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Cat releases new hydraulic shovel that meets strict emissions standards

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Global Mining Review,

Cat has recently released a new Cat® 6030 Hydraulic Shovel which meets strict emissions standards and offers productivity and reliability.

Powered by a pair of fuel-efficient C27 engines, the new 6030 Hydraulic Mining Shovel is available in configurations to meet the strictest diesel emissions standards, such as those in North America and Europe. The new shovel also features Product LinkTM Elite, which enables data communications for machine health monitoring in the operations office using Cat MineStarTM Health.

To improve machine availability and utilisation, major components are integrated into Caterpillar product support systems for reliable parts supply and efficient Cat dealer services. The new 6030 is also the first in the hydraulic shovel line to display the new Cat Modern Hex graphics.

As with previous models, the 6030 is offered in backhoe and face shovel configurations to meet site needs. With a bucket payload of 30 t, the shovel is a 3-pass match with the Cat 777 truck and a 5-pass match with the Cat 785 mining truck.

Emissions configurations for all regions

The new hydraulic shovel meets the strictest diesel emissions standards when equipped with a diesel oxidation catalyst emissions control system. In this configuration, the C27 engines meet US EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emissions standards. The system does not use diesel exhaust fluid and provides low operating costs. The 6030 produces gross power of 1209 kW when configured for lowest emissions.

For customers who do not require Tier 4 Final or Stage V emissions performance, the 6030 is configured to meet China Nonroad Stage III emissions standards, equivalent to US EPA Tier 2. The 6030 produces gross power of 1141 kW in this configuration.

In addition to the new diesel-powered 6030, Caterpillar continues to offer the electrically powered 6030 AC FS (face shovel) for mines optimised for such machines.

New Cat 6030 Hydraulic Shovel Specifications

EngineCat C27

Gross power, *kW (hp)

Tier 4F, Stage V

1209 (1620)

Gross power, * kW (hp)

China Nonroad Stage III

1141 (1529)
Bucket payload30 t 
Standard capacity - backhoe/face shovel17 m3 / 16.5 m3
Op. weight, kg - backhoe/face shovel296.5 t / 294.3 t
Max. tearout force - backhoe994 kN
Max. crowd force - face shovel1898 kN
Max. breakout force - backhoe/face shovel880 kN / 954 kN

*SAE JI995

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