6050/6050 FS Hydraulic Shovel

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6050/6050 FS Hydraulic Shovel

We understand the challenges you face, the importance of reliability, and the relationship between uptime and productivity. That's why we continually strive to produce the safest, most reliable and productive hydraulic mining shovels possible. Offering the widest payload range of any manufacturer in the industry, the ability to optimally pair with our popular line of mining trucks, and the support of our world-class Cat dealer network, we are uniquely positioned to partner with you to help achieve your productivity targets. We understand what matters to you. Our hydraulic mining shovels are built with you in mind. Because in mining, every day matters and every load counts.
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Optional Equipment

  • GENERAL
    • Custom paint
  • SUPERSTRUCTURE
    • Hydraulic service crane on superstructure with auxiliary engine
    • Mesabi radiators instead of standard radiators
    • Oil change interval extension for engine oil up to 1,000 hours
    • Oil change interval extension for engine oil with oil burn system
    • Folding access stairway, stairway angle approximately 45°
    • Two round containers for two standard 200 L (53 gal) barrels (instead of 1000 L (264 gal) grease container)
    • Filling of round containers via service station
    • Various cold-weather options
  • CAB
    • Dual (redundancy) heating ventilating and air conditioning system
    • Cab heating
    • Additional instrumentation
    • Camera monitoring system
  • UNDERCARRIAGE
    • Track pad width 1600 mm (5 ft 3 in) or 1800 mm (5 ft 11 in)
    • Cover plate under carbody (belly plate)
    • Additional optional equipment available on request.

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
6050/6050 FS Hydraulic Shovel
Name:
6050/6050 FS
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Current

General

Engine Output - SAE J1995:
2520 HP / 1880 kW
Bucket Payload:
55.6 ton (US) / 50.4 t
Operating Weight:
591.9 ton (US) / 537 t
Note:
Specifications above apply to Backhoe configuration. Face Shovel and Frontless configurations are also available.

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

Main Pumps:
4 × variable flow axial piston pumps
Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps:
5080 psi / 350 bar
Hydraulic Tank Capacity - AC Version - Approximately:
1320 gal (US) / 5000 l
Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - AC Version - Approximately:
1930 gal (US) / 7300 l
Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - AC Version:
3 × 491 L/min (3 × 131 gal/min)
Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version:
4 × 912 L/min (4 × 241 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Travel:
4930 psi / 340 bar
Maximum Pressure - Attachment:
4350 psi / 300 bar
Hydraulic Tank Capacity - Diesel Version - Approximately:
1450 gal (US) / 5500 l
Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - Diesel Version - Approximately:
2060 gal (US) / 7800 l
Swing Pumps - AC Version:
3 × reversible swash plate pumps
Main Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - AC Version:
4 × 933 L/min (4 × 246 gal/min)
Swing Pumps - Diesel Version:
4 × reversible swash plate pumps
Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow - Diesel Version:
4 × 351 L/min (4 × 93 gal/min)

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

Features (2):
Fan speed and flow of oil to the coolers are thermostatically controlled
Diameter - Fan:
4 × 1170 mm (4 × 46 in)
Features (3):
Extremely high cooling efficiency to ensure optimum oil temperature
Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - Diesel Version:
4 × 488 L/min (4 × 129 gal/min)
Components:
Gear-type cooling pumps supplying high-volume, low-pressure oil to fans and aluminum coolers
Features (1):
Cooling system fully independent of all main circuits, i.e. controlled cooling capacity is available whenever engine is running
Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps - AC Version:
4 × 491 L/min (4 × 130 gal/min)

