6060 AC/6060 AC FS Hydraulic Shovel

6060 AC/6060 AC FS Hydraulic Shovel

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Electric Motor - Output
1800 kW (2,414 hp)
Bucket Payload
67.5ton (US)
Operating Weight
605.2ton (US)
Specifications shown above apply to Face Shovel configuration. A Backhoe configuration is also available.

Operating Weights

6060 AC FS - Standard Track Pads
6060 AC FS - Operating Weight
6060 AC FS - Ground Pressure
24.5 N/cm² (35.6 psi)
6060 AC - Ground Pressure
24.5 N/cm² (35.6 psi)
6060 AC - Operating Weight
6060 AC - Standard Track Pads
6060 FS - Ground Pressure
26.4 N/cm² (38.3 psi)
6060 - Standard Track Pads
6060 FS - Standard Track Pads
6060 - Operating Weight
6060 FS - Operating Weight
6060 - Ground Pressure
26.3 N/cm² (38.1 psi)
Other track pads available on request.

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

Maximum Pressure - Travel
Swing Pumps
3 × reversible swash plate pumps
Maximum Oil Flow - Swing Pumps
3 × 486 L/min (3 × 128 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps
Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - Approximately
2483gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Capacity - Approximately
1320gal (US)
Main Pumps
4 × variable flow axial piston pumps
Maximum Oil Flow - Main Pumps
4 × 925 L/min (4 × 244 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Attachment
Pump Managing System contains:
– Electronic power limit control
– Flow on demand from main pumps depending on joystick position
– Automatic regulation of main pumps to zero flow without demand
– Automatic oil flow reduction of main pumps at:
  • Low line voltage to prevent
Features (1)
Pressure cut-off for main pumps
Features (2)
Cooling of pump transmission gear oil
– Full-flow high-pressure filters (100 ?m) for the main pumps, installed directly behind each pump
– High pressure filters (200 ?m) for the closed swing circuit
– Full-flow filters (10 ?m) for the complete return circuit
– Pressure filters (40 ?m

Swing System

Swing Drive
4 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Maximum Swing Speed
Swing Ring
Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing
Features (1)
Closed-loop swing circuit with torque control
Parking Brakes
Wet multiple disc brake, spring loaded/hydraulically released
Features (2)
Hydraulic braking of the swing motion by counteracting control
Features (3)
All raceways and the internal gearing of swing ring, supplied by automatic central lubrication system
Features (4)
Dirt wipers at swing ring to prevent build-up of debris between swing ring and carbody

Operating Specifications

Operating Weight - Backhoe
604ton (US)
Bucket Payload - Backhoe
67ton (US)
Operating Weight - Face Shovel
605ton (US)
Operating Weight - Face Shovel
650ton (US)
Bucket Payload
67ton (US)
Bucket Payload - Face Shovel
67ton (US)

Electric Motor - 6060 AC/6060 AC FS

Squirrel cage induction motor
Rated Current IN
185 A (at 6.6 kV)
6.6 kV ± 10% (other on request)
50 Hz (60 Hz on request)
1,500 min-1 (1,800 min-1 at 60 Hz)
Starting current
450% of IN (253% of IN Optional)
Components (1)
Custom-made electric motor with increased gap between rotor and stator to withstand severe mining conditions
Components (2)
Power limit control by Pump Managing System

Electrical System

System Voltage
Components (1)
Battery isolation relays and switches
Components (2)
Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level and in engine module
Batteries in Series/Parallel Installation
6 × 210 Ah – 12V each; 630 Ah – 24V in total
Components (3)
12 LED high-brightness working flood lights
– 10 for working area
– 2 for rear end
Components (4)
2 LED high-brightness access flood lights
Components (5)
16 LED service lights

Standard Bucket Capacity

Backhoe (heaped 1:1)
Face Shovel (heaped 2:1)


