6090 FS Hydraulic Shovel

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6090 FS Hydraulic Shovel

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.
  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs

Standard Equipment

  • Features
    • TriPower shovel attachment
    • Independent oil-cooling system
    • Spacious walk-through machine house
    • Five-circuit hydraulic system
    • On-board electronics system: Control and Monitoring Platform (CAMP)
    • Board Control System (BCS)
    • Torque control in closed-loop swing circuit
    • Automatic central lubrication system
    • LED working lights

Optional Equipment

    • Finishing as per end user's corporate colors
    • Hydraulic service crane on superstructure with auxiliary engine
    • 2nd retractable boarding ladder on right-hand side of engine module
    • Various cold-weather packages
    • Track pad width 1800 mm (5 ft 11 in)
    • Additional optional equipment available on request.



Long Name:
6090 FS Hydraulic Shovel
6090 FS


Engine Output - SAE J1995:
4500 HP / 3360 kW
Bucket Payload:
103 ton (US) / 93.6 t
Operating Weight:
1102.3 ton (US) / 1000 t
Specifications shown above apply to Face Shovel configuration. A Frontless configuration is also available.

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

Total Volume of Hydraulic Oil - Approximately:
3450 gal (US) / 13000 l
Hydraulic Tank Capacity - Approximately:
2640 gal (US) / 10000 l
Maximum Pressure - Swing Pumps:
5080 psi / 350 bar
Maximum Pressure - Travel:
5220 psi / 360 bar
Main Pumps:
8 × variable flow axial piston pumps
Maximum Pressure - Attachment:
4350 psi / 300 bar
Maximum Oil Flow - Swing Pumps:
6 × 488 L/min (6 × 129 gal/min)
Maximum Oil Flow - Main Pumps:
8 × 936 L/min (8 × 247 gal/min)
Swing Pumps:
6 × reversible swash plate pumps

Hydraulic Oil Cooling

Features (2):
Extremely high cooling efficiency to ensure optimum oil temperature
Features (3):
Gear-type cooling pumps supplying high-volume, low-pressure oil to aluminum coolers
Diameter - Fan:
4 × 1524 mm (4 × 60 in)
Features (1):
Fan speed is thermostatically controlled
Oil Flow of Cooling Pumps:
4 × 975 L/min (4 × 258 gal/min)
Features (4):
Cooling system is fully independent of all main circuits, i.e. controlled cooling capacity is available whenever engine is running

Operator's Cab

Internal Dimensions of Cab - Height:
7.05 ft / 2150 mm
Components (5):
All-round safety glass, armored windshield and sliding side window
Internal Dimensions of Amenity Cab - Width:
5.25 ft / 1600 mm
Components (2):
External sun shields at side windows
Internal Dimensions of Amenity Cab - Length:
5.25 ft / 1600 mm
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Width:
5.25 ft / 1600 mm
Components (10):
Pneumatically cushioned and multi-adjustable comfort seat with lumbar support, seat heating, safety belt, head and armrests
Board Control System (BCS III):
Electronic monitoring, data logging and diagnostic system for vital signs and service data of engines, hydraulic system and lubrication system, featuring:
– Robust instrument panel including large (12 in) colored touch-screen for intuitive handling
– On-screen PDF documentation (e.g. operating instructions, technical handbook, spare parts catalog, electric circuit diagram)
– On-screen troubleshooting assistance
– Graphic charts of logged data
– Fault memory with storage of related conditions
– USB, Lan (TCP/IP) and CAN BUS interfaces for data export
Operator's Eye Level - Approximately:
28.87 ft / 8.8 m
Components (6):
FOPS (rock guard; approved according to ISO 10262:1998) integrated into cab structure
Components (7):
Fold-away auxiliary seat with safety belt
Components (4):
Windshield with parallel intermittent wiper/washer
Components (3):
Roller blinds at all windows
Components (8):
Joystick controls integrated in independently adjustable seat consoles
Internal Dimensions of Amenity Cab - Height:
7.05 ft / 2150 mm
Internal Dimensions of Cab - Length:
7.22 ft / 2200 mm
Components (9):
Machine access via retractable access stairway, stairway angle approximately 45°, hydraulically operated
Components (1):
Switch in seat cushion to automatically neutralize the hydraulic controls when operator leaves the seat

Swing System

Swing Ring:
Triple race roller bearing with sealed internal gearing
Features (2):
Hydraulic braking of the swing motion by counteracting control
Swing Drive:
Six compact planetary transmissions with axial piston motors
Parking Brakes:
Wet multiple disc brake, spring-loaded/hydraulically released
Maximum Swing Speed:
3.9 r/min / 3.9 r/min
Features (1):
All race ways of swing ring as well as grease bath for internal gearing supplied by automatic central lubrication system
Features (3):
Closed-loop swing circuit with torque control


Travel Speed - Two Stages - 1st Stage - Maximum:
0.9 mile/h / 1.4 km/h
Components (3):
Automatic hydraulic retarder valve to prevent over-speed on downhill travel
Bottom Rollers - Each Side:
Gradeability - Travel Drives - Maximum:
Travel Speed - Two Stages - 2nd Stage - Maximum:
1.2 mile/h / 1.9 km/h
Parking Brake:
Wet multiple disc brake, spring applied/hydraulically released
Maximum Tractive Force:
974880 lb / 4338 kN
Components (6):
Cast double-grouser combined pad-links with bushings connected by hardened full floating pins
Components (5):
Idlers, bottom rollers and support rollers are connected to the automatic lubrication system
Track Pads - Each Side:
Components (4):
Acoustic travel alarm
Components (2):
Fully hydraulic, self-adjusting track tensioning system with piston accumulator
Support Rollers - Each Side:
2 plus a skid plate in between
Travel Drives - Each Side:
1 planetary transmission with 2 two-stage axial piston motors
Components (1):
All running surfaces of sprockets, idlers, rollers and pad links, as well as teeth contact areas of sprocket and pad links, are hardened

