Cat® 6040 Mining Shovel Assembly Video

PUTTING THE Cat® 6040 Hydraulic Mining Shovel into Service

A Massive Machine Comes Together in Queensland, Australia
See It Come Together
Cat® 6040 Time Lapse Assembly Video
From the smallest detail to the largest parts, nothing was left to chance in ensuring a successful delivery. The team included Cat-trained, world-class technicians from Hastings Deering as well as its build partner Hexex. More than 20,000 parts and components were shipped to Brisbane from Germany and Singapore, then transported via truck convoy to the site. Beyond following the stringent, comprehensive procedures Caterpillar provides for a build, the assembly team put in additional constraints to reduce the margin for error. Extra tension checks, quality control procedures and critical task sign-offs ensure that every detail is considered.

From Order to Delivery

When contractor Oz Mining ordered a new Cat® 6040 Hydraulic Mining Shovel to work at a copper mine in northwest Queensland, Australia, the team at Caterpillar got busy building the massive machine, recognized as one of the safest, most reliable and productive shovels in its class. And once the shovel was manufactured, Cat dealer Hastings Deering took control, putting together the team and coordinating the logistics to get the shovel delivered, assembled and put into service at CuDECO’s Rocklands mine.

The shovel is now hard at work at the Rocklands copper mine. Hastings Deering captured the six-week construction process and put together this time-lapse video to showcase the massive effort.

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