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.


  • Safety glass in all windows and armored windshield protect operators.
  • Five emergency shut-off switches, with one easily accessible in the cab to shut down the electrical system in case of emergencies.
  • Safer access and egress with anti-slip walkways, 45-degree hydraulically operated access stairway and emergency egress ladder located in direct proximity to the cab.
  • Safer service with lockable starter and battery isolation switch cabinet, improved routing and separation of hydraulic lines and electric cables, pressure relief caps and protective covers on all hot surfaces.
  • Excellent visibility, enhanced by optional two-camera system and standard LED high-brightness working and service lights.


  • Easy access to intuitive, informative onboard electronics, plus large, color touchscreen that puts vital machine and diagnostic data at the operator’s fingertips.
  • Maintained ambient temperature with optional dual HVAC system.
  • 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.
  • Clean arrangement and less noise, with no hydraulic lines present in the cab or the cab module,
  • Pneumatically cushioned, multi-adjustable, heated seat, plus auxiliary trainer seat with retractable seat belt.


  • Integrated carbody and crawler frames with Cat® HD undercarriage, which extends service life and offers improved durability and lower owning and operating costs.
  • Heavy duty fixed-axle rollers and idlers for improved performance, increased wear life, reduced internal friction and overheating, and lifetime lubrication and duo cone seals for reduced maintenance.
  • 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, heavy castings at attachment pivot points and booms and sticks that are stress-relieved after welding.


  • Durable Cat C27 engines, which offer unsurpassed performance, high power output and proven reliability, and have been proven to withstand the challenging conditions found at mine sites across the globe.
  • Greater productivity, less energy and fuel consumption and reduced wear thanks to intelligent pump managing system, which continuously evaluates actual engine and hydraulic operating values against set values and adjusts pump output accordingly.
  • Reduced cycle times thanks to the use of float valves rather than engaging pumps to lower the boom, which facilitates faster boom movements and allows other operating functions such as bucket curl and stick in/out to occur simultaneously.
  • Easier and faster face shovel operation with unique TriPower design, which generates superior mechanical leverage and control.
  • Increased productivity and greater uptime with the twin engine concept, which enables up to 65% of full production with a single engine.


  • Buckets and ground engaging tools (GET) designed to maximize durability and productivity and ideally matched to your shovel and application.
  • Integrated to work as part of a machine system — helping you achieve high productivity and the lowest cost per ton.
  • Variety of sizes and wear packages for the ideal match to your shovel and application.
  • Deliver optimal payload when combined with Cat GET and wear components.
  • Wear packages that protect your investment, including special liner material and lip shrouds, wing shrouds and heel shrouds.


  • Greater connectivity with improved Product Link™ Elite system, which increases the availability of data provided by the 6030 and allows it to collect and transmit information into locally hosted or cloud-hosted applications such as Cat MineStar™ Solutions Health Office, Health Equipment Insights, or Equipment Care Advisor.
  • Enhanced diagnostic capabilities and troubleshooting functions with factory-installed Monitoring and Diagnostic System.
  • Earliest possible detection of faults, with Board Control System that uses sensors throughout the machine to monitor operating data, record faults, and notify the operator audibly and visually.


  • Better organized hoses and components, plus integration of Cat hoses and couplings, which offer industry-leading reliability and performance and ability to source locally using all Cat materials.
  • Service station that provides easy access to functions such as coolant, hydraulic oil, slew gear box oil, grease, and diesel and engine oil.
  • Reduced maintenance downtime thanks to exchange intervals for engine oil and engine filters that have been increased from 500 to 1,000 hours.
  • Clear arrangement of components on the superstructure, which allows easy access and serviceability for coolant expansion tanks, air intake filters, oil tank breather, HVAC units, grease tank, exhaust, and starter and battery isolator.
  • Access to Cat Electronic Technician (ET), which enables easy diagnosis of potential engine problems and can help prevent future issues.


