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CAT Hydraulic Shovels 6020B

You need a shovel that works. A simple, durable digger that gets the job done efficiently and safely. The Cat 6020B is engineered from the ground up with ease of use in mind. It’s easy to assemble, easy to learn, easy to operate and easy to maintain. So you can concentrate on running a safe, productive operation. The new Cat 6020B. It’s not complicated.

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You need a shovel that works. A simple, durable digger that gets the job done efficiently and safely. The Cat 6020B is engineered from the ground up with ease of use in mind. It’s easy to assemble, easy to learn, easy to operate and easy to maintain. So you can concentrate on running a safe, productive operation. The new Cat 6020B. It’s not complicated.


Bottom Rollers (each side)
Gradeability of travel drives – approximate
Maximum tractive force
1066 kN
Parking Brakes
Wet multiple disc brake, spring loaded/hydraulically released
Support Rollers (each side)
2 plus slide
Track Pads (each side)
Travel Speed (2 Stages): 1st Stage (maximum)
1.2 km/h
Travel Speed (2 Stages): 2nd Stage (maximum)
2.7 km/h

Operating Weight - Backhoe

Operating weight
224 000 kg
Ground pressure
21.7 N/cm2
Standard track pads
800 mm

Diesel Engines

Emission Certification
U.S. EPA Flex
145 mm
162 mm
32 L
Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled
Fuel tank capacity
3600 L
Maximum altitude without deration – above sea level
2000 m
Make and model
Cat C32 (Tier 2)
Rated Net Power ISO 3046/1
778 kW
Number of cylinders (each engine)
Rated Net Power SAE J1349
778 kW
Rated Gross Power SAE J1995
778 kW

Swing System

Swing Drives
2 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Swing Ring
Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing
Maximum Swing Speed
4.9 rpm
Parking Brake
Wet multiple-disc brake,spring-loaded/hydraulically released

Hydraulic System with Electronic Pump Management

Main Pumps
6 × variable swash plate pumps
Maximum Total Oil Flow
2350 L/min
Maximum Swing Oil Flow
783 L/min
Maximum Pressure, Attachment
310 bar
Maximum Pressure, Travel
310 bar
Maximum Pressure, Swing
350 bar

General Data

Engine Output - SAE J1995
778 kW
Standard Bucket Capacity
12 m3
Operating Weight
224 tonne

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

Oil flow of cooling pumps
800 L/min
Diameter of fans
1500 mm

Operator’s Cab

Operator’s eye level – approximately
5.5 m
Internal dimensions of cab - Height
2070 mm
Internal dimensions of cab - Length
2230 mm
Internal dimensions of cab - Width
1625 mm

Electrical System

System Voltage
24 V
Batteries (12V each)
6 × 210 Ah
In Series/Parallel Installation
630 Ah - 24V

State-of-the-Art Operator’s Cab

Optimizing Operator Situational Awareness with Class-leading Cab Visibility

  • Direct view of tracks, while seated in the operator’s station, via floor window for safe and easy machine repositioning and underfoot obstacle avoidance.
  • Safe machine positioning and truck loading via large windshield and side windows.
  • Multiple strategically positioned and high-powered LED lights for maximum illumination of the digging area in dark conditions.
  • Heavy-duty wiper ensures good visibility in inclement weather conditions.

Supporting Peak Operator Performance with Enhanced Training Capability

  • First in class and patented three-seat design with unobstructed view of digging environment from all seats.
  • Elevated observer’s work station, positioned behind the operator seat, provides space for a laptop and great visibility of the operator station and the digging environment.
  • Dual in-cab E-stop button easily accessible from both trainer seats and operator station.

Maximizing Operator Alertness and Effectiveness with Leading Comfort Features

  • Extremely quiet and fully pressurized cab environment.
  • Ergonomic operator seat and controls with armrest adaptable to operator preference.
  • 10 inch touch-screen display includes troubleshooting aids and machine documentation.
  • Extensive in-cab air distribution via powerful HVAC unit and multiple, optimally positioned, vents.
  • Cab module supported with rubber mounts for shock absorption.
  • Electro-servo control system ensures no hydraulic lines are present in the cab for a clean, quiet, and odorless environment.

