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The R3000H underground loader is designed to meet the challenges of the most demanding underground mining applications. Compact design with agile performance, rugged construction and simplified maintenance ensures excellent productivity, long life and low operating costs. Engineered for performance, designed for comfort, built to last.


Engine Model Cat® C15 ACERT™ Cat® C15 ACERT™ Less
Rated Power 1800.0 rpm 1800.0 rpm Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 409.0 hp 305.0 kW Less
Bore 5.4 in 137.2 mm Less
Stroke 6.8 in 171.5 mm Less
Displacement 927.6 in3 15.2 L Less
Gross Power - VR Engine - ISO 14396 398.0 hp 297.0 kW Less
Gross Power - Tier 3 Engine - ISO 14396 398.0 hp 297.0 kW Less

Operating Specifications

Nominal Payload Capacity 44092.0 lb 20000.0 kg Less
Static Tipping Load Straight Ahead Lift Arms Horizontal 104199.0 lb 47264.0 kg Less
Breakout Force (SAE) 61773.0 lb 28020.0 kg Less
Gross Machine Mass 177273.0 lb 80410.0 kg Less
Static Tipping Full Turn Ahead Lift Arms Horizontal 88191.0 lb 40003.0 kg Less


Empty 123580.0 lb 56055.0 kg Less
Loaded 167672.0 lb 76055.0 kg Less
Empty - Front Axle 52104.0 lb 23634.0 kg Less
Empty - Rear Axle 71475.0 lb 32421.0 kg Less
Loaded - Front Axle 122733.0 lb 55671.0 kg Less
Loaded - Rear Axle 44938.0 lb 20384.0 kg Less


Forward 1 3.4 mph 5.5 km/h Less
Forward 2 6.0 mph 9.7 km/h Less
Forward 3 10.7 mph 17.3 km/h Less
Forward 4 19.6 mph 31.6 km/h Less
Reverse 1 4.1 mph 6.7 km/h Less
Reverse 2 7.6 mph 12.3 km/h Less
Reverse 3 13.4 mph 21.6 km/h Less
Reverse 4 21.0 mph 33.8 km/h Less

Hydraulic Cycle Time

Raise 8.8 Seconds 8.8 Seconds Less
Dump 1.85 Seconds 1.85 Seconds Less
Lower, Empty, Float Down 3.54 Seconds 3.54 Seconds Less
Total Cycle Time 14.2 Seconds 14.2 Seconds Less

Bucket Capacities

Bucket Capacities 8.3-11.6 m3 (10.9-15.2 yd3) 8.3-11.6 m3 (10.9-15.2 yd3) Less
Dump Bucket - 1* 10.9 yd3 8.3 m3 Less
Dump Bucket - 2* 11.6 yd3 8.9 m3 Less
Dump Bucket - 3* 13.7 yd3 10.5 m3 Less
Dump Bucket - 4 15.2 yd3 11.6 m3 Less
Note *High penetration bucket versions also available. *High penetration bucket versions also available. Less

Turning Dimensions

Axle Oscillation 8.0 Degrees 8.0 Degrees Less
Articulation Angle 42.5 Degrees 42.5 Degrees Less
Inner Clearance Radius** 127.8 in 3247.0 mm Less
Note **Clearance dimensions are for reference only. **Clearance dimensions are for reference only. Less
Outside Clearance Radius** 296.7 in 7536.0 mm Less


Tire Size 35/65 R33 VSNT 35/65 R33 VSNT Less

Service Refill Capacities

Engine Crankcase 9.0 gal 34.0 L Less
Front Differential and Final Drives (with Axle Oil Cooling System) 42.0 gal 159.0 L Less
Rear Differential and Final Drives (with Axle Oil Cooling System) 44.1 gal 167.0 L Less
Cooling System 19.8 gal 75.0 L Less
Front Differential and Final Drives 31.4 gal 119.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 406.5 gal 1539.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 37.0 gal 140.0 L Less
Rear Differential and Final Drives 33.5 gal 127.0 L Less
Transmission 16.4 gal 62.0 L Less


Brakes ISO 3450-2011, CAN-CSA 424.30-M90 ISO 3450-2011, CAN-CSA 424.30-M90 Less
Cab/FOPS ISO 3449-2005 Level II ISO 3449-2005 Level II Less
Cab/ROPS ISO 3471-2008 ISO 3471-2008 Less
Steering ISO 5010-2007 ISO 5010-2007 Less

Power Train - Engine

The Cat C15 engine with ACERT Technology. Innovative technologies optimize performance.

