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Overview

With over 190 deliveries world-wide, the Cat 6018/6018 FS has proven itself as a durable and versatile hydraulic shovel. Along with much of the same advanced technology available on its larger Cat counterparts, the 6018/6018 FS offers the productivity capability and facilitates the mobility and flexibility you need from a 180 tonne machine. When optimally paired with our 773, 775, or 777 Series off-highway trucks, you’ll experience the operational efficiency and productivity you’re looking for, supported by our unmatched Cat dealer network.

General Data

Units:
Engine Output – SAE J1995 858 kW (1,150 hp) 858 kW (1,150 hp) Less
Standard Bucket Capacity Face Shovel (heaped 2:1) – 10.0 m3 (13.1 yd3); Backhoe (heaped 1:1) – 10.0 m3 (13.1 yd3) Face Shovel (heaped 2:1) – 10.0 m3 (13.1 yd3); Backhoe (heaped 1:1) – 10.0 m3 (13.1 yd3) Less
Operating Weight Face Shovel – 183 tonnes (202 tons); Backhoe – 186 tonnes (205 tons) Face Shovel – 183 tonnes (202 tons); Backhoe – 186 tonnes (205 tons) Less
Engine output SAE J1995 – 2 × Cat C18 ACERT 1150.0 hp 858.0 kW Less

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

Hydraulic tank capacity – approximately 528.0 gal 2000.0 L Less
Main pumps – AC version 2 × variable axial piston pumps 2 × variable axial piston pumps Less
Main pumps – Diesel version 4 × variable swash plate pumps 4 × variable swash plate pumps Less
Main pumps – Maximum oil flow – AC version 2 × 578 L/min (2 × 153 gal/min) 2 × 578 L/min (2 × 153 gal/min) Less
Main pumps – Maximum oil flow – Diesel version 4 × 412 L/min (4 × 109 gal/min) 4 × 412 L/min (4 × 109 gal/min) Less
Maximum pressure, attachment 4350.0 psi 300.0 bar Less
Maximum pressure, swing pumps 5365.0 psi 370.0 bar Less
Swing pumps – AC version 1 × reversible swash plate pump 1 × reversible swash plate pump Less
Swing pumps – Diesel version 2 × reversible swash plate pumps 2 × reversible swash plate pumps Less
Swing pumps – Maximum oil flow – AC version 516 L/min (136 gal/min) 516 L/min (136 gal/min) Less
Swing pumps – Maximum oil flow – Diesel version 2 × 288 L/min (2 × 76 gal/min) 2 × 288 L/min (2 × 76 gal/min) Less
Total volume of hydraulic oil – approximately 660.0 gal 2500.0 L Less

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

Diameter of fans 2 × 1120 mm (2 × 3 ft 8 in) 2 × 1120 mm (2 × 3 ft 8 in) Less
Oil flow of cooling pumps – AC version 608 + 218 L/min (161 + 58 gal/min) 608 + 218 L/min (161 + 58 gal/min) Less
Oil flow of cooling pumps – Diesel version 2 × 412 L/min (2 × 109 gal/min) 2 × 412 L/min (2 × 109 gal/min) Less

Operator’s Cab

Components Switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat Switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat Less
Components Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with lumbar support, seat heating, safety belt, head- and armrests Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with lumbar support, seat heating, safety belt, head- and armrests Less
Components Roller blind at windshield Roller blind at windshield Less
Components Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer Less
Components All-round safety glass, armored windshield and sliding side window All-round safety glass, armored windshield and sliding side window Less
Components FOPS (rock guard; approved acc. to DIN ISO 3449) integrated into cab structure FOPS (rock guard; approved acc. to DIN ISO 3449) integrated into cab structure Less
Components Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles Less
Components Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt Less
Components Emergency exit harness kit Emergency exit harness kit Less
Components Machine access via retractable boarding ladder, hydraulically operated Machine access via retractable boarding ladder, hydraulically operated Less
Components Robust instrument panel includes large colored BCS screen with transflective technology Robust instrument panel includes large colored BCS screen with transflective technology Less
Internal dimensions of cab – Height 7.05 ft 2150.0 mm Less
Internal dimensions of cab – Length 5.91 ft 1800.0 mm Less
Internal dimensions of cab – Width 4.27 ft 1300.0 mm Less
New Board Control System (BCS) Features: Electronic monitoring & data logging system for vital signs & service data of engines, hydraulic system & lubrication system Electronic monitoring & data logging system for vital signs & service data of engines, hydraulic system & lubrication system Less
Operator’s eye level: AC version – approximately 20.34 ft 6.2 m Less
Operator’s eye level: Diesel version – approximately 17.72 ft 5.4 m Less