Operator's Cab

Internal Dimensions - Height:
7.05 ft / 2150 mm
Components (13):
Machine access via retractable boarding ladder, hydraulically operated
Operator's Eye Level - Approximately:
24.93 ft / 7.6 m
Internal Dimensions - Length:
7.22 ft / 2200 mm
Components (2):
Under roof mounted heating ventilating and air conditioning system
Components (12):
Emergency ladder mounted to the A-frame
Components (14):
Roller blinds at all windows
Components (5):
FOPS (rock guard; approved according to DIN ISO 3449) integrated into cab structure
Components (6):
Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt
Components (4):
All-round safety glass, armored windshield and sliding side window
Components (1):
Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with lumbar support, seat heating, safety belt, head and armrests
Components (3):
Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer
Board Control System (BCS) Features:
Electronic monitoring & data logging system for vital signs & service data of engines, hydraulic systems & lubrication systems
Components (8):
Switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat
Components (10):
Robust instrument panel including large colored BCS screen with transflective technology
Internal Dimensions - Width:
5.25 ft / 1600 mm
Components (9):
Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles
Components (7):
External sun shields at side and rear windows
Components (11):
Emergency rescue seat

Swing System

Maximum Swing Speed - Diesel Version:
3.8 r/min / 3.8 r/min
Features (4):
All raceways and the internal gearing of swing ring supplied by automatic central lubrication system
Parking Brakes:
Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
Features (3):
Hydraulic braking of the swing motion by counteracting control
Maximum Swing Speed - AC Version:
4 r/min / 4 r/min
Swing Ring:
Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing
Features (2):
Closed-loop swing circuit with torque control
Swing Drive:
4 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Features (1):
Dirt wipers at swing ring to prevent build-up of debris between swing ring and carbody

Undercarriage

Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum:
0.99 mile/h / 1.6 km/h
Maximum Tractive Force:
578900 lb / 2576 kN
Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum:
1.44 mile/h / 2.3 km/h
Components (2):
Acoustic travel alarm
Travel Drives - Each Side:
1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors
Gradeability - Travel Drives - Maximum:
50 % / 50 %
Components (1):
All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and pad links, as well as teeth contact areas of sprocket and pad links, are hardened
Components (4):
Bottom rollers are connected to the automatic lubrication system
Components (6):
Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel
Components (3):
Cast double-grouser combined pad links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins
Parking Brakes:
Wet multiple disc brake, spring-applied/hydraulically released
Bottom Rollers - Each Side:
6
Components (5):
Fully hydraulic, self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator
Support Rollers - Each Side:
2 plus a skid plate in between
Track Pads - Each Side:
39

Automatic Lubrication System

Type (5):
Connected to the lube system are: - raceways of the swing roller bearing - two greasing pinions for the internal gearing of the swing ring
Capacity - Grease Container:
264 gal (US) / 1000 l
Type (1):
Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pumps and electronic time relay control to adjust the pause/lube times
Type (3):
Grease filters (200 μm) between service station and container, as well as directly behind grease pump
Type (4):
Connected to the lube system are: - pivot points of attachment, bucket and cylinders - bottom rollers of undercarriage
Type (2):
System failures displayed by Board Control System

Operating Weights

6050 - Standard Track Pads:
4.59 ft / 1400 mm
6050 FS - Ground Pressure:
25.9 N/cm2 (37.5 psi)
6050 FS - Operating Weight:
1163150 lb / 527600 kg
6050 - Operating Weight:
1183870 lb / 537000 kg
6050 - Note:
Other track pads available on request
6050 FS - Standard Track Pads:
4.59 ft / 1400 mm
6050 - Ground Pressure:
26.3 N/cm2 (38.1 psi)
6050 FS - Note:
Other track pads available on request

Electrical System - Diesel Drive

Alternators:
2 × 175A each
Components (5):
Two (2) LED high-brightness access flood lights
Components (2):
Battery isolation relays
Batteries in Series/Parallel Installation:
6 × 210 Ah - 12V each; 630 Ah - 24V in total
System Voltage:
24V
Components (4):
Ten (10) LED high-brightness working flood lights - Eight (8) for working area - Two (2) for rear end
Components (1):
Thirteen (13) LED service lights
Components (3):
Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level, in engine module and in operator's cab

Retractable Service Station

Installation:
Retractable service station installed underneath the engine module and easily accessible from ground.

