Caterpillar introduced several new and improved products at a special media event Nov. 16-18 at its proving grounds in Tinaja Hills, Ariz.
The Cat 5110B, and 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, the company said. 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 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-cu.-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.
The 6015B is currently available only in a backhoe configuration.
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.