6040 Hydraulic Mining Shovel

The Cat® 6040 Hydraulic Mining Shovel is trusted on sites around the world — consistently delivering the productivity you demand with the durability you expect. This proven shovel is known for top performance and high reliability, backed by the on-the-ground support of the Cat dealer network.

But we’re always looking for ways to make the 6040 better. We’ve made improvements that enable peak production — delivering fast cycle times and high digging forces. We’ve increased uptime by making the 6040 more reliable and easier to service. And it’s now available for both highly regulated and lesser regulated countries with engines that meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V standards without the need for DEF — saving time and cost during maintenance.

SAFETY

  • 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 45-degree hydraulically operated access stairway and emergency egress ladder with a self-closing door located in direct proximity to the cab.
  • Safer service with lockable starter and battery isolation switch cabinet, improved sealing between engines and hydraulic pumps, improved routing and separation of hydraulic lines and electric cables.
  • Excellent visibility, enhanced by optional two-camera system and standard LED high-brightness working and service lights.

OPERATOR CAB

  • 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.

RELIABILITY & DURABILITY

  • Integrated carbody and crawler frames with Cat® HD undercarriage, which extends service life by up to 30%.
  • 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, heavy castings at attachment pivot points and up to 18% more operating weight.
  • New Cat Type 4 air filters and pre-cleaner dust ejection system sized to improve overall life of the air filter.

PRODUCTIVITY & PERFORMANCE

  • Durable Cat C32 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.
  • Fast cycle times and improved energy efficiency delivered by closed-loop swing system, which also generates less heat.
  • Greater operator control thanks to hydraulic system with five circuit hydraulics that allow for two-cylinder motions, two travel motions, and swing to be controlled 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 & GET

  • 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 shroud, wing shrouds and heel shrouds.

CONNECTIVITY & TECHNOLOGY

  • Greater connectivity with improved Product Link™ Elite system, which increases the availability of data provided by the 6040.
  • 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.
  • Connectivity features and Cat MineStar™ Health offerings that enable a proactive approach to maintenance.

SERVICEABILITY

  • Better organized hoses and components, plus integration of Cat hoses and couplings, which offer industry-leading reliability and performance and ability to source locally.
  • 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.
  • Easy access to the slew gearboxes, rotary distributor, high pressure swing filters and travel spool valves.

SUSTAINABILITY

  • Highly regulated C32 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.
  • 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

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
Hydraulics
  • Automatic fuel priming
  • 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

Offering Type

General - Engine Output - SAE J1995

1550 kW ( 2079 HP )

General - Bucket Payload

39.6 t ( 43.7 ton (US) )

General - Operating Weight

404.6 t ( 446 ton (US) )

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Engine Model

2 x Cat C32

Engine - Gross Power - SAE J1995

1550 kW ( 2079 HP )

Engine - Net Power - SAE J1349

1428 kW ( 1915 HP )

Diesel Engines - Number of Cylinders - Each Engine

12

Diesel Engines - Bore

145.0 mm ( 5.71 in )

Diesel Engines - Stroke

162.0 mm ( 6.38 in )

Diesel Engines - Displacement

32.1 l ( 1959 in³ )

Diesel Engines - Aspiration

Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled

Diesel Engines - Components (1)

Additional high-capacity water separator

Diesel Engines - Components (2)

Two-stage fuel filter including water separator

Diesel Engines - Components (3)

Heavy-duty air filters

Diesel Engines - Components (4)

Microprocessed engine management

Diesel Engines - Components (5)

Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed

Diesel Engines - Fuel Tank Capacity

7940 l ( 2098 gal (US) )

Diesel Engines - Emissions

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

Electrical System - Diesel Drive - System Voltage

24V

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

6 x 210 Ah – 12 V each; 630 Ah – 24 V in total

Electrical System - Diesel Drive - Components (1)

6 maintenance-free batteries

Electrical System - Diesel Drive - Components (2)

Battery isolation relays and switches

Electrical System - Diesel Drive - Components (3)

Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level, in engine module and in operator's cab

Electrical System - Diesel Drive - Components (4)

14 LED high-brightness working flood lights

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Main Pumps - Diesel Version

4 x variable swash plate pumps

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

4 x 724 L/min (4 x 191 gal/min)

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Maximum Pressure - Attachment

300.0 bar ( 4350.0 psi )

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Maximum Pressure - Travel

350.0 bar ( 5080.0 psi )

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System - Swing Pumps - Diesel Version

4 x reversible swash plate pump

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

4 x 321 L/min (4 x 85 gal/min)

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

350.0 bar ( 5080.0 psi )

Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Diameter - Fan

1524 mm ( 60 in )

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

2 x 799 L/min (2 x 211 gal/min)

Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Features (1)

Cooling system fully independent of all main circuits, i.e. controlled cooling capacity is available whenever engine is running

Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Features (2)

Fan speed is thermostatically controlled

Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Features (3)

Extremely high cooling efficiency to ensure optimum oil temperature

Swing System - Swing Drive

3 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors

Swing System - Parking Brake

Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released

Swing System - Maximum Swing Speed - Diesel Version

4.7 r/min ( 4.7 r/min )

Swing System - Swing Ring

Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing

Swing System - Features (1)

Dirt wipers at swing ring to prevent build-up of debris between swing ring and carbody

Swing System - Features (2)

Closed-loop swing circuit with torque control

Swing System - Features (3)

Hydraulic braking of the swing motion by counteracting control

Swing System - Features (4)

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

Undercarriage - Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum

1.5 km/h ( 0.93 mile/h )