Advanced Hydraulic System

Fuel Savings as a Result of Best-in-Class Energy Efficiency

More efficient hydraulic pump utilization, reduced energy losses, and increased fuel savings are realized with our innovative, patent-pending dedicated pump-flow allocation technology.

Additional fuel savings resulting from boom float feature, improving energy efficiency.

Straightforward and Safe System Maintenance

Providing easier access for service and de-cluttering of the mainframe, the hydraulic valve block is mounted on the boom.

Consistent Oil Cleanliness for Dependable Hydraulic System Performance

The hydraulic system design has been optimized for peak performance and reliability.

  • Machine comes equipped with standard high-pressure and return oil filtration.
  • A separate kidney loop provides continuous filtration and optimum oil cleanliness at all times, supporting the hydraulic system.

Independent Oil Cooling System

Protect and Extend the Life of Your Hydraulic Components and Seals

Providing an efficient means of cooling, particularly in demanding applications, our unique independent oil cooling system will extend the life of your hydraulic shovel’s components.

More Efficient Oil Cooling

Our system is independent of return oil, achieving efficiency through the utilization of dedicated pumps that provide cooling capacity as needed, whether the engine is idling or under load. That means optimum oil temperature is being maintained, even while your operator waits for the next truck to load. Competitive hydraulic shovels only provide cooling when the machine is working and the engine is under load.

Additional efficiency is achieved via:

  • Variable oil flow
  • Variable fan speed
  • Auto-reversible fan feature for self-cleaning

Optimal Oil Temperature Maintained

Our unique independent oil cooling system ensures that system operating temperatures remain within the optimal operating viscosity range at all times.

Electronic Control System

Enhanced Control Response and Optimized Hydraulic Engine Load Management

Help your team meet productivity and performance standards with our intuitive, informative on-board electronics.

Electro-hydraulic Servo Control

  • Enhanced Control Response Resulting in Increased Operator Comfort
    The system relays actuating signals from the joysticks, delivering load independent and precise machine reactions that reduce operator fatigue.
  • Increased Up-time
    Up-time is increased as a result of simplified troubleshooting and advanced diagnostic capabilities.
  • Clean and Quiet Cab Environment
    No hydraulic lines are present in the cab or the cab module, ensuring a clean, odorless arrangement with less noise.

Control and Monitoring Platform (CAMP)

  • Reduced Control System Inventory
    Streamlined system requires only two controllers for all functions (i.e., drive train and servo).
  • Less Fuel Consumption
    Both engine and hydraulic pumps work in optimal range of performance during the entire digging cycle, reducing fuel burn.


Sharing your commitment to safety, and driven by our commitment to Zero Harm, we work tirelessly to design the safest machines possible to protect your most important asset; your employees.

Some examples of the safety-enhancing features of the Cat 6020B Hydraulic Mining Shovel include the following:

Operator Environment

  • Optimized operator situational awareness and safe machine positioning/truckloading via class leading cab visibility.
  • Safe training environment facilitated by unobstructed view of digging environment and accessibility of E-stop button from both seat belt equipped trainer seats.
  • Enhanced operator safety with fuel and hydraulic oil tanks positioned away from the cab.
  • FOPS certified cab with safety glass windshield.
  • Cab equipped with emergency hammer for quick escape and ready access to emergency ladder.

Machine Access

  • Safe access to power module components from machine platform and counterweight.
  • Safe movement about the machine via wide and slip-resistant walkways, limited walkway elevation changes (steps up/down), and minimized trip hazards.
  • Quick exit from machine during emergency facilitated by three means of egress.

Sound Suppression

  • Excellent power module and cab sound suppression system to protect operators and service personnel.

