6090 FS Hydraulic Shovel

6090 FS Hydraulic Shovel

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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.

General Data

Engine Output - SAE J1995
3360 kW (4,500 hp)
Standard Bucket Capacity
Face Shovel (SAE 2:1) - 52.0 m3 (68.0 yd3)
Operating Weight
Face Shovel - 980 tonnes (1,080 tons)

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

Hydraulic tank capacity - approximately
2640.0 gal
Main pumps
8 × variable flow axial piston pumps
Main pumps - Maximum oil flow - AC version
8 × 943 L/min (8 × 249 gal/min)
Main pumps - Maximum oil flow - Diesel version
8 × 936 L/min (8 × 247 gal/min)
Maximum pressure, attachment
4495.0 psi
Maximum pressure, swing pumps
5080.0 psi
Maximum pressure, travel
5220.0 psi
Swing pumps
6 × reversible swash plate pumps
Swing pumps - Maximum oil flow - AC version
6 × 496 L/min (6 × 131 gal/min)
Swing pumps - Maximum oil flow - Diesel version
6 × 488 L/min (6 × 129 gal/min)
Total volume of hydraulic oil - approximately
3450.0 gal

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

Diameter of fans
4 × 1524 mm (4 × 60 in)
Cooling system fully independent of all main circuits, i.e. controlled cooling capacity available whenever engine is running
Oil flow of cooling pumps - AC version
4 × 1000 L/min (4 × 264 gal/min)
Oil flow of cooling pumps - Diesel version
4 × 975 L/min (4 × 258 gal/min)
Fan speed is thermostatically controlled
Extremely high cooling efficiency to ensure optimum oil temperature
Gear-type cooling pumps supplying high-volume, low-pressure oil to aluminum coolers

Operator’s Cab

Board Control System (BCS) Features:
Electronic monitoring & data logging system for vital signs & service data of engines, hydraulic system & lubrication system
Safety switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat
Internal dimensions of amenity cab - Height
7.05 ft
Internal dimensions of amenity cab - Length
5.25 ft
Internal dimensions of amenity cab - Width
5.25 ft
Internal dimensions of cab - Height
7.05 ft
Internal dimensions of cab - Length
7.22 ft
Internal dimensions of cab - Width
5.25 ft
Operator’s eye level - approximately
28.87 ft
Robust instrument panel includes large colored BCS screen with transflective technology
Roller blind at windshield
Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer
All-round safety glass, armored windshield and sliding side window
FOPS (rock guard; approved according to DIN ISO 3449) integrated into cab structure
Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt
Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles
Machine access via retractable boarding ladder, hydraulically operated
Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with lumbar support, seat heating, safety belt, head and armrests

Swing System

Maximum swing speed - AC version
4.1 RPM
Maximum swing speed - Diesel version
3.9 RPM
Parking Brakes
Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
Swing Drives
6 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Swing Ring
Triple race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing
All race ways of swing ring as well as grease bath for internal gearing supplied by automatic central lubrication system
Hydraulic braking of the swing motion by counteracting control
Closed-loop swing circuit with torque control


Bottom Rollers (each side)
Running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers & pad links, as well as teeth contact areas of sprocket & pad links, are hardened
Gradeability of travel drives - maximum
44.0 %
Maximum tractive force
974880.0 lb
Parking Brake
Wet multiple disc brake, spring applied/hydraulically released
Support Rollers (each side)
2 plus a skid plate in between
Track Pads (each side)
Travel Drives (each side)
1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors
Travel Speed: 1st Stage (maximum)
0.99 mph
Travel Speed: 2nd Stage (maximum)
1.37 mph
Fully hydraulic, self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator
Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel
Acoustic travel alarm
Idlers, bottom rollers and support rollers are connected to the automatic lubrication system
Cast double-grouser combined pad-links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins

Automatic Lubrication System

Capacity of grease container
264.0 gal
Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pump and electronic time relay control to adjust the pause/lube times
Grease filters (200 μm) between service station and container as well as directly behind grease pump
System failures displayed by Board Control System
Connected to lube system are swing roller bearing with internal gearing, & all pivot points of attachment, bucket & cylinders

