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Caterpillar’s new 6015B hydraulic shovel

First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
May June 2016
Caterpillar’s new 6015B hydraulic shovel
Caterpillar has launched its new 6015B hydraulic shovel, building on the robust and productive 5110B. The 100tonne class shovel has a powerful engine and a large standard bucket and payload capacity of 14.6tonnes.

The 6015B is equipped with a single Cat C27 ACERT engine that provides 606kW of rated power. “As with all hydraulic shovels, the greater the engine power, the greater the digging power and the faster the digging cycles,” says the company.
“The 8.1m³ standard bucket, outfitted with Cat C70 hammerless GET, further boosts production capability. With the standard bucket, the 6015B is optimised to fill a Cat 773 truck in four passes; a 775 in five passes, and a 777 in seven passes.”

Such truck models are commonly found in heavy construction, quarry/aggregate and small to mid-size mining operations across the globe. The 6015B is currently available only in a backhoe configuration. The 6015B incorporates advanced Cat technology solutions, such as MineStar, VIMS and Product Link for improved productivity, maintenance and equipment management.

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