6060 Hydraulic Mining Shovel

6060 Hydraulic Mining Shovel

6060 Face Shovel

The Cat® 6060 Hydraulic Mining Shovel is the industry’s most popular hydraulic shovel in its size class. And for good reason. With its rated payload of 61 tonnes (67 tons), ...
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Engine Output - SAE J1995
Bucket Payload
67ton (US)
Operating Weight
660ton (US)
Specifications shown above apply to Face Shovel configuration. Backhoe and Frontless configurations are also available.


Engine Model
2 x Cat 3512E

Diesel Engines

Rated Speed
1,800 min-1 (1,800 rpm)
Number of Cylinders - Each Engine
Turbocharged and charge air-cooled
Components (1)
Non-DEF Aftertreatment system with Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs)
Components (2)
High-capacity water separator
Components (3)
Two-stage fuel filter with series filtration
Components (4)
Heavy-duty air filters
Components (5)
Microprocessed engine management
Components (6)
Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed
Components (7)
Exhaust manifold and turbo heat shields

Diesel Engine - Lesser Regulated

Gross Power - SAE J1995
Net Power - ISO 9249
Net Power - SAE J1349
Optimized for fuel consumption.

Diesel Engine - Highly Regulated

Gross Power - SAE J1995
Net Power - SAE J1349
Net Power - ISO 9249
Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission requirements. These engines participate in the U.S. EPA averaging, banking, and trading provisions.

Electrical System

System Voltage
24 V
Batteries in Series/Parallel Installation
6 x 210 Ah; 12 V each; 630 Ah 24 V in total
Components (1)
6 maintenance-free batteries
Components (2)
Lockable battery isolator switch
Components (3)
Lockable starter isolator switch
Components (4)
13 LED high-brightness working flood lights
Components (5)
17 LED service lights
Components (6)
2 electric horns (1 cab module; 1 oil cooler module)

Operating Weights

6060 FS - Standard Track Pads
6060 FS - Operating Weight
6060 FS - Ground Pressure
26.6 N/cm2 (38.5 psi)
Backhoe - Standard Track Pads
Backhoe - Operating Weight
Backhoe - Ground Pressure
26.7 N/cm2 (38.7 psi)
Operating weights include: base machine, front attachment, standard track pads, standard rock bucket, 100% fuel and lubricants.

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
3136gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
1876gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
2483gal (US)
Engine Oil
86.6gal (US)
Cooling System
211.4gal (US)
Swing Drive
42.4gal (US)
Grease Tank
188gal (US)

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

Main Pumps - Diesel Version
8 variable swash plate pumps
Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version
8 x 650 L/min (8 x 172 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Attachment
Maximum Pressure - Travel
Swing Pumps - Diesel Version
4 reversible swash plate pumps
Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version
4 x 352 L/min (4 x 93 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps
4 x 488 L/min (4 x 129 gal/min)
4 cooling fans
Diameter - Fan
Features (1)
Cooling system fully independent of all main circuits, i.e. controlled cooling capacity is available whenever engine is running
Features (2)
Fan speed and flow of oil to the coolers are thermostatically controlled
Features (3)
Extremely high cooling efficiency to ensure optimum oil temperature
Features (4)
Gear-type cooling pumps supplying high-volume, low-pressure oil to fans and aluminum coolers

Swing System

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


Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum
Travel Speed - 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
Components (1)
HD tracks with cast double-grouser track pad
Components (2)
HD fixed axle rollers and idlers
Components (3)
Hardened running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers, pad links, and teeth contact areas
Components (4)
Acoustic travel alarm (forward and reverse)
Components (5)
Fully hydraulic, self-adjusting track tensioning system with piston accumulator
Components (6)
Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel

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)
Single hydraulically driven HVAC System, with dual system option
Components (2)
In-floor window with removable grate
Components (3)
Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with heating, cooling, and lumbar support
Components (4)
Independently adjustable seat consoles with integrated joysticks
Components (5)
Operator Protective Guard (Top Guard) (ISO 10262:1998)
Components (6)
Elevated full-size trainer seat with safety belt and laptop desk
Components (7)
Additional fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt
Components (8)
Operator Presence switch
Components (9)
Monitoring system with 254 mm (10 in) touch screen
Components (10)
Powered 45 degree access stairway
Components (11)
Emergency egress ladder
Components (12)
FM/AM radio with USB and AUX input
Components (13)
Roller blinds on 3 front windows
Components (14)
3 cup holders
Components (15)
Cat Electronic Technician service port

Automatic Lubrication System

Capacity - Grease Container
188gal (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)
System failures displayed by monitoring system
Type (3)
Grease filters (200 µm) between service station and container as well as directly behind grease pump
Type (4)
Main lube system connections include: pivot points of attachment, bucket and cylinders, raceways of swing roller bearing, and 2 greasing pinions for the internal gearing of swing ring


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
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 and lip shrouds between teeth
All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: (2)
Wing shrouds on side walls and heel shrouds at bottom edges
Type (1)
Catwalks with rails at booms (FS and BH)
Type (2)
Guards for shovel cylinders (FS)
Type (3)
Pressure-free lowering of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS) by means of a float valve
Type (4)
Service access holes from both sides of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS)
Type (5)
Welding procedures allow for internal counter-welding (double prep weld) wherever possible
Type (6)
Booms and sticks are stress-relieved after welding
Type (7)
Booms and sticks are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high-tensile steel with massive steel castings at pivot areas
Type (8)
Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials available upon request

