6015 Hydraulic Shovel

The Cat® 6015 Hydraulic Shovel lets you move more material at a lower cost, so you can achieve production targets, deliver on your commitments, meet deadlines and maximize your profitability. With class-leading tool carrying capacity, increased durability and the most powerful engine in its class, the Cat 6015 generates higher productivity and fuel efficiency than other shovels. And it’s offered with more and better options that let you match your machine to your operation — from access and cold weather packages to multiple stick and track pad options. In addition, a large range of buckets is available, giving you optimum payload and machine efficiency for your operation. And the 6015’s high tool carrying capacity gives you the ability to employ large buckets and move more in fewer cycles.

SAFETY

  • Operator Protective Guard (Top Guard) certified cab plus optional front guard.
  • Excellent visibility with unobstructed view of digging environment and upward view through skylight, plus optional two-camera system to reduce blind spots and enhance situational awareness.
  • Safer access and egress with anti-slip walkways and optional powered 45-degree access stairway.
  • Five emergency shut-off switches, with one easily accessible in the cab to shut down the electrical system in case of emergency.
  • Safer service with lockable starter and battery isolation switch cabinet.

OPERATOR CAB

  • Heated, pneumatically-cushioned and fully adjustable suspension seat that provides height and weight adjustments, lumbar support, wide arm/wrist rests and a wide retractable seat belt for full operator comfort and support.
  • Maintained internal ambient temperature with air conditioning, heat and defroster, and improved filtration with fresh air filter that removes dust and particles, plus a second internal filter that cleans recirculated air inside the cab.
  • Easily accessible ergonomic joysticks with Electronic-Hydraulic Servo Control, which delivers dynamic and precise response and ensures no hydraulic lines are present in the cab.
  • Large, 7 in (178 mm) color touchscreen for convenient troubleshooting and service assistance.
  • Independently adjustable joystick consoles, plus joystick controls that allow pattern to be changed for enhanced safety and improved operator experience.

RELIABILITY & DURABILITY

  • Rugged Cat heavy duty undercarriage designed to increase uptime, deliver longer service life and withstand increased tramming over rough mine site terrain, with features such as grease lubrication, GLT4 sealing technology and oil-filled rolling components that help it last at least 2,000 hours longer than dry track designs.
  • Cat exclusive Positive Pin Retention 2 (PPR2) track design, which mechanically locks the link to the pin to resist pin walking and link cracking to deliver reliable sealing and maximum track life.
  • Heavy duty fixed-axle rollers and idlers for improved performance, increased wear life, reduced internal friction and overheating, and elimination of grease consumption and lines.
  • Heavy duty track group, which handles high field loads, and reduced pitch extension wear, which increases track chain life by 20% to 40%.
  • Structures designed and fabricated to withstand the toughest digging conditions, with high-strength steel; full penetration, profiled and ground welds at critical junctures; and booms and sticks that are stress-relieved after welding.
  • Efficient Independent Oil Cooling system, which protects and extends the life of hydraulic components.

PRODUCTIVITY & PERFORMANCE

  • Faster cycle times and increased productivity thanks to Cat C27 engine, which is the most powerful in its class and provides top performance over an exceptional service life.
  • Fast cycle times and improved energy efficiency delivered by closed-loop swing system, which also generates less heat.
  • Proportional Priority Pressure Compensating (PPPC) hydraulic system, which varies hydraulic oil flow for smooth, predictable operation and greater operator efficiency.
  • Load Enhanced Anticipatory Control (LEAC), which ensures faster and more consistent engine regulation by preventing lug, which, in turn, reduces fuel consumption.
  • Engine Torque Load Control (ETLC), which reduces hydraulic pump output based on available engine torque, desired engine speed, actual engine speed and estimated hydraulic load — providing power to the functions that need it to move material quickly and efficiently.

BUCKETS & GET

  • Buckets and ground engaging tools (GET) designed to maximize durability and productivity, ideally matched to your shovel and application, and rebuildable, with wear components available as service parts.
  • Integrated to work as part of a machine system — helping you achieve high productivity and the lowest cost per ton.
  • Hammerless GET designed specifically for the 6015, with no special tools required for removal and installation.
  • New standard rock bucket equipped with the new M75 GET, which is 20% stronger than the previous C70 GET and moves 8.1 m3 (10.6 yd3) of material, carrying up to 14.6 tonnes (16.1 tons).
  • Wear packages that protect your investment, including special liner material and lip shrouds, wing shrouds and heel shrouds.