Electrical System

  • Safe electrical maintenance facilitated by lockable battery isolation and starter lockout switch.

Emergency Shut-offs

  • Multiple emergency stop buttons strategically located around machine for immediate engine shut-down, including a pull switch accessible from the ground.


Designed to Start Producing Almost Immediately Upon Arrival on Site

The modular design of the 6020B facilitates quick field assembly. The average assembly time in typical conditions is 14 days; however, similar assembly times were achieved with pilot machines assembled at –30° C (–22° F).

Reduced Downtime Due to Exchangeable Power Module

Our exchangeable power module, which contains the most vital machine operating systems, can be quickly removed and replaced with a spare power module to increase machine uptime.

This capability also allows for transporting of the power module away from the production area to allow service and repair in a safe, convenient, and clean environment.

Service Friendly, with Unparalleled In-class Component Accessibility

The 6020B was designed to be easily serviced and maintained:

  • Exceptional component accessibility and weather protection via first-in-class and spacious walk-through power module.
  • Superior swing system component accessibility via boom-mounted hydraulic valve block.
  • Ground-level accessible service fluid fill points and jump start receptacle.
  • Automatic centralized lubrication system.
  • 24 hour non-stop machine operation capability.
  • Extensive troubleshooting capability via hydraulic service ports.
  • Streamlined maintenance and parts availability with integrated Cat components.

Customer Support

Parts Available When You Want Them

Receiving 6020B parts from your local Cat dealer is streamlined through the optimized use of Cat components, integrated part numbers, and stocking of parts in local Caterpillar warehouses. Your 6020B will be supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by a worldwide network of parts distribution facilities, dealer service centers, and technical training facilities to keep it up and running at peak performance levels.

A Single Source for All Service and Maintenance Needs

With the use of Cat components throughout, you can rest assured that your local Cat dealer is your most knowledgeable and trusted single source for your 6020B service and maintenance needs. Cat dealer expert technicians have the unique knowledge, experience, training, and tooling necessary to fully support your 6020B hydraulic shovel, no matter the need or where your site is located.

Continued Support throughout the Life of Your 6020B

Consistent with any piece of Cat equipment, the 6020B is designed and built to provide maximum productivity, capability and operating economy throughout its working life. To help you meet these performance levels with your 6020B, Cat dealers offer a wide range of service plans that maximize uptime and return on your investment, including:

  • Preventative maintenance programs
  • Diagnostic programs, such as scheduled oil sampling and technical analysis
  • Rebuild and reman options
  • Customer support agreements

And although the 6020B is designed for easy operation, your Cat dealer can arrange training programs to help your operators improve productivity, increase uptime, reduce operating costs, and enhance safety.

No One Knows Your 6020B Hydraulic Shovel Better

The vast majority of Cat dealers across the globe have supported our line of hydraulic shovels for over a decade, so they are uniquely equipped to optimize the performance of your 6020B with their unmatched Cat hydraulic shovel expertise. This expertise includes a deep understanding of how the 6020B is best applied and utilized in all types of applications, so they can take your site-specifi c factors into account to help lower your operating and maintenance costs.

Loading/Hauling Efficiency

Achieve Targeted Loading/Hauling Production with Perfectly Paired Cat Hydraulic Shovels and Mining Trucks

For full truck payloads with minimum loading time, an efficient loading/hauling system begins with an optimized equipment match. Cat hydraulic shovels are matched with Cat mining trucks to maximize volume of material moved at the lowest operating cost per ton.

The 6020B was designed to be an optimal pass-match with our popular 777 Series off-highway truck. It is also capable of pairing with the 785 Series mining truck, where applicable.

Drive System

Simple and Cost-effective Single Engine Concept

When we asked you what design features you desired most from a 200 metric ton (220 short ton) size class hydraulic backhoe, a single-engine platform was a top request. We listened by designing the 6020B with a single C32 engine for reliable performance and simple and cost effective service when needed.