Operating Weight

Shovel - Ground Pressure
25.8 N/cm2 (37.4 psi)
Shovel - Note
Additional track pads available on request
Shovel - Operating weight
2160510.0 lb
Shovel - Standard track pads
6.56 ft

Electrical System (diesel drive)

2 × 175A each
Batteries in series/parallel installation
6 × 210 Ah - 12V each; 630 Ah - 24V in total
Battery isolation relays
Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level, in engine module and in operator’s cab
System voltage
Working spotlights
12 × high brightness LED lights

Retractable Service Station

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


All buckets are equipped with a wear package consisting of:
- Wing shrouds on side walls - Heel shrouds at bottom edges
All buckets are equipped with a wear package consisting of:
- Special liner material covering main wear areas inside and outside of bucket - Lip shrouds between teeth
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features:
- Automatic roll-back limiter to prevent material spillage - Kinematic assistance to hydraulic forces
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features:
- Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance - Vertical automatic constant-angle bucket guidance
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features:
- Constant boom momentum throughout the entire lift arc - Crowd force assistance
Inspection hole in boom and stick
Pressure-free lowering of boom and stick by means of a float valve
Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request
Catwalks with rails at boom
Welding procedures allow for internal counter-welding (double prep weld) wherever possible
Boom and stick are stress-relieved after welding
Boom and stick are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high-tensile steel with massive steel castings at pivot areas

Electric Motors - 6090 AC FS

50 Hz (60 Hz on request)
Maximum starting current
780.0 amps
1,500 min-1 (1,800 min-1 at 60 Hz)
Total Output
4291.0 hp
Total Rated Current IN
332.0 amps
2 × Squirrel cage induction motors
6.6 kV ±10% (other on request)


Engine Model
2 × Cummins QSK60
Gross Power - SAE J1995
4500.0 hp
Net Power - SAE J1349
4500.0 hp
Electric drive option available (3200 kW) on 6090 AC FS


Bucket Capacity - Front Shovel (heaped 2:1)
68.0 yd3

Operating Specifications

Bucket Payload
103.0 tons
Operating Weight - Front Shovel
1080.0 tons

Diesel Engines - Cummins QSK60

2-stage turbocharged; aftercooled and intercooled
6.25 in
Pre-lube starting system
Two-stage fuel filter includes water separator
Heavy-duty air filters with automatic dust evacuation
Micro processed engine control
Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed
Eliminator with centrifuge for engine oil filtration
Engine-oil-change interval of 1,000 hours
Additional high-capacity water separator
3674.0 in3
Emission certification
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim
Fuel tank capacity
4000.0 gal
Make and model
2 × QSK60 2-stage
Maximum altitude without deration - above sea level
16000.0 ft
Number of cylinders (each engine)
7.48 in
Total rated net power ISO 3046/1
3360 kW 1,800 min-1 (4,500 hp 1,800 min-1)
Total rated net power SAE J1349
3360 kW 1,800 min-1 (4,500 hp 1,800 min-1)
Total rated net power SAE J1995
3360 kW 1,800 min-1 (4,500 hp 1,800 min-1)
  • TriPower shovel attachment
  • Independent oil-cooling system
  • Spacious walk-through machine house
  • 5-circuit hydraulic system
  • Electronic-hydraulic servo control
  • Board Control System (BCS)
  • Torque control in closed-loop swing circuit
  • Automatic central lubrication system
  • LED working lights
    • Export crating
    • Finishing as per end user’s corporate colors
    • Customizing of logos as per customer’s specification
    • Hydraulic service crane on superstructure with auxiliary engine
    • Mesabi radiators instead of standard radiators
    • 2nd retractable boarding ladder on right-hand side of engine module
    • Various cold-weather packages
    • Additional lighting
  • CAB
    • Various heating and air conditioning systems
    • Outside-mounted sun shields
    • Additional instrumentation
    • Track pad width 1800 mm (5 ft 11 in)
    • Additional optional equipment available on request.