The Cat 6030B FS hydraulic shovel is the first of the B Series machines in the extensive Cat hydraulic shovel product line. The 6030B FS features a new cab with advanced ergonomic design and superior visibility to the work area and clear lines of sight to the stick and boom for enhanced operator comfort and efficiency, according to the manufacturer.
Access walkways and hand rails too, have been redesigned to enhance the safety of operators and technicians.
The 6030B, available in backhoe configuration as well as front shovel, incorporates a number of Cat components that enhance reliability and durability. A full line of diesel and electric drive options are available. The B Series machine also features Cat C95 GET with hammerless design for simplified removal and installation of bucket teeth.
The 6030B builds on the performance of its predecessor and still features TriPower shovel kinematics, which aid bucket guidance and assist in applying forces to do more work. The B series also retains advanced hydraulics control, independent oil cooling, intuitive on-board electronics and durable structures. The 6030B FS payload of 33 tons (30 t) remains the same as the 6030 FS that the new model replaces when it becomes commercially available in the fourth quarter of 2013. Machine weight remains at approximately 316 tons (287 t).
New Cab Enhances Operator Comfort and Efficiency
Designed and built in collaboration with ergonomics experts, shovel operators and other mining professionals, the Cat shovel cab incorporates many improvements that enhance operator comfort and safety.