  • Highly regulated C27 engines that meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission requirements and eliminate the need for DEF, saving time and cost during maintenance.
  • Less heat and improved efficiency with the closed-loop swing circuit.
  • Reduced waste and lower owning and operating costs thanks to increased commonality of systems and components, plus a reduction in unique part numbers.
  • Preservation of raw materials, energy conservation and reduced emissions through the Cat Reman program, which returns end-of-life components to like-new condition.

Standard Equipment

2 x Cat C27 engines
    Aftertreatment system (used in Tier 4 Final only): -Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) -NOx Reduction System (NRS) -Non-DEF solution
      Cat Powertrain
      • Air-to-Air After Cooling (ATAAC)
      • Turbocharger
      • Hydraulically driven radiator fan
      • Electronically controlled fan speed
      • Micro processed engine management
      • Cat CEM air filters
      • Two-stage fuel filter with series filtration
      • High-capacity water seperator
      • Starting aid -- automatic ether
      • Exhaust manifold and turbo heat shields
      • 24 V electric starter
      • Automatic engine idle shut down
      • Automatic fuel priming
      • 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
      • Cat Hydraulic Hose assemblies
      • Cooling of pump transmission gear oil
      • Continuous hydraulic oil filtration
      • Close loop swing circuit
      • Pressure testing poings
      • Full-flow high-pressure filters (100 μm), main pumps
      • High pressure filters (100 μm), closed swing circuit
      • Full-flow filters (10 μm), return circuit
      • Full-flow filters (10 μm), cooling return circuit
      • Pressure filters (40 μm and 6 μm), servo circuit
      • Transmission oil filters (40 μm)
      • Boom float values (FS and BH)
      • Stick float values (FS)
      Electrical System
      • Four maintenance-free batteries
      • Lockable battery isolator switch
      • Lockable starter isolator switch
      • 14 LED high-brightness working flood lights
      • 11 LED service lights
      • 2 acoustic travel alarms -forward and reverse (counterweight, oil cooler)
      • 2 electric horns (1 cab module, 1 oil cooler module)
      • HD tracks with cast double-grouser track pads
      • 1000 mm (3 ft 3 in) 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
      • Lubricated pinion in swing ring
      • Grease filters (200 μm)
      Operator Environment
      • Single HVAC system
      • Pneumatically cushioned and multiadjustable comfort seat with: -Seat heating -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
      • FM/AM radio with USB and AUX input
      • Fold-away auxiliary seat with 2-point safety belt
      • Sliding side window
      • Parallel intermittent wiper/washer
      • Roller blinds at all windows
      • External sun shields at side and rear windows
      • Cat Board Control system: -305 mm (12 in) color touchscreen -On-screen documentation in .pdf -On-screen troubleshooting assistance -On-screen graphic charts of logged data -Fault memory of related conditions -USB, LAN (TCP/IP) and CAN BUS interfaces for data export
      • Control and Monitoring Platform (CAMP)
      • 45° stairway from engine bay to operator cab
      • Powered 45° access stairway
      • 2 mirrors on LH side, 1 heated
      • Level indicators for length and crosswise inclination
      • Document storage
      Front Attachment
      • Service access holes 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
      • S·O·SSM sampling ports
      • Cat CEM air filters with precleaner dust ejection system
      • 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 -Hydraulic oil -Grease -Engine oil extension tanks
      • Cat battery charging connector
      • Indicator lights
      • Cat Electronic Technician service port
      Safety and Security
      • Emergency stop switches: 1 in cab, 3 in engine module, 1 pull rope accessible from ground level and 1 on service station
      • Operator Protective Guard (Top Guard)
      • All-around safety glass
      • Armored windshield
      • Emergency egress ladder
      • ISO or ANSI decals

      Additional information

      Offering Type

      General - Engine Output - SAE J1995

      1230 kW ( 1,649 HP )

      General - Bucket Payload

      30 t ( 33 ton (US) )

      General - Operating Weight

      294 t ( 324 ton (US) )

      Diesel Engine - Highly Regulated - Gross Power - SAE J1995

      1230 kW ( 1,649 HP )

