Cat Hydraulic Mining Shovels: Every Day Matters, Every Load Counts Cat Hydraulic Mining Shovels: Every Day Matters, Every Load Counts
TriPower System for Cat® Hydraulic Mining Shovels TriPower System for Cat® Hydraulic Mining Shovels
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Output1000 kW
Bucket Payload34 ton (US) (30 t)
Operating Weight324 ton (US) (294 t)
NoteSpecifications shown above apply to Face Shovel configuration.
We understand the challenges you face, the importance of reliability, and the relationship between uptime and productivity. That's why we continually strive to produce the safest, most reliable and productive hydraulic shovels possible. Offering the widest payload range of any manufacturer in the industry, the ability to optimally pair with our popular line of mining trucks, and the support of our world-class Cat dealer network, we are uniquely positioned to partner with you to help achieve your productivity targets. We understand what matters to you. Our hydraulic shovels are built with you in mind. Because in mining, every day matters and every load counts.


Output1000 kW
Bucket Payload34 ton (US) (30 t)
Operating Weight324 ton (US) (294 t)
NoteSpecifications shown above apply to Face Shovel configuration.
TypeSquirrel cage induction motor
Voltage6.6 kV ± 10% (other on request)
Rated Current IN110 A (at 6.6 kV)
Frequency50 Hz (60 Hz on request)
Revolutions1,500 min-1 (1,800 min-1 at 60 Hz)
Starting current350% of IN (197% of IN optional)
System Voltage24 V
Batteries (12V each) - In Series/Parallel Installation - Cat Version2 X 210 Ah 12 V each; 210 Ah 24 V in total
6030 - Standard Track Pads3.25 ft (1000 mm)
6030 - Operating Weight648810 lb (294300 kg)
6030 - Ground Pressure31.7 psi (21.9 N/cm²)
Hydraulic Tank745 gal (US) (2820 l)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank872 gal (US) (3300 l)
Cooling System25 gal (US) (95 l)
Swing Drive20 gal (US) (76 l)
Grease Tank119 gal (US) (450 l)
Main Pumps4 x variable swash plate pumps
Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - AC Version4 x 543 L/min (4 x 143 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Attachment4495 psi (310 bar)
Maximum Pressure - Travel5220 psi (360 bar)
Swing Pumps2 x reversible swash plate double pumps
Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - AC Version2 x 426 L/min (2 x 113 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps5075 psi (350 bar)
Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - AC Version2 x 459 L/min (2 x 121 gal/min)
Features (1)2 Fans
Diameter - Fan48 in (1220 mm)
Features (2)Fan speed is thermostatically controlled
Features (3)Cooling system is fully independent
Swing Drive2 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Parking BrakesWet multiple-disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
Maximum Swing Speed - AC Version5 r/min (5 r/min)
Swing RingTriple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing
Features (1)Swing circuit is closed-loop with torque control
Travel Speed2 Stages
Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum0.9 mile/h (1.4 km/h)
Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum1.7 mile/h (2.7 km/h)
Maximum Tractive Force367880 lbf (1637 kN)
Gradeability - Travel Drives - Approximate50 % (50 %)
Track Pads - Each Side44
Bottom Rollers - Each Side7
Support Rollers - Each Side2 plus a skid plate in between
Components (1)Cast double-grouser track pads with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins
Travel Drives - Each Side1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors
Components (2)All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and pad links, as well as teeth contact areas of sprocket and pad links, are hardened
Components (3)Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator
NoteOperating weights include: base machine, front attachment, standard track pads, standard rock bucket, and lubricants.
Parking BrakesFully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator
Components (4)1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors
Components (5)Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel
Operator's Eye Level - Approximately21.33 ft (6.5 m)
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Length7.22 ft (2200 mm)
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Width5.25 ft (1600 mm)
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Height7.05 ft (2150 mm)
Components (1)Under roof mounted heating ventilating and air conditioning system
Components (2)External sun shields at side and rear windows
Components (3)Robust instrument panel including large colored BCS screen with transflective technology
Components (4)Board Control System (BCS) electronic monitoring and data logging system for vital signs and service data of engines, hydraulic system and lubrication system
Components (5)Powered 38° access ladder
Components (6)Emergency egress safety harness
Components (7)Switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat
All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: (1)Special liner material covering main wear areas inside and outside of bucket and lip shrouds between teeth
Components (8)Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with lumbar support, seat heating, safety belt, head- and armrests
All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: (2)Wing shrouds on side walls and heel shrouds at bottom edges
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (1)Automatic roll-back limiter to prevent material spillage and kinematic assistance to hydraulic forces
Components (9)Roller blinds at all windows
Components (10)Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (2)Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance €“ Vertical automatic constant-angle bucket guidance
Components (11)All-round safety glass, armored windshield and sliding side window
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (3)Constant boom momentum throughout the whole lift arc and crowd force assistance
Components (12)Operator Protective Guard (Top Guard) (ISO 10262:1998 Level II)
Type (1)Catwalks with rails at booms
Components (13)Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles
Type (2)Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request
Components (14)Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt
Type (3)Pressure-free lowering of boom and stick by means of a float valve
Type (4)Welding procedures allow for internal counter-welding (double prep weld) wherever possible
Type (5)Booms and sticks are stress-relieved after welding
Type (6)Booms and sticks are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high-tensile steel with solid steel castings at pivot areas
Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1)21.6 yd³ (16.5 m³)
Maximum Crowd Force291700 lbf (1298 kN)
Maximum Breakout Force214390 lbf (954 kN)
Maximum Digging Height45.6 ft (13.9 m)
Maximum Digging Reach44.9 ft (13.7 m)
Maximum Digging Depth8.2 ft (2.5 m)
Capacity - Grease Container120 gal (US) (450 l)
Type (1)Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pump and electronic time relay control to adjust the pause/lube times
Type (2)Connected to the lubrication system are the swing roller bearing with internal gearing and all pivot points of attachment, bucket and cylinders
Type (3)Lubricated pinion for greasing of internal gearing of swing ring
Type (4)System failures displayed by Board Control System
Type (5)Grease filters (200 µm) between service station and container as well as directly behind grease pump
InstallationRetractable, easily accessible, ground-level service station installed underneath the engine module
6030 FS - Operating Weight648810 lb (294300 kg)
6030 FS - Ground Pressure31.7 psi (21.9 N/cm²)
6030 FS - Standard Track Pads3.25 ft (1000 mm)

