Caterpillar’s frontless shovels
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe & International
Caterpillar OEM Solutions is extending its large machine options to include frontless hydraulic shovels weighing more than 100tonnes. To accommodate larger speciality front attachments with greater capabilities and flexibility, Cat is now offering the Cat 6015B to 6090 hydraulic shovels in frontless configurations for mobile and pedestal-mounted applications. Power units for these machines range from 606kW to 3360kW.
The Cat frontless hydraulic shovels are supported by Cat dealers worldwide and are said to offer robust and powerful platforms for productive performance in a broad range of industries and applications. They are said to be well-matched to businesses carrying out speciality applications in quarries and on other aggregate processing sites.
Several different arrangements are available to accommodate the application. Frontless hydraulic shovels are typically combined with non-standard front attachments and work tools. They are available in diesel or AC power to further expand flexibility.
The advantages of using Cat frontless hydraulic shovel arrangements include the ability to optimise by ordering just the components required; to accommodate a wider size and variety of work tools; to increase stability to control the bucket or other tool precisely; and to leverage the durability and reliability of Cat undercarriage technology. Users can also increase fleet commonality with machines weighing more than 100tonnes.