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New Cat® 6015B Hydraulic Shovel Moves More Material at Lower Costs

Building on the robust and productive Cat® 5110B, the new 6015B Hydraulic Shovel delivers a productivity advantage over other 100-tonne shovels thanks to the most powerful engine in its class, a large standard bucket and payload capacity of 14.6 tonnes. 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 tonne capacities.

The 6015B is equipped with a single Cat C27 ACERT 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-cubic-meter 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.

Cat 6015B Hydraulic Shovel loads Cat 775G truckThe 6015B is currently available only in a backhoe configuration.

Efficient operation

Cat 6015B Hydraulic Shovel, left sideThe 6015B is both powerful and efficient. Caterpillar’s proprietary integrated engine control technologies, a boom float feature that regenerates boom oil for reduced engine demand, an oil cooling system that’s independent of engine cooling, and regeneration of swing energy via its closed-loop swing system, all increase fuel efficiency.

Cat automatic flow proportioning technology creates more efficient hydraulic pump utilization, reduced energy losses and increased fuel savings. Exclusive Cat Proportional Priority Pressure Compensating technology ensures that hydraulic flow is proportional, according to demands, so individual functions—boom, stick, and bucket—are automatically prioritized during simultaneous operations. This aids smooth, efficient operation and controllability. Pressure and flow compensation deliver only as much flow as needed. The result is reduced heat build-up and component wear.

Reliable performance

The 6015B is built upon the robust 5110B platform, proven durable and reliable. And the entire machine benefits from extensive use of proven Cat components, such as the engine, undercarriage and cab.

The 6015B front is sturdy and strong, yet light enough to promote fast cycle times. The boom and stick utilize high strength steel and rugged castings that are joined and thermally stress relieved for optimum structural life and resistance to impact and wear in difficult digging conditions. Box section design provides superior rigidity and strength, and heavy duty castings are used in high load areas to add exceptional strength and durability.

Providing superior stability, extending component life, and ultimately improving machine uptime, the 6015B swing system includes a unique cross roller bearing with sealed internal gearing, connected to an automatic lubrication system. Adding further to reliability, the undercarriage is a Caterpillar design that leverages proven Cat components.

A newly designed hydraulic filtration system has been incorporated into the 6015B design. A separate kidney loop provides continuous filtration and optimum oil cleanliness at all times, ensuring consistent oil cleanliness for dependable hydraulic system performance.

Safe and comfortable

The 6015B features well engineered access and egress with walkways for safe movement around the machine and an optional 45-degree powered access stairway. Wire and hose guarding facilitate safe maintenance. Numerous and optimally positioned lights, mirrors and E-stop buttons further improve safety.

The operator cab offers large, wide windows, which provide excellent all-around visibility of the work environment, contributing to the operator’s situational awareness during digging, loading and travel. Combined with multiple strategically positioned high-powered lights, and a heavy-duty wiper, good visibility is maintained in both dark and inclement weather conditions.

The cab is pressurized to keep dust out, and the climate control system is fully automatic, allowing for consistent in-cab temperature and operator comfort in any weather conditions. The controls are ergonomic with adjustable joystick console height, independent of the seat, to suit operator preference. And the electro-hydraulic controls provide sure, precise maneuvering.

 Cat technology and support

The 6015B incorporates advanced Cat technology solutions, such as MineStar, VIMS and Product Link for improved productivity, maintenance and equipment management. Like all Cat equipment, the 6015B is backed by the Cat Dealer Network with well-trained service technicians, unparalleled repair facilities and parts stocked around the world for fast service.

For more information visit: www.cat.com

CAT GRADE WITH ASSIST MAKES ACCURATE GRADING FAST AND EASY — Really

Cat® GRADE with ASSIST delivers efficiency and productivity gains to the Cat 323F L Hydraulic Excavator. This system is the first operator ASSIST feature with semi-autonomous grade control available on Cat excavators. GRADE with ASSIST automates grade adjustments that are typically achieved by the operator using manual controls. Operators at all experience levels can reach target grade as much as 45 percent faster than traditional grading.

