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Overview

Cat® Hydraulic Shovels: Proven success in nearly every surface mining application around the world.

General Data

Units:
Engine Output – SAE J1995 Cummins K1500E – 1880 kW (2,520 hp); Cummins QSK38 – 1880 kW (2,520 hp) Cummins K1500E – 1880 kW (2,520 hp); Cummins QSK38 – 1880 kW (2,520 hp) Less
Standard Bucket Capacity Face Shovel (heaped 2:1) – 26.0 m3 (34.0 yd3); Backhoe (heaped 1:1) – 28.0 m3 (36.6 yd3) Face Shovel (heaped 2:1) – 26.0 m3 (34.0 yd3); Backhoe (heaped 1:1) – 28.0 m3 (36.6 yd3) Less
Operating Weight Face Shovel – 528 tonnes (582 tons); Backhoe – 537 tonnes (592 tons) Face Shovel – 528 tonnes (582 tons); Backhoe – 537 tonnes (592 tons) Less

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

Hydraulic tank capacity – AC version – approximately 1320.0 gal 5000.0 L Less
Hydraulic tank capacity – Diesel version – approximately 1450.0 gal 5500.0 L Less
Main pumps 4 × variable flow axial piston pumps 4 × variable flow axial piston pumps Less
Main pumps – Maximum oil flow – AC version 4 × 933 L/min (4 × 246 gal/min) 4 × 933 L/min (4 × 246 gal/min) Less
Main pumps – Maximum oil flow – Diesel version 4 × 912 L/min (4 × 241 gal/min) 4 × 912 L/min (4 × 241 gal/min) Less
Maximum pressure, attachment 4350.0 psi 300.0 bar Less
Maximum pressure, swing pumps 5080.0 psi 350.0 bar Less
Maximum pressure, travel 4930.0 psi 340.0 bar Less
Swing pumps – AC version 3 × reversible swash plate pumps 3 × reversible swash plate pumps Less
Swing pumps – Diesel version 4 × reversible swash plate pumps 4 × reversible swash plate pumps Less
Swing pumps – Maximum oil flow – AC version 3 × 491 L/min (3 × 131 gal/min) 3 × 491 L/min (3 × 131 gal/min) Less
Swing pumps – Maximum oil flow – Diesel version 4 × 351 L/min (4 × 93 gal/min) 4 × 351 L/min (4 × 93 gal/min) Less
Total volume of hydraulic oil – AC version – approximately 1930.0 gal 7300.0 L Less
Total volume of hydraulic oil – Diesel version – approximately 2060.0 gal 7800.0 L Less

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

Components Gear-type cooling pumps supplying high-volume, low-pressure oil to fans and aluminum coolers Gear-type cooling pumps supplying high-volume, low-pressure oil to fans and aluminum coolers Less
Diameter of fans 4 × 1170 mm (4 × 46 in) 4 × 1170 mm (4 × 46 in) Less
Features Cooling system fully independent of all main circuits, i.e. controlled cooling capacity is available whenever engine is running Cooling system fully independent of all main circuits, i.e. controlled cooling capacity is available whenever engine is running Less
Features Fan speed and flow of oil to the coolers are thermostatically controlled Fan speed and flow of oil to the coolers are thermostatically controlled Less
Features Extremely high cooling efficiency to ensure optimum oil temperature Extremely high cooling efficiency to ensure optimum oil temperature Less
Oil flow of cooling pumps – AC version 4 × 491 L/min (4 × 130 gal/min) 4 × 491 L/min (4 × 130 gal/min) Less
Oil flow of cooling pumps – Diesel version 4 × 488 L/min (4 × 129 gal/min) 4 × 488 L/min (4 × 129 gal/min) Less

Operator’s Cab

Board Control System (BCS) Features: Electronic monitoring & data logging system for vital signs & service data of engines, hydraulic systems & lubrication systems Electronic monitoring & data logging system for vital signs & service data of engines, hydraulic systems & lubrication systems Less
Components Machine access via retractable boarding ladder, hydraulically operated Machine access via retractable boarding ladder, hydraulically operated Less
Components Robust instrument panel including large colored BCS screen with transflective technology Robust instrument panel including large colored BCS screen with transflective technology Less
Components Emergency ladder mounted to the A-frame Emergency ladder mounted to the A-frame Less
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 according to DIN ISO 3449) integrated into cab structure FOPS (rock guard; approved according 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
Internal dimensions – Height 7.05 ft 2150.0 mm Less
Internal dimensions – Length 7.22 ft 2200.0 mm Less
Internal dimensions – Width 5.25 ft 1600.0 mm Less
Operator’s eye level – approximately 24.93 ft 7.6 m Less