      Diesel Engine - Highly Regulated - Net Power - ISO 9249

      1212 kW ( 1,625 HP )

      Diesel Engine - Highly Regulated - Net Power - SAE J1349

      1149 kW ( 1,541 HP )

      Diesel Engine - Highly Regulated - Emissions

      Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards

      Diesel Engine - Lesser Regulated - Gross Power - SAE J1995

      1142 kW ( 1,531 HP )

      Diesel Engine - Lesser Regulated - Net Power - SAE J1349

      1063 kW ( 1,425 HP )

      Diesel Engine - Lesser Regulated - Net Power - ISO 9249

      1127 kW ( 1,511 HP )

      Diesel Engine - Lesser Regulated - Emissions

      Meets China Nonroad Stage III emission standards, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2

      Diesel Engines - Number of Cylinders - Each Engine


      Diesel Engines - Bore

      137.7 mm ( 5.42 in )

      Diesel Engines - Stroke

      152.4 mm ( 6 in )

      Diesel Engines - Displacement

      27 l ( 1,648 in³ )

      Diesel Engines - Aspiration

      Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled

      Diesel Engines - Components (1)

      Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed

      Diesel Engines - Components (2)

      Micro processed engine management

      Diesel Engines - Components (3)

      Heavy-duty air filters

      Diesel Engines - Components (4)

      Two-stage fuel filter, including water separator

      Diesel Engines - Components (5)

      Additional high-capacity water separator

      Diesel Engines - Emissions

      Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards

      Diesel Engines - Fuel Tank Capacity

      5080 l ( 1,342 gal (US) )

      Electrical System - Diesel Drive - System Voltage


      Electrical System - Diesel Drive - Batteries in Series/Parallel Installation

      4 x 210 Ah at 12V each; 420 Ah with 24V in total

      Electrical System - Batteries

      4 maintenance-free batteries

      Electrical System - Diesel Drive - Components (1)

      Battery isolation relays

      Electrical System - Diesel Drive - Components (2)

      Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level and in engine module

      Electrical System - Diesel Drive - Components (3)

      14 LED high-brightness working flood lights

      Electrical System - Diesel Drive - Components (4)

      11 LED service lights

      Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version

      4 x 552 L/min (4 x 146 gal/min)

      Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Maximum Pressure - Attachment

      310 bar ( 4495 psi )

      Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Maximum Pressure - Travel

      360 bar ( 5220 psi )

      Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version

      4 x 197 L/min (4 x 52 gal/min)

      Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps

      350 bar ( 5,076 psi )

      Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - Diesel Version

      2 x 467 L/min (2 x 123 gal/min)

      Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Diameter - Fan

      1220 mm ( 48 in )

      Swing System - Swing Drive

      2 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors

      Swing System - Parking Brakes

      Wet multiple-disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released

      Swing System - Maximum Swing Speed - Diesel Version

      4.6 r/min ( 4.6 r/min )

      Swing System - Swing Ring

      Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing

      Undercarriage - Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum

      1.4 km/h ( 0.87 mile/h )

      Undercarriage - Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum

      2.7 km/h ( 1.68 mile/h )

      Undercarriage - Maximum Tractive Force

      1602 kN ( 360,144 ft·lbf )

      Undercarriage - Track Pads - Each Side


      Undercarriage - Bottom Rollers - Each Side


      Undercarriage - Support Rollers - Each Side

      2 plus a skid plate in between

      Undercarriage - Travel Drives - Each Side

      1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors

      Undercarriage - Parking Brakes

      Wet multiple disc brake, spring loaded/hydraulically released

      Undercarriage - 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

      Undercarriage - Components (2)

      Cast double-grouser combined pad-links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins

      Undercarriage - Components (3)

      Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator

      Undercarriage - Components (4)

      Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel

      Undercarriage - Components (5)

      Acoustic travel alarm

      Operator's Cab - Operator's Eye Level - Approximately

      6.5 m ( 21.33 ft )