Benefits and Features

Optimize Your Operation with a Robust Drive System

Select the drive system best suited for your operation to optimize performance and efficiency. The Cat 6030 can be equipped with a single electric motor for lower operating costs and emissions or two Cat C27 diesel engines for greater mobility.

Boost productivity

Delivering durable, reliable and consistent power that will keep your primary loading tool producing, the custom-made electric motor with increased gap between rotor and stator is has proven its ability to stand-up to the harshest conditions while providing the mobility and flexibility you desire.

Efficient Electric Drive System on 6030 AC

Boost productivity with more constant revolutions per minute (rpm), and less scheduled down time for refueling or engine maintenance.

Lowest Cost Per Ton

The 6030 AC is the ideal solution for operations that do not require a great deal of mobility and value a low cost-per-ton model.

Reduce total cost of ownership

Reduce total cost of ownership with an electric motor designed to last the life of the shovel and dramatically lower operating costs per working hour for electric energy (kWh) vs diesel fuel (L/h).

Harsh Mining Conditions

Withstand harsh mining conditions less vibration and rugged front attachments designed with high-strength steel and castings, which are joined and thermally stressed-relieved to extend service life and achieve production targets.

Improved Undercarriage

Increase uptime with our new and improved undercarriage:
— Updated heavy duty load rollers and idlers incorporate duo cone seals, steel-back bronze bearings and fixed axle technology resulting in increased service life and elimination of overheating during travel.
— Improvements to track pads, track tensioning, and wear volume increase durability and reliability of the undercarriage as well.
— The new heavy-duty rollers are
retrofittable to improve reliability of shovels in the field.

Tons per hour

Produce the most tons per hour at a lower cost with industry leading bucket capacity and fuel efficiency.

Faster cycle times

Realize faster boom movements and cycle times with boom lowering fl oat valves. Using gravity rather than hydraulic pumps to lower the boom increases efficiency and enables pumps to support other functions simultaneously, such as bucket curl and stick in or out.