Swing System

Features Closed-loop swing circuit with torque control Closed-loop swing circuit with torque control Less
Features Hydraulic braking of the swing motion by counteracting control Hydraulic braking of the swing motion by counteracting control Less
Features All raceways of swing ring, as well as grease bath for internal gearing, supplied by automatic central lubrication system All raceways of swing ring, as well as grease bath for internal gearing, supplied by automatic central lubrication system Less
Maximum swing speed – AC version 4.0 RPM 4.0 RPM Less
Maximum swing speed – Diesel version 3.8 RPM 3.8 RPM Less
Parking Brakes Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released Less
Swing Drives 4 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors 4 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) 6 6 Less
Components Running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers & pad links, as well as teeth contact areas of sprocket & pad links, are hardened Running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers & pad links, as well as teeth contact areas of sprocket & pad links, are hardened Less
Components Acoustic travel alarm Acoustic travel alarm Less
Components Cast double-grouser combined pad links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins Cast double-grouser combined pad links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins Less
Components Bottom rollers are connected to the automatic lubrication system Bottom rollers are connected to the automatic lubrication system 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 over-speed on downhill travel Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel Less
Gradeability of travel drives – maximum 50.0 % 50.0 % Less
Maximum tractive force 578900.0 lb 2576.0 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) 39 39 Less
Travel Drives (each side) 1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors 1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors Less
Travel Speed: 1st Stage (maximum) 0.99 mph 1.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed: 2nd Stage (maximum) 1.44 mph 2.3 km/h Less

Automatic Lubrication System

Capacity of grease container 264.0 gal 1000.0 L Less
Type Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pump and electronic time relay control to adjust the pause/lube times Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pump and electronic time relay control to adjust the pause/lube times Less
Type Grease filters (200 μm) between service station and container, as well as directly behind grease pump Grease filters (200 μm) between service station and container, as well as directly behind grease pump Less
Type System failures displayed by Board Control System System failures displayed by Board Control System Less
Type Connected to lube system are the swing roller bearing with internal gearing & all pivot points of attachment, bucket & cylinders Connected to lube system are the swing roller bearing with internal gearing & all pivot points of attachment, bucket & cylinders Less

Operating Weight

6050 FS – Ground pressure 25.9 N/cm2 (37.5 psi) 25.9 N/cm2 (37.5 psi) Less
6050 FS – Note Other track pads available on request Other track pads available on request Less
6050 FS – Operating weight 1163150.0 lb 527600.0 kg Less
6050 FS – Standard track pads 4.59 ft 1400.0 mm Less
6050 – Ground pressure 26.3 N/cm2 (38.1 psi) 26.3 N/cm2 (38.1 psi) Less
6050 – Note Other track pads available on request Other track pads available on request Less
6050 – Operating weight 1183870.0 lb 537000.0 kg Less
6050 – Standard track pads 4.59 ft 1400.0 mm Less

Electrical System (diesel drive)

Alternators 2 × 175A each 2 × 175A each Less
Batteries in series/parallel installation 6 × 210 Ah – 12V each; 630 Ah – 24V in total 6 × 210 Ah – 12V each; 630 Ah – 24V in total Less
Components Battery isolation relays Battery isolation relays Less
Components Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level, in engine module and in operator’s cab Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level, in engine module and in operator’s cab Less
System voltage 24V 24V Less
Working spotlights 8 × high-brightness Xenon lights 8 × high-brightness 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 – Version 1 – Cummins K1500E Tier 1

Aspiration Turbocharged and aftercooled Turbocharged and aftercooled Less
Bore 6.25 in 159.0 mm Less
Components Microprocessed engine control Microprocessed engine control Less
Components Two-stage fuel filter including water separator Two-stage fuel filter including water separator Less
Components Pre-lube starting system Pre-lube starting system Less
Components Eliminator with centrifuge for engine oil filtration Eliminator with centrifuge for engine oil filtration Less
Components Additional high-capacity water separator Additional high-capacity water separator Less
Components Heavy-duty air filters with automatic dust evacuation Heavy-duty air filters with automatic dust evacuation Less
Components Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed Less
Displacement 2300.0 in3 37.8 L Less
Make and model 2 × Cummins K1500E 2 × Cummins K1500E Less
Maximum altitude without deration – above sea level 8000.0 ft 2438.0 m Less
No. of cylinders (each engine) 12 12 Less
Stroke 6.25 in 159.0 mm Less
Total rated gross power SAE J1995 1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1) 1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1) Less
Total rated net power ISO 3046/1 1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1) 1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1) Less
Total rated net power SAE J1349 1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1) 1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1) Less

