Caterpillar OEM Solutions is extending its large machine options to include frontless hydraulic shovels weighing more than 100 metric tons.
To accommodate larger specialty front attachments with greater capabilities and flexibility, Caterpillar 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 606 kW to 3360 kW (813 hp to 4,500 hp).
Specialty applications served with these machines include heavy and marine construction, dredging and coastal protection, quarry and aggregate, bulk material handling and demolition.
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.
Additionally, upper-only arrangements are available for permanent installation on a pedestal, frequently used for dredging and material handling.
The upper can use the standard carbody as a structural mounting platform, and it can be supplied with or without the swing drive system.
For applications requiring large crawler undercarriage, hydraulic-shovel-based undercarriage arrangements are available as are complete mobile platforms to support loads over 100 metric tons.