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.

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Units: US Metric
Engine Output - SAE J1995
1649 HP
1230 kW
Bucket Payload
33 ton (US)
30 t
Operating Weight
324 ton (US)
294 t
Specifications shown above apply to the highly regulated Face Shovel configuration. Backhoe and Frontless configurations are also available for all regions.
Diesel Engine - Highly Regulated
Gross Power - SAE J1995
1649 HP
1230 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249
1625 HP
1212 kW
Net Power - SAE J1349
1541 HP
1149 kW
Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards
Diesel Engine - Lesser Regulated
Gross Power - SAE J1995
1531 HP
1142 kW
Net Power - SAE J1349
1425 HP
1063 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249
1511 HP
1127 kW
Meets China Nonroad Stage III emission standards, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2
Diesel Engines
Number of Cylinders - Each Engine
5.42 in
137.7 mm
6 in
152.4 mm
1648 in³
27 l
Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled
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
Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards
Fuel Tank Capacity
1342 gal (US)
5080 l
Electrical System - Diesel Drive
System Voltage
Batteries in Series/Parallel Installation
4 x 210 Ah at 12V each; 420 Ah with 24V in total
Electrical System
4 maintenance-free batteries
Electrical System - Diesel Drive
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
Operating Weights
6030 FS - Standard Track Pads
3.25 ft
1000 mm
6030 FS - Operating Weight
657640 lb
298300 kg
6030 FS - Ground Pressure
32.2 psi
22.2 N/cm²
6030 - Standard Track Pads
3.25 ft
1000 mm
6030 - Operating Weight
660060 lb
299400 kg
6030 - Ground Pressure
32.3 psi
22.3 N/cm²
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
707 gal (US)
2675 l
Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - Approximately
925 gal (US)
3500 l
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
4495 psi
310 bar
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5220 psi
360 bar
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)
Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps
5076 psi
350 bar
Hydraulic Oil Cooling
Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - Diesel Version
2 x 467 L/min (2 x 123 gal/min)
Diameter - Fan
48 in
1220 mm
Swing System
Swing Drive
2 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Parking Brakes
Wet multiple-disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
Maximum Swing Speed - Diesel Version
4.6 r/min
4.6 r/min
Swing Ring
Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing
Maximum Swing Speed - AC Version
5 r/min
5 r/min
Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum
0.87 mile/h
1.4 km/h
Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum
1.68 mile/h
2.7 km/h
Maximum Tractive Force
360144 ft·lbf
1602 kN
Gradeability - Travel Drives - Approximate
47 %
47 %
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 Brakes
Wet multiple disc brake, spring loaded/hydraulically released
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
Operator's Cab
Operator's Eye Level - Approximately
21.33 ft
6.5 m
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Length
7.22 ft
2200 mm
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Width
5.25 ft
1600 mm
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Height
7.05 ft
2150 mm
Components (1)
Under roof mounted heating ventilating and air conditioning system
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
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
Automatic Lubrication System
Capacity - Grease Container
119 gal (US)
450 l
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
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
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
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
Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1)
21.6 yd³
16.5 m³
Digging Forces
Maximum Crowd Force
291700 ft·lbf
1298 kN
Bucket Capacity - Backhoe (heaped 1:1)
22.2 yd³
17 m³
Digging Forces
Maximum Tearout Force
212150 ft·lbf
944 kN
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