If you’re looking to get the job done quickly and cost effectively, the new hydraulic mining shovel from Cat is well worth consideration. The most recent release is the 6060 hydraulic mining shovel, featuring a variety of new components. The 6060 hydraulic includes additional design enhancements, an increase in operator comfort, machine performance and overall durability. The new model boasts of an upgraded engine, increasing overall machine quality. Regular hydraulic maintenance will ensure longevity of the latest addition from Cat.
The 600t class mining shovel contains a bucket payload of around 61t per pass. This is in both face, shovel and backhoe configurations, extremely impressive! The 6060 is an efficient four-pass match with the Cat 793 mining truck and five-pass match with the Cat 794 AC mining truck.
What are the greatest benefits?
Twin cat 3512E engines are advanced in their performance, fuel efficient, and highly durable. Engines and hydraulics have up to 15% better fuel efficiency in comparison to the previous model with only up to 5%. Engine oils and filter change intervals have been doubled to 1000 hours and the vehicle comprises an enhanced, structured undercarriage and slew ring upgrade. In a nutshell, productivity is maximised alongside uptime and cost per ton.
In terms of longevity, the 6060 undercarriage offers heavy duty rollers, a revised track tensioning system, idlers and tracks. All of these are highly beneficial to overall performance. Some parts of the superstructure frame have been re-designed to improve particular areas. For example, some geometrical changes and plate thickness have taken place, helping reduce structural repair whilst increasing general service life.
How we can help
MCH Hydraulics are able to advise on your machinery including the 6060 from Cat. Through the right maintenance plan we will keep you running effectively with hydraulic repair services.
The 6060 Features
The 6060 presents a brand new, quality, cab and operator station that includes industry leading visibility via a large floor window, windshield and side windows. And let’s not forget the 6060 sensors, located throughout the entire vehicle. Sensors monitor operating data and any potential faults operators need to be aware of.
The 6060 gives both visible and audible notifications of any issues to prevent any accidents. To discuss this or any hydraulic machinery, get in touch with our experts today.