Hydraulic Mining Shovels

6040 Hydraulic Mining Shovel

Engine Output - SAE J1995

2,079 HP

Bucket Payload

43.7 ton (US)

Operating Weight

446 ton (US)


The Cat® 6040 Hydraulic Mining Shovel is trusted on sites around the world — consistently delivering the the productivity you demand with the durability you expect. This proven shovel is known for top performance and high reliability, backed by the on-the-ground support of the Cat dealer network.

But we’re always looking for ways to make the 6040 better. We’ve made improvements that enable peak production — delivering fast cycle times and high digging forces. We’ve increased uptime by making the 6040 more reliable and easier to service. And it’s now available for both highly regulated and lesser regulated countries with engines that meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V standards without the need for DEF — saving time and cost during maintenance.


    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 - Lip shrouds between teeth

    All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: (2)

    - Wing shrouds on side walls - 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 - Kinematic assistance to hydraulic forces

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

    - Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance - 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 - Crowd force assistance

    Type (1)

    Inspection hole in monoboom BH

    Type (2)

    Pressure-free lowering of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS) by means of a float valve

    Type (3)

    Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request

    Type (4)

    Catwalks with rails at boom (FS and BH)

    Type (5)

    Welding procedures allow for internal counter-welding (double prep weld) wherever possible

    Type (6)

    Boom and sticks are stress-relieved after welding

    Type (7)

    Boom and sticks are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high-tensile steel with massive steel casting at pivot areas

    Type (8)

    Guards for shovel cylinders (FS)

    Automatic Lubrication System

    Capacity - Grease Container

    188 gal (US)

    Type (1)

    Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pumps and electronic time relay control adjust the pause/lube times

    Type (2)

    System failures displayed by Board Control System

    Type (3)

    Grease filters (200 µm) between service station and container, as well as directly behind grease pump

    Type (4)

    Connected to the lubrication system are: - pivot points of attachment, bucket and cylinders

    Type (5)

    Connected to the lubrication system are: - raceways of the swing roller bearing - two greasing pinions for the internal gearing of the swing ring


    Bucket Capacity - Backhoe (heaped 1:1)

    28.8 yd³

    Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1)

    28.8 yd³

    Diesel Engines

    Number of Cylinders - Each Engine



    5.71 in


    6.38 in


    1,959 in³


    Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled

    Components (1)

    Additional high-capacity water separator

    Components (2)

    Two-stage fuel filter including water separator

    Components (3)

    Heavy-duty air filters

    Components (4)

    Microprocessed engine management

    Components (5)

    Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed

    Fuel Tank Capacity

    2,098 gal (US)


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

    Electrical System - Diesel Drive

    System Voltage


    Batteries in Series/Parallel Installation

    6 x 210 Ah - 12 V each; 630 Ah - 24 V in total

    Components (1)

    6 maintenance-free batteries

    Components (2)

    Battery isolation relays and switches

    Components (3)

    Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level, in engine module and in operator's cab

    Components (4)

    14 LED high-brightness working flood lights

    Components (5)

    11 LED high-brightness service lights


    Engine Model

    2 x Cat C32

    Gross Power - SAE J1995

    2,079 HP

    Net Power - SAE J1349

    1,915 HP


    Power output relates to highly regulated engines. Lesser regulated engines are also available.


    Engine Output - SAE J1995

    2,079 HP

    Bucket Payload

    43.7 ton (US)

    Operating Weight

    446 ton (US)


    Specifications above apply to the HRC Face Shovel configuration. Backhoe and Frontless configurations are also available for both HRC and LRC.

    Hydraulic Oil Cooling

    Diameter - Fan

    60 in

    Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - Diesel Version

    2 x 799 L/min (2 x 211 gal/min)

    Features (1)

    Cooling system fully independent of all main circuits, i.e. controlled cooling capacity is available whenever engine is running

    Features (2)

    Fan speed is thermostatically controlled

    Features (3)

    Extremely high cooling efficiency to ensure optimum oil temperature

    Components (1)

    Gear type cooling pumps supplying high-volume, low-pressure oil to aluminum coolers

    Components (2)

    Variable axial piston pumps supplying low-volume, high-pressure oil to fans

    Diameter - Fan

    2 × 1524 mm (2 × 60 in)

    Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

    Hydraulic Tank Capacity - Diesel Version - Approximately

    898 gal (US)

    Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - Diesel Version - Approximately

    1,532 gal (US)

    Main Pumps - Diesel Version

    4 x variable swash plate pumps

    Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version

    4 x 724 L/min (4 x 191 gal/min)

    Maximum Pressure - Attachment

    4,350 psi

    Maximum Pressure - Travel

    5,080 psi

    Swing Pumps - Diesel Version

    4 x reversible swash plate pump

    Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version

    4 x 321 L/min (4 x 85 gal/min)

    Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps

    5,080 psi

    Operating Weights

    6040 FS - Standard Track Pads

    3.9 ft

    6040 FS - Operating Weight

    891,980 lb

    6040 FS - Ground Pressure

    24.1 N/cm2 (35.0 psi)

    6040 - Standard Track Pads

    3.9 ft

    6040 - Operating Weight

    897,930 lb

    6040 - Ground Pressure

    24.3 N/cm2 (35.3 psi)


    1600 mm track pads available as option

    6040 FS - Note

    Other track pads available on request

    Operator's Cab

    Operator's Eye Level - Approximately

    22.31 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)

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

    Components (2)

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

    Components (3)

    Roller blinds at all windows

    Components (4)

    Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer

    Components (5)

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

    Components (6)

    Operator Protective Guard (Top Guard)

    Components (7)

    Single HVAC with option for Dual HVAC

    Components (8)

    Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles

    Components (9)

    Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt

    Components (10)

    External sun shields at side and rear windows

    Components (11)

    Sliding emergency ladder (kick-down type) with ladder cage

    Components (12)

    Machine access via retractable access stairway, stairway angle approximately 45 degrees, hydraulically operated

    Components (13)

    Robust instrument panel including large colored BCS screen with transflective technology

    Board Control System (BCS III) Features (1)

    USB, Lan (TCP/IP) and CAN BUS interfaces for data export

    Board Control System (BCS III) Features (2)

    On-screen PDF documentation (e.g. operating instructions, technical handbook, spare parts catalog, electric circuit diagram)

    Board Control System (BCS III) Features (3)

    Robust instrument panel including large (12 in) colored touch screen for intuitive handling

    Board Control System (BCS III) Features (4)

    Electronic monitoring, data logging & diagnostic system for vital signs & service data of engines, hydraulic & lube systems

    Board Control System (BCS III) Features (5)

    On-screen troubleshooting assistance

    Board Control System (BCS III) Features (6)

    Graphic charts of logged data

    Board Control System (BCS III) Features (7)

    Fault memory with storage of related conditions

    Retractable Service Station


    Retractable service station installed underneath the engine module and easily accessible from ground

    Swing System

    Swing Drive

    3 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors

    Parking Brake

    Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released

    Maximum Swing Speed - Diesel Version

    4.7 r/min

    Swing Ring

    Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing

    Features (1)

    Dirt wipers at swing ring to prevent build-up of debris between swing ring and carbody

    Features (2)

    Closed-loop swing circuit with torque control

    Features (3)

    Hydraulic braking of the swing motion by counteracting control

    Features (4)

    All raceways and the internal gearing of swing ring supplied by automatic central lubrication system


    Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum

    0.93 mile/h

    Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum

    1.55 mile/h

    Maximum Tractive Force

    471,260 lb

    Gradeability - Travel Drives - Maximum

    57 %

    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 Brake

    Wet multiple disc brake, spring applied/hydraulically released

    Components (1)

    All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and track links are hardened

    Components (2)

    Acoustic travel alarm

    Components (3)

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

    Components (4)

    All teeth contact areas of sprocket and pad links are hardened

    Components (5)

    Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator

    Components (6)

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

      • Engine oil interval extension kit, up to 1,000 hrs
      • Round container(s) for standard 200 L (53 gal) barrels (instead of 710 L (188 gal) grease container)
      • Filling of round container(s) via service station
      • Various cold-weather options
    • CAB
      • Dual (redundancy) heating ventilating and air conditioning system
      • Cab heating
      • Camera monitoring system (two cameras and additional color display)
      • Track pad width 1600 mm (5 ft 3 in) - Non HD
      • Automatic lubrication of rollers by central lube system
      • Belly plate for additional undercarriage protection
      • Additional optional equipment available on request.


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