Improve energy efficiency

Improve energy efficiency and generate less heat with our closed-loop swing system. Kinetic energy captured during swing motion is fed back to the system during deceleration, providing more power to drive the main and auxiliary pumps. This reduces the load on the motor and energy consumption.

Increase component life

— Increase component life and motor efficiency with our pump management system. This system continuously evaluates real-time motor and hydraulic operating values against set values and adjusts pump output accordingly
— Protect and extend the life of hydraulic components with our independent oil cooling system. This system functions independent of hydraulic return oil, which increases efficiency by utilizing dedicated pumps to provide cooling capacity as needed. This translates to optimum oil temperature throughout the duty cycle.

Greater control

Experience greater control with five circuit hydraulics, allowing for two-cylinder motions, two travel motions, and swing to be controlled simultaneously.

Loading & Hauling Efficiency / Pass Match

Achieve targeted production with an optimized truck match to maximize volume of material moved at the lowest operating cost per ton. The Cat 6030 AC is optimally matched with Cat 777 or Cat 785 Large Mining Trucks.

Faster cycle times

— Generate superior mechanical leverage and control with our unique boom design and rotatable triangular rockers. These features facilitate quicker cycle times, increased lifting forces, constant boom momentum, automatic constant bucket angle guidance, and automatically limit roll-back.
— Achieve faster lifting speeds and cycle times with the use of smaller-diameter boom cylinders.
— Maintain constant boom momentum and lifting speed throughout the entire lifting distance.

Minimize material spillage

— Minimize material spillage during boom lifting with our automatic constant bucket angle feature. This enables operators to work more safely and efficiently while lowering cost per ton.
— Reduce the risk of material spillage with our automatic roll-back limiter. This feature ensures the bucket is always in a safe position — especially at maximum height.


Protect operators with excellent visibility, safety glass in all cab windows, a top guard protection system and armored glass for the windshield as standard. An additional front guard is optional.

Integrated safety switch

Neutralize hydraulic controls when the operator leaves the seat with our integrated safety switch.

Reduce operator fatigue

Reduce operator fatigue with a heated, pneumatically cushioned, multi-adjustable operator's seat, enhanced electro-hydraulic servo control, and intuitive on-board electronics.


Monitor vital machine and diagnostic data on the large, color touchscreen for convenient troubleshooting and service assistance.


Maintain internal ambient temperature with a single HVAC system or upgrade to a dual HVAC system.

Helping You Enhance Safety and Productivity Through Technology

Aimed at enhancing the productivity and profitability of your hydraulic shovel, we currently offer a combination of Cat MineStar System offerings and Cat hydraulic shovel technology solutions.

Cat MineStar System

The Cat 6030 AC is able to utilize the following Cat MineStar System capability sets:

  • 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.
  • Terrain: Terrain enables high-precision management of drilling, dragline, grading and loading operations through the use of guidance technology. It increases machine productivity and provides you real-time feedback for improved efficiency.
  • Detect: Detect helps increase operator awareness, enhancing safety at your operation. It includes a range of capabilities designed to assist the operator, including blind spot and proximity detection of fixed and mobile equipment.
  • 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.

Hydraulic Shovel Technology Solutions – Monitoring and Diagnostic System

Enhancing diagnostic capabilities and providing detailed troubleshooting functions, our Board Control System uses sensors throughout the machine to monitor operating data, record faults, and notify the operator audibly and visually. This promotes the earliest possible detection of faults and allows for timely maintenance planning and assistance for speedy repair.

Rugged Front Attachment Options Designed and Fabricated to Withstand Your Extreme Mining Conditions

To extend service life and ensure that your shovel keeps producing, our front attachment structures are designed for durability and dependability.

Whether you equip your hydraulic shovel in backhoe or face shovel configuration, extended performance in the harsh mining conditions you face daily is accomplished through selection of high-strength steels and rugged castings, joined and thermally stress-relieved, to help you achieve your productivity targets.

Front Attachment Structures Include:

  • Heavy castings at all pivot points
  • Better flow of forces and less welding seams, as top chords are made of one bend plate.
  • Entire boom and stick are stress relieved after welding.
  • Welding procedures allow for internal welding (double prep weld).

