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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.

6040 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 J1995Cat C32 - 1516 kW (2,032 hp)
  • Standard Bucket CapacityFace Shovel (heaped 2:1) - 22.0 m3 (28.8 yd3); Backhoe (heaped 1:1) - 22.0 m3 (28.8 yd3)
  • Batteries in series/parallel installation6 × 210 Ah - 12V each; 630 Ah - 24V in total
  • Components2 x 150A
  • System voltage24V
  • Product Brochure


Product Details

General Data

Engine Output - SAE J1995 Cat C32 - 1516 kW (2,032 hp)
Standard Bucket Capacity Face Shovel (heaped 2:1) - 22.0 m3 (28.8 yd3); Backhoe (heaped 1:1) - 22.0 m3 (28.8 yd3)

Electrical System

Batteries in series/parallel installation 6 × 210 Ah - 12V each; 630 Ah - 24V in total
Components 2 x 150A
System voltage 24V


Engine Model 2 × Cat® C32
Gross power – SAE J1995 1516 kW 1,750 min-1 (2,032 hp 1,750 min-1)
Net power – SAE J1349 1516 kW 1,750 min-1 (2,032 hp 1,750 min-1)


Bottom Rollers (each side) 7
Components All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and track links are hardened
Gradeability of travel drives - maximum 57.0 %
Maximum tractive force 2097.0 kN
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 Speed: 1st Stage (maximum) 1.5 km/h
Travel Speed: 2nd Stage (maximum) 2.5 km/h
Components Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator
Maximum Drawbar Pull (Forward) Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel

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 6.8 m
Components Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

Diameter of fans 2 × 1524 mm (2 × 60 in)
Oil flow of cooling pumps - Diesel version 2 × 799 L/min (2 × 211 gal/min)

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

Main pumps - Diesel version 4 × variable swash plate pumps
Main pumps - Maximum oil flow - Diesel version 4 × 724 L/min (4 × 191 gal/min)
Maximum pressure, attachment 300.0 bar
Maximum pressure, swing pumps 350.0 bar
Maximum pressure, travel 350.0 bar
Swing pumps - Diesel version 4 × reversible swash plate pump
Swing pumps - Maximum oil flow - Diesel version 4 × 321 L/min (4 × 85 gal/min)

Swing System

Maximum swing speed - Diesel version 4.7 RPM
Parking Brake Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
Swing Drives 3 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Swing Ring Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing

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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