Diesel Engines – Version 2 – Cummins QSK38 Tier 2

Aspiration Turbocharged and aftercooled Turbocharged and aftercooled Less
Bore 6.25 in 159.0 mm Less
Components Additional high-capacity water separator Additional high-capacity water separator Less
Components Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed Less
Components Eliminator with centrifuge for engine oil filtration Eliminator with centrifuge for engine oil filtration Less
Components Pre-lube starting system Pre-lube starting system Less
Components Microprocessed engine control Microprocessed engine control Less
Components Heavy-duty air filters with automatic dust evacuation Heavy-duty air filters with automatic dust evacuation Less
Components Two-stage fuel filter including water separator Two-stage fuel filter including water separator Less
Displacement 2300.0 in3 37.8 L Less
Emissions U.S. EPA Flex U.S. EPA Flex Less
Fuel tank capacity 2820.0 gal 10700.0 L Less
Make and model 2 × Cummins QSK38 2 × Cummins QSK38 Less
Maximum altitude without deration – above sea level 10500.0 ft 3200.0 m Less
No. of cylinders (each engine) 12 12 Less
Stroke 6.25 in 159.0 mm Less
Total rated gross power SAE J1995 1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1) 1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1) Less
Total rated net power ISO 3046/1 1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1) 1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1) Less
Total rated net power SAE J1349 1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1) 1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 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 – Heel shrouds at bottom edges – Wing shrouds on side walls – Heel shrouds at bottom edges 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 entire lift arc – Crowd force assistance – Constant boom momentum throughout the entire lift arc – Crowd force assistance Less
Type Inspection hole in booms Inspection hole in booms 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 Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request Less
Type Catwalks with rails at booms Catwalks with rails at booms 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

Electric Motor – 6050 AC/6050 AC FS

Frequency 50 Hz (60 Hz on request) 50 Hz (60 Hz on request) Less
Output 2145.64 hp 1600.0 kW Less
Rated current IN 174 A (at 6.6 kV) 174 A (at 6.6 kV) Less
Revolutions 1,500 min-1 (1,800 min-1 at 60 Hz) 1,500 min-1 (1,800 min-1 at 60 Hz) Less
Starting current 350% of IN (197% of IN optional) 350% of IN (197% of IN optional) Less
Type Power limit control by Pump Management System Power limit control by Pump Management System Less
Type Squirrel cage induction motor Squirrel cage induction motor Less
Type Custom-made electric motor with increased gap between rotor and stator to withstand severe mining conditions Custom-made electric motor with increased gap between rotor and stator to withstand severe mining conditions Less
Voltage 6.6 kV ±10% (other on request) 6.6 kV ±10% (other on request) Less

Machine Service & Support

Caterpillar factory-trained service engineers are available throughout the world to provide our customers with the support necessary to meet their production requirements.


TriPower™ (FS Configurations Only)

Caterpillar uses a unique boom design that employs rotatable triangular rockers to generate superior mechanical leverage and control.


Efficient Drive Systems

Cat hydraulic shovels are equipped with one or two diesel engines or an electric drive option.


Pump Managing System

The pump managing system continuously evaluates actual engine and hydraulic operating values against set values and adjusts pump output for optimal performance.


Superior Oil Cooling System

The cooling system utilizes dedicated pumps to provide cooling capacity as needed, whether the engine is idling or under load, whereas our competitors’ machines only provide cooling when the engine is under load and the excavator is working. Consequently, on Cat hydraulic shovels, the hydraulic oil circulates through the cooling system even when the excavator is waiting for the next truck.


Closed-Loop Swing Circuit

The Cat closed-loop swing circuit results in fast boom lift motions during swing.


Simple & Efficient Hydraulic System

The main hydraulic valve block is located on top of the boom. This design reduces the total number of hoses that are needed and ensures they’re neatly organized for safe operation, easy inspection and fast service.


Sturdy Undercarriage

Cat undercarriages are tough and long-lasting.


Monitoring and Diagnostic System

Enhancing diagnostic capabilities and providing detailed troubleshooting functions, the Board Control System uses sensors throughout the machine to monitor operating data, record faults, and notify the operator audibly and visually.


Electro-Hydraulic Control System

All larger-model Cat hydraulic shovels use an electro-hydraulic control system that electronically relays actuating signals from hand levers. Simplified troubleshooting and advanced diagnostic routines lead to increased uptime.


Machine Accessibility

Systems throughout Cat hydraulic shovels are designed for easy access, enhancing serviceability.


Safe, Comfortable Cab Design

Cat hydraulic excavator cabs have a falling object protection system (FOPS) and meet DIN ISO 3449 standards. They are equipped with comfortable multi-adjustable chairs, ample legroom, excellent visibility, temperature control, sound abatement and ergonomically-designed controls.


Safe Bucket Control

The TriPower roll-back limiter prevents the bucket from being curled back too far and minimizes the potential for material to spill onto the attachment or the cab.


Emergency Shut-Offs

An easily-accessible, standard shut-off switch located in the cab shuts down the electrical system in case of emergencies.


6050/6050 FS Standard Equipment

• TriPower shovel attachment

• Independent oil cooling system

• Spacious walk-through machine house

• 5-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

6050/6050 FS Optional Equipment

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

SUPERSTRUCTURE
  • Hydraulic service crane on superstructure with auxiliary engine
  • Mesabi radiators instead of standard radiators
  • Oil change interval extension for engine oil up to 1,000 hours
  • Folding access stairway, stairway angle approximately 45°
  • Round container with a standard 200 L (53 gal) grease barrel (instead of 1000 L (264 gal) grease container)
  • Lubricated pinion for greasing of internal gearing of swing ring
  • Various cold-weather packages

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

UNDERCARRIAGE
  • Track pad width 1600 mm (5 ft 3 in) or 1800 mm (5 ft 11 in)
  • Cover plate under carbody (belly plate)

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

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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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