Building on the robust and productive Cat 5110B, the new 6015B Hydraulic Shovel delivers a productivity advantage over other 100-ton shovels thanks to the most powerful engine in its class, a large standard bucket and payload capacity of 14.6 tons, according to the company. The design translates to fast cycles and a pass-match advantage over leading standard-equipped shovels in its class when loading trucks of 55, 65 and 90 ton capacities.
The new shovel was introduced at a trade-media event in Tinaja Hills, Ariz., in November 2015.
The 6015B is equipped with a single Cat C27 ACER engine that provides 606 kW of rated power. As with all hydraulic shovels, the greater the engine power, the greater the digging power and the faster the digging cycles. The large, 8.1-cu.-m standard bucket, outfitted with Cat C70 hammerless GET, further boosts production capability. With the standard bucket, the 6015B is optimized to fill a Cat 773 truck in four passes, a 775 in five passes, and a 777 in seven passes. These 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. Castings that are joined and thermally stress relieved for optimum structural life improve safety.