Undercarriage - Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum

2.5 km/h ( 1.55 mile/h )

Undercarriage - Maximum Tractive Force

2097.0 kN ( 471260.0 lb )

Undercarriage - Gradeability - Travel Drives - Maximum

57.0 % ( 57.0 % )

Undercarriage - Track Pads - Each Side

42

Undercarriage - Bottom Rollers - Each Side

7

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 - Components (1)

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

Undercarriage - Components (2)

Acoustic travel alarm

Undercarriage - Components (3)

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

Undercarriage - Components (4)

All teeth contact areas of sprocket and pad links are hardened

Undercarriage - Components (5)

Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator

Undercarriage - Components (6)

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

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

6.8 m ( 22.31 ft )

Operator's Cab - Internal Dimensions of Cab - Width

1600.0 mm ( 5.25 ft )

Operator's Cab - Internal Dimensions of Cab - Length

2200.0 mm ( 7.22 ft )

Operator's Cab - Internal Dimensions of Cab - Height

2150.0 mm ( 7.05 ft )

Operator's Cab - Components (1)

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

Operator's Cab - Components (2)

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

Operator's Cab - Components (3)

Roller blinds at all windows

Operator's Cab - Components (4)

Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer

Operator's Cab - Components (5)

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

Operator's Cab - Components (6)

Operator Protective Guard (Top Guard)

Operator's Cab - Components (7)

Single HVAC with option for Dual HVAC

Operator's Cab - Components (8)

Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles

Operator's Cab - Components (9)

Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt

Operator's Cab - Components (10)

External sun shields at side and rear windows

Operator's Cab - Components (11)

Sliding emergency ladder (kick-down type) with ladder cage

Operator's Cab - Components (12)

Machine access via retractable access stairway, stairway angle approximately 45 degrees, hydraulically operated

Operator's Cab - Components (13)

Robust instrument panel including large colored BCS screen with transflective technology

Automatic Lubrication System - Capacity - Grease Container

710 l ( 188 gal (US) )

Automatic Lubrication System - Type (1)

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

Automatic Lubrication System - Type (2)

System failures displayed by Board Control System

Automatic Lubrication System - Type (3)

Grease filters (200 µm) between service station and container, as well as directly behind grease pump

Automatic Lubrication System - Type (4)

Connected to the lubrication system are: – pivot points of attachment, bucket and cylinders

Automatic Lubrication System - Type (5)

Connected to the lubrication system are: – raceways of the swing roller bearing – two greasing pinions for the internal gearing of the swing ring

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 – Lip shrouds between teeth

Attachments - All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: (2)

– Wing shrouds on side walls – Heel shrouds at bottom edges

Attachments - Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (1)

– Automatic roll-back limiter to prevent material spillage – Kinematic assistance to hydraulic forces

Attachments - Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (2)

– Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance – 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 – Crowd force assistance

Attachments - Type (1)

Inspection hole in monoboom BH

Attachments - Type (2)

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

Attachments - Type (3)

Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request

Attachments - Type (4)

Catwalks with rails at boom (FS and BH)

Attachments - Type (5)

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

Attachments - Type (6)

Boom and sticks are stress-relieved after welding

Attachments - Type (7)

Boom and sticks are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high-tensile steel with massive steel casting at pivot areas

Attachments - Type (8)

Guards for shovel cylinders (FS)

Bucket Capacity - Backhoe (heaped 1:1)

22.0 m³ ( 28.8 yd³ )

Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1)

22.0 m³ ( 28.8 yd³ )

Retractable Service Station - Installation

Retractable service station installed underneath the engine module and easily accessible from ground

Operating Weights - Note

1600 mm track pads available as option

Operating Weights - 6040 FS - Note

Other track pads available on request

Operator's Cab - Board Control System (BCS III) Features (6)

Graphic charts of logged data

Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Diameter - Fan

2 × 1524 mm (2 × 60 in)

Operating Weights - 6040 - Ground Pressure

24.3 N/cm2 (35.3 psi)

Operating Weights - 6040 FS - Standard Track Pads

1200 mm ( 3.9 ft )

Operating Weights - 6040 FS - Operating Weight

404600 kg ( 891980 lb )

Operating Weights - 6040 - Operating Weight

407300 kg ( 897930 lb )

Operator's Cab - Board Control System (BCS III) Features (1)

USB, Lan (TCP/IP) and CAN BUS interfaces for data export

Operator's Cab - Board Control System (BCS III) Features (7)

Fault memory with storage of related conditions

Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Components (2)

Variable axial piston pumps supplying low-volume, high-pressure oil to fans

Operating Weights - 6040 FS - Ground Pressure

24.1 N/cm2 (35.0 psi)

Electrical System - Diesel Drive - Components (5)

11 LED high-brightness service lights

Undercarriage - Parking Brake

Wet multiple disc brake, spring applied/hydraulically released

Operator's Cab - Board Control System (BCS III) Features (5)

On-screen troubleshooting assistance

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

5800.0 l ( 1532.0 gal (US) )

Operating Weights - 6040 - Standard Track Pads

1200 mm ( 3.9 ft )

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

3400.0 l ( 898.0 gal (US) )

Operator's Cab - Board Control System (BCS III) Features (3)

Robust instrument panel including large (12 in) colored touch screen for intuitive handling

Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Components (1)

Gear type cooling pumps supplying high-volume, low-pressure oil to aluminum coolers

Operator's Cab - Board Control System (BCS III) Features (2)

On-screen PDF documentation (e.g. operating instructions, technical handbook, spare parts catalog, electric circuit diagram)

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