6015 Hydraulic Shovel

6015 Hydraulic Shovel

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The Cat® 6015 Hydraulic Shovel lets you move more material at a lower cost, so you can achieve production targets, deliver on your commitments, meet deadlines and maximize your profitability. ...
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Engine Output - SAE J1995
Bucket Payload
16.1ton (US)
Operating Weight
154.3ton (US)
Specifications shown above apply to highly regulated, backhoe configuration. Lesser regulated and frontless configurations are also available.

Engine - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final

Engine Model
Cat® C27
Gross Power - SAE J1995
Net Power - SAE J1349

Engine - Cat C27 with Tier 4 Final Emission Standards

Number of Cylinders

Engine - Equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2

Engine Model
Cat® C27
Gross Power - SAE J1995
Net Power - SAE J1349

Engine - Cat C27 with Tier 1 or Tier 2 Equivalent Emission Standards

Number of Cylinders
Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled

Operating Weights - Backhoe

Operating Weight
154ton (US)


Ground Pressure
Operating weight includes: 700 mm (28 in) track shoes, 7.6 m (24 ft 11 in) boom, 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in) stick, standard rock bucket, 100% fuel and lubricants
Operating Weight


Extra Wide
Number of Shoes - Each Side
Number of Track Rollers - Each Side
Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side
Track Pads
Double grouser


Travel Speed - Two Stages - 1st Stage - Maximum
Travel Speed - Two Stages - 2nd Stage - Maximum
Maximum Drawbar Pull - Forward
Maximum Drawbar Pull - Reverse
Gradeability - Travel Drives
Approximately 42%
Hydraulic Track Tensioning
With accumulator
Maximum Drawbar Pull

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
449gal (US)
Cooling System
44gal (US)
Engine Oil
23gal (US)
Swing Drive
2.4gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
463gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
253gal (US)
Grease Tank
18gal (US)

Electrical System

System Voltage
24 V
4 × 200 Ah (12 V each)
Alternator Rating
150 A (24 V) in total
Components (1)
Emergency stop in cabin, engine module, pump room and on service station accessible from ground level
Components (2)
Four maintenance free batteries
Components (3)
Lockable battery isolation switch
Components (5)
14 LED high-brightness working lights
Components (4)
5 LED service lights
Components (6)
2 electric horns
Components (7)
Two (2) lights for rear end
Components (9)
One (1) beacon light on cabin roof
Components (8)
One (1) light for machine deck/service

Hydraulic System

Main Pumps
3 × variable swash plate pumps
Main Pumps - Maximum Total Oil Flow
Main Pumps - Maximum Pressure - Attachment
Pilot Pump
1 × gear pump
Pilot Pump - Maximum Flow, Pilot
Pilot Pump - Maximum Pressure, Pilot
Main Pumps - Maximum Pressure - Travel
Swing Pump
1 × variable swash plate pump
Engine Fan Pump - Maximum Flow, Engine Fan
Engine Fan Pump - Maximum Pressure, Engine Fan
Engine Fan Pump
1 × variable swash plate pump
Hydraulic Fan Pump - Maximum Flow, Hydraulic Fan
Swing Pump - Maximum Flow - Swing
Hydraulic Fan Pump
1 × variable swash plate pump
Hydraulic Fan Pump - Maximum Pressure, Hydraulic Fan
Swing Pump - Maximum Pressure - Swing
Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Maximum Flow
Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Diameter of Fan
Filters (1)
Full-flow high-pressure filters (200 ?m) for main pumps
Filters (2)
Full-flow filters (20 ?m) for complete return circuit
Filters (3)
Pressure filters (16 ?m) for servo circuit
Filters (4)
Full-flow filters (6 ?m) for engine cooling return circuit
Filters (5)
Swing charge filter (15 ?m)
Filters (6)
Pump case return screens (125 ?m)

Swing System

Swing Drive
Two (2) compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Parking Brake
Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
Maximum Swing Speed
Swing Ring
Cross roller bearing with sealed internal gearing
Features (1)
Closed-loop swing circuit with speed control
Features (2)
Hydraulic braking of swing motion when control is returned to neutral position or by counteracting control for stronger braking
Features (3)
All raceways and the internal gearing of swing ring supplied by automatic central lubrication system


U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V; China Nonroad Stage III, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2; Equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 1