Digging Forces

Maximum Crowd Force
Maximum Breakout Force

Working Ranges

Maximum Digging Height
Maximum Digging Reach
Maximum Digging Depth

Standard Bucket Capacity

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

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Digging Forces

Stick Digging Force - ISO
Bucket Digging Force - ISO

Backhoe Attachment (BH) - Working Range

Maximum Digging Height
Maximum Digging Reach
Maximum Digging Depth

Retractable Service Station

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


  • Excellent visibility thanks to cab position that provides clear view to the digging and loading areas, floor window that provides a view to the tracks, LED lighting, and optional camera monitoring system.
  • Emergency egress ladder with a self-closing door located in direct proximity to the cab.
  • Safer access with 45-degree powered access stairway that features emergency lowering via a nitrogen accumulator, which ensures it remains operational even when engines shut off.
  • Safer electrical and/or mechanical maintenance thanks to lockable starter and battery isolation switch cabinet.
  • Safer service with improved sealing between engines and hydraulic pumps, improved routing and separation of hydraulic lines and electric cables.


  • Improved operator comfort with Cat Next Gen heated and cooled seat and integrated joysticks.
  • First-in-class and patented 3-seat design, including elevated full-size trainer’s seat and laptop work desk.
  • New and improved air conditioning system.
  • Reduced noise and temperature control thanks to superior insulation.
  • Productivity-boosting Operator Assist – Enhanced Motion Control, which reduces fatigue and helps inexperienced operators more confidently load material.


  • Improved structures, including increased weight, strengthened superstructure and increased thickness in several locations.
  • 33% longer service life for new and enlarged slew ring.
  • New undercarriage with long-life components, frame and electronics.
  • New crawler frame and Cat undercarriage with HD rollers, HD idlers, HD track, and track tensioning.
  • New and improved engine design that improves reliability and extends gallons consumed before first overhaul by 10%, which also contributes to longer engine life.


  • Up to 15% greater efficiency through Hydraulic Optimization, which dynamically assigns individual pumps or groups of pumps to deliver the exact flow and pressure that each hydraulic function requires.
  • Faster cycle times and improved energy efficiency delivered by closed-loop swing system, which also generates less heat.
  • Greater operator control thanks to five circuit hydraulics that allow for two cylinder motions, two travel motions, and swing to be controlled simultaneously.
  • Easier and faster face shovel operation with unique TriPower face shovel design, which generates superior mechanical leverage and control.
  • Increased productivity and greater uptime with the twin engine concept, which enables up to 65% of full production with a single engine.


  • Buckets and ground engaging tools (GET) designed to maximize durability and productivity and ideally matched to your shovel and application.
  • Integrated to work as part of a machine system — helping you achieve high productivity and the lowest cost per ton.
  • Variety of sizes and material densities for the ideal match to your shovel and application.
  • Deliver optimal payload when combined with Cat GET and wear components.
  • Wear packages that protect your investment, including special liner material and lip shroud, wing shrouds and heel shrouds.


  • Greater connectivity with improved Product Link™ Elite system, which increases the availability of data provided by the 6060.
  • Additional performance and reliability advantages through integration of proven and validated Cat electronics.
  • Intuitive, informative onboard electronics that help operators be more productive.
  • Enhanced diagnostic capabilities and troubleshooting functions with factory-installed Monitoring and Diagnostic System.
  • Connectivity features and the integration of Cat MineStar™ Health offerings enable a proactive approach to maintenance.


  • More room in the service compartment, plus easy access to slew gearboxes, rotary distributor, oil cooler and more.
  • Clear arrangement of components on the superstructure for easy access and serviceability.
  • Hose assemblies that can be built locally using all Cat material.
  • Access to Cat Electronic Technician, which helps dealer service personnel more easily diagnose and prevent issues.
  • Reduced maintenance downtime thanks to exchange intervals for engine oil and engine filters that have been increased from 500 to 1,000 hours


  • Reduced fuel burn thanks to 10% improvement in hydraulic efficiency.
  • Reduced emissions with engines that satisfy Tier 4 standards and eliminate the need for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) — saving time and cost during maintenance.
  • Less heat and improved efficiency with the closed-loop swing circuit.
  • Reduced owning and operating costs thanks to increased commonality of systems and components, plus a reduction in unique part numbers.
  • Preservation of raw materials, energy conservation and reduced emissions through the Cat Reman program, which returns end-of-life components to like-new condition.

Optional Equipment:

    • Custom paint
    • Oil change interval extension for engine oil up to 500 hours, with optional extension to 1,000 hours
    • Rectangular grease container, 710 L (188 gal), filled via service station
    • Various cold-weather options for temperatures below -10°; 400 V, 50 Hz and 208 V, 60 Hz
    • Dual hydraulically driven HVAC system for redundancy
    • Cab heating
    • Camera monitoring system with two cameras, two lights, and additional display
    • Track pad width 1400 mm (4 ft 7 in)
    • Belly plate for undercarriage protection
    • Additional optional equipment available on request.