CONNECTIVITY & TECHNOLOGY

  • Greater connectivity with improved Product Link™ Elite system, which increases the availability of data provided by the 6015 and allows it to collect and transmit information into locally hosted or cloud-hosted applications.
  • Factory-ready for Cat MineStar™ Solutions, with a range of capabilities that meet the needs of your fleet.
  • MineStar Health, which lets you collect and monitor machine data so you can be proactive and maximize uptime.
  • MineStar Edge™, which makes it possible to measure, manage, analyze and optimize your entire operation.
  • Designed for the future, with expandable electronic systems that allow smooth integration of MineStar or other electronic capabilities.

SERVICEABILITY

  • Access to Cat Electronic Technician, which helps dealer service personnel more easily diagnose and prevent issues.
  • Enhanced warning levels for hydraulic oil temperature and improved data link diagnostics for reduced downtime.
  • Visual inspection ports for slew drive pinions and ring gear, commonization of charging ports and charging tool and new electronic pilot pressure monitoring via ET.
  • Ground-level service station that provides easy access to fast-fill diesel fuel and grease connections.
  • Maintenance-free Positive Pin Retention tracks that are specially machined to extend internal pin/bushing wear life and fatigue resistance.

SUSTAINABILITY

  • Highly regulated C27 engine certified to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V emissions standards without the need for DEF — saving time and cost during maintenance.
  • Reduce fuel consumption with Load Enhanced Anticipatory Control (LEAC) system.
  • Sound-suppressed power module to keep spectator sound levels low.
  • Preservation of raw materials, energy conservation and reduced emissions through the Cat Reman and Cat Rebuild programs, which return end-of-life components to like-new condition.

Standard Equipment

Cat Powertrain
  • 2 x Cat 3512E engines
  • Aftertreatment System (used in highly regulated countries only): – Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs) – Non-DEF solution
  • Air-to-Air After Cooling (ATAAC)
  • Turbocharger
  • Hydraulically driven radiator fan
  • Electronically controlled fan speed
  • Micro processed engine management
  • Heavy-duty air filters
  • Two-stage fuel filter with series filtration
  • High-capacity water seperator
  • Starting aid -- automatic ether
  • Exhaust manifold and turbo heat shields
  • Dual 24 V electric starters per engine
  • Automatic engine idle shut down
  • Automatic fuel priming
Hydraulics
  • Hydraulic Optimization
  • Operator Assist: Enhanced Motion Control
  • Cat Hydraulic Hose assemblies
  • Pump managing system with: – Electronic load limit control – Flow on demand – Automatic zero flow regulation – Automatic engine rpm reduction – Reduced oil flow at high hydraulic oil or engine temperature
  • Pressure cut-off for main pumps
  • Cooling of pump transmission gear oil
  • Closed loop swing circuit
  • Pressure testing points
  • Full-flow high-pressure filters (100 μm), main pumps
  • High pressure filters (100 μm), closed swing circuit
  • Full-flow filters (10 μm), return circuit
  • Pressure filters swing charge circuit (40 μm)
  • Pressure filters pilot circuit (6 μm)
  • Transmission oil filters (40 μm)
  • Boom float valve (FS and BH)
  • Stick float valve (FS)
Electrical System
  • 6 Maintenance-free batteries
  • Lockable battery isolator switch
  • Lockable starter isolator switch
  • 13 LED high-brightness working flood lights
  • 17 LED service lights
  • 2 acoustic travel alarms – forward and reverse (power module, oil cooler module)
  • 2 electric horns (1 cab module, 1 oil cooler module)
Undercarriage
  • HD tracks with cast double-grouser track pads
  • 1400 mm (4'7") wide track pads
  • HD fixed axle carrier and load rollers
  • HD fixed axle idlers
  • Automatic hydraulic retarder valve
  • Hinged travel motor covers
  • Hardened running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers, pad links, teeth contact areas
  • Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with piston accumulators
Automatic Lubrication System
  • Rectangular grease container (fill via service station)
  • Lubricated pinion in swing ring
  • Grease filters (200 μm)
Operator Environment
  • Single hydraulically driven HVAC system
  • In-floor window with removable grate
  • Pneumatically cushioned and multiadjustable comfort seat with: – Heating and cooling – Lumbar support – 2-point safety belt – Head and arm rests – Safety switch for automatic motion shutdown
  • Independently adjustable seat consoles with integrated joysticks
  • Electronic-Hydraulic Servo Control
  • Elevated full-size trainer seat with 2-point safety belt and laptop desk
  • Additional fold-away auxiliary seat with 2-point safety belt
  • Three cup holders
  • FM/AM radio with USB and AUX input
  • Parallel intermittent wiper/washer
  • Roller blinds
  • Monitoring system with 254 mm (10 in) color touchscreen
  • 45° stairway from engine bay to operator cab
  • Powered 45° access stairway
  • Heated mirror on LH side
  • Camera monitoring system (Right and rear cameras, 2 lights, and additional display)
  • Level indicators for length and crosswise inclination
  • Document Storage
Front Attachment
  • Service access holes from both sides in boom and stick (FS and BH)
  • Boom and stick thermally stress relieved after welding
  • Catwalks with rails at boom (FS and BH)
  • Wear Package (as per bucket selection)
Cat Technology
  • Cat Product Link™ Elite (Cellular)
  • Cat MineStar™ Solutions Ready
Service and Maintenance
  • Engine oil exchange interval -- 500 hours
  • Hydraulic oil change interval – 10,000 hours
  • Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·SSM) ports
  • Retractable ground level service station with quick couplings for: – Diesel fuel – Engine coolant – left/right engines – Pump transmission gear oil – left/right engines – Engine oil – left/right engines – Engine oil extension tanks – Hydraulic oil – Grease – Swing transmission gear oil
  • Cat battery charging connector
  • Indicator lights
  • Cat Electronic Technician service port
  • Dirt wiper at swivel
Safety and Security
  • Emergency stop switches: 2 in cab, 5 in engine module, 1 at ground level service station, 1 pull rope accessible from ground level
  • Operator Protective Guard (Top Guard)
  • All-round safety glass
  • Emergency egress ladder
Miscellaneous
  • ISO or ANSI decals