Reliable Cat C32 ACERT Tier 2 Engine

Delivering durable, reliable power that will keep your 6020B producing, the C32 has proven its ability to perform in harsh mining conditions throughout the world. Offering low operating costs, and supported 24/7 by your local Cat dealer, the C32 will help you achieve your production and profitability targets, reliably.

ACERT Technology

The development of ACERT Technology began with the search for a better way to reduce diesel engine emissions, and culminated in a revolutionary engine design breakthrough that burns fuel more precisely than ever before. Lower combustion temperatures reduce emissions and prolong the life of lighter, more power-dense engine platforms. It also varies the injection timing based on factors like engine load and speed for optimum performance under a wide range of operating conditions, including mining.

Worldwide Cat Engine Support

Our engines are only as good as the service and support that stand behind them. Highly trained and experienced service technicians at your local Cat dealership are ready with whatever you need, wherever and whenever you need it. They know the Cat C32 engine inside and out, so they can promptly diagnose issues and keep your 6020B running at peak performance.

Cat MineStar System and Technology Solutions

Helping You Enhance Safety and Productivity through Technology

Aimed at enhancing the productivity and profitability of your 6020B hydraulic mining shovel, we currently offer a combination of Cat MineStar System offerings and Cat hydraulic mining shovel technology solutions.

Cat MineStar System

Helping you achieve your goals for enhanced mine site safety, improved efficiency, reduced operating costs, and greater profitability, the Cat MineStar System provides the most comprehensive suite of mining technology products in the industry. It consists of a number of configurable capability sets – Fleet, Terrain, Detect, Health, and Command – that allow you to scale the system to your mine site needs. Cat MineStar System helps you manage everything from material tracking to sophisticated real-time fleet management, machine health systems, autonomous equipment, and more.

The Cat 6020B is “MineStar ready”, capable of utilizing four of the Cat MineStar System capability sets:

  • Health
    Health delivers critical event-based machine condition and operating data for your entire fleet. It includes comprehensive equipment health and asset monitoring capabilities with a wide range of diagnostic, analytic and reporting tools.
  • Fleet
    Fleet provides real-time machine tracking, assignment and productivity management, providing a comprehensive overview of all your asset operations from anywhere in the world.
  • Terrain
    Terrain enables high-precision management of drilling, dragline, grading and loading operations through the use of guidance technology. It increases machine productivity and provides you real-time feedback for improved efficiency.
  • Detect
    Detect provides equipment operators with enhanced awareness for increased site safety, using a combination of radars, an in-cab display, and multiple cameras.

Please speak to your local dealer for more information on MineStar for the 6020B.

Hydraulic Shovel Technology Solutions

  • Monitoring and Diagnostic System
    Enhancing diagnostic capabilities and providing detailed troubleshooting functions, our Board Control System uses sensors throughout the machine to monitor operating data, record faults, and notify the operator audibly and visually. This promotes the earliest possible detection of faults and allows for timely maintenance planning and assistance for speedy repair.

Swing System

Enabling the Use of Advanced Hydraulics with an Open-loop Swing Circuit

The 6020B includes an open-loop swing circuit that interacts well with its newly designed advanced hydraulics. Utilizing patent-pending dedicated pump flow allocation technology, hydraulic pumps are allocated to individual circuits on demand, allowing all produced oil flow to be translated into cylinder motion, optimizing hydraulic efficiencies and reducing heat generation. To fully leverage the advantages of this innovative technology, the open-loop swing system was incorporated for its use of a common set of pumps to serve all functions and the flexibility it offers for utilization of hydraulic flow.

More Reliable Swing Component Life

Extending component life and ultimately improving machine uptime, our swing system includes a triple-race swing roller bearing with internal gearing connected to an automatic lubrication system.

For added reliability, all lube lines supplying the swing roller bearing are located inside the superstructure for maximum protection.

Better wear of undercarriage components

  • Even idler slide wear and extended component life result from the floating push tube.
  • Low wear drive system via induction hardened and high quantity of sprocket teeth.
  • Optional rough terrain undercarriage protection kit available to further protect undercarriage components from harsh ground conditions.