Centralized Service Area

Accessible from ground level
Equipped With (1)
Emergency stop
Equipped With (2)
Quick couplings for: Diesel fuel and Grease


Travel Speed - Two Stages - 1st Stage - Maximum
Travel Speed - Two Stages - 2nd Stage - Maximum
Maximum Drawbar Pull - Forward
Maximum Tractive Force
Maximum Drawbar Pull - Reverse
Gradeability - Travel Drives
38°/78% (SAE J1309)
Hydraulic Track Tensioning
With accumulator
Number of Shoes - Each Side
Number of Track Rollers - Each Side
Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side
Components (1)
Forged double-grouser track pads
Components (2)
Chain links connected by hardened pins and bushings
Components (3)
Postive Pin Retention (PPR2) sealed and greased track design
Components (4)
All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and track chain links hardened
Components (5)
Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with accumulator
Components (6)
Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent overspeed on downhill travel
Components (7)
Audible travel alarm

Operator's Cab

Components (1)
Pressurized operator station with positive filtration
Components (2)
Heated cab mirror
Components (3)
Sliding upper door window (left-hand cab door)
Components (4)
Glass-breaking safety hammer
Components (5)
Removable lower windshield with in cab storage bracket
Components (6)
Joystick Controls Alternate Patterns including ISO/JIS, BHL, MHI, KOBE, or SCM
Components (7)
Beverage holder
Components (8)
Literature holder
Components (9)
AM/FM radio
Components (10)
Radio with MP3 auxiliary audio port
Components (11)
Two stereo speakers
Components (12)
Storage shelf suitable for lunch or toolbox
Components (13)
Color LCD display with warning, filter/fluid change, and working hour information
Components (14)
Adjustable armrest
Components (15)
Height-adjustable joystick consoles
Components (16)
Neutral lever (lock out) for all controls
Components (17)
Travel control pedals with removable hand levers
Components (18)
Two power outlets, 10 amp (total)
Components (19)
Laminated glass front upper window and tempered other windows

Automatic Lubrication System

Capacity - Grease Barrel
18gal (US)
Type (1)
Central bank lubrication system
Type (2)
Grease is automatically applied to all attachment pivot points (except bucket linkage) and slew bearing
Type (3)
Standard grease reel on machine for bucket linkage
Type (4)
Grease refill service point accessible from ground


Type (1)
Boom and stick torsion-resistant with welded box design
Type (2)
High-tensile steel with solid steel castings at pivot areas
Type (3)
Boom and stick stress-relieved after welding
Type (4)
Float valve for boom down function
Buckets Equipped With
– Special liner material covering main wear areas inside and outside – Lip shrouds – Wing shrouds – Heel shrouds

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Working Range

Maximum Digging Depth
Maximum Digging Reach
Maximum Digging Height
Maximum Dump Height

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Digging Forces

Bucket Digging Force - ISO
Bucket Digging Force - SAE
Stick Digging Force - ISO
Stick Digging Force - SAE

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Backhoe

Capacity 1:1
Total Width
Number of Teeth
Tooth System
Cat C70 or M75
Weight - Including Standard Wear Package
Maximum Material Density - Loose


  • Operator Protective Guard (Top Guard) certified cab plus optional front guard.
  • Excellent visibility with unobstructed view of digging environment and upward view through skylight, plus optional two-camera system to reduce blind spots and enhance situational awareness.
  • Safer access and egress with anti-slip walkways and optional powered 45-degree access stairway.
  • Five emergency shut-off switches, with one easily accessible in the cab to shut down the electrical system in case of emergency.
  • Safer service with lockable starter and battery isolation switch cabinet.


  • Heated, pneumatically-cushioned and fully adjustable suspension seat that provides height and weight adjustments, lumbar support, wide arm/wrist rests and a wide retractable seat belt for full operator comfort and support.
  • Maintained internal ambient temperature with air conditioning, heat and defroster, and improved filtration with fresh air filter that removes dust and particles, plus a second internal filter that cleans recirculated air inside the cab.
  • 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.
  • Large, 7 in (178 mm) color touchscreen for convenient troubleshooting and service assistance.
  • Independently adjustable joystick consoles, plus joystick controls that allow pattern to be changed for enhanced safety and improved operator experience.