Swing System

Maximum swing speed – AC version 4.1 RPM 4.1 RPM Less
Maximum swing speed – Diesel version 4.7 RPM 4.7 RPM Less
Parking Brakes Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released Less
Swing Drives 2 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors 2 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors Less
Swing Ring Triple race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing Triple race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing Less

Undercarriage

Bottom Rollers (each side) 8 8 Less
Components Chain links connected by hardened pins and bushings Chain links connected by hardened pins and bushings Less
Components Track guides Track guides Less
Components Acoustic travel alarm Acoustic travel alarm Less
Components Forged double-grouser track pads Forged double-grouser track pads Less
Components All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and track links are hardened All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and track links are hardened Less
Components Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator Less
Components Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent overspeed on downhill travel Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent overspeed on downhill travel Less
Gradeability of travel drives – maximum 88.0 % 88.0 % Less
Maximum tractive force 278440.0 lb 1239.0 kN Less
Parking Brakes Wet multiple disc brake, spring applied/hydraulically released Wet multiple disc brake, spring applied/hydraulically released Less
Support Rollers (each side) 2 plus a skid plate in between 2 plus a skid plate in between Less
Track Pads (each side) 47 47 Less
Travel Drives (each side) 1 planetary transmission with 1 axial piston motor 1 planetary transmission with 1 axial piston motor Less
Travel speeds: AC version – maximum 1.06 mph 1.7 km/h Less
Travel speeds: Diesel version – maximum 1.43 mph 2.3 km/h Less

Automatic Lubrication System

Capacity of Grease Barrel 53.0 gal 200.0 L Less

Operating Weight

Backhoe – Ground Pressure 18.6 N/cm2 (27.3 psi) 18.6 N/cm2 (27.3 psi) Less
Backhoe – Operating weight 410060.0 lb 186000.0 kg Less
Backhoe – Standard track pads 2.62 ft 800.0 mm Less
Shovel – Ground Pressure 18.5 N/cm2 (26.9 psi) 18.5 N/cm2 (26.9 psi) Less
Shovel – Operating weight 404320.0 lb 183400.0 kg Less
Shovel – Standard track pads 2.62 ft 800.0 mm Less

Electrical System (diesel drive)

Batteries (12V each) in series/parallel installation 4 × 210 Ah; 420 Ah – 24V 4 × 210 Ah; 420 Ah – 24V Less
System voltage 24V 24V Less
Working spotlights 8 × Xenon lights 8 × Xenon lights Less

Retractable Service Station

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

Diesel Engines

Alternators 2 × 150A 2 × 150A Less
Aspiration Turbocharged and charge air cooled Turbocharged and charge air cooled Less
Bore 5.7 in 145.0 mm Less
Displacement 1105.0 in3 18.1 L Less
Emissions U.S. E.P.A. Flex, EU Flex U.S. E.P.A. Flex, EU Flex Less
Fuel tank capacity 845.0 gal 3200.0 L Less
Make and model 2 × Cat C18 (Tier 3) 2 × Cat C18 (Tier 3) Less
Maximum altitude without deration at 20° C (68° F) – above sea level 6560.0 ft 2000.0 m Less
Number of cylinders (each engine) 6 6 Less
Stroke 7.2 in 183.0 mm Less
Total rated gross power – SAE J1995 858 kW 1,800 min-1 (1,150 hp 1,800 min-1) 858 kW 1,800 min-1 (1,150 hp 1,800 min-1) Less
Total rated net power – ISO 3046/1 824 kW 1,800 min-1 (1,104 hp 1,800 min-1) 824 kW 1,800 min-1 (1,104 hp 1,800 min-1) Less
Total rated net power – SAE J1349 824 kW 1,800 min-1 (1,104 hp 1,800 min-1) 824 kW 1,800 min-1 (1,104 hp 1,800 min-1) Less