Type (1)
Booms and sticks are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high-tensile steel with massive steel castings at pivot areas
Type (2)
Welding procedures allow for internal counter-welding (double prep weld) wherever possible
Type (3)
Booms and sticks are stress-relieved after welding
Type (4)
Catwalks with rails at booms
Type (5)
Inspection holes in booms (FS and BH) and stick (FS)
Type (6)
Guards for shovel cylinders (FS)
Type (8)
Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request
Type (7)
Pressure-free lowering of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS) by means of a float valve
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (1)
– Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance
– Vertical automatic constant-angle bucket guidance
– Automatic roll-back limiter to prevent material spillage
– Kinematic assistance to hydraulic forces
– Constant boom momentum throughout
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: (3)
– Constant boom momentum throughout the entire lift arc
– Crowd force assistance
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
– Wing shrouds on side walls
– Heel shrouds at bottom edges
All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: (2)
– Wing shrouds on side walls
– Heel shrouds at bottom edges

Electric Motor


Hydraulic Oil Cooling

Features (1)
Cooling system is fully independent of all main circuits, i.e. controlled cooling capacity is available whenever motor is running
Features (2)
Gear-type cooling pumps supplying high-volume, low-pressure oil to fans and aluminum coolers
Features (3)
Fan speed and flow of oil to the coolers are thermostatically controlled
Features (4)
Extremely high cooling efficiency to ensure optimum oil temperature
Gear-type cooling pumps supplying high-volume, low-pressure oil to fans and aluminum coolers
Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps
2 × 486/2 × 474 L/min (2 × 128/2 × 125 gal/min)
Diameter - Fan
4 × 1170 mm (4 × 46 in)

Retractable Service Station

Retractable service station installed underneath the engine module and easily accessible from ground.
Equipped With (1)
Quick couplings for:
– Pump transmission gear oil – left/right
– Hydraulic oil tank
– Grease container
Equipped With (2)
Cat jump-start socket
Equipped With (3)
Indicator lights for fuel tanks left/right full and grease container full

Operator's Cab

Operator's Eye Level - Approximately
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Length
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Width
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Height
Components (1)
Under roof mounted heating ventilating and air conditioning system
Components (2)
Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with lumbar support, safety belt, head and armrests
Components (3)
Switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat
Components (4)
Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles
Components (5)
Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt
Components (6)
Operator Protective Guard (Top Guard approved according to ISO 10262:1998)
Components (7)
All-round safety glass, armored windshield and sliding side window
Components (8)
Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer
Components (9)
Roller blinds at all windows
Components (10)
External sun shields at side and rear windows
Components (11)
Robust instrument panel including large colored BCS screen with transflective technology
Components (12)
Board Control System (BCS) electronic monitoring and data logging system for vital signs and service data of electric motor, hydraulic system and lubrication system
Components (13)
Machine access via retractable access stairway, stairway angle approximately 35°, hydraulically operated
Components (14)
Sliding emergency ladder (kick-down type) with ladder cage
Board Control System (BCS III)
Electronic monitoring, data logging and diagnostic system for vital signs and service data of engines, hydraulic system and lubrication system, featuring:
– Robust instrument panel including large (12 in) colored touch screen for intuitive handling


Travel Speed - Two Stages - 1st Stage - Maximum
Travel Speed - Two Stages - 2nd Stage - Maximum
Maximum Tractive Force
Gradeability - Travel Drives - Maximum
Track Pads - Each Side
Bottom Rollers - Each Side
Support Rollers - Each Side
2 plus a skid plate in between
Travel Drives - Each Side
1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors
Parking Brakes
Wet multiple-disc brake, spring applied/hydraulically released
Components (1)
Cast double-grouser combined pad links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins
Components (2)
All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and pad links, as well as teeth contact areas of sprocket and pad links, are hardened
Components (3)
Bottom rollers are connected to the automatic lubrication system
Components (4)
Fully hydraulic, self-adjusting track tensioning system with piston accumulator
Components (5)
Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel
Components (6)
Acoustic travel alarm
Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum
Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum

Automatic Lubrication System

Capacity - Grease Container
264gal (US)
Type (1)
Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pumps and electronic time relay control to adjust the pause/lube times
Type (2)
Connected to the main lubrication system are:
– raceways of the swing roller bearing
– two greasing pinions for the internal gearing of the swing ring
– pivot points of attachment, bucket and cylinders
– bottom rollers of undercarriage
Type (3)
System failures displayed by Board Control System
Type (4)
Grease filters (200 ?m) between service station and container as well as directly behind grease pump
Type (5)
Connected to main lube system are:
– raceways of swing roller bearing
– 2 greasing pinions for the internal gearing of swing ring


Feature (1)
TriPower shovel attachment
Feature (2)
Independent oil-cooling system
Feature (3)
Spacious walk-through machine house
Feature (4)
5-circuit hydraulic system
Feature (5)
On-board electronics system: Control and Monitoring Platform (CAMP)
Feature (6)
Board Control System (BCS)
Feature (7)
Operator Assist (OA)
Feature (8)
Torque control in closed-loop swing circuit
Feature (9)
Automatic central lubrication system
Feature (10)
LED working lights

Optimize Your Operation

Optimize Your Operation with a Robust Drive System and Our Engine Design

Select the drive system best suited for your operation to optimize performance and efficiency. The Cat 6060 can be equipped with a single electric motor for lower operating costs and emissions or two Cat 3512E diesel engines for greater mobility.

Boost productivity

Boost productivity with more constant revolutions per minute (rpm), and less scheduled down time for refueling or engine maintenance.

Reduce total cost of ownership

Reduce total cost of ownership with an electric motor designed to last the life of the shovel and dramatically lower operating costs per working hour for electric energy (kWh) vs diesel fuel (L/h).

Evaluate Operating Conditions

Evaluate actual operating conditions of the electric motor against stored limit values with our Motor Protection Relay (MPR). The MPR provides protection from thermal overload, overcurrent, unbalance, load loss, and improper voltage or frequency. Data generated by MPR is also consumed and displayed in the cab by the Board Control system (BCS).

Pass Match

With its rated payload of 61 tonnes (67 tons) the 6060 AC is tailor-made to 4-pass load 218-227 tonne (240-250 ton) trucks, like the Cat 793D and 793F or to 5-pass load 291 tonne (320 ton) trucks like the Cat 794 AC.

Durability & Reliability

Harsh mining conditions

Withstand harsh mining conditions with a rugged face shovel attachment designed with high-strength steel and castings, which are joined and thermally stressed-relieved to extend service life and achieve production targets.

Increase uptime

Increase uptime with our new and improved undercarriage.
—Updated heavy duty load rollers and idlers incorporate duo cone seals, steel-back bronze bearings and fixed axle technology resulting in increased service life and elimination of overheating during travel.
—Improvements to track pads, track tensioning, and wear volume increase durability and reliability of the undercarriage as well.
—The new heavy-duty rollers are retrofi ttable to improve reliability of shovels in the field.

Lower Costs per Ton with Greater Efficiency

Faster boom movements

Realize faster boom movements and cycle times with boom lowering float valves. Using gravity rather than hydraulic pumps to lower the boom increases efficiency and enables pumps to support other functions simultaneously, such as bucket curl and stick in or out.

Improve energy efficiency

Improve energy efficiency and generate less heat with our closed-loop swing system. Kinetic energy captured during swing motion is fed back to the system during deceleration, providing more power to drive the main and auxiliary pumps. This reduces the load on the motor and energy consumption.

Increase component life

Increase component life and motor efficiency with our pump management system. This system continuously evaluates real-time motor and hydraulic operating values against set values and adjusts pump output accordingly.

Greater control

Experience greater control with five circuit hydraulics, allowing for two-cylinder motions, two travel motions, and swing to be controlled simultaneously.

Hydraulic components

Protect and extend the life of hydraulic components with our independent oil cooling system. This system functions independent of hydraulic return oil, which increases efficiency by utilizing dedicated pumps to provide cooling capacity as needed. This translates to optimum oil temperature throughout the duty cycle.