  • Rugged Cat heavy duty undercarriage designed to increase uptime, deliver longer service life and withstand increased tramming over rough mine site terrain, with features such as grease lubrication, GLT4 sealing technology and oil-filled rolling components that help it last at least 2,000 hours longer than dry track designs.
  • Cat exclusive Positive Pin Retention 2 (PPR2) track design, which mechanically locks the link to the pin to resist pin walking and link cracking to deliver reliable sealing and maximum track life.
  • 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; full penetration, profiled and ground welds at critical junctures; and booms and sticks that are stress-relieved after welding.
  • Efficient Independent Oil Cooling system, which protects and extends the life of hydraulic components.


  • Faster cycle times and increased productivity thanks to Cat C27 engine, which is the most powerful in its class and provides top performance over an exceptional service life.
  • Fast cycle times and improved energy efficiency delivered by closed-loop swing system, which also generates less heat.
  • Proportional Priority Pressure Compensating (PPPC) hydraulic system, which varies hydraulic oil flow for smooth, predictable operation and greater operator efficiency.
  • Load Enhanced Anticipatory Control (LEAC), which ensures faster and more consistent engine regulation by preventing lug, which, in turn, reduces fuel consumption.
  • Engine Torque Load Control (ETLC), which reduces hydraulic pump output based on available engine torque, desired engine speed, actual engine speed and estimated hydraulic load — providing power to the functions that need it to move material quickly and efficiently.


  • Buckets and ground engaging tools (GET) designed to maximize durability and productivity, ideally matched to your shovel and application, and rebuildable, with wear components available as service parts.
  • Integrated to work as part of a machine system — helping you achieve high productivity and the lowest cost per ton.
  • Hammerless GET designed specifically for the 6015, with no special tools required for removal and installation.
  • New standard rock bucket equipped with the new M75 GET, which is 20% stronger than the previous C70 GET and moves 8.1 m3 (10.6 yd3) of material, carrying up to 14.6 tonnes (16.1 tons).
  • 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 6015 and allows it to collect and transmit information into locally hosted or cloud-hosted applications.
  • Factory-ready for Cat MineStar™ Solutions, with a range of capabilities that meet the needs of your fleet.
  • MineStar Health, which lets you collect and monitor machine data so you can be proactive and maximize uptime.
  • MineStar Edge™, which makes it possible to measure, manage, analyze and optimize your entire operation.
  • Designed for the future, with expandable electronic systems that allow smooth integration of MineStar or other electronic capabilities.


  • Access to Cat Electronic Technician, which helps dealer service personnel more easily diagnose and prevent issues.
  • Enhanced warning levels for hydraulic oil temperature and improved data link diagnostics for reduced downtime.
  • Visual inspection ports for slew drive pinions and ring gear, commonization of charging ports and charging tool and new electronic pilot pressure monitoring via ET.
  • Ground-level service station that provides easy access to fast-fill diesel fuel and grease connections.
  • Maintenance-free Positive Pin Retention tracks that are specially machined to extend internal pin/bushing wear life and fatigue resistance.


  • Highly regulated C27 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.
  • Reduce fuel consumption with Load Enhanced Anticipatory Control (LEAC) system.
  • Sound-suppressed power module to keep spectator sound levels low.
  • Preservation of raw materials, energy conservation and reduced emissions through the Cat Reman and Cat Rebuild programs, which return end-of-life components to like-new condition.

Optional Equipment:

    • Track guards – full length
    • Track guards – center
    • Track width: – Standard – 700 mm (28 in) – Wide – 900 mm (36 in) – Extra Wide – 1000 mm (39 in)
    Cold Weather Options
    • Starting aid – cold weather
    • 120 V or 240 V cold weather package
    • Fuel heater
    • Heated cab mirror
    • Lubricant options include: low temperature, high temperature, and Cat Bio HYDO Advanced
    • Copper Mesabi or aluminum bar plate engine cooling packages
    • LED working lights
    • Powered 45° access stairway
    • Camera Monitoring System (2 cameras and additional color display)
    • Operator Protective Guard (Front Guard)
    • Product Link Elite radio options (Cellular, Satellite, No Radio)
    • 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in) or 4.1 (13 ft 5 in) stick
    • Additional buckets available, based on application, through your local Cat dealer