Additional information

General - Engine Output - SAE J1995

615 kW ( 824 HP )

Offering Type

General - Bucket Payload

14.6 t ( 16.1 ton (US) )

General - Operating Weight

140 t ( 154.3 ton (US) )

Engine - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final - Engine Model

Cat® C27

Engine - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final - Gross Power - SAE J1995

615 kW ( 824 HP )

Engine - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final - Net Power - SAE J1349

556 kW ( 746 HP )

Engine - Equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2 - Engine Model

Cat® C27

Engine - Equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2 - Gross Power - SAE J1995

626 kW ( 839 HP )

Engine - Equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2 - Net Power - SAE J1349

556 kW ( 746 HP )

Operating Weights - Backhoe - Operating Weight

140 t ( 154 ton (US) )

Engine - Emissions

U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V; China Nonroad Stage III, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2; Equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 1

Service Refill Capacities - Fuel Tank

1700 l ( 449 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Cooling System

165 l ( 44 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Engine Oil

87 l ( 23 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Swing Drive

9 l ( 2.4 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic System - Including Tank

1752 l ( 463 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic Tank

956 l ( 253 gal (US) )

Electrical System - System Voltage

24 V

Service Refill Capacities - Grease Tank

68 l ( 18 gal (US) )

Electrical System - Batteries

4 × 200 Ah (12 V each)

Electrical System - Components (1)

Emergency stop in cabin, engine module, pump room and on service station accessible from ground level

Electrical System - Components (2)

Four maintenance free batteries

Electrical System - Components (3)

Lockable battery isolation switch

Electrical System - Components (5)

14 LED high-brightness working lights

Electrical System - Components (4)

5 LED service lights

Electrical System - Components (6)

2 electric horns

Swing System - Swing Drive

Two (2) compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors

Swing System - Parking Brake

Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released

Swing System - Maximum Swing Speed

4.9 r/min ( 4.9 r/min )

Swing System - Swing Ring

Cross roller bearing with sealed internal gearing

Swing System - Features (1)

Closed-loop swing circuit with speed control

Swing System - Features (2)

Hydraulic braking of swing motion when control is returned to neutral position or by counteracting control for stronger braking

Swing System - Features (3)

All raceways and the internal gearing of swing ring supplied by automatic central lubrication system

Centralized Service Area - Equipped With (2)

Quick couplings for: Diesel fuel and Grease

Undercarriage - Maximum Tractive Force

877 kN ( 197,157 lbf )

Undercarriage - Gradeability - Travel Drives

38°/78% (SAE J1309)

Undercarriage - Components (1)

Forged double-grouser track pads

Undercarriage - Components (2)

Chain links connected by hardened pins and bushings

Undercarriage - Components (3)

Postive Pin Retention (PPR2) sealed and greased track design

Undercarriage - Components (4)

All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and track chain links hardened