TriPower System (Face Shovel Machines)

Unique boom design

Generate superior mechanical leverage and control with our unique boom design and rotatable triangular rockers. These features facilitate quicker cycle times, increased lifting forces, constant boom momentum, automatic constant bucket angle guidance, and automatically limit roll-back.

Faster lifting speeds

Achieve faster lifting speeds and cycle times with the use of smaller-diameter boom cylinders. Maintain constant boom momentum and lifting speed throughout the entire lifting distance.

Minimize material spillage

Minimize material spillage during boom lifting with our automatic constant bucket angle feature. This enables operators to work more safely and effi ciently while lowering cost per ton. Reduce the risk of material spillage with our automatic roll-back limiter. This feature ensures the bucket is always in a safe position— especially at maximum height.

Safe and Comfortable Operator Environment

Excellent Visibility

Protect operators with excellent visibility, safety glass in all cab windows, a top guard protection system and armored glass for the windshield as standard.

Hydraulic controls

Neutralize hydraulic controls when the operator leaves the seat with our integrated safety switch.

Reduce operator fatigue

Reduce operator fatigue with a heated, pneumatically cushioned, multi-adjustable operator's seat, enhanced electro-hydraulic servo control, and intuitive on-board electronics.


Monitor vital machine and diagnostic data on the large, color touchscreen for convenient troubleshooting and service assistance.


Maintain internal ambient temperature with a single HVAC system or upgrade to a dual HVAC system.

Cat MineStar System and Technology Solutions

Helping You Enhance Safety and Productivity Through Technology

Aimed at enhancing the productivity and profitability of your hydraulic shovel, we currently offer a combination of Cat MineStar System offerings and Cat hydraulic shovel technology solutions.

Cat MineStar System

Helping you achieve your goals for enhanced mine site safety, improved efficiency, reduced operating costs, and greater profitability, the Cat MineStar System provides the most comprehensive suite of mining technology products in the industry. It consists of a number of configurable capability sets – Fleet, Terrain, Detect, Health, and Command – that allow you to scale the system to your mine site needs. Cat MineStar System helps you manage everything from material tracking to sophisticated real-time fleet management, machine health systems, autonomous equipment, and more.


The Cat 6060 AC is able to utilize the following Cat MineStar System capability sets:

  • Fleet: Fleet provides real-time machine tracking, assignment and productivity management, providing a comprehensive overview of all your asset operations from anywhere in the world.
  • Terrain: Terrain enables high-precision management of drilling, dragline, grading and loading operations through the use of guidance technology. It increases machine productivity and provides you real-time feedback for improved efficiency.
  • Detect: Detect helps increase operator awareness, enhancing safety at your operation. It includes a range of capabilities designed to assist the operator, including blind spot and proximity detection of fixed and mobile equipment.
  • Health: Health delivers critical event-based machine condition and operating data for your entire fleet. It includes comprehensive equipment health and asset monitoring capabilities, with a wide range of diagnostic, analytic and reporting tools.
Hydraulic Shovel Technology Solutions – Monitoring and Diagnostic System

Enhancing diagnostic capabilities and providing detailed troubleshooting functions, our Board Control System uses sensors throughout the machine to monitor operating data, record faults, and notify the operator audibly and visually. This promotes the earliest possible detection of faults and allows for timely maintenance planning and assistance for speedy repair.

Front Attachment Options and Structures

Rugged Front Attachment Options Designed and Fabricated to Withstand Your Extreme Mining Conditions

To extend service life and ensure that your shovel keeps producing, our front attachment structures are designed for durability and dependability.

Whether you equip your hydraulic shovel in backhoe or face shovel configuration, extended performance in the harsh mining conditions you face daily is accomplished through selection of high-strength steels and rugged castings, joined and thermally stress-relieved, to help you achieve your productivity targets.

