Caterpillar launches new hydraulic mining shovel
Caterpillar has added the newest hydraulic mining shovel to its arsenal–and it’s a force to be reckoned with.
Built to deliver a substantial productivity advantage, the new 6015B is equipped with a 100-ton shovel and a single Cat C27 ACERT engine, the most powerful in its class, to provide greater digging power and faster digging cycles while also lowering fuel burn and costs.
The tag line behind the new hydraulic shovel–“load more, make more”—isn’t just another catchy slogan but rather a statement to its production capability.
The large, 8.1-cubic-meter standard bucket, which is outfitted with a Cat C70 hammerless GET, has a payload capacity of 14.6 tons and provides a competitve advantage over leading standard-equipped shovels in its class when loading trucks of 55, 65 and 90 capacities. The Cat C27 ACERT engine provides 606 kW of rated power which equates to a 20 percent productivity advantage over existing 100-ton shovels. The 6015B is also optimized to fill a Cat 773 truck in four passes, a 775 in five passes, and a 777 in seven passes. In addition, a U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final C27 engine option meets emissions standards in highly regulated countries.
In terms of efficiency, it doesn’t get better than the 6015B. Along with Caterpillar’s proprietary integrated engine control technologies, the new mining shovel is equipped with Cat automatic flow proportioning technology to create more efficient hydraulic pump utilization, helping to reduce energy loss and increase fuel savings.
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Following Cat’s robust 5110B platform, the versatile 6015B was created to provide superior rigidity and strength yet still light enough to promote fast cycle times. The 6015B also incorporates a newly designed hydraulic filtration system to ensure dependable hydraulic system performance, including continuous filtration and optimum oil cleanliness at all times.
The 6015B features well engineered access and egress with walkways for safe movement around the machine and an optional 45-degree powered access stairway. To further improve safety, large, wide windows encase the operator cap to provide excellent all-around visibility and contribute to the operator’s situational awareness during digging.
“The new Cat 6015B Hydraulic Shovel “meets your need to move more material at a lower cost, so you can achieve production targets, deliver on your commitments, meet deadlines—and maximize your profitability,” according to the equipment manufacturer.