Attachments

Type (8):
Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request
All buckets (FS and BH) are equipped with a wear package consisting of: (2):
- Wing shrouds on side walls - Heel shrouds at bottom edges

Diesel Engines - Version 1 - Cummins® K1500E Tier 1

Total Rated Net Power - ISO 3046/1:
1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1)
Fuel Tank Capacity:
2820 gal (US) / 10700 l
Total Rated Gross Power - SAE J1995:
1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1)
Components (5):
Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed
Components (4):
Eliminator with centrifuge for engine oil filtration
Components (1):
Additional high-capacity water separator
Bore:
6.25 in / 159 mm
Number of Cylinders - Each Engine:
12
Stroke:
6.25 in / 159 mm
Maximum Altitude - Without Deration - Above Sea Level:
8000 ft / 2438 m
Components (3):
Pre-lube starting system
Total Rated Net Power - SAE J1349:
1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1)
Displacement:
2300 in³ / 37.8 l
Components (6):
Heavy-duty air filters with automatic dust evacuation
Components (7):
Microprocessed engine control
Emissions:
U.S. EPA Flex
Make/Model:
2 × Cummins K1500E
Aspiration:
Turbocharged and aftercooled
Components (2):
Two-stage fuel filter including water separator

Diesel Engines - Version 2 - Cummins® QSK38 Tier 2

Maximum Altitude - Without Deration - Above Sea Level:
10500 ft / 3200 m
Make/Model:
2 × Cummins QSK38
Components (6):
Heavy-duty air filters with automatic dust evacuation
Total Rated Net Power - ISO 3046/1:
1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1)
Emissions:
U.S. EPA Flex
Fuel Tank Capacity:
2820 gal (US) / 10700 l
Total Rated Net Power - SAE J1349:
1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1)
Components (4):
Pre-lube starting system
Total Rated Gross Power - SAE J1995:
1880 kW 1,800 min-1 (2,520 hp 1,800 min-1)
Components (7):
Two-stage fuel filter including water separator
Aspiration:
Turbocharged and aftercooled
Bore:
6.25 in / 159 mm
Components (2):
Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed
Stroke:
6.25 in / 159 mm
Number of Cylinders - Each Engine:
12
Components (3):
Eliminator with centrifuge for engine oil filtration
Components (5):
Microprocessed engine control
Displacement:
2300 in³ / 37.8 l
Components (1):
Additional high-capacity water separator

Attachments

Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (3):
- Constant boom momentum throughout the entire lift arc - Crowd force assistance
Type (2):
Catwalks with rails at booms
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
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
Type (1):
Inspection hole in booms
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features: (2):
- Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance - Vertical automatic constant-angle bucket guidance
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 (3):
Pressure-free lowering of boom (FS and BH) and stick (FS) by means of a float valve
Type (7):
Booms and sticks are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high tensile steel with massive steel castings at pivot areas
Type (4):
Guards for shovel cylinders (FS)

Engine

Net Power - SAE J1349:
2520 HP / 1880 kW
Engine Model:
2 × Cummins K1500E or 2 × Cummins QSK 38
Gross Power - SAE J1995:
2520 HP / 1880 kW
Note:
Electric drive option available (1600 kW) on 6050 AC/6050 AC FS

Bucket

Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1):
34 yd³ / 26 m³
Bucket Capacity - Backhoe (heaped 1:1):
36.6 yd³ / 28 m³

Operating Specifications

Operating Weight - Face Shovel:
582 t / 528 t
Bucket Payload - Backhoe:
55 t / 50 t
Operating Weight - Backhoe:
592 t / 537 t
Bucket Payload - Face Shovel:
52 t / 47 t

Electric Motor - 6050 AC/6050 AC FS

Rated Current IN:
174 A (at 6.6 kV)
Type (1):
Power limit control by Pump Management System
Type (3):
Custom-made electric motor with increased gap between rotor and stator to withstand severe mining conditions
Frequency:
50 Hz (60 Hz on request)
Type (2):
Squirrel cage induction motor
Voltage:
6.6 kV ± 10% (other on request)
Revolutions:
1,500 min-1 (1,800 min-1 at 60 Hz)
Starting current:
350% of IN (197% of IN optional)
Output:
2146 HP / 1600 kW