6040 OEM

Cat Frontless Hydraulic Shovels are loaded with options--giving you the flexibility to match the machine front to your specific application. These purpose-built specialty 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 Face Shovel (heaped 2:1) - 22.0 m3 (28.8 yd3); Backhoe (heaped 1:1) - 22.0 m3 (28.8 yd3)
Engine Output - SAE J1995 Cat C32 - 1516 kW (2,032 hp)

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System
Main Pumps 4 × variable swash plate pumps
Main Pumps - Maximum Pressure - Attachment 4350 psi
Main Pumps - Maximum Pressure - Travel 5080 psi
Main Pumps - Maximum Total Oil Flow 4 × 724 L/min (4 × 191 gal/min)
Swing Pumps 4 × reversible swash plate pump
Swing Pumps - Maximum Oil Flow 4 × 321 L/min (4 × 85 gal/min)
Swing Pumps - Maximum Pressure 5080 psi

Hydraulic Oil Cooling
Diameter - Fan 2 × 1524 mm (2 × 60 in)
Maximum Flow 2 × 799 L/min (2 × 211 gal/min)

Operator's Cab
Components (1) Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt
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 22.31 ft

Swing System
Features (1) Closed-loop swing circuit with torque control
Features (2) Hydraulic braking of the swing motion by counteracting control
Maximum Swing Speed 4.7 r/min
Parking Brake Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
Swing Drive 3 compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Swing Ring Triple-race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing

Bottom Rollers - Each Side 7
Components (1) All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and track links are hardened
Components (2) Cast double-grouser combined pad-links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins
Components (3) Fully hydraulic self-adjusting track tensioning system with membrane accumulator
Components (4) Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel
Gradeability - Travel Drives 57 %
Maximum Tractive Force 471260 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 42
Travel Speed - 1st Stage - Maximum 0.93 mile/h
Travel Speed - 2nd Stage - Maximum 1.55 mile/h

Automatic Lubrication System
Capacity - Grease Container 264 gal (US)
Type Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pumps and electronic time relay control adjust the pause/lube times

Electrical System
Alternator Rating 2 x 150A
Batteries in Series/Parallel Installation 6 × 210 Ah - 12V each; 630 Ah - 24V in total
System Voltage 24V

Emissions U.S. EPA flex (Tier 2)
Gross Power - SAE J1995 1516 kW 1,750 min-1 (2,032 hp 1,750 min-1)
Net Power - SAE J1349 1516 kW 1,750 min-1 (2,032 hp 1,750 min-1)

Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank 2060 gal (US)

Engine Model 2 × Cat® C32

Operator's Cab
Components (2) FOPS (rock guard; approved according to DIN ISO 3449) integrated into cab structure

Service Refill Capacities
Grease Tank 264 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 1532 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 898 gal (US)

Extra Wide 5.2 ft
Standard 3.9 ft
Wide 4.6 ft

Frontless Weight 661817 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.