6040 Hydraulic Mining Shovel

6040 Hydraulic Mining Shovel

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.

  • Engine Output - SAE J1995 2079 HP

  • Bucket Payload 43.7 ton (US)

  • Operating Weight 446 ton (US)

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

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Product Specifications



  • Bucket Payload 43.7ton (US)

  • Engine Output - SAE J1995 2079HP

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

  • Operating Weight 446ton (US)


  • Engine Model 2 x Cat C32

  • Gross Power - SAE J1995 2079HP

  • Net Power - SAE J1349 1915HP

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

Diesel Engines

  • Aspiration Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled

  • Bore 5.71in

  • 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

  • Displacement 1959in³

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

  • Fuel Tank Capacity 2098gal (US)

  • Number of Cylinders - Each Engine 12

  • Stroke 6.38in

Electrical System - Diesel Drive

  • 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

  • System Voltage 24V

Operating Weights

  • 6040 - Ground Pressure 24.3 N/cm2 (35.3 psi)

  • 6040 - Operating Weight 897930lb

  • 6040 - Standard Track Pads 3.9ft

  • 6040 FS - Ground Pressure 24.1 N/cm2 (35.0 psi)

  • 6040 FS - Note Other track pads available on request

  • 6040 FS - Operating Weight 891980lb

  • 6040 FS - Standard Track Pads 3.9ft

  • Note 1600 mm track pads available as option

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

  • Hydraulic Tank Capacity - Diesel Version - Approximately 898gal (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 4350psi

  • Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps 5080psi

  • Maximum Pressure - Travel 5080psi

  • 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)

  • Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - Diesel Version - Approximately 1532gal (US)

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

  • 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 60in

  • Diameter - Fan 2 × 1524 mm (2 × 60 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 is thermostatically controlled

  • Features (3) Extremely high cooling efficiency to ensure optimum oil temperature

  • Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - Diesel Version 2 x 799 L/min (2 x 211 gal/min)

Swing System

  • 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

  • Maximum Swing Speed - Diesel Version 4.7r/min

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

  • Swing Drive 3 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 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

  • Gradeability - Travel Drives - Maximum 57%

  • Maximum Tractive Force 471260lb

  • Parking Brake Wet multiple disc brake, spring applied/hydraulically released

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

  • Track Pads - Each Side 42

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

  • Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum 0.93mile/h

  • Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum 1.55mile/h

Operator's Cab

  • 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

  • Components (1) Switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 22.31ft

Automatic Lubrication System

  • Capacity - Grease Container 188gal (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


  • 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)


  • Bucket Capacity - Backhoe (heaped 1:1) 28.8yd³

  • Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1) 28.8yd³

Retractable Service Station

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