Superior serviceability

  • The 6020B’s automatic track tensioning system is a simplified design that requires no manual adjustment.
  • Service simplified by externally serviceable break.

Reliable crawler performance

  • Exceptional track guidance via standard track guides the entire length of the crawler.
  • Usage of a skid plate, instead of a third support roller in the center, helps to prevent build-up of material and jamming of rollers.
  • Travel motors and gearboxes are well protected by robust steel covers.

Cat Buckets and Ground Engaging Tools

Cat Buckets Increase Productivity

Cat buckets are designed to match your Cat 6020B mining shovel, providing optimum payload and machine efficiency while protecting your investment. Bucket wear surfaces are armored with replaceable wear materials to extend the life of your bucket. Cat buckets are easy to rebuild, with all parts available through your Cat dealer. Trust Cat to give you long service life without adding excessive weight.

Key Features:

  • Sized to match the 6020B mining shovel and your application.
  • Protected with high abrasion materials matched to the wear characteristics of your application.
  • Rebuildable, with all wear components (shown below in red) available as mechanically attached service parts.

MultiPlus Rock Buckets

Cat MultiPlus rock buckets are suited for standard rock and soil applications, which constitutes the vast majority of mining and quarry/aggregate applications.

High Abrasion Rock Buckets

High abrasion rock buckets are more heavily guarded for use in dense rock and aggressive digging conditions.

G.E.T. Quality and Performance Made Easy

Increase your operational efficiency and productivity with hammerless Cat G.E.T. designed specifically for the 6020B hydraulic mining shovel. By designing our own G.E.T., we are able to take a production focus, rather than a component focus, to optimize performance across the entire machine. And like all Cat G.E.T., it is fully supported by your local Cat dealer.

  • Simple: No special tools required for Removal & Install
  • Fast: One turn to lock and unlock
  • Safe: No hammer required to service the lip system
  • Options: Four tip shapes to optimize your production

Machine Structures

Large and Robust Structures Designed and Fabricated to Withstand Your Toughest Digging Conditions

To extend service life and ensure that your 6020B keeps producing, our structures are designed for durability and dependability. Extended performance in the harsh digging conditions you face daily is accomplished through selection of high-strength steels and rugged castings, joined and thermally stress-relieved to create a reliable external shell.

  • Manufactured from high-strength steel for durability.
  • Full penetration, profiled and ground welds at critical junctures.
  • MT, UT, and X-ray inspections on select welds ensure quality.

Reliable Front Attachment Structures

The 6020B boom and stick utilize high-strength steel and rugged castings that are joined and thermally stress relieved for optimum structural life.

  • Heavy castings at all pivot points.
  • Single-plate side walls.
  • Better flow of forces and less welding seams, as top chords are made of one bend plate.
  • Entire boom and stick are stress relieved after welding for maximized reliability.
  • Extensive use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Fully Tested and Validated

All 6020B structures have been fully tested and validated at our state-of-the-art proving ground in Tucson, AZ (U.S.A.).


Meeting the needs of today without compromising the needs of tomorrow is the goal for all Cat machinery. The commitment to helping you operate safely and sustainably is affirmed in the design of the 6020B hydraulic mining shovel.

Cat 6020B Sustainability

  • Rebuilds
    Decrease your energy use and material consumption with a machine design that facilitates rebuilding.
  • Service
    Ground-level accessible service fluid fill points ensure fast, easy, and secure replenishment of machine fluids.
  • Sound Levels
    Reduced operator and spectator sound levels result in less impact on the communities where they operate. The 6020B provides sound suppression on its power module to keep spectator sound levels low, and provides a sound suppressed cab for an extremely quiet working environment for the operator.
  • Component Life
    The 6020B’s automatic centralized lubrication system maintains the proper grease lubrication on working surfaces, significantly extending component life.

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