Service Refill Capacities
    Spec Value
    Hydraulic Tank 745 gal (US)
    Hydraulic System - Including Tank 872 gal (US)
    Cooling System 25 gal (US)
    Swing Drive 20 gal (US)
    Grease Tank 119 gal (US)
  • Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System
    Spec Value
    Main Pumps 4 x variable swash plate pumps
    Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - AC Version 4 x 543 L/min (4 x 143 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 - AC Version 2 x 426 L/min (2 x 113 gal/min)
    Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps 5075 psi
  • Hydraulic Oil Cooling
    Spec Value
    Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - AC Version 2 x 459 L/min (2 x 121 gal/min)
    Features (1) 2 Fans
    Diameter - Fan 48 in
    Features (2) Fan speed is thermostatically controlled
    Features (3) Cooling system is fully independent
  • Swing System
    Spec Value
    Swing Drive 2 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
    Parking Brakes Wet multiple-disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
    Maximum Swing Speed - AC Version 5 r/min
    Swing Ring Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing
    Features (1) Swing circuit is closed-loop with torque control
  • Undercarriage
    Spec Value
    Travel Speed 2 Stages
    Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum 0.9 mile/h
    Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum 1.7 mile/h
    Maximum Tractive Force 367880 lbf
    Gradeability - Travel Drives - Approximate 50 %
    Track Pads - Each Side 44
    Bottom Rollers - Each Side 7
    Components (1) Cast double-grouser track pads with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins
    Support Rollers - Each Side 2 plus a skid plate in between
    Components (2) All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and pad links, as well as teeth contact areas of sprocket and pad links, are hardened
    Travel Drives - Each Side 1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors
    Components (3) Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator
    Parking Brakes Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator
    Components (4) 1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors
    Components (5) Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel
  • Operator's Cab
    Spec Value
    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) Powered 38° access ladder
    Components (6) Emergency egress safety harness
    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 Guard (Top Guard) (ISO 10262:1998 Level II)
    Components (13) Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles
    Components (14) Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt
  • Attachments
    Spec Value
    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
    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 €“ 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
    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 and stick 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
    Spec Value
    Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1) 21.6 yd³
  • Digging Forces
    Spec Value
    Maximum Crowd Force 291700 lbf
    Maximum Breakout Force 214390 lbf
  • Working Ranges
    Spec Value
    Maximum Digging Height 45.6 ft
    Maximum Digging Reach 44.9 ft
    Maximum Digging Depth 8.2 ft
  • Automatic Lubrication System
    Spec Value
    Capacity - Grease Container 120 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 (200 µm) between service station and container as well as directly behind grease pump
  • Retractable Service Station
    Spec Value
    Installation Retractable, easily accessible, ground-level service station installed underneath the engine module

Optional Equipment


  • Export crating
  • Custom paint


  • Oil change interval extension for engine oil up to 1,000 hours
  • Hydraulic service crane on superstructure with auxiliary engine
  • Round container for a standard 200 L (53 gal) grease barrel (instead of 450 L (119 gal) grease container)
  • Cold-weather package


  • Cab heating
  • Dual (redundancy) HVAC system
  • Camera monitoring system
  • Windshield guard (FOGS)


  • Track pad width 800 mm (2 ft 7 in) or 1200 mm (3 ft 11 in)
  • Cover plate under carbody (belly plate)