Optimized for Cat Excavators, this new technology is easy to use from the start. Integration with the familiar Cat GRADE system, display and joysticks enables the operator to easily create simple 2D designs in the cab, press the auto button, and get to work. Operators can take advantage of the guidance features built into the base system without the need for data transfer infrastructure. For example, grade indication and audible alerts function while using ASSIST technology to perform precision work—without the need for infrastructure.

Integration with the machine and hydraulics delivers full power to the cutting edge with precise control throughout the cut, enabling the operator to create fast, accurate grades with less effort. System flexibility enables customers who work with complex grade plans to add Cat AccuGrade™ for additional 3D capability.

Automatic assistance and protection features

ASSIST technology goes to work when the cutting edge gets within 4 inches (10 cm) of target by locking onto grade and automatically adjusting boom up/down and bucket in/out movements. The operator simply controls stick speed using a single lever—significantly reducing manual inputs. The system also automates bucket movements to maintain a constant bucket angle, which is operator adjustable to match cutting angle to digging conditions and can be automatically recalled for next pass. To eliminate the chance of overcutting, a grade protection feature prevents the cutting edge from penetrating below grade—saving contractors the time and cost of rework, additional fuel, grade checking, labor hours and fill material.

C10693003In addition to helping customers speed grading, PROTECT features safeguard the operator and C10692992machine when working near obstacles and around utility hazards. Ceiling and Floor PROTECT prevent any part of the boom, stick, or bucket from going above or below a pre-set elevation— enabling the machine to excavate in areas with low ceiling heights such as indoors and under over-passes, and near above-and below-ground utilities. Operators can quickly disable AUTO control with an override trigger at their fingertips.

Features and functions

Intelligent control and protection features assist contractors in getting more work done. Functions include:

  • GRADE with ASSIST – automatically adjusts boom up/down and bucket in/out to maintain constant grade.
  • Operator ASSIST – operator controls stick speed using a single lever with one hand.
  • Bucket Angle ASSIST– automates adjustments to maintain a constant bucket angle.
  • Grade PROTECT – prevents the cutting edge from penetrating below grade.
  • Ceiling PROTECT + Floor PROTECT– prevents any part of the boom, stick or bucket from going above or below a pre-set elevation.
  • Operator OVERRIDE – enables the operator to override AUTO functionality.
  • 2D and 3D Control – works with existing 2D grade indication system; can be upgraded to AccuGrade for 3D positioning and elevation guidance.

Visit www.cat.com to find a dealer near you.

NEW CAT 325F Is Built for Close-quarters Work

The new mid-size Cat® 325F is a reliable, durable, highly efficient compact radius excavator built for all your close-quarters work. The machine features a powerful C4.4 ACERT U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engine that’s miserly on fuel paired with a state-of-the-art hydraulic system that’s responsive to your every command. Each pull of the “sticks” will feel like a natural extension of yourself, putting you in place to literally move tons of material all day long with tremendous speed, precision, and confidence.

Performance:  Compared with its Cat 321D Tier 3 predecessor, the 325F can run on biodiesel up to B20. Based on engineering validation, it will consume up to 22 percent less diesel fuel than its predecessor, with no loss of swing torque and bucket and stick forces. With a maximum lifting capacity of 27, 000 pounds (12 650 kg) at 15 feet over the front at ground level, the 325F exceeds its predecessor model’s capacity by 8 percent. It features proven electronic, fuel, air, and aftertreatment components like a maintenance-free diesel particulate filter, and it has isochronous control that automatically manages pump and engine speed for improved fuel efficiency. Boom and stick recirculation valves reduce fuel consumption and speed up cycle times, and a choice of three power modes—high power, standard, and eco—help you more actively manage fuel consumption. A variable-speed fan for less energy consumption and noise, high-ambient cooling capability to work in extreme heat, and altitude capability up to 9,840 feet (3000 m) with no engine de-rating round out the machine’s high-performance attributes.