Front Attachment Structures Include:

Heavy castings at all pivot points

  • Better flow of forces and less welding seams, as top chords are made of one bend plate.
  • Entire boom and stick are stress relieved after welding.
  • Welding procedures allow for internal welding (double prep weld).


well-marked switch cabinet

Maintain safe operations with easily accessible and well-marked switch cabinets for both low and high voltage switches. The complete high voltage switch cabinet is pre-assembled for easy transport.

Safe Access/Egress

Access, egress, and move about the machine more safely with anti-slip stairways and a powered access ladder.

Automatic Load Braking

Increase operational safety with automatic load braking when doors on the high voltage cabinet are opened and a standard cable connection.

Improve Maintenance Safety

Improve machine service and maintenance safety with anti-slip walkways, a ground-level service station, LED lights, and easily accessible emergency shut-off and isolation switches.

Customer Support

Commitment Makes the Difference

Cat dealers offer a wide range of solutions, services and products that help you lower costs, enhance productivity and manage your operation more efficiently. From the time you select a piece of Cat equipment until the day you trade or sell it, the support you get from your Cat dealer makes the difference.

Dealer Capability

Cat dealers provide the level of support you need, on a global scale. Dealer expert technicians have the knowledge, experience, training and tooling necessary to handle your repair and maintenance needs, when and where you need them.

Product Support

When Cat products reach the field, they are supported by a worldwide network of parts distribution facilities, dealer service centers and technical training facilities to keep your equipment up and running. Cat customers rely on prompt, dependable parts availability through our global dealer network, ready to meet your needs 24/7.

Service Support

Every piece of Cat equipment is designed and built to provide maximum productivity and operating economy throughout its working life. Cat dealers offer a wide range of service plans that will maximize uptime and return on your investment, including:

  • Preventive Maintenance Programs
  • Diagnostic Programs, such as Scheduled Oil Sampling and Technical Analysis
  • Rebuild and Reman Option
  • Customer Support Agreements
Application Awareness

Operating and maintenance costs are influenced by many application and site-specific factors, such as: material density and fragmentation, payload, bench height, truck positioning, ground conditions, amount of traveling and maintenance. Your Cat dealer can provide you with an understanding of the effects application characteristics and operating techniques have on maintenance and operating costs.


Your Cat dealer can arrange training programs to help operator's improve productivity, decrease downtime, reduce operating costs and enhance safety.


best-in-class accessibility

Improve serviceability with best-in-class accessibility to swing drives, pump drives, coupling and electric motor. The coupling can also be changed without removing the motor or gearbox, which reduces scheduled downtime.

Monitor event-based machine conditions

Monitor critical event-based machine condition and operating data with the Board Control System (BCS) which offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and reporting tools. The BCS uses sensors throughout the machine to monitor operating data, record faults, and notify the operator audibly and visibly.

Easy access

Access motor compartment, superstructure components, and ground-level service station more easily, for safer and more streamlined serviceability.

Hydraulic components

Inspect, maintain, and repair hydraulic components more efficiently with placement of the main valve block on the boom.


Cat Hydraulic Shovel Sustainability – Electric Power Option

Reduce your carbon footprint with our lower emission electric drive option.

Cat Hydraulic Shovel Sustainability – Energy Recovery

Emit less heat and improve energy efficiency via the energy recovery capability of the closed-loop swing circuit.

Cat Hydraulic Shovel Sustainability – Rebuilds

Decrease your energy use and material consumption with a machine that's designed to be rebuilt.

Optional Equipment:

    • Custom paint
    • Hydraulic service crane on superstructure with auxiliary engine
    • Two round containers for two standard 200 L (53 gal) barrels (instead of 1000 L [264 gal] grease container)
    • Folding type access stairway (Stairway angle approximately 45°)
    • Power Factor correction
    • Starting aid transformer
    • Various cold-weather options
    • Dual (redundancy) heating ventilating and air conditioning system
    • Cab heating
    • Camera monitoring system
    • Track pad width 1600 mm (5 ft 3 in) or 1800 mm (5 ft 11 in)
    • Cover plate under carbody (belly plate)
    • 300 m (984 ft) trailing cable
    Additional Optional Equipment
    • Additional optional equipment available on request.