Caterpillar introduces new 6030 hydraulic shovel
Powered by a pair of fuel-efficient Cat C27 engines, the new Cat 6030 Hydraulic Mining Shovel is available in configurations to meet the strictest diesel emissions standards, such as those in North America and Europe. The new shovel also features Product Link Elite, which enables data communications for comprehensive machine health monitoring in the operations office using Cat MineStar Health.
To further boost machine availability and utilization, major 6030 components are fully integrated into Caterpillar product support systems for reliable parts supply and efficient Cat dealer services. The new 6030 also claims the honor of being the first in the hydraulic shovel line to display the new Cat Modern Hex graphics.
As with previous models, the 6030 is offered in backhoe and face shovel configurations to meet site needs. With a bucket payload of 30 t (33 st), the shovel is a three-pass match with the Cat 777 truck and a five-pass match with the Cat 785 mining truck.
Emissions configurations for all regions
The new 6030 meets the strictest diesel emissions standards when equipped with a diesel oxidation catalyst emissions control system. In this configuration, the C27 engines meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emissions standards. The system does not use diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and delivers low operating costs. The 6030 produces gross power of 1209 kW (1,620 hp) when configured for lowest emissions.
For customers who do not require Tier 4 Final or Stage V emissions performance, the 6030 is configured to meet China Nonroad Stage III emissions standards, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2. The 6030 produces gross power of 1141 kW (1,529 hp) in this configuration.
In addition to the new diesel-powered 6030, Caterpillar continues to offer the electrically powered 6030 AC FS (face shovel) for mines optimized for such machines.