C10596027Versatility:  The 325F’s compact radius design makes it ideal for working confidently in space-restricted C10576731areas like road jobs with lane closures and next to buildings or other structures. With a front swing radius of 7’8” (2.34 m) and a tail swing radius of 5’8” (1.72 m), the machine can dig, swing, and dump within a working space of 13’4” (4.06 m). When rotated 90 degrees and working over the side, just 135 mm (5”) of counterweight extends beyond the track width, which allows trucks and jersey barriers to be positioned closer to the machine. Bucket linkage is the same as the 321D, which means you can work with the same tools. Plus the new model includes quick coupler lines and circuit compatible with the new Cat Pin Grabber coupler. Using this coupler allows quick attachment changes from the safety of the cab and increases job site flexibility. The combination of a quick coupler, versatile attachments, and a machine built specifically as a tool carrier (with medium, high pressure, and quick coupler lines and circuits) allows you to get the most versatility from your machine.

Comfort:  The roll-over protective structure (ROPS) cab is both quiet and comfortable; it has viscous mounts and special lining and sealing to reduce vibration and sound. The 325F also comes with a fully adjustable heated seat, adjustable armrests and joystick consoles for maximum productivity, and an automatic climate control system that will keep you productive all day long in both hot and cold weather. The large LCD monitor is easy to navigate and is programmable in 44 languages. Plus there is abundant storage and auxiliary power for added convenience along with a new radio with auxiliary jack for an MP3 player.

Serviceability:  Most maintenance points can be easily reached at ground level. Wide service doors provide access to filters, pressure taps, and ports that are grouped together for convenient and speedier service. The two-piece engine hood comes with gas cylinder assist for easy access.

Durability:  The capability to work reliably year after year in severe applications permeates the 325F’s design, beginning with a high-pressure fuel system that features a newly designed pump and injectors for optimum combustion and a high-efficiency filtration system for protecting these precision components. The machine uses a modified X-frame design that resists digging and lifting forces for enhanced service life, and its front linkage—robotically welded for optimum strength—ensures long-term endurance and performance. In addition, the 325F’s heavy-duty undercarriage uses massive track frames, heavy-duty track rollers, forged carrier rollers, and grease-lubricated track links that significantly extend link life and reduce sound when the machine travels.

Safety:  A handrail helps take you to the top of the machine, and anti-skid plating and countersunk bolts help reduce the risk of slipping and tripping. A large expanse of glass in the cab affords all-around visibility, and enhanced job site safety results from the new model’s four mirrors and standard rearview camera system. The machine also comes with a full-length firewall to separate the pump and engine compartments. Plus a red-colored, ground-level fuel cutoff switch to shut down the engine in case of emergency can be easily found and reached at the seat base.

Attachment solutions:  A wide variety of purpose-built Cat attachments extend machine capability into different industries and job site tasks. The Cat Pin Grabber Coupler assures swapping attachments in quick, boosting productivity. Several different bucket styles are available to meet specific excavating and truck loading requirements. The addition of a thumb, compactor, grapple, shear, pulverizer or hammer makes this machine even more productive and more profitable.

Bottom line: If your work takes you in to tight spaces and you need the absolute best performance at the lowest cost per unit of work that you can possibly get from a 25-ton excavator, take along a Cat 325F.

Visit www.cat.com to find a dealer near you.