Attachments

All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: – Special liner material covering main wear areas inside and outside of bucket – Lip shrouds between teeth – Special liner material covering main wear areas inside and outside of bucket – Lip shrouds between teeth Less
All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: – Wing shrouds on side walls – Bottom edge protection – Wing shrouds on side walls – Bottom edge protection Less
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: – Automatic roll-back limiter to prevent material spillage – Kinematic assistance to hydraulic forces – Automatic roll-back limiter to prevent material spillage – Kinematic assistance to hydraulic forces Less
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: – Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance – Vertical automatic constant-angle bucket guidance – Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance – Vertical automatic constant-angle bucket guidance Less
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: – Constant boom momentum throughout the whole lift arc – Crowd force assistance – Constant boom momentum throughout the whole lift arc – Crowd force assistance Less
Type Inspection hole in boom (FS) Inspection hole in boom (FS) Less
Type Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request Less
Type Pressure-free lowering of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS) by means of a float valve Pressure-free lowering of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS) by means of a float valve Less
Type Welding procedures allow for internal counter-welding (double prep weld) wherever possible Welding procedures allow for internal counter-welding (double prep weld) wherever possible Less
Type Booms and sticks are stress-relieved after welding Booms and sticks are stress-relieved after welding Less
Type Booms and sticks are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high tensile steel with massive steel castings at pivot areas Booms and sticks are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high tensile steel with massive steel castings at pivot areas Less

Engine

Engine Model 2 × Cat® C18 ACERT™ 2 × Cat® C18 ACERT™ Less
Gross Power – SAE J1995 1150.0 hp 858.0 kW Less
Net Power – SAE J1349 1104.0 hp 824.0 kW Less
Note Electric drive option available (650 kW) on 6018 AC/6018 AC FS Electric drive option available (650 kW) on 6018 AC/6018 AC FS Less

Bucket

Bucket Capacity – Backhoe (heaped 1:1) 13.1 yd3 10.0 m3 Less
Bucket Capacity – Front Shovel (heaped 2:1) 13.1 yd3 10.0 m3 Less

Operating Specifications

Bucket Payload 20.0 tons 18.0 tonnes Less
Operating Weight – Backhoe 205.0 tons 186.0 tonnes Less
Operating Weight – Front Shovel 202.0 tons 183.0 tonnes Less

Electric Motor – 6018 AC/6018 AC FS

Frequency 50 Hz (60 Hz on request) 50 Hz (60 Hz on request) Less
Output 650 kW 650 kW Less
Rated current IN 72A (at 6.3 kV) 72A (at 6.3 kV) Less
Revolutions 1,500 min-1 (1,800 min-1 on request) 1,500 min-1 (1,800 min-1 on request) Less
Starting current 350% of IN (197% of IN optional) 350% of IN (197% of IN optional) Less
Type Squirrel cage induction motor Squirrel cage induction motor Less
Voltage 6.3 kV ± 10% (other on request) 6.3 kV ± 10% (other on request) Less

Drive Systems

Balanced Combination of Power and Efficiency


Twin-engine Concept

Stay Up and Running More Consistently


TriPower System (Front Shovel Machines)

Superior Digging Capability and Bucket Fill Factors


Hydraulic System

Easy Serviceability and Greater Productivity


Independent Oil Cooling System

More Effective Oil Cooling for Extended Component Life


Pump Managing System

Enhanced Efficiency, Component Life, and Control Response


Closed-loop Swing Circuit

More Efficient Energy Use and Faster Boom Lift Motion During Swing


Operator’s Cab

Ensuring the Safety and Comfort of Your Operators


Electronic Control System

Operate with Confidence


Cat MineStar System and Technology Solutions

Evolving Your Mine for Greater Safety and Productivity


Loading/Hauling Efficiency

Move More Material with Optimal Pass Match Pairings


Front Attachment Options and Structures

Bolstering Your Investment with Robust and Durable Structures


Swing System

Longer Component Life for Better Swing System Reliability


Undercarriage

Tough and Long-lasting


Safety

Designed with Your Safety as Our Top Priority


Serviceability

Designed to Get You Back to Work Fast


Customer Support

Stay Up and Running with Service and Support from Our Unmatched Global Network


Sustainability

Higher Standards for a Better Tomorrow


6018/6018 FS Standard Equipment

• Twin-engine concept

• TriPower shovel attachment

• Independent oil-cooling system

• 3-circuit hydraulic system

• Electronic-hydraulic servo control

• Board Control System (BCS)

• Torque control in closed-loop swing circuit

• Automatic central lubrication system

• Xenon working lights

6018/6018 FS Optional Equipment

GENERAL
  • Export crating
  • Finishing as per end user’s corporate colors

SUPERSTRUCTURE
  • Camera system
  • High capacity water separator
  • Various cold-weather packages

CAB
  • Various heating and air-conditioning systems
  • Roller blinds at all windows
  • Additional instrumentation

UNDERCARRIAGE
  • Track pad width 600 mm (2 ft)
  • Belly plate

ATTACHMENT
  • Guards for boom cylinders of FS attachment
  • Xenon lighting on boom
  • Special wear packages
  • Additional optional equipment available on request.

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