Load With Confidence, Every Cycle.LatchFree® Dipper System for Cat® Electric Rope Shovels

Load With Confidence, Every Cycle.
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We're not the only ones singing its praises. Hear from Shell Albion Sands on the operational benefits they've realized by upgrading to our new and improved LatchFree Dipper system. You, too, can experience the LatchFree advantage!

The Cat® LatchFree™ Dipper Difference

View a side-by-side comparison of the Cat LatchFree Dipper system and a traditional latched dipper for Electric Rope Shovels. You’ll quickly see why our LatchFree system provides more predictable maintenance and consistent production.

Feedback from the Field The Cat® LatchFree™ Dipper Difference
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Go LatchFree

The LatchFree Dipper system is available for new and existing Cat 7495 Series electric rope shovels (including legacy Bucyrus 495 Series rope shovels). See how “going LatchFree” on an existing or new 7495 Series rope shovel can help your operation.

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Predictable Maintenance for Greater Cost Control

The LatchFree Dipper system requires less maintenance than a standard latched dipper, and does so consistently with a predictable 3,000 hour maintenance interval. This means greater control of maintenance costs and more shovel uptime; two direct, positive impacts to your bottom line.

Consistent & Confident Loading

False dipper trips can wreak havoc on rope shovel production. Our LatchFree Dipper system eliminates false trips so your operators can work with confidence and consistently achieve production targets.