325F PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Cat C4.4 ACERT
Net power, hp (kW) 161 (120)
Op. weight, lb. (kg) 57,115 (25 907)
Max. dig depth, ft. (mm) 22 (6 710)
Max. bucket, yd3 (m3) 2.08 (1.59)
Hyd. flow, gpm (L/min) 113 (428)
Relief pressure, psi (kPa) 5,076 (35 000)
Heavy lift, psi (kPa) 5,512 (38 000)
Drawbar pull, lb.  (kN) 45,591 (203)
Track gauge, in. (mm) 94 (2 380)
Tail swing radius, in. (mm) 68 (1 720)
Swing speed, rpm 11.2
Travel speed, mph (km/h) 3.5 (5.6)

 

 

NEW CAT 320 Features C4.4 ACERT U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engine with a 161 horsepower

The new mid-size Cat® 320F is a reliable, durable, low-cost-per-hour hydraulic excavator built to meet your business needs. The machine features a powerful and efficient C4.4 ACERT U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engine with a 161 horsepower (120 kW) rating and a proven hydraulic system capable of taking on a variety of tasks. Weighing in just under 50,000 pounds, the machine is sized just right for easy transport from job to job.

Performance: The 320F is miserly on fuel. Based on engineering validation, it will consume up to 8.5% less fuel than the 320E in standard mode while delivering the same lifting and digging capability. It also features advanced electronic, fuel, air, and aftertreatment components like a maintenance-free diesel particulate filter, and it has isochronous control that automatically manages pump and engine speed for improved fuel efficiency. Plus boom and stick recirculation valves reduce fuel consumption and speed up cycle times.

C10524867Versatility:  Cat buckets and work tools are designed and matched to maximize the 320F’s performance.C10524912 Auxiliary hydraulic circuits are available to support a variety of tools like hammers, grapples, and thumbs. Available tool control and quick coupler speed up tool changes even more.

Comfort:  The full-size roll-over protective structure (ROPS) cab is quiet and comfortable, and it is spacious for larger operators. Inside are easy-to-operate controls, fully adjustable seat and armrests, and an automatic climate control system that will keep you productive all day long in both hot and cold weather.

Serviceability:  Most maintenance points can be easily reached at ground level. Wide service doors provide access to filters, pressure taps, and ports that are grouped together for convenient and speedier service.

Durability:  Cat machines cannot be beat for long-term durability, and the 320F is as robust as they come. Modified X-frame structures enhance service life. Booms and sticks are robotically welded for maximum strength, and greased track link between the pins and bushings increase undercarriage life and reduce sound when the machine travels. The high-pressure fuel system with high-pressure pump and injectors enhance durability and reliability.

Safety:  A handrail helps take you to the top of the machine, and anti-skid plating and countersunk bolts help reduce the risk of slipping and tripping. The machine has a standard rearview camera, and it also comes with a full-length firewall to separate the pump and engine compartments. Plus a red-colored, ground-level fuel cutoff switch to shut down the engine in case of emergency can be easily found and reached at the seat base.

Technology:  Cat Connect technology increases job site efficiency, and Product Link™/VisionLink® found on the 320F connects you to the machine and critical information like location, fuel consumption, idle time, events, and diagnostic codes.

Attachment solutions:  A wide variety of purpose-built Cat attachments extend machine capability into different industries and job site tasks. The Cat Pin Grabber Coupler assures swapping attachments in quick, boosting productivity. Several different bucket styles are available to meet specific excavating and truck loading requirements. The addition of a thumb, compactor, grapple, shear, pulverizer or hammer makes this machine even more productive and more profitable.

So if you are looking for a reliable, durable, low-cost-per-hour 20-ton excavator that’s easy to get to and from your work, look no further than the new Cat 320F. Visit www.cat.com to find a dealer near you.

320F SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Cat C4.4 ACERT
Net power, hp (kW) 161 (120)
Op. weight, lb. (kg) 49,200 (22 300)
Max. dig depth, ft. (mm) 22’1” (6720)
Max. fwd reach, ft. (mm) 32’4” (9860)
Hyd. flow, gpm (L/min) 113 (428)
Relief pressure, psi (kPa) 5,076 (35 000)
Heavy lift, psi (kPa) 5,512 (38 000)
Drawbar pull, lbf  (kN) 46,086 lbf (205)
Tail swing radius, in. (mm) 111 (2 830)
Swing speed, rpm 11.2
Travel speed, mph (km/h) 3.5 (5.6)