6030 AC FS Hydraulic Shovel

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We understand the challenges you face, the importance of reliability, and the relationship between uptime and productivity. That’s why we continually strive to produce the safest, most reliable and productive hydraulic shovels possible. Offering the widest payload range of any manufacturer in the industry, the ability to optimally pair with our popular line of mining trucks, and the support of our world-class Cat dealer network, we are uniquely positioned to partner with you to help achieve your productivity targets. We understand what matters to you. Our hydraulic shovels are built with you in mind. Because in mining, every day matters and every load counts.


Engine Output - SAE J1995
1530 HP
Bucket Payload
32.7 ton (US)
Operating Weight
324.4 ton (US)
Specifications shown above apply to Face Shovel configuration. Backhoe and Frontless configurations are also available.

Electric Motor - 6030 AC/6030 AC FS

50 Hz (60 Hz on request)
1000 kW
Rated Current IN
109A (at 6.3 kV)
Starting current
450% of IN (253% of IN optional)
1,500 min-1 (1,800 min-1 at 60 Hz)
6.3 kV ± 10% (other on request)
Squirrel cage induction motor

Operating Specifications

Bucket Payload
34 t
Operating Weight - Backhoe
326 t
Operating Weight - Face Shovel
324 t


Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1)
21.6 yd³
Bucket Capacity - Backhoe (heaped 1:1)
22.2 yd³


Net Power - SAE J1349
1530 HP
Electric drive option available (1000 kW) on 6030 AC/6030 AC FS
Engine Model
2 × Cat® C27 ACERT™
Gross Power - SAE J1995
1530 HP


Type (2)
Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (2)
– Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance – Vertical automatic constant-angle bucket guidance
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
Type (5)
Booms and sticks are stress-relieved after welding
Type (3)
Pressure-free lowering of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS) by means of a float valve
Type (4)
Welding procedures allow for internal counter-welding (double prep weld) wherever possible
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (3)
– Constant boom momentum throughout the whole lift arc – Crowd force assistance
Type (6)
Booms and sticks are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high-tensile steel with solid steel castings at pivot areas
Type (1)
Catwalks with rails at booms
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
All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: (2)
– Wing shrouds on side walls – Heel shrouds at bottom edges

Diesel Engines

Total Rated Gross Power - SAE J1995
1140 kW 1,800 min-1 (1,530 hp 1,800 min-1)
Turbocharged and charge air-cooled
Number of Cylinders - Each Engine
Total Rated Net Power - SAE J1349
1140 kW 1,800 min-1 (1,530 hp 1,800 min-1)
2 × Cat C27 ACERT
1648 in³
Meets U.S. EPA Tier 2 equivalent emission standards
Total Rated Net Power - ISO 3046/1
1140 kW 1,800 min-1 (1,530 hp 1,800 min-1)
2 × 150A
Maximum Altitude - Without Deration - At 25° C (77° F) Above Sea Level
1640 ft
6 in
Fuel Tank Capacity
1339 gal (US)
5.42 in
Components (5)
Additional high-capacity water separator
Components (3)
Heavy-duty air filters
Components (4)
Two-stage fuel filter, including water separator
Components (2)
Micro processed engine management
Components (1)
Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed

Retractable Service Station

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

Electrical System - Diesel Drive

Batteries in Series/Parallel Installation
4 × 210 Ah – 12V each; 420 Ah – 24V in total
Components (1)
Battery isolation relays
System Voltage
Components (5)
14 LED service lights
Components (2)
Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level and in engine module
Components (4)
2 LED high-brightness access flood lights
Components (3)
12 LED high-brightness working flood lights – 8 for working area – 2 for rear end

Operating Weights

6030 FS - Operating Weight
648810 lb
6030 - Standard Track Pads
3.25 ft
6030 FS - Ground Pressure
31.7 psi
6030 - Operating Weight
653660 lb
6030 FS - Standard Track Pads
3.25 ft
6030 - Ground Pressure
32 psi
Other track pads available on request

Automatic Lubrication System

Capacity - Grease Container
120 gal (US)
Type (3)
Lubricated pinion for greasing of internal gearing of swing ring
Type (5)
Grease filters (200 μm) between service station and container as well as directly behind grease pump
Type (4)
System failures displayed by Board Control System
Type (1)
Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pump and electronic time relay control to adjust the pause/lube times
Type (2)
Connected to the lubrication system are the swing roller bearing with internal gearing and all pivot points of attachment, bucket and cylinders


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
Travel Drives - Each Side
1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors
Components (2)
Cast double-grouser combined pad-links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins
Support Rollers - Each Side
2 plus a skid plate in between
Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum
0.87 mile/h
Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum
1.68 mile/h
Parking Brakes
Wet multiple disc brake, spring loaded/hydraulically released
Maximum Tractive Force
367880 lb
Bottom Rollers - Each Side
Components (4)
Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel
Components (3)
Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator
Track Pads - Each Side
Components (5)
Acoustic travel alarm
Gradeability - Travel Drives - Approximate
64 %

Swing System

Swing Drive
2 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Parking Brakes
Wet multiple-disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
Maximum Swing Speed - Diesel Version
4.6 r/min
Swing Ring
Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing
Maximum Swing Speed - AC Version
5 r/min

Operator's Cab

Components (12)
FOPS (rock guard; approved according to DIN ISO 3449) integrated into cab structure
Operator's Eye Level - Approximately
21.33 ft
Components (9)
Roller blinds at all windows
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Height
7.05 ft
Components (5)
Machine access via retractable access stairway, stairway angle approximately 45°, hydraulically operated
Components (10)
Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer
Components (1)
Under roof mounted heating ventilating and air conditioning system
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Length
7.22 ft
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Width
5.25 ft
Components (14)
Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt
Components (13)
Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles
Components (7)
Switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat
Components (2)
External sun shields at side and rear windows
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
Components (6)
Sliding emergency ladder (kick-down type) with ladder cage
Components (8)
Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with lumbar support, seat heating, safety belt, head- and armrests
Components (11)
All-round safety glass, armored windshield and sliding side window
Components (3)
Robust instrument panel including large colored BCS screen with transflective technology

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - AC Version
2 × 459 L/min (2 × 121 gal/min)
Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - Diesel Version
2 × 467 L/min (2 × 123 gal/min)
Diameter - Fan
2 × 1220 mm (2 × 48 in)

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - AC Version
4 × 543 L/min (4 × 143 gal/min)
Main Pumps
4 × variable swash plate pumps
Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version
2 × 394 L/min (2 × 104 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Attachment
4495 psi
Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version
4 × 552 L/min (4 × 146 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5220 psi
Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - Approximately
925 gal (US)
Swing Pumps
2 × reversible swash plate double pumps
Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - AC Version
2 × 426 L/min (2 × 113 gal/min)
Hydraulic Tank Capacity - Approximately
660 gal (US)
Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps
5080 psi