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Overview

Operations with clearance as low as 1.40 m (58 in) can utilize the SU488 LHD underground while maintaining a 10.8 tonne (12 ton) lift capacity. The SU488 LHD can quickly go from bucket to other capabilities and applications utilizing different RAS (Rapid Attachment Systems). Speed range is up to 19.3 km/h (12 mph) with a multi-speed transmission. Coupled with a Cat dry scrubber system, the SU488 LHD can effectively reduce common concerns of exhaust temperatures. The LHD model is constructed with a 114 kW (153 hp) Deutz 1013 and is available with different power pack options depending upon usage.

Specifications

Units:
Height to Top of Cab 3.84 ft 1170.0 mm Less
Payload Capacity 10.0 tons 9.1 tonnes Less
Length 29.25 ft 8915.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Body 2.83 ft 864.0 mm Less
Width 9.58 ft 2920.0 mm Less

Lift and Carry Capacity

Capacity 10.9 tonnes (12 tons) at 914 mm (36 in) from bucket/RAS pivot 10.9 tonnes (12 tons) at 914 mm (36 in) from bucket/RAS pivot Less

Dimensions (approximate)

Adjustable Cab Height (minimum) – 35x15-15 Tires 3.67 ft 1120.0 mm Less
Adjustable Cab Height (minimum) – 38x16-15 Tires 3.74 ft 1140.0 mm Less
Adjustable Cab Height (minimum) – 44x18-20 Tires 4.0 ft 1220.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance (No Axles Spacers) (Please reference sales drawing for Ground Clearance profile) – 35x15-15 Tires 10.0 in 254.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance (No Axles Spacers) (Please reference sales drawing for Ground Clearance profile) – 38x16-15 Tires 11.0 in 280.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance (No Axles Spacers) (Please reference sales drawing for Ground Clearance profile) – 44x18-20 Tires 14.0 in 356.0 mm Less
Inside turn radius 12.0 ft 3660.0 mm Less
Main Frame Height – 35x15-15 Tires 3.58 ft 1090.0 mm Less
Main Frame Height – 38x16-15 Tires 3.74 ft 1140.0 mm Less
Main Frame Height – 44x18-20 Tires 4.0 ft 1220.0 mm Less
Outside turn radius 29.33 ft 8940.0 mm Less
Overall Length – With bucket 32.51 ft 9910.0 mm Less
Overall Length – With lifting forks 32.51 ft 9910.0 mm Less
Overall Width – With contoured bucket 9.33 ft 2845.0 mm Less
Overall Width – With lifting forks 9.33 ft 2845.0 mm Less
Scoop utility empty weights 43000.0 lb 19500.0 kg Less
Scoop utility empty weights – with 3,000 lb Ballast 46000.0 lb 20870.0 kg Less
Steering articulation 80°/Total 80°/Total Less
Wheelbase 12.93 ft 3940.0 mm Less

Engine (4 Cylinder)

Cooling System Water based radiator Water based radiator Less
Cooling fan Hydraulic driven fan Hydraulic driven fan Less
Displacement 290.7 in3 4.8 L Less
Engine make/model Deutz 1013 FC Deutz 1013 FC Less
Maximum power tested 112 kW (150 hp) @ 2,300 rpm 112 kW (150 hp) @ 2,300 rpm Less
Maximum torque tested 480.0 ft-lb 650.0 N·m Less
Type Diesel, Turbo Charged, and 4 Cycle Diesel, Turbo Charged, and 4 Cycle Less

Engine Speeds

High idle 2450.0 RPM 2450.0 RPM Less
Low idle 900.0 RPM 900.0 RPM Less

Start System

Optional motor type Electronic 12 Volt Electronic 12 Volt Less
Starter motor type Electronic 24 Volt Electronic 24 Volt Less

Intake Air Cleaner

Intake dual element type Primary & Secondary Primary & Secondary Less
Type Dry Dry Less

Exhaust System

After Treatment Optional Optional Less
DPM Control Ceramic filter option Ceramic filter option Less
Make Evarpar/ECS Evarpar/ECS Less
Type Preliminary DOC Preliminary DOC Less

Transmission

Make/Model Dana 32000 series Dana 32000 series Less
Speeds, forward and reverse 4 4 Less
Type Power shift with Fwd/Rev mod Power shift with Fwd/Rev mod Less

Torque Converter

Make/Model Dana integral Dana integral Less
Type Mounted on engine, Single Element Mounted on engine, Single Element Less

Axles (Front/Rear)

Differential Type Hydraulic Actuated Brake Cooling Std w/Kessler Axle Hydraulic Actuated Brake Cooling Std w/Kessler Axle Less
Make/Model Kessler 72 Series; Optional John Deere 1200 Bevel gear and pinion Kessler 72 Series; Optional John Deere 1200 Bevel gear and pinion Less
Type Outboard Planetary/Optional Inboard Planetary Outboard Planetary/Optional Inboard Planetary Less

Wheels

Make/Model 3 piece (Heavy Duty) 3 piece (Heavy Duty) Less

Tires – Standard

Load 9120 kg @ 8 km/h (20,100 lb @ 5 mph) 9120 kg @ 8 km/h (20,100 lb @ 5 mph) Less
Size: 35x15-15 – Inflation media Urethane Fill Urethane Fill Less
Size: 35x15-15 – Ply rating Bias Bias Less
Size: 38x16-15 – Inflation media Urethane Fill Urethane Fill Less
Size: 38x16-15 – Ply rating Bias Bias Less
Size: 44x18-20 – Inflation media Urethane Fill Urethane Fill Less
Size: 44x18-20 – Ply rating Bias Bias Less

