Cat Frontless Hydraulic Shovels are loaded with options--giving you the flexibility to match the machine front to your specific application. These purpose-built machines can be sourced through Caterpillar OEM Solutions and our global network of auxiliary equipment manufacturers. Let us help you build your jobsite solution.

Standard Bucket Capacity Backhoe (heaped 1:1) 8.1 m3 (10.6 yd3)
Engine Output - SAE J1995 606 kW (813 hp)
Operating Weight 140 tonnes (154 tons)

Electrical System
Alternator Rating 150A (24V)
Batteries 4 × 200Ah (12V each)
System Voltage 24V

Swing System
Features (1) Closed-loop swing circuit with speed control
Features (2) Hydraulic braking of swing motion when control is returned to neutral position or by counteracting control for stronger braking
Maximum Swing Speed 4.9 r/min
Parking Brake Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
Swing Drive Two (2) compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Swing Ring Cross roller bearing with sealed internal gearing

Maximum Drawbar Pull - Forward 192886 lbf
Components (1) Forged double-grouser track pads
Components (2) All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and track chain links hardened
Components (3) Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with accumulator
Components (4) Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent overspeed on downhill travel
Gradeability - Travel Drives Approximately 42%
Maximum Drawbar Pull - Reverse 220987 lbf
Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side 3
Number of Shoes - Each Side 46
Number of Track Rollers - Each Side 9
Travel Speed - Two Stages - 1st Stage - Maximum 1.3 mile/h
Travel Speed - Two Stages - 2nd Stage - Maximum 2.1 mile/h

Automatic Lubrication System
Type Central bank lubrication system
Capacity - Grease Barrel 18 gal (US)

Standard Bucket Capacity - Backhoe (Heaped 1:1) 10.6 yd³

Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, Tier 2 Equivalent or Tier 1 Equivalent
Engine Model Cat® C27 ACERT™
Gross Power - SAE J1995 813 HP
Net Power - SAE J1349 556 kW (746 hp 1,800 min-1)

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Diameter of Fan 40 in
Hydraulic Oil Cooling - Maximum Flow 284 gal/min
Main Pumps 3 × variable swash plate pumps
Main Pumps - Maximum Pressure - Attachment 4641 psi
Main Pumps - Maximum Pressure - Travel 4641 psi
Main Pumps - Maximum Total Oil Flow 407 gal/min
Swing Pump 1 × variable swash plate pump
Swing Pump - Maximum Flow - Swing 127 gal/min
Swing Pump - Maximum Pressure - Swing 5294 psi

Operating Specifications
Bucket Payload 16 ton (US)
Operating Weight 154 ton (US)

Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 44 gal (US)
Engine Oil 23 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 449 gal (US)
Grease Tank 18 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 463 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 253 gal (US)
Swing Drive 2.4 gal (US)

Extra Wide 39 in
Standard 28 in
Wide 36 in

Maximum Tractive Force 220987 lbf

Frontless Weight 231485 lb

Long Reach

Long Reach excavators provide extra reach needed for deep digging applications, finishing/grading of embankments, and for dredging under water.

VA Booms

Variable Adjustable (VA) boom configured machines offer improved right-side visibility, better roading balance, improved versatility when working in tight quarters, and are able to lift heavy loads. VA-style booms offer improved flexibility and versatility versus a standard one-piece boom.

Extending Booms & Sticks

Extending booms provide extra-long reach in unique applications, such as working alongside of a pier or access to a subway shaft. Oftentimes the work tools used in such applications develop a square hole. Typical work tool for this application is a clamshell-style bucket.

Material Handlers

Whether you operate indoors in areas with limited space such as a transfer or recycling station, or outdoors in a scrap yard or waterway/port application, material handlers are purpose-designed and built for excellent reach, flexibility and lift performance to meet the tough requirements of material handling applications. Special features such as heavy-duty frames and wide undercarriage ensure aggressive performance, reliability and excellent productivity. A variety of Cat grapples are also available to maximize machine performance in material handling applications.

Ultra High Demolition

UHD machines can reach higher and are capable of supporting the work tools you need for your demo job. Fronts can be interchangeable, making your demo jobs safer and faster. Caterpillar offers best-in-class work tools for bigger and more versatile demolition applications.


Rippers are typically large hydraulic excavators equipped with short, heavy-duty booms and sticks. The stick is typically equipped with a ripper shank work tool. These machines are often used for ripping rock or tightly packed soil and can be found, for example, in road-building applications.