Hydraulic Mining Shovels

6060 Hydraulic Mining Shovel

Engine Output - SAE J1995

3,015 HP

Bucket Payload

67 ton (US)

Operating Weight

660 ton (US)


The Cat® 6060 Hydraulic Mining Shovel is the industry’s most popular hydraulic shovel in its size class. And for good reason. With its rated payload of 61 tonnes (67 tons), the Cat 6060 was the first shovel in the mining industry tailor-made for mines using 240-ton (218-tonne) haul trucks, providing an efficient truck-shovel system solution to meet production capacity in these environments. Today's 6060 remains the ideal shovel for these applications, with improvements and enhancements in durability and reliability to deliver the uptime you demand. And its powerful engine and efficient hydraulic system allow higher working speeds for fast cycle times. The result is higher productivity and lower overall owning and operating costs.


    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 entire lift arc; 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 (FS and BH)

    Type (2)

    Guards for shovel cylinders (FS)

    Type (3)

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

    Type (4)

    Service access holes from both sides of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS)

    Type (5)

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

    Type (6)

    Booms and sticks are stress-relieved after welding

    Type (7)

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

    Type (8)

    Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials available upon request

    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 to adjust the pause/lube times

    Type (2)

    System failures displayed by monitoring system

    Type (3)

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

    Type (4)

    Main lube system connections include: pivot points of attachment, bucket and cylinders, raceways of swing roller bearing, and 2 greasing pinions for the internal gearing of swing ring

    Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Digging Forces

    Stick Digging Force - ISO

    295,740 lb

    Bucket Digging Force - ISO

    274,840 lb

    Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Working Range

    Maximum Digging Height

    52.83 ft

    Maximum Digging Reach

    62.33 ft

    Maximum Digging Depth

    29.17 ft

    Diesel Engine - Highly Regulated

    Gross Power - SAE J1995

    3,015 HP

    Net Power - SAE J1349

    2,810 HP

    Net Power - ISO 9249

    2,979 HP


    Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission requirements. These engines participate in the U.S. EPA averaging, banking, and trading provisions.

    Diesel Engine - Lesser Regulated

    Gross Power - SAE J1995

    3,025 HP

    Net Power - SAE J1349

    2,821 HP

    Net Power - ISO 9249

    2,990 HP


    Optimized for fuel consumption.

    Diesel Engines

    Rated Speed

    1,800 min-1 (1,800 rpm)

    Number of Cylinders - Each Engine



    6.69 in


    8.46 in


    3,574 in³


    Turbocharged and charge air-cooled

    Components (1)

    Non-DEF Aftertreatment system with Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs)

    Components (2)

    High-capacity water separator

    Components (3)

    Two-stage fuel filter with series filtration

    Components (4)

    Heavy-duty air filters

    Components (5)

    Microprocessed engine management

    Components (6)

    Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed

    Components (7)

    Exhaust manifold and turbo heat shields

    Digging Forces

    Maximum Crowd Force

    494,410 lb

    Maximum Breakout Force

    388,780 lb

    Electrical System

    System Voltage

    24 V

    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)

    Lockable battery isolator switch

    Components (3)

    Lockable starter isolator switch

    Components (4)

    13 LED high-brightness working flood lights

    Components (5)

    17 LED service lights

    Components (6)

    2 electric horns (1 cab module; 1 oil cooler module)


    Engine Model

    2 x Cat 3512E


    Engine Output - SAE J1995

    3,015 HP

    Bucket Payload

    67 ton (US)

    Operating Weight

    660 ton (US)


    Specifications shown above apply to Face Shovel configuration. Backhoe and Frontless configurations are also available.

    Hydraulic Oil Cooling

    Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps

    4 x 488 L/min (4 x 129 gal/min)


    4 cooling fans

    Diameter - Fan

    46 in

    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 and flow of oil to the coolers are thermostatically controlled

    Features (3)

    Extremely high cooling efficiency to ensure optimum oil temperature

    Features (4)

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

    Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

    Main Pumps - Diesel Version

    8 variable swash plate pumps

    Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version

    8 x 650 L/min (8 x 172 gal/min)

    Maximum Pressure - Attachment

    4,640 psi

    Maximum Pressure - Travel

    5,220 psi

    Swing Pumps - Diesel Version

    4 reversible swash plate pumps

    Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version

    4 x 352 L/min (4 x 93 gal/min)

    Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps

    5,075 psi

    Operating Weights

    6060 FS - Standard Track Pads

    4.58 ft

    6060 FS - Operating Weight

    1,320,110 lb

    6060 FS - Ground Pressure

    26.6 N/cm2 (38.5 psi)

    Backhoe - Standard Track Pads

    4.58 ft

    Backhoe - Operating Weight

    1,323,860 lb

    Backhoe - Ground Pressure

    26.7 N/cm2 (38.7 psi)


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

    Operator's Cab

    Operator's Eye Level - Approximately

    24.91 ft

    Internal Dimensions of Cab - Length

    7.33 ft

    Internal Dimensions of Cab - Width

    5.33 ft

    Internal Dimensions of Cab - Height

    6.75 ft

    Components (1)

    Single hydraulically driven HVAC System, with dual system option

    Components (2)

    In-floor window with removable grate

    Components (3)

    Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with heating, cooling, and lumbar support

    Components (4)

    Independently adjustable seat consoles with integrated joysticks

    Components (5)

    Operator Protective Guard (Top Guard) (ISO 10262:1998)

    Components (6)

    Elevated full-size trainer seat with safety belt and laptop desk

    Components (7)

    Additional fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt

    Components (8)

    Operator Presence switch

    Components (9)

    Monitoring system with 254 mm (10 in) touch screen

    Components (10)

    Powered 45 degree access stairway

    Components (11)

    Emergency egress ladder

    Components (12)

    FM/AM radio with USB and AUX input

    Components (13)

    Roller blinds on 3 front windows

    Components (14)

    3 cup holders

    Components (15)

    Cat Electronic Technician service port

    Retractable Service Station


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

    Equipped With (1)

    Quick couplings for: Diesel fuel, Engine coolant - left/right engine, Pump transmission gear oil - left/right engine, Engine oil - left/right engine, Hydraulic oil tank, and grease container

    Equipped With (2)

    Cat jump-start socket

    Equipped With (3)

    Indicator lights

    Service Refill Capacities

    Fuel Tank

    3,136 gal (US)

    Hydraulic Tank

    1,876 gal (US)

    Hydraulic System - Including Tank

    2,483 gal (US)

    Engine Oil

    86.6 gal (US)

    Cooling System

    211.4 gal (US)

    Swing Drive

    42.4 gal (US)

    Grease Tank

    188 gal (US)

    Standard Bucket Capacity

    Face Shovel (heaped 2:1)

    44.5 yd³

    Backhoe (heaped 1:1)

    44.5 yd³

    Swing System

    Swing Drive

    4 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors

    Parking Brakes

    Wet multiple disc brake, spring loaded/hydraulically released

    Maximum Swing Speed

    3.8 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

    0.68 mile/h

    Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum

    0.99 mile/h

    Maximum Tractive Force

    661,160 lb

    Gradeability - Travel Drives - Maximum

    39 %

    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

    Components (1)

    HD tracks with cast double-grouser track pad

    Components (2)

    HD fixed axle rollers and idlers

    Components (3)

    Hardened running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers, pad links, and teeth contact areas

    Components (4)

    Acoustic travel alarm (forward and reverse)

    Components (5)

    Fully hydraulic, self-adjusting track tensioning system with piston accumulator

    Components (6)

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

    Working Ranges

    Maximum Digging Height

    51.17 ft

    Maximum Digging Reach

    54.17 ft

    Maximum Digging Depth

    9.17 ft

      • Custom paint
      • Oil change interval extension for engine oil up to 500 hours, with optional extension to 1,000 hours
      • Rectangular grease container, 710 L (188 gal), filled via service station
      • Various cold-weather options for temperatures below -10°; 400 V, 50 Hz and 208 V, 60 Hz
    • CAB
      • Dual hydraulically driven HVAC system for redundancy
      • Cab heating
      • Camera monitoring system with two cameras, two lights, and additional display
      • Track pad width 1400 mm (4 ft 7 in)
      • Belly plate for undercarriage protection
      • Additional optional equipment available on request.


    • Machines built tough and ready to run in rugged applications

    • Trusted advisors to help you find and maximize your equipment

    • Wide inventory of rental equipment that lets you try before you buy

    • Full service and support to ensure performance and longevity