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Cat® Electric Rope Shovels
Cat® Electric Rope Shovels

CAT® ELECTRIC ROPE SHOVELS

  


Cat® Electric Rope Shovels can load more material — more efficiently and more cost-effectively — than any other loading tool on the market. They combine immense payload capability with low maintenance requirements and high reliability to deliver the lowest cost-per-ton loading solution for long-life mines. With an operating life of 120,000 hours, they are a viable option for mines with estimated lives that meet or exceed a time frame of 20 years.

Support to maximize life — and profitability

The investment in an electric rope shovel is a long-term partnership. With the support of the global Cat dealer network along with Caterpillar’s technical resources, you can expect a long, productive life from your rope shovel. We help maximize availability and increase your return on investment through:

  • Support services (training, site assessment, parts planning, etc.)
  • Retrofits/machine overhaul
  • Service contracts
  • Replacement parts 
     
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ELECTRIC ROPE SHOVEL MODELS

ELECTRIC ROPE SHOVEL TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

OPERATOR ASSIST TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE

Our Operator Assist technology package can help you increase uptime and improve reliability by eliminating poor digging practices

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INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE

Featuring six standard technologies, our Integrated Technology package fully incorporates Cat electronics and provides a platform for future technology expansion.

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Operator Assist — Enhanced Motion Control

The Cat Operator Assist - Enhanced Motion Control system provides additional self-protection features without sacrificing productivity. Simplifying the dipper loading process allows operators to benefit from the enhanced machine capabilities.

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Enhanced Motion Control
Enhanced Motion Control

Cat MineStar™ Fleet

Fleet provides real-time machine tracking, assignment and productivity management, providing a comprehensive overview of all your asset operations from anywhere in the world.

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MineStar Fleet
MineStar Fleet

Cat MineStar Terrain for Loading

Terrain for loading is a machine guidance system that delivers real-time data in the cab — on everything from bucket positioning and bench height to ore bodies and volume of material cut and filled.

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MineStar Terrain
MineStar Terrain

Cat MineStar Health

Health delivers critical event-based machine condition and operating data for your entire fleet. It includes comprehensive equipment health and asset monitoring capabilities, with a wide range of diagnostic, analytic and reporting tools.

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Cat MineStar Health
Cat MineStar Health

TOGETHER, WE'RE MINING BETTER

Alpha Coal West partners with Caterpillar to increase productivity

See how Caterpillar worked with Alpha Coal West to get more out of a 7495 Electric Rope Shovel at the company's Belle Ayr Mine in Wyoming.

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Maximizing Safety

Cat Electric Rope Shovels offer several key features that maximize the safety of those on and around the shovel/ Learn more about the safety features of the 7495 and 7495 HF.

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Safety features
Safety features

DRIVING EFFICIENCY AND LOWERING COST PER TON

Drawing on more than a century of rope shovel innovation, the 7495 and 7495 HF Electric Rope Shovels offer multiple standard feature upgrades that increase operating efficiency and lower cost per ton.

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7495
7495

The impact of change management on implementing a new technology

Learn more about how a proper change management strategy can increase the effectiveness of a new technology — and help you get more out of your investment.

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Successfully assembling one of the world’s largest machines

Watch as Cat dealer Ferreyros quickly and safely assembles a 7495 at a customer site in Peru.

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LEADING THE WAY IN EFFICIENCY AND RELIABILITY ― AND CONTINUING TO IMPROVE

Cat Electric Rope Shovels are built on a legacy of more than 140 years of success and innovation. Learn more about the history of these machines and how they came to lead the industry.

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Cat shovel reliability translates to high productivity

Join Cat Commercial Manager Ruth Haws as she discusses the reliability that makes Cat Electric Rope Shovels a powerful and productive choice for your mine.

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ANNOUNCING LOWER WORKS DESIGN ENHANCEMENTS

We talked to Global Mining Review about lower structure design enhancements that increase the reliability and lower the cost of ownership of our machines

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AFTERMARKET SOLUTIONS

Key retrofits and upgrades to your Cat Electric Rope Shovel can help maximize your value. Thanks to feedback from customers, technicians and operators, Caterpillar makes continuous improvements to machine components to help improve uptime, reduce service and extend life, which help lower total cost of ownership. Talk to your Cat dealer for more information on these and other upgrades that could improve your operation and potentially lower your cost per ton.

Improved Swing Rack

Your swing rack is one of the hardest working pieces of your shovel. The more durable it is, the more reliable your entire machine will be. That's what inspired the latest iteration of swing racks for Cat Electric Rope Shovels. Designed with ease for retrofit in mind, this swing rack adds strength where it matters without adding unnecessary bulk. 

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Improved Swing Rack
Improved Swing Rack

Propel Shaft Upgrade

Reducing the time your electric rope shovel is down for maintenance is critically important. Caterpillar's new propel drive system upgrade reduces downtime and lowers total cost of ownership by making servicing the propel drive shaft easier and less labor intense. 

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Propel Shaft
Propel Shaft

Universal Handle

Compatible with 7395 and all 7495 series Electric Rope Shovels, this handle design increases component life, extending the change-out interval and ultimately reducing maintenance downtime.

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Universal Handle
Universal Handle

LatchFree™ Dipper System

Avoid the leading cause of rope shovel downtime with the LatchFree™Dipper System — the first successful solution to the number one cause of rope shovel downtime.

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LatchFree Dipper
LatchFree Dipper

Fast Transfer Switch

The Cat integral fast propel transfer switch is a more responsive system that improves mode transfer as much as 75% — delivering more production hours and reducing service and costs due to downtime.

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Fast Transfer Switch
Fast Transfer Switch

Wet Disk Snubber

The revolutionary wet disk snubber design is maintenance and adjustment free for two years. Correlating with a dipper rebuild cycle, the set-and-forget snubber design works and wears with the dipper. 

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Wet Disk Snubber
Wet Disk Snubber

   

Bearing Temperature Monitoring    

Bearing temperature reduces the risk of major failures by alerting operators of high bearing temperatures. It also helps predict maintenance through bearing temperature trending.

   

AN IDEAL MATCH

Cat Electric Rope Shovels are designed for compatibility with Cat Trucks, allowing you to build an optimal loading and hauling solution.

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