Undercarriage - Components (5)

Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with accumulator

Undercarriage - Components (6)

Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent overspeed on downhill travel

Operator's Cab - Components (1)

Pressurized operator station with positive filtration

Operator's Cab - Components (2)

Heated cab mirror

Operator's Cab - Components (3)

Sliding upper door window (left-hand cab door)

Operator's Cab - Components (4)

Glass-breaking safety hammer

Operator's Cab - Components (5)

Removable lower windshield with in cab storage bracket

Operator's Cab - Components (6)

Joystick Controls Alternate Patterns including ISO/JIS, BHL, MHI, KOBE, or SCM

Operator's Cab - Components (7)

Beverage holder

Operator's Cab - Components (8)

Literature holder

Operator's Cab - Components (9)

AM/FM radio

Operator's Cab - Components (10)

Radio with MP3 auxiliary audio port

Operator's Cab - Components (11)

Two stereo speakers

Operator's Cab - Components (12)

Storage shelf suitable for lunch or toolbox

Operator's Cab - Components (13)

Color LCD display with warning, filter/fluid change, and working hour information

Operator's Cab - Components (14)

Adjustable armrest

Operator's Cab - Components (15)

Height-adjustable joystick consoles

Automatic Lubrication System - Capacity - Grease Barrel

68 l ( 18 gal (US) )

Automatic Lubrication System - Type (1)

Central bank lubrication system

Automatic Lubrication System - Type (2)

Grease is automatically applied to all attachment pivot points (except bucket linkage) and slew bearing

Automatic Lubrication System - Type (3)

Standard grease reel on machine for bucket linkage

Automatic Lubrication System - Type (4)

Grease refill service point accessible from ground

Attachments - Type (1)

Boom and stick torsion-resistant with welded box design

Attachments - Type (2)

High-tensile steel with solid steel castings at pivot areas

Attachments - Type (3)

Boom and stick stress-relieved after welding

Attachments - Type (4)

Float valve for boom down function

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Working Range - Maximum Digging Depth

8 m ( 26.3 ft )

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Working Range - Maximum Digging Reach

13.9 m ( 45.6 ft )

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Working Range - Maximum Digging Height

12.8 m ( 41.9 ft )

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Digging Forces - Bucket Digging Force - ISO

538 kN ( 120,947 lbf )

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Digging Forces - Stick Digging Force - ISO

466 kN ( 104,761 lbf )

Weights - Operating Weight

140,000 kg ( 308,000 lb )

Drive - Travel Speed - Two Stages - 1st Stage - Maximum

2.3 km/h ( 1.4 mile/h )

Electrical System - Alternator Rating

150 A (24 V) in total

Hydraulic System - Main Pumps - Maximum Total Oil Flow

1544 l/min ( 407 gal/min )

Hydraulic System - Pilot Pump

1 × gear pump

Hydraulic System - Pilot Pump - Maximum Flow, Pilot

153 l/min ( 40.4 gal/min )

Hydraulic System - Main Pumps - Maximum Pressure - Travel

320 bar ( 4641 psi )

Hydraulic System - Filters (4)

Full-flow filters (6 μm) for engine cooling return circuit

Drive - Maximum Drawbar Pull - Reverse

983 kN ( 220987 lbf )

Undercarriage - Number of Shoes - Each Side

46

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Digging Forces - Bucket Digging Force - SAE

501 kN ( 112600 lbf )

Number of Track Rollers - Each Side

9

Drive - Travel Speed - Two Stages - 2nd Stage - Maximum

3.3 km/h ( 2.1 mile/h )

Hydraulic System - Main Pumps - Maximum Pressure - Attachment

320 bar ( 4641 psi )

Undercarriage - Travel Speed - Two Stages - 2nd Stage - Maximum

3.7 km/h ( 2.3 mile/h )

Weights - Ground Pressure

16.3 N/cm² ( 23.6 psi )

Undercarriage - Maximum Drawbar Pull - Forward

858 kN ( 192886 lbf )

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Backhoe - Total Width

2682 mm ( 8.8 ft )

Electrical System - Components (8)

One (1) light for machine deck/service

Hydraulic System - Swing Pump - Maximum Flow - Swing

479 l/min ( 127 gal/min )

Undercarriage - Travel Speed - Two Stages - 1st Stage - Maximum

2.6 km/h ( 1.6 mile/h )

Engine - Cat C27 with Tier 1 or Tier 2 Equivalent Emission Standards - Aspiration

Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled

Gradeability - Travel Drives

Approximately 42%

Hydraulic System - Main Pumps

3 × variable swash plate pumps

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Fan Pump - Maximum Flow, Hydraulic Fan

86 l/min ( 22.7 gal/min )

Hydraulic System - Swing Pump - Maximum Pressure - Swing

365 bar ( 5294 psi )

Hydraulic System - Filters (1)

Full-flow high-pressure filters (200 μm) for main pumps

Centralized Service Area - Feature

Accessible from ground level

Drive - Hydraulic Track Tensioning

With accumulator

Engine - Cat C27 with Tier 1 or Tier 2 Equivalent Emission Standards - Number of Cylinders

12

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Fan Pump - Maximum Pressure, Hydraulic Fan

135 bar ( 1958 psi )

Undercarriage - Hydraulic Track Tensioning

With accumulator

Track - Wide

900 mm ( 36 in )

Drive - Maximum Drawbar Pull

800 kN ( 179,847 lbf )

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Backhoe - Number of Teeth

5

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Backhoe - Weight - Including Standard Wear Package

8401 kg ( 18521 lb )

Centralized Service Area - Equipped With (1)

Emergency stop

Engine - Cat C27 with Tier 1 or Tier 2 Equivalent Emission Standards - Displacement

27 l ( 1648 in³ )

Track Pads

Double grouser

Hydraulic System - Swing Pump

1 × variable swash plate pump

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Diameter of Fan

1016 mm ( 40 in )

Track - Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side

3

Undercarriage - Components (7)

Audible travel alarm

Hydraulic System - Filters (3)

Pressure filters (16 μm) for servo circuit

Operator's Cab - Components (18)

Two power outlets, 10 amp (total)

Engine - Cat C27 with Tier 1 or Tier 2 Equivalent Emission Standards - Bore

137.2 mm ( 5.4 in )

Track - Standard

700 mm ( 28 in )

Track - Extra Wide

1000 mm ( 39 in )

Operator's Cab - Components (19)

Laminated glass front upper window and tempered other windows

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Backhoe - Maximum Material Density - Loose

1.8 t/m³ ( 3030 lb/yd³ )

Hydraulic System - Filters (6)

Pump case return screens (125 μm)

Undercarriage - Number of Track Rollers - Each Side

9

Undercarriage - Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side

3

Attachments - Buckets Equipped With

– Special liner material covering main wear areas inside and outside – Lip shrouds – Wing shrouds – Heel shrouds

Hydraulic System - Pilot Pump - Maximum Pressure, Pilot

95 bar ( 1378 psi )

Engine - Cat C27 with Tier 4 Final Emission Standards - Stroke

152.4 mm ( 6 in )

Hydraulic System - Filters (5)

Swing charge filter (15 μm)

Engine - Cat C27 with Tier 4 Final Emission Standards - Number of Cylinders

12

Engine - Cat C27 with Tier 4 Final Emission Standards - Bore

137.2 mm ( 5.4 in )

Hydraulic System - Engine Fan Pump

1 × variable swash plate pump

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Backhoe - Capacity 1:1

8.1 m³ ( 10.6 yd³ )

Electrical System - Components (7)

Two (2) lights for rear end

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Maximum Flow

1075 l/min ( 284 gal/min )

Operator's Cab - Components (17)

Travel control pedals with removable hand levers

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Working Range - Maximum Dump Height

8.5 m ( 27.9 ft )

Engine - Cat C27 with Tier 4 Final Emission Standards - Displacement

27 l ( 1648 in³ )

Track - Number of Shoes - Each Side

46

Drive - Maximum Drawbar Pull - Forward

858 kN ( 192886 lbf )

Electrical System - Components (9)

One (1) beacon light on cabin roof

Hydraulic System - Engine Fan Pump - Maximum Flow, Engine Fan

201 l/min ( 53.1 gal/min )

Hydraulic System - Engine Fan Pump - Maximum Pressure, Engine Fan

220 bar ( 3191 psi )

Hydraulic System - Filters (2)

Full-flow filters (20 μm) for complete return circuit

Operator's Cab - Components (16)

Neutral lever (lock out) for all controls

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Backhoe - Tooth System

Cat C70 or M75

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Fan Pump

1 × variable swash plate pump

Engine - Cat C27 with Tier 1 or Tier 2 Equivalent Emission Standards - Stroke

152.4 mm ( 6 in )

Undercarriage - Maximum Drawbar Pull - Reverse

983 kN ( 220987 lbf )

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Digging Forces - Stick Digging Force - SAE

439 kN ( 98800 lbf )

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