Hydraulic Filtration

Auxiliary system Pressure 10 micron; Tank mounted, 25 micron Pressure 10 micron; Tank mounted, 25 micron Less
Bucket/PTO system Pressure 10 micron Pressure 10 micron Less
Common Return replaceable bypass replaceable bypass Less
Steer/brake system Pressure 10 micron Pressure 10 micron Less

Hydraulic Systems

Auxiliary system Open center, Pilot Control Open center, Pilot Control Less
Bucket/PTO system Open center, Pilot Control Open center, Pilot Control Less
Steer/brake system Open center, Pilot Control Open center, Pilot Control Less
Tank type Sealed w/Breather Sealed w/Breather Less

Main Hydraulic Pump

Std pump output @ 2,000 rpm 28.0 gal/min 106.0 L/min Less
Type Gear Gear Less

Cooling/Fan Pump

Std pump output @ 2,000 rpm 17/45 L/min (4.5/12 gal/min) 17/45 L/min (4.5/12 gal/min) Less
Type Gear Gear Less

Cylinders

Counterbalance load Lock valves Lift & Tilt Lock valves Lift & Tilt Less
Rods Hard chromed Hard chromed Less
Type Double acting Double acting Less

Steering System

Actuation HRO Control HRO Control Less
Control valve Closed center Closed center Less

Accumulator Brakes

Operation Pre charge 6.2 Mpa (900 psi) – Nitrogen pressure 6.2 Mpa (900 psi) – Nitrogen pressure Less
Quantity x capacity 116.0 in3 1.9 L Less
Type Piston Piston Less

Bucket System

Actuation HRO HRO Less
Control valve Closed center w/float Closed center w/float Less

Articulation

Bearing type and size Pin & bearing Pin & bearing Less
Bush material Hardened steel Hardened steel Less
Degrees of turn either side 45.0 Degrees 45.0 Degrees Less
Pin material Hardened steel Hardened steel Less

Oscillation

Degrees up and down from horizontal 15.0 Degrees 15.0 Degrees Less
Type Ball Bearing at Articulation Ball Bearing at Articulation Less

Seating (Driver)

Type Adjustable Cab Adjustable Cab Less

Canopy

Type Adjustable CAB Certified to MSHA req Adjustable CAB Certified to MSHA req Less

Electrical System

Polarity Floating Floating Less
Type Open Open Less
Voltage 12/24 12/24 Less

Lights

Number/location 2 front, 2 rear 2 front, 2 rear Less
Type Ocenco/MCI Ocenco/MCI Less

Alternator

Drive Belt Belt Less
Type 14V/90 amps 14V/90 amps Less

Service Capacities

Fuel Tank 132 L (35 gal) – MSHA Limited 132 L (35 gal) – MSHA Limited Less
Hydraulic tank 70.0 gal 265.0 L Less
With 35x15-15 Tires – 1st gear max 1.8 mph 2.9 km/h Less
With 35x15-15 Tires – 2nd gear max 3.7 mph 6.0 km/h Less
With 35x15-15 Tires – 3rd gear max 6.4 mph 10.3 km/h Less
With 35x15-15 Tires – 4th gear max 11.1 mph 17.9 km/h Less

Maximum Tractive Effort

Reference Refer to engineering for information dependent on the applications Refer to engineering for information dependent on the applications Less

Grade-ability

Front to rear Up to 30% Up to 30% Less

The Cat Control System

We have led the way in increasing the productivity of battery powered mining equipment.


State-of-the-Art Drive Technology

Optional HiPAC 10 VFD – The Cat HiPAC 10 is a DC to AC variable-frequency inverter control that drives high-performance AC electronic motors, which have a superior speed-torque characteristics.


Mine Duty, 37 kW/50 hp Tram Motor

The scoop is equipped with a 50 hp, 110 V DC, class H insulation series wound traction motor.


Explosion Proof, 11.9 kW/16 hp Pump Motor

All Cat utility scoops feature large hydraulic fluid reservoirs for maximum cooling capacity. Each reservoir is equipped for easy fluid-level monitoring.


Heavy-duty Drive Train

With options and features like full inboard planetary axles and bulletproof outboard and hub-end planetary axles, the Cat Scoop is the right combination for any application.


Human-factor Engineered Operator’s Compartment

For long-shift productivity, operator comfort is paramount for maintaining a safe working environment.


Heavy-duty Center Section

To provide superior stability in tough conditions, the scoop offers ball bearing oscillation. The problems associated with three-point-hitch style oscillation are eliminated with the robust design of the pivot section.


Environmentally Responsible

The Cat Diesel Power pack, in both permissible and non-permissible configurations, is the cleanest power pack available for the underground mining environment.


SU488 LHD Standard Equipment

Oversize center sections

Tape switch type emergency stops

Wet-disc service brakes

Cat IGBT electric controllers (optional HIPAC 10 AC drive)

Multi-purpose contoured bottom bucket

Planetary wheel drives

Ground-level battery change system

SU488 LHD Optional Equipment

Vertical lift and tilt

Dual tram motors

Battery sizes from 550 to 1,500 Amp/hrs

Two-speed winch

Heavy-duty, forged steel fork frame

Special rock bucket

Hydraulically operated cab assembly

Cat Control Stick

Diesel versions available

AC Motors with VFD Control System

A Commitment to the Mining Industry

As the demand for commodities grows, mining companies need a partner to support them in their efforts. Caterpillar is committed to being that partner.

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