6030 Hydraulic Shovel

6030 Hydraulic Shovel

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.

  • Engine Output - SAE J1995 1649 HP

  • Bucket Payload 33 ton (US)

  • Operating Weight 324 ton (US)

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

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Product Specifications



  • Bucket Payload 33ton (US)

  • Engine Output - SAE J1995 1649HP

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

  • Operating Weight 324ton (US)

Diesel Engine - Highly Regulated

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

  • Gross Power - SAE J1995 1649HP

  • Net Power - ISO 9249 1625HP

  • Net Power - SAE J1349 1541HP

Diesel Engine - Lesser Regulated

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

  • Gross Power - SAE J1995 1531HP

  • Net Power - ISO 9249 1511HP

  • Net Power - SAE J1349 1425HP

Diesel Engines

  • Aspiration Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled

  • Bore 5.42in

  • 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

  • Displacement 1648in³

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

  • Fuel Tank Capacity 1342gal (US)

  • Number of Cylinders - Each Engine 12

  • Stroke 6in

Electrical System - Diesel Drive

  • 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

  • System Voltage 24V

Electrical System

  • Batteries 4 maintenance-free batteries

Operating Weights

  • 6030 - Ground Pressure 32.3psi

  • 6030 - Operating Weight 660060lb

  • 6030 - Standard Track Pads 3.25ft

  • 6030 FS - Ground Pressure 32.2psi

  • 6030 FS - Operating Weight 657640lb

  • 6030 FS - Standard Track Pads 3.25ft

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

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

  • Hydraulic Tank Capacity - Approximately 707gal (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 4495psi

  • Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps 5076psi

  • Maximum Pressure - Travel 5220psi

  • 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)

  • Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - Approximately 925gal (US)

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

  • Diameter - Fan 48in

  • Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - Diesel Version 2 x 467 L/min (2 x 123 gal/min)

Swing System

  • Maximum Swing Speed - AC Version 5r/min

  • Maximum Swing Speed - Diesel Version 4.6r/min

  • Parking Brakes Wet multiple-disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released

  • Swing Drive 2 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors

  • Swing Ring Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing


  • Bottom Rollers - Each Side 7

  • 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

  • Gradeability - Travel Drives - Approximate 47%

  • Maximum Tractive Force 360144ft·lbf

  • Parking Brakes Wet multiple disc brake, spring loaded/hydraulically released

  • Support Rollers - Each Side 2 plus a skid plate in between

  • Track Pads - Each Side 44

  • Travel Drives - Each Side 1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors

  • Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum 0.87mile/h

  • Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum 1.68mile/h

Operator's Cab

  • Components (1) Under roof mounted heating ventilating and air conditioning system

  • 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

  • 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

  • Internal Dimensions of Cab - Height 7.05ft

  • Internal Dimensions of Cab - Length 7.22ft

  • Internal Dimensions of Cab - Width 5.25ft

  • Operator's Eye Level - Approximately 21.33ft

Automatic Lubrication System

  • Capacity - Grease Container 119gal (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 - Backhoe (heaped 1:1) 22.2yd³

  • Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1) 21.6yd³

Digging Forces

  • Maximum Crowd Force 291700ft·lbf

  • Maximum Tearout Force 212150ft·lbf


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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



Standard Equipment

  • 2 x Cat C27 engines

  • Aftertreatment system (used in Tier 4 Final only): -Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) -NOx Reduction System (NRS) -Non-DEF solution

  • Air-to-Air After Cooling (ATAAC)

  • Turbocharger

  • Hydraulically driven radiator fan

  • Electronically controlled fan speed

  • Micro processed engine management

  • Cat CEM air filters

  • Two-stage fuel filter with series filtration

  • High-capacity water seperator

  • Starting aid -- automatic ether

  • Exhaust manifold and turbo heat shields

  • 24 V electric starter

  • Automatic engine idle shut down

  • Automatic fuel priming

  • Pump managing system with: -- Electronic load limit control -- Flow on demand -- Automatic zero flow regulation -- Automatic engine RPM reduction -- Reduced oil flow at high hydraulic oil or engine temperature

  • Pressure cut - off for main pumps

  • Cat Hydraulic Hose assemblies

  • Cooling of pump transmission gear oil

  • Continuous hydraulic oil filtration

  • Close loop swing circuit

  • Pressure testing poings

  • Full-flow high-pressure filters (100 μm), main pumps

  • High pressure filters (100 μm), closed swing circuit

  • Full-flow filters (10 μm), return circuit

  • Full-flow filters (10 μm), cooling return circuit

  • Pressure filters (40 μm and 6 μm), servo circuit

  • Transmission oil filters (40 μm)

  • Boom float values (FS and BH)

  • Stick float values (FS)

  • Four maintenance-free batteries

  • Lockable battery isolator switch

  • Lockable starter isolator switch

  • 14 LED high-brightness working flood lights

  • 11 LED service lights

  • 2 acoustic travel alarms -forward and reverse (counterweight, oil cooler)

  • 2 electric horns (1 cab module, 1 oil cooler module)

  • HD tracks with cast double-grouser track pads

  • 1000 mm (3 ft 3 in) wide track pads

  • HD fixed axle carrier and load rollers

  • HD fixed axle idlers

  • Automatic hydraulic retarder valve

  • Hinged travel motor covers

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

  • Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with piston accumulators

  • Lubricated pinion in swing ring

  • Grease filters (200 μm)

  • Single HVAC system

  • Pneumatically cushioned and multiadjustable comfort seat with: -Seat heating -Lumbar support -2-point safety belt -Head and arm rests -Safety switch for automatic motion shutdown

  • Independently adjustable seat consoles with integrated joysticks

  • Electronic-Hydraulic Servo Control

  • FM/AM radio with USB and AUX input

  • Fold-away auxiliary seat with 2-point safety belt

  • Sliding side window

  • Parallel intermittent wiper/washer

  • Roller blinds at all windows

  • External sun shields at side and rear windows

  • Cat Board Control system: -305 mm (12 in) color touchscreen -On-screen documentation in .pdf -On-screen troubleshooting assistance -On-screen graphic charts of logged data -Fault memory of related conditions -USB, LAN (TCP/IP) and CAN BUS interfaces for data export

  • Control and Monitoring Platform (CAMP)

  • 45° stairway from engine bay to operator cab

  • Powered 45° access stairway

  • 2 mirrors on LH side, 1 heated

  • Level indicators for length and crosswise inclination

  • Document storage

  • Service access holes in boom and stick (FS and BH)

  • Boom and stick thermally stress relieved after welding

  • Catwalks with rails at boom (FS and BH)

  • Wear Package (as per bucket selection)

  • Cat Product Link Elite (Cellular)

  • Cat MineStar Solutions Ready

  • Engine oil exchange interval -- 500 hours

  • Hydraulic oil change interval -10,000 hours

  • S·O·SSM sampling ports

  • Cat CEM air filters with precleaner dust ejection system

  • Retractable ground level service station with quick couplings for: -Diesel fuel -Engine coolant -left/right engines -Pump transmission gear oil -left/right engines -Engine oil -left/right engines -Hydraulic oil -Grease -Engine oil extension tanks

  • Cat battery charging connector

  • Indicator lights

  • Cat Electronic Technician service port

  • Emergency stop switches: 1 in cab, 3 in engine module, 1 pull rope accessible from ground level and 1 on service station

  • Operator Protective Guard (Top Guard)

  • All-around safety glass

  • Armored windshield

  • Emergency egress ladder

  • ISO or ANSI decals

Optional Equipment

  • 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 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)