      Operator's Cab - Internal Dimensions of Cab - Length

      2200 mm ( 7.22 ft )

      Operator's Cab - Internal Dimensions of Cab - Width

      1600 mm ( 5.25 ft )

      Operator's Cab - Internal Dimensions of Cab - Height

      2150 mm ( 7.05 ft )

      Operator's Cab - Components (1)

      Under roof mounted heating ventilating and air conditioning system

      Operator's Cab - Components (2)

      External sun shields at side and rear windows

      Operator's Cab - Components (3)

      Robust instrument panel including large colored BCS screen with transflective technology

      Operator's Cab - 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

      Operator's Cab - Components (5)

      Hydraulically operated 45 degree access stairway

      Operator's Cab - Components (6)

      Emergency egress ladder with ladder cage

      Operator's Cab - Components (7)

      Switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat

      Operator's Cab - Components (8)

      Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with lumbar support, seat heating, safety belt, head- and armrests

      Operator's Cab - Components (9)

      Roller blinds at all windows

      Operator's Cab - Components (10)

      Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer

      Operator's Cab - Components (11)

      All-round safety glass, armored windshield and sliding side window

      Operator's Cab - Components (12)

      Operator Protective Guards (ISO 10262:1998 Level II

      Operator's Cab - Components (13)

      Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles

      Operator's Cab - Components (14)

      Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt

      Automatic Lubrication System - Capacity - Grease Container

      450 l ( 119 gal (US) )

      Automatic Lubrication System - Type (1)

      Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pump and electronic time relay control to adjust the pause/lube times

      Automatic Lubrication System - Type (2)

      Connected to the lubrication system are the swing roller bearing with internal gearing and all pivot points of attachment, bucket and cylinders

      Automatic Lubrication System - Type (3)

      Lubricated pinion for greasing of internal gearing of swing ring

      Automatic Lubrication System - Type (4)

      System failures displayed by Board Control System

      Automatic Lubrication System - Type (5)

      Grease filters between service station and container as well as directly behind grease pump

      Attachments - 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

      Attachments - 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

      Attachments - Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (3)

      Constant boom momentum throughout the whole lift arc and crowd force assistance

      Attachments - 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

      Attachments - 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

      Attachments - Type (1)

      Catwalks with rails at booms

      Attachments - Type (2)

      Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request

      Attachments - Type (3)

      Pressure-free lowering of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS) by means of a float valve

      Attachments - Type (4)

      Welding procedures allow for internal counter-welding (double prep weld) wherever possible

      Attachments - Type (5)

      Booms and sticks are stress-relieved after welding

      Attachments - 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)

      16.5 m³ ( 21.6 yd³ )

      Digging Forces - Maximum Crowd Force

      1298 kN ( 291,700 ft·lbf )

      Bucket Capacity - Backhoe (heaped 1:1)

      17 m³ ( 22.2 yd³ )

      Digging Forces - Maximum Tearout Force

      944 kN ( 212,150 ft·lbf )

      Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - Approximately

      3500 l ( 925 gal (US) )

      Operating Weights - 6030 - Operating Weight

      299400 kg ( 660,060 lb )

      Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Hydraulic Tank Capacity - Approximately

      2675 l ( 707 gal (US) )

      Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Swing Pumps

      2 x reversible swash plate double pumps

      Swing System - Maximum Swing Speed - AC Version

      5 r/min ( 5 r/min )

      Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Main Pumps

      4 x variable swash plate pumps

      Undercarriage - Gradeability - Travel Drives - Approximate

      47 % ( 47 % )

      Operating Weights - 6030 FS - Ground Pressure

      22.2 N/cm² ( 32.2 psi )

      Operating Weights - 6030 FS - Operating Weight

      298300 kg ( 657,640 lb )

      Operating Weights - 6030 FS - Standard Track Pads

      1000 mm ( 3.25 ft )

      Operating Weights - 6030 - Standard Track Pads

      1000 mm ( 3.25 ft )

      Operating Weights - 6030 - Ground Pressure

      22.3 N/cm² ( 32.3 psi )

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