Caterpillar hydraulics deliver the power and control needed to keep material moving at high volume.
Breakout and Crowd ForcesThe 5130B Mass Excavator provides maximum forces at the bucket cutting edge for improved material penetration and bucket fill factors.
Piston PumpsFour variable-displacement piston pumps act together to power the front structure and travel systems.
DesignThe modular design of the 5130B ME provides unique advantages in hydraulic system design and serviceability.
Hydraulic System FiltrationHydraulic system filtration is provided by 200 micron screens in the pump discharge lines and 10 micron filters in the return lines and case drain line.
ValvesExclusive Caterpillar Proportional Priority Pressure Compensating (PPPC) valves are used in both the front structure and travel systems.
Swing CircuitThe swing circuit is controlled by an open-center valve to assure quick, full-powered response.
Electronically Controlled PumpsA Caterpillar designed microprocessor regulates hydraulic pump output.
Hydraulic System CoolingHydraulic system cooling is provided by a single, conventional core radiator dedicated to the hydraulic circuit.
Large-Bore CylindersLarge-bore cylinders ensure efficient load handling.
Cat XT Hydraulic HoseCat's XT hydraulic hose is exceptionally strong and flexible. Reusable couplings prolong hose assembly life.
SOS SamplingS.O.S sampling valves are conveniently located on the return rail on the right side of the hydraulic tank.
The single engine of the 5130B ME provides an edge in operating costs and fuel efficiency.
Electronic Control SystemThe Caterpillar electronic control system provides superior integration of the engine and other machine systems.
Electronic Unit InjectorThe 3508B Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) engine has many outstanding features.
Automatic Engine Speed Control (AESC)Automatic Engine Speed Control (AESC) reduces fuel consumption and noise by reducing the engine speed from 1750 to 1350 rpm if the hydraulic controls are not actuated for four seconds.
Engine Cooling SystemEngine cooling system reduces fuel consumption using a hydraulic driven variable-speed fan.
Increased Time Between Oil ChangesIncreased time between oil changes, up 100 percent, from 250 hours to 500 hours between changes.
Cold Weather StartingCold weather starting can be improved with Elelctronic Unit Injector's cold weather starting mode.
DisplacementHigh displacement, low rpm rating and conservative hp ratings mean longer service hours with less downtime for maintenance and repair.
Piston DesignTwo-piece piston design with aluminum skirt and steel crown pivot at the wrist pin provides added flexibility for reduced piston scuffing.
SOS Sampling ValveS.O.S sampling valve located near oil filter base speeds sampling.
The 5130B ME structural components are the backbone of the machines durability.
CastingsHeavy-duty castings are used extensively in high-stress areas for excellent, long-term structural durability.
Casting UsesCastings are used in the front end of the swing frame (a single, massive casting), counterweight mounts, all boom and stick pin mounts, carbody mounts and final drive mounts.
Box Section ConstructionRugged box section construction is used in key structures to provide unsurpassed strength while eliminating excess width. Box section construction is used in the booms, sticks, carbody and roller frames.
Digging ForcesHigh digging forces are a result of the efficient front linkage. Rod-ported bucket tilt cylinders eliminate external return lines, improving seal and rod life.
Floating PinsOne piece floating pins are used at swing frame to boom, boom to stick and stick to bucket joints for extra strength and life.
Front Structure ComponentsFront structure components are thermally stress relieved to reduce residual stresses from the welding process, increasing structure life.
Durable, maintenance-free undercarriage absorbs stresses and provides excellent stability.
Track GaugeA wide track gauge offers the stability needed for top production.
Moving UndercarriageThe moving undercarriage is a no-maintenance system that includes some of the same features found on the dependable D11-size track.
Track Roller FramesTrack roller frames hold moving undercarriage components rigidly in place. They also absorb stress loads transmitted from the carbody.
Track tensioningAutomatic track tensioning maintains the correct track tension.
Three Shoe WidthsThree shoe widths are available to match your application: rock, general purpose and soft underfoot.
Designed for comfort and ease of operation.
Spacious Operator CompartmentsSpacious operator compartments have exceptional, unobstructed view of the bucket and loading area.
CabCab and nearby components are isolated to dampen sound and vibration.
Air PressurizationAir pressurization with positive filtered ventilation keeps the cab environment comfortable and clean.
SeatContour series seat is fully adjustable for shift-long comfort.
KAB SeatKAB seat is available as an option. The KAB seat has weight-compensated support, three-way seat cushion adjustment and the backrest is adjustable.
Vital Information Management System
Provides operators, service technicians and managers with crucial operating data.
VIMS SystemThe Vital Information Management System continuously displays critical machine data.
Alert SystemThe three-category alert system provides advisory information to the operator when conditions in a monitored system exceed a prescribed setting for ordinary operations.
Diagnostic ProgramThe VIMS diagnostic program allows service personnel to download a complete record of machine data events and system diagnostics to a laptop computer.
Buckets and Ground Engaging Tools
Aggressive bucket design and efficient linkage configuration promote high bucket fill factors.
Fill FactorsHigh fill factors for the 5130B Mass Excavator set this machine apart from the competition.
Box-Section ConstructionBox-section construction is utilized in the dozer portion of front shovel buckets to provide torsional strength when the bucket is closed for digging.
Steel CastingsSteel castings are used in high-stress areas such as the dozer hinges, bowl pivots, cylinder mounts and corner adapters.
Hardened BearingsHardened bearings improve the durability of the pivot and cylinder mounts in mass excavator buckets.
Wear PlatesHeat-treated steel is used to improve the service life of corner and center adapters, cutting edges and side bars which will be subjected to more abrasive conditions.
Bucket TipsBucket tips are top-pinned directly to the adapter for fast on-site replacement.
VarietySeveral front shovel and backhoe buckets are available. Buckets range from rock/high density buckets to coal and light material buckets.
Provides a stable, productive machine that is easy to transport and service.
Shipping and AssemblyMachine breaks down into eight modules for ease of shipping.
Maintenance and Service AccessThe right and left side modules provide excellent service access as well as storage and working space.
Right ModuleRight module includes walk-around, lighted access to the engine, engine cooling system, batteries and hydraulic pumps.
Left ModuleThe left module includes a cab riser which allows stand-up access to hydraulic pilot lines and to the main junction box for electrical and electronic components.
StabilitySuperior stability is achieved by creating a lower center of gravity and is a result of the modular design.