Maintain safe operations

Maintain safe operations with easily accessible and well-marked switch cabinets for both low and high voltage switches. The complete high voltage switch cabinet is pre-assembled for easy transport.

Motor Protection Relay (MPR)

Evaluate actual operating conditions of the electric motor against stored limit values with our Motor Protection Relay (MPR). The MPR provides protection from thermal overload, overcurrent, unbalance, load loss, and improper voltage or frequency. Data generated by MPR is also consumed and displayed in the cab by the Board Control system (BCS).

Return Operators Home Safely Everyday with Our Standard Safety Features

— Access, egress, and move about the machine more safely with anti-slip stairways and a powered access ladder. — Increase operational safety with automatic load braking when doors on the high voltage cabinet are opened, a standard cable connection, and improved routing and separation of hydraulic lines and electric cables.
— Improve machine service and maintenance safety with anti-slip walkways, a ground-level service station, LED lights, and easily accessible emergency shut-off and isolation switches.

Commitment Makes the Difference

Cat dealers offer a wide range of solutions, services and products that help you lower costs, enhance productivity and manage your operation more efficiently. From the time you select a piece of Cat equipment until the day you trade or sell it, the support you get from your Cat dealer makes the difference.

Product Support

When Cat products reach the field, they are supported by a worldwide network of parts distribution facilities, dealer service centers and technical training facilities to keep your equipment up and running. Cat customers rely on prompt, dependable parts availability through our global dealer network, ready to meet your needs 24/7.

Service Support

Every piece of Cat equipment is designed and built to provide maximum productivity and operating economy throughout its working life. Cat dealers offer a wide range of service plans that will maximize uptime and return on your investment, including:

  • Preventive Maintenance Programs
  • Diagnostic Programs, such as Scheduled Oil Sampling and Technical Analysis
  • Rebuild and Reman Option
  • Customer Support Agreements

Application Awareness

Operating and maintenance costs are influenced by many application and site-specific factors, such as: material density and fragmentation, payload, bench height, truck positioning, ground conditions, amount of traveling and maintenance. Your Cat dealer can provide you with an understanding of the effects application characteristics and operating techniques have on maintenance and operating costs.


Your Cat dealer can arrange training programs to help operator's improve productivity, decrease downtime, reduce operating costs and enhance safety.

Improve serviceability

Improve serviceability with best-in-class accessibility to swing drives, pump drives, coupling and electric motor. The coupling can also be changed without removing the motor or gearbox, which reduces scheduled downtime.


Monitor critical event-based machine condition and operating data with the Board Control System (BCS) which offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and reporting tools. The BCS uses sensors throughout the machine to monitor operating data, record faults, and notify the operator audibly and visibly.


Access motor compartment, superstructure components, and ground-level service station more easily, for safer and more streamlined serviceability.

Hydraulic Components

Inspect, maintain, and repair hydraulic components more efficiently with placement of the main valve block on the boom and improved routing and clamping of hoses. The integration of Cat hoses ensures they can be built locally, which reduces downtime and operating costs.

Cat Hydraulic Shovel Sustainability – Electric Power Option

Reduce your carbon footprint with our lower emission electric drive option.

Cat Hydraulic Shovel Sustainability – Energy Recovery

Emit less heat and improve energy efficiency via the energy recovery capability of the closed-loop swing circuit.

Cat Hydraulic Shovel Sustainability – Rebuilds

Decrease your energy use and material consumption with a machine that's designed to be rebuilt.

Optional Equipment

  • Export crating
  • Custom paint
  • Oil change interval extension for engine oil up to 1,000 hours
  • Hydraulic service crane on superstructure with auxiliary engine
  • Round container for a standard 200 L (53 gal) grease barrel (instead of 450 L (119 gal) grease container)
  • Cold-weather package
  • Cab heating
  • Dual (redundancy) HVAC system
  • Camera monitoring system
  • Windshield guard (FOGS)
  • Track pad width 800 mm (2 ft 7 in) or 1200 mm (3 ft 11 in)
  • Cover plate under carbody (belly plate)