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Frontless Hydraulic Shovels

Proven success in nearly every surface mining application across the globe substantiates the durability of Cat® hydraulic shovels. Our equipment is engineered to endure the most difficult digging environments and the harshest conditions to afford our customers the greatest productivity. Simply stated, Cat hydraulic shovels are built to last.

6030 OEM

Cat Frontless Hydraulic Shovels are loaded with options--giving you the flexibility to match the machine front to your specific application. These purpose-built specialty machines can be sourced through Caterpillar OEM Solutions and our global network of auxiliary equipment manufacturers. Let us help you build your jobsite solution.

  • Specification Summary

  • Engine Output - SAE J19951140 kW (1,530 hp)
  • Standard Bucket CapacityFace Shovel (heaped 2:1) - 16.5 m3 (21.6 yd3); Backhoe (heaped 1:1) - 17.0 m3 (22.2 yd3)
  • Operating WeightFace Shovel - 294 tonnes (324 tons); Backhoe - 296 tonnes (326 tons)
  • Engine output SAE J1995 - 2 × Cat C27 ACERT1140.0 kW
  • Batteries (12V each) in series/parallel installation4 × 210 Ah – 12V each; 420 Ah – 24V in total
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Product Details

General Data

Engine Output - SAE J1995 1140 kW (1,530 hp)
Standard Bucket Capacity Face Shovel (heaped 2:1) - 16.5 m3 (21.6 yd3); Backhoe (heaped 1:1) - 17.0 m3 (22.2 yd3)
Operating Weight Face Shovel - 294 tonnes (324 tons); Backhoe - 296 tonnes (326 tons)
Engine output SAE J1995 - 2 × Cat C27 ACERT 1140.0 kW

Electrical System

Batteries (12V each) in series/parallel installation 4 × 210 Ah – 12V each; 420 Ah – 24V in total
System voltage 24V
Working spotlights 2 × 150A


Engine Model 2 × Cat® C27 ACERT™
Gross power – SAE J1995 1140 kW 1,800 min-1 (1,530 hp 1,800 min-1)
Net power – SAE J1349 1140 kW 1,800 min-1 (1,530 hp 1,800 min-1)
Emissions U.S. EPA flex (Tier 2)


Bottom Rollers (each side) 7
Components All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and pad links, as well as teeth contact areas of sprocket and pad links, are
Gradeability of travel drives - approximate 64.0 %
Maximum tractive force 1637.0 kN
Support Rollers (each side) 2 plus a skid plate in between
Track Pads (each side) 47
Travel Speed: 1st Stage (maximum) 1.4 km/h
Travel Speed: 2nd Stage (maximum) 2.7 km/h
Components Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator
Components Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel
Components Cast double-grouser combined pad-links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins
Maximum Drawbar Pull (Forward) 1637.0 kN

Operator’s Cab

Internal dimensions of cab - Height 2150.0 mm
Internal dimensions of cab - Length 2200.0 mm
Internal dimensions of cab - Width 1600.0 mm
Operator’s eye level - approximately 6.5 m
Components FOPS (rock guard; approved according to DIN ISO 3449) integrated into cab structure
Components Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

Diameter of fans 2 × 1220 mm (2 × 48 in)
Oil flow of cooling pumps - Diesel version 2 × 467 L/min (2 × 123 gal/min)

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

Main pumps 4 × variable swash plate pumps
Main pumps - Maximum oil flow - Diesel version 4 × 552 L/min (4 × 146 gal/min)
Maximum pressure, attachment 310.0 bar
Maximum pressure, swing pumps 350.0 bar
Maximum pressure, travel 360.0 bar
Swing pumps 2 × reversible swash plate double pumps
Swing pumps - Maximum oil flow - Diesel version 2 × 394 L/min (2 × 104 gal/min)

Swing System

Maximum swing speed - Diesel version 4.6 RPM
Parking Brakes Wet multiple-disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
Swing Drives 2 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Swing Ring Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing

Automatic Lubrication System

Type Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pump and electronic time relay control to adjust the pause/lube times
Capacity of Grease Barrel 450.0 L
Frontless Weight 214989 kg
Standard 1000.0 mm
Extra Wide 1200.0 mm
Fuel Tank 5070.0 L
Hydraulic System (including tank) 3500.0 L
Hydraulic Tank 2500.0 L
Grease Tank 450.0 L

Long Reach

Long Reach excavators provide extra reach needed for deep digging applications, finishing/grading of embankments, and for dredging under water.

VA Booms

Variable Adjustable (VA) boom configured machines offer improved right-side visibility, better roading balance, improved versatility when working in tight quarters, and are able to lift heavy loads. VA-style booms offer improved flexibility and versatility versus a standard one-piece boom.

Extending Booms & Sticks

Extending booms provide extra-long reach in unique applications, such as working alongside of a pier or access to a subway shaft. Oftentimes the work tools used in such applications develop a square hole. Typical work tool for this application is a clamshell-style bucket.

Material Handlers

Whether you operate indoors in areas with limited space such as a transfer or recycling station, or outdoors in a scrap yard or waterway/port application, material handlers are purpose-designed and built for excellent reach, flexibility and lift performance to meet the tough requirements of material handling applications. Special features such as heavy-duty frames and wide undercarriage ensure aggressive performance, reliability and excellent productivity. A variety of Cat grapples are also available to maximize machine performance in material handling applications.

Ultra High Demolition

UHD machines can reach higher and are capable of supporting the work tools you need for your demo job. Fronts can be interchangeable, making your demo jobs safer and faster. Caterpillar offers best-in-class work tools for bigger and more versatile demolition applications.


Rippers are typically large hydraulic excavators equipped with short, heavy-duty booms and sticks. The stick is typically equipped with a ripper shank work tool. These machines are often used for ripping rock or tightly packed soil and can be found, for example, in road-building applications.

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