Power Train - Transmission

More power to the ground for greater productivity.


Cat hydraulics deliver the power and control to keep material moving.


Rugged Cat structures - the backbone of the R3000H’s durability.

Operator Comfort

Ergonomically designed for all-day comfort, control and productivity.

Loader Bucket Systems

Rugged performance and reliability in tough underground mining applications.


More time for production.

Customer Support

Cat dealer services keep underground mining equipment productive.


Cat mining machines and systems are designed with safety as their first priority.

R3000HStandard Equipment

  • 12V Power Supply in Cab
  • Alternator, 95-amp
  • Auxiliary Start Receptacle
  • Battery Disconnect Switch, Ground Level
  • Circuit Breaker, 80-amp
  • Corrosive Protection Spray
  • Diagnostic Connector
  • Electric Starting, 24-volt
  • Engine Shutdown Switches: – Rear Right Hand Side
  • External Lighting System, Front, Rear, Halogen Work Lights
  • Low Maintenance Batteries
  • Reversing Alarm
  • Starting and Charging System

  • Cat Electronic Monitoring System (Cat EMS)
  • Electric Horns
  • Gauges: – Engine Coolant Temperature – Transmission Coolant Temperature – Hydraulic Oil Temperature – Fuel Level – Speedometer – Tachometer
  • Indicator Lights: – Alert Warning Light – Residual Brake Pressure
  • Low Hydraulic Level Warning
  • Operators Station, Enclosed ROPS/FOPS Structure: – Air Conditioning – Cab Pressurizer and Filter – Dome Light – Heater – Radio Ready Compartment for Radio and Speakers
  • Operator Presence System (Auto Park Brake)
  • Pilot Hydraulic Implement Controls, Single Joystick
  • Push Button Panel for Lights
  • Suspension Seat with Retractable Seat Belt
  • STIC Steering

  • Cat C15 ATAAC Diesel Engine, 6-Cylinder
  • Brake Axle Cooling
  • Electric Fuel Priming Pump
  • Engine Air Intake Precleaner
  • Engine Oil Filter, Remote Mounted
  • Heat Shields
  • Long Life Coolant
  • Planetary Powershift Transmission with Automatic Shift Control, 4 Speed Forward/4 Speed Reverse
  • Radiator, Cross Flow
  • Radiator Cap Manual Release
  • Rims, 5-Piece, Tubeless
  • SAFR™ Full Hydraulic Enclosed Wet Multiple-Disc Brakes
  • Torque Converter with Automatic Lockup Clutch
  • Transmission Neutralizer
  • Transmission Filter Drain Tap

  • Brake Light
  • Bucket, Dump
  • Bucket Lip, Hardox 450 Bucket
  • Bucket Positioner, Return to Dig
  • Catalytic Exhaust Purifier/Muffler Group
  • Decals, International Picto Graphics
  • Fuel System: – Dual Fuel Tanks – Fuel System Manual Shut Off Taps
  • Engine and Transmission Belly Guards
  • Fenders, Front, Rear
  • Firewall
  • Hand Hold (Access On/Off Top Deck)
  • Operator and Maintenance Manual, English
  • Protection Wear Bars 100 × 50 mm (4 × 2 in)
  • Rims, 5-Piece, Tubeless
  • Semi Centralized Lubrication Points
  • S·O·S port: – Coolant – Engine Oil – Hydraulic Oil – Transmission Oil
  • Swing Out Radiator Grill
  • Tires and Rims: A tire must be selected from the mandatory attachments section of the machine price list. Base machine price includes a standard tubeless rim allowance only.