Automatic Lubrication System

Type (1):
Grease filters (200 μm) between service station and container as well as directly behind grease pump
Capacity - Grease Container:
264 gal (US) / 1000 l
Type (2):
Dual-circuit system with hydraulically driven heavy-duty pump and electronic time relay control to adjust the pause/lube times
Type (4):
Connected to the lubrication system are:
– Raceways of the swing roller bearing
– Pivot points of attachment, bucket and cylinders
– Bottom rollers of undercarriage
Type (3):
System failures displayed by Board Control System

Operating Weights

Shovel - Operating Weight:
2204600 lb / 1000000 kg
Other track pads available on request
Shovel - Standard Track Pads:
6.56 ft / 2000 mm
Shovel - Ground pressure:
38.3 psi / 26.3 N/cm²

Electrical System - Diesel Drive

2 × 175A each
Components (2):
Emergency stop switches accessible from ground level, in engine module and in operator's cab
Components (1):
Battery isolation relays
Batteries in Series/Parallel Installation:
6 × 210 Ah – 12V each; 630 Ah – 24V in total
Working Spotlights:
12 × high brightness LED lights
System Voltage:

Retractable Service Station

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


Type (5):
Welding procedures allow for internal counter-welding (double prep weld) wherever possible
Type (2):
Pressure-free lowering of boom and stick by means of a float valve
Type (1):
Inspection hole in boom and stick
Type (7):
Boom and stick are torsion-resistant, welded box design of high-tensile steel with massive steel castings at pivot areas
Type (3):
Special wear packages for highly abrasive materials on request
Type (6):
Boom and stick are stress-relieved after welding
Type (4):
Catwalks with rails at boom
Shovel attachment with unique TriPower kinematics ensuring the following main features::
– Horizontal automatic constant-angle bucket guidance
– Vertical automatic constant-angle bucket guidance
– Automatic roll-back limiter to prevent material spillage
– Kinematic assistance to hydraulic forces
– Constant boom momentum throughout the entire lift arc
– Crowd force assistance
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
– Wing shrouds on side walls
– Heel shrouds at bottom edges


Net Power - SAE J1349:
4500 HP / 3360 kW
Gross Power - SAE J1995:
4500 HP / 3360 kW
Engine Model:
2 × Cummins QSK60


Bucket Capacity - Face Shovel (heaped 2:1):
68 yd³ / 52 m³

Operating Specifications

Bucket Payload:
103 t / 93.6 t
Operating Weight - Face Shovel:
1102 t / 1000 t

Diesel Engines

Total Rated Net Power - ISO 3046/1:
3360 kW 1,800 min-1 (4,500 hp 1,800 min-1)
Fuel Tank Capacity:
4330 gal (US) / 16400 l
Components (4):
Micro processed engine control
7.48 in / 190 mm
Two-stage turbocharged; aftercooled and intercooled
Emits equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2
Number of Cylinders - Each Engine:
Components (1):
Pre-lube starting system
Maximum Altitude - Without Deration - Above Sea Level:
16000 ft / 4880 m
Components (8):
Additional high-capacity water separator
6.25 in / 159 mm
Components (2):
Two-stage fuel filter includes water separator
3674 in³ / 60.2 l
Components (3):
Heavy-duty air filters with automatic dust evacuation
Components (6):
Eliminator with centrifuge for engine oil filtration
2 × QSK60 two-stage
Components (7):
Engine-oil-change interval of 1,000 hours
Total Rated Net Power - SAE J1995:
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)
Components (5):
Hydraulically driven radiator fan with electronically controlled fan speed

Operator's Cab

Components (12):
Sliding emergency ladder (kick-down type) with ladder cage

Retractable Service Station

Equipped With (1):
Quick couplings for:
– Diesel fuel
– Engine coolant – left/right
– Pump transmission gear oil – left/right
– Swing transmissions gear oil – each
– Engine oil (oil pan) – left/right
– Engine oil (additional tank – optional) – left/right
– Hydraulic oil tank
– Grease container

Hydraulic System with Pump Managing System

Features (1):
Pressure cut-off for main pumps
Pump Managing System contains::
– Electronic load limit control
– Flow on demand from main pumps depending on joystick position
– Automatic regulation of main pumps to zero flow without demand
– Automatic RPM reduction of engine speed during working breaks
– Reduced oil flow of main pumps at high hydraulic oil temperature or engine temperature
Features (2):
Cooling of pump transmission gear oil
– Full-flow high-pressure filters (100 μm) for the main pumps, installed directly behind each pump
– High pressure filters (100 μm) for the closed swing circuit
– Full-flow filters (10 μm) for the complete return circuit
– Full-flow filters (10 μm) for the cooling return circuit
– Pressure filters (40 μm and 6 μm) for servo circuit
– Transmission oil filters (40 μm)

Retractable Service Station

Equipped With (2):
Cat jump-start socket

Operator's Cab

Components (11):
Under roof mounted heating, ventilating and air conditioning system

Retractable Service Station

Equipped With (3):
Indicator lights for fuel tanks left/right full and grease container full