The new Cat 6040 Hydraulic Mining Shovel

Offering more drive options to meet the global mining industry’s needs, the new Cat 6040 Hydraulic Mining Shovel features an added engine configuration that meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards. The new configuration includes two fuel-efficient Cat C32 engines, offering a total gross power rating of 1 550 kW (2,079 hp). Optimizing machine uptime and lowering operating costs, the engine package includes maintenance free Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC) and does not require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)/AdBlue or Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF). 

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The new engine option joins the twin C32 configuration with optimized fuel efficiency settings to meet China Nonroad Stage III emission standards, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2 as well as China Smoke Category III limits. An engine oil extension option plus new Cat Type 4 filters for both engine configurations help to further reduce maintenance costs. 

Enhanced technology and undercarriage

Connecting to Cat MineStar Solutions’ comprehensive suite of integrated technology, new Product Link Elite comes standard on the 6040 shovel. Product Link Elite delivers enhanced communication through a dual data path, allowing data transfer to both the local server and cloud simultaneously. Caterpillar’s next generation of onboard hardware, Product Link Elite features an easy-to-configure interface and customizable data-push frequency. Information transfer from the equipment can be configured via cellular, satellite or mine network connection to meet the mine site’s needs. 

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The new 6040 shovel delivers increased uptime with its heavy-duty undercarriage. Improved heavy-duty load rollers and idlers now feature duo cone seals, steel-back bronze bearings and fixed axle technology to increase service life and eliminate overheating during travel. Track pad, tensioning and wear updates deliver a higher level of durability and reliability to lower operating costs. Retrofit kits for the heavy-duty rollers are available for field units to improve existing fleet reliability. 

Like previous series, the new 6040 shovel can be equipped with backhoe or Cat TriPower Face Shovel front end designs. To deliver high machine reliability in harsh mining conditions, the rugged front attachments feature high-strength steel and castings, joined and thermally stressed-relieved, to extend service life and achieve production targets. With its 39.6-tonne (43.7-ton) bucket payload, the 6040 shovel offers optimal 4-pass match with Cat 785, 5-pass match with Cat 789 and 6-pass match with Cat 793 mining trucks. 

For the first time, the new Cat 6040 Hydraulic Mining Shovel fully integrates the undercarriage, engine module, superstructure main frame, carbody and crawler frames, hydraulic lines and motors, and counterweight into Caterpillar systems to improve servicing efficiency and parts sourcing. The new shovel displays the Cat Modern Hex graphics and will drop the “FS” suffix to model nomenclature for face shovel configurations. 

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Cat 6040 Hydraulic Mining Shovel Product Specifications


2 x Cat® C32

Gross power – J1995:2014, kW(hp) 

Tier 4F/Stage V

1 550 (2,079) 

Gross power – J1995:2014, kW(hp)

China Nonroad Stage III, Tier 2 equivalent 

1 554 (2,084)

Bucket payload – backhoe/face shovel, tonnes (tons) 

39.6 (43.7)  

Standard capacity – backhoe/face shovel, m3 (yd3) 

22 (28.8) 

Operating weight – backhoe, kg (lb) 

407 300 (897,930)

Operating weight – face shovel, kg (lb) 

404 600 (891,980) 

Max. tearout force – backhoe, kN (lbf)  

1 018 (228,856)

Max. crowd force – face shovel, kN (lbf)  

1 728 (388,470)

Max. breakout force – backhoe, kN (lbf)  

1 123 (252,460)

Max. breakout force – face shovel, kN (lbf)  

1 126 (253,135) 


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