R3000HOptional Equipment

Battery and Engine Shutdown Switches
  • Ground Level Isolation, In Cab Isolation Switch
  • Ground Level Isolation, Engine Shutdown Switch
  • Ground Level Isolation, In Cab Isolation, Engine Shutdown Switch

Brake Pressure Gauges

Brake Release Arrangements
  • Recovery Hook
  • Recovery Bar

  • Bucket, Light Weight Material (11.6 m3/15.2 yd3)
  • Bucket Standard Profile (8.3 m3/10.9 yd3 to 11.6 m3/15.2 yd3)
  • Bucket High Penetration Profile (8.3 m3/10.9 yd3 to 10.5 m3/13.7 yd3)
  • Bucket Spill Guard

Bucket, Corners
  • Cast Corner, Shark Ready (8.3 m3/10.9 yd3 to 10.5 m3/13.7 yd3)
  • Cast Corner (All Other Hardware) (8.3 m3/10.9 yd3 to 11.6 m3/15.2 yd3)

Bucket Hardware
  • Cutting Edge, Cat Weld On
  • Cutting Edge, Half Arrow, Flat
  • Heel Shrouds
  • Mechanical Attached Shroud (MAS)
  • Mechanically Attached Wear Plate System, Cutting Edge Protection (MAWPS)
  • Mechanically Attached Wear Plate System, Bottom Protection (MAWPS)
  • Protector Pads (Bottom of Bucket)
  • Wear Bars
  • Wear Liner (8.3 m3/10.9 yd3 Bucket)

Bucket Lip
  • Lip Fully Welded or Tack Welded
  • Lip Bare (No Hardware)
  • MAS Ready (Mechanical Attached Shroud)

Camera, Color Rear Facing

Cover, Anti Vandalism for Shipping

Drawbar Attachment, Bolt-On

Engine Options
  • Diesel Particulate Filter (for use with VR Engine only)
  • Engine, Ventilation Reduction (VR)
  • Engine, Tier 3

  • External Lighting System, Front, Rear, LED Work Lights
  • High/Low Beam Function

Fast Fill System
  • Coolant
  • Engine Oil
  • Fuel (Dual Tanks)
  • Hydraulic Oil
  • Transmission Oil

Fire Suppression System
  • Foam, Water Based

  • Arctic Coolant
  • Arctic Fuel

Front Light Protectors

Fuel System
  • Fuel Lines Double Braided (Stainless Sleeving)
  • Fuel Lines Standard Braided (Double Braid Hydraulic Hose)

Guard, Rear Side Quarter Window

  • Hand Hold (Access On/Off Top Deck)
  • Fold Down

Hydraulic System
  • Alternate Implement/Pilot Control Configuration

Lubrication System
  • Automatic
  • Centralized

Operators Station
  • Strut, Cab Door

Operator and Maintenance Manual
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Park Brake Switch Engagement
  • Push to Apply
  • Pull to Apply

Payload Control System
  • Payload Control System (PCS)
  • Loadrite L2180

Remote Control Interface (excludes Transmitter and Receiver)
  • RCT

Reversible Steering

Reflective Tape

Ride Control System

  • Rim Identification Numbering
  • Spare (Tubeless)

  • Seat Covers, Tee, Air and Standard
  • Suspension Seat Tee, Vinyl
  • Suspension Seat Air Vinyl

Secondary Steering System

Service Tools
  • Brake Wear Gauge
  • Collet Jacking Bolts
  • Diagnostics Box
  • Recovery Bar (for use with Brake Release, Recovery Bar System)
  • Socket Extension, Wheel Nut
  • Reference Parts Manual for Additional Tooling Available

  • Additional Engine Shutdown, Mounted LHS
  • Idle Timer

  • Command for Underground
  • Vital Information Management System (VIMS) Gen 3
  • Electronic Access Module (Required with Automation)

Tire Arrangements
  • Tire, 35/65 R33 VSNT Bridgestone
  • Tire, 35/65 R33 VSDL Bridgestone
  • Tire, 875/65 R33 RL5K Goodyear

Wear Protection Bars
  • Cab/ROPS
  • Hydraulic Tank
  • Radiator

  • Single Pane
  • Dual Pane

NOTE: Not all features are available in all regions.

See your Cat dealer for more information.