Hydraulic Mining Shovels

6030 Hydraulic Shovel

Engine Output - SAE J1995

1,649 HP

Bucket Payload

33 ton (US)

Operating Weight

324 ton (US)


The Cat® 6030 Hydraulic Mining Shovel is owned by more customers than any other product in the Cat portfolio — and for good reason. It provides the most powerful engine output in its class, along with the mobility and flexibility you need from a 300-tonne machine, to deliver the productivity you expect, with the reliability you demand.

The 6030 offers a standard bucket capacity of 17 m3 (22.2 yd3) in backhoe configuration, and 16.5 m3 (21.5 yd3) in face shovel (FS) configuration with the unique Cat TriPower™ system. The 6030 is ideal to load Cat 777 to 793 mining trucks.

But we’re always looking for ways to make the 6030 better. The only shovel in its size class offered with dual engines, it’s available with a Tier 4 Final engine solution that eliminates the need for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), saving time and cost during maintenance.


    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

    Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (2)

    Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance and vertical automatic constant-angle bucket guidance

    Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (3)

    Constant boom momentum throughout the whole lift arc and crowd force assistance

    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

    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

    Type (1)

    Catwalks with rails at booms

    Type (2)

    Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request

    Type (3)

    Pressure-free lowering of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS) 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

    Automatic Lubrication System

    Capacity - Grease Container

    119 gal (US)

    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 between service station and container as well as directly behind grease pump


    Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1)

    21.6 yd³

    Bucket Capacity - Backhoe (heaped 1:1)

    22.2 yd³

    Diesel Engine - Highly Regulated

    Net Power - SAE J1349

    1,541 HP

    Net Power - ISO 9249

    1,625 HP

    Gross Power - SAE J1995

    1,649 HP


    Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards

    Diesel Engine - Lesser Regulated

    Net Power - ISO 9249

    1,511 HP

    Net Power - SAE J1349

    1,425 HP

    Gross Power - SAE J1995

    1,531 HP


    Meets China Nonroad Stage III emission standards, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2

    Diesel Engines

    Number of Cylinders - Each Engine



    5.42 in




    1,648 in³


    Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled

    Components (1)

    Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed

    Components (2)

    Micro processed engine management

    Components (3)

    Heavy-duty air filters

    Components (4)

    Two-stage fuel filter, including water separator

    Components (5)

    Additional high-capacity water separator


    Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards

    Fuel Tank Capacity

    1,342 gal (US)

    Digging Forces

    Maximum Crowd Force

    291,700 ft·lbf

    Maximum Tearout Force

    212,150 ft·lbf

    Electrical System


    4 maintenance-free batteries

    Electrical System - Diesel Drive

    System Voltage


    Batteries in Series/Parallel Installation

    4 x 210 Ah at 12V each; 420 Ah with 24V in total

    Components (1)

    Battery isolation relays

    Components (2)

    Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level and in engine module

    Components (3)

    14 LED high-brightness working flood lights

    Components (4)

    11 LED service lights


    Engine Output - SAE J1995

    1,649 HP

    Bucket Payload

    33 ton (US)

    Operating Weight

    324 ton (US)


    Specifications shown above apply to the highly regulated Face Shovel configuration. Backhoe and Frontless configurations are also available for all regions.

    Hydraulic Oil Cooling

    Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - Diesel Version

    2 x 467 L/min (2 x 123 gal/min)

    Diameter - Fan

    48 in

    Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

    Hydraulic Tank Capacity - Approximately

    707 gal (US)

    Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - Approximately

    925 gal (US)

    Main Pumps

    4 x variable swash plate pumps

    Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version

    4 x 552 L/min (4 x 146 gal/min)

    Maximum Pressure - Attachment

    4,495 psi

    Maximum Pressure - Travel

    5,220 psi

    Swing Pumps

    2 x reversible swash plate double pumps

    Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version

    4 x 197 L/min (4 x 52 gal/min)

    Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps

    5,076 psi

    Operating Weights

    6030 FS - Standard Track Pads

    3.25 ft

    6030 FS - Operating Weight

    657,640 lb

    6030 FS - Ground Pressure

    32.2 psi

    6030 - Standard Track Pads

    3.25 ft

    6030 - Operating Weight

    660,060 lb

    6030 - Ground Pressure

    32.3 psi


    Other track pads available on request. Operating weights include: base machine, front attachment, standard track pads, standard rock bucket, and 100% fuel and lubricants.

    Operator's Cab

    Operator's Eye Level - Approximately

    21.33 ft

    Internal Dimensions of Cab - Length

    7.22 ft

    Internal Dimensions of Cab - Width

    5.25 ft

    Internal Dimensions of Cab - Height

    7.05 ft

    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)

    Hydraulically operated 45 degree access stairway

    Components (6)

    Emergency egress ladder with ladder cage

    Components (7)

    Switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat

    Components (8)

    Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with lumbar support, seat heating, safety belt, head- and armrests

    Components (9)

    Roller blinds at all windows

    Components (10)

    Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer

    Components (11)

    All-round safety glass, armored windshield and sliding side window

    Components (12)

    Operator Protective Guards (ISO 10262:1998 Level II

    Components (13)

    Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles

    Components (14)

    Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt

    Swing System

    Swing Drive

    2 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors

    Parking Brakes

    Wet multiple-disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released

    Maximum Swing Speed - Diesel Version

    4.6 r/min

    Swing Ring

    Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing

    Maximum Swing Speed - AC Version



    Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum

    0.87 mile/h

    Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum

    1.68 mile/h

    Maximum Tractive Force

    360,144 ft·lbf

    Gradeability - Travel Drives - Approximate

    47 %

    Track Pads - Each Side


    Bottom Rollers - Each Side


    Support Rollers - Each Side

    2 plus a skid plate in between

    Travel Drives - Each Side

    1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors

    Parking Brakes

    Wet multiple disc brake, spring loaded/hydraulically released

    Components (1)

    All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and pad links, as well as teeth contact areas of sprocket and pad links, are hardened

    Components (2)

    Cast double-grouser combined pad-links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins

    Components (3)

    Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator

    Components (4)

    Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel

    Components (5)

    Acoustic travel alarm

      • Export crating
      • Custom paint
      • New C27 engines meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards.
      • Oil change interval extension for engine oil up to 1,000 hours
      • Round container for a standard 200 L (53 gal) grease barrel (instead of 450 L (119 gal) square grease container)
      • Cold-weather package (400 V, 50 Hz or 208 V, 60 Hz)
    • CAB
      • Cab heating
      • Dual (redundancy) HVAC system
      • Camera monitoring system
      • Operator Protective Guard (Front Guard)
      • Track pad width 800 mm (2 ft 7 in) or 1200 mm (3 ft 11 in)
      